Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack (Remote) @ Splunk - San Francisco, CA

Job Overview

9 days ago

Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack (Remote)

Splunk - San Francisco, CA

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun, and most importantly, we are committed to each other’s success.

Are you passionate about working on products that make a difference for your customers? Do you enjoy building large scale applications that are powered by huge data sets? Do you value working in an environment where you're empowered to make key technical decisions across a full stack of technologies?


The Splunk Analytic Apps team follows a lean process that focuses on empowering our engineers. Our Platform is an analytics-driven SIEM that solves a wide range of security analytics and security operations use cases like security monitoring, advanced threat detection, compliance, and incident investigations.

We need strong engineers to address the next set of data challenges that include real-time streaming data processing, cloud migrations, and integration of disparate and distributed data sources. That's where you come in!


As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be able to connect with customers and learn about their experiences, you will get a first-person view of the state of the art Security Operations Centers, and you will collaborate with product management to define and craft new products that streamline analysts' investigations.

You will work with the team to develop insightful user experiences for the data analytics platform. You will deliver these features to meet the ever-increasing scalability, performance, and security requirements; while designing and developing with an eye on reliability and high availability.

You will:

  • Drive design and development of both frontend and backend features on cloud and on-prem platforms.
  • Deliver these features to meet the ever-increasing scalability, performance, and security requirements.
  • Work closely with Product Management, UX, Customers to shape the roadmap and build solutions which help customers monitor, detect and protect against ever growing cyber threats.
  • Become proficient in our Search Processing Language (SPL) which will empower you to explore large data sets and to take on endless types of data problems.


  • Own and be accountable for the design and development of multiple features in the ultra-high performance system, processing immense amounts of data.
  • Pay extra attention to non-functional requirements (performance, scalability, reliability, high availability).
  • Achieve a deep knowledge of our product architecture, usage patterns, and real-world deployment scenarios to develop an understanding of which solutions will bring value to our customers.
  • Take the scale and performance of the product using company platform innovations, open-source, and cloud tools and technologies.
  • Work in an Agile environment and follow scrum practices.
  • Receive guidance from Principal Engineers and Architects for current and strategic features.
  • Partner with leaders from Architecture, Engineering Management, and Product Management on project requirements, designs, and development plans.
  • Help identify and develop ways to improve our team's productivity and efficiency by expanding on our existing tools and processes.
  • Collaborate with members of our team on the design and implementation of frameworks and backend components.
  • Keep product quality top of mind by creating automated tests for the software that you help create.
  • Become well versed in core Splunk technologies as they apply to application development.
  • Mentor junior engineers and interns as they develop their application development skills.


  • 7+ years of software engineering experience focused on application development.
  • Programming experience using languages such as Python, Java, C/C++, or similar languages.
  • Proficient with client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks (React and/or Backbone.js).
  • Proficiency in frontend technologies (HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Responsive Design).
  • A solid grasp of data structures, algorithms, and RESTful APIs.
  • A deep understanding of scalable distributed web applications using open source or proprietary technologies.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and to understand a wide variety of technical challenges to be solved.
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills. A proven ability to effectively work with others within a dynamic environment.
  • Solid understanding of relational databases' (Postgres).
  • Proponent of test-driven development (TDD) and understanding of CI/CD technologies.
  • Experience with secure coding practices.
  • Familiarity with orchestration and cloud stack and technologies like Kubernetes / K8, Kinesis, Kafka.
  • Familiarity with information security is a plus.

Splunk Life

  • A constant stream of new things for you to learn! We're always expanding into new areas, bringing in open source projects and contributing back, and exploring new technologies.
  • A set of exceptionally talented and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering to product management and customer support.
  • Growth and mentorship. We believe in growing engineers through ownership and leadership opportunities. We also believe mentors help both sides of the equation.
  • A stable, collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Fun. It is one of our core tenets.
  • Work life balance, with efficient work from home environments today and modern offices standing by for future times.

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

(Colorado only*) Minimum base salary of $115,000.00. You may also be eligible for incentive pay + equity + benefits.*Note: Disclosure per sb19-085 (8-5-201 et seq).

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