Software Engineer, Search Platform

Information TechnologyHybrid Remote, San Jose, Costa Rica


Splunk is here to build a safer and more resilient digital world. The world's leading enterprises use our unified security and observability platform to keep their digital systems secure and reliable. While customers love our technology, it's our people that make Splunk stand out as an amazing career destination and why we've won so many awards as a best place to work. If you become a Splunker, we want your whole, authentic self, what we call your "million data points". So bring your work experience, problem-solving skills and talent, of course, but also bring your joy, your passion and all the things that make you, you.

Role Summary

Splunk’s Search Platform team is passionate about enabling Splunk prospects, customers, and employees to quickly find the most relevant content for their information needs. The team is actively seeking a Software Engineer with a strong background in software development and passion for building scalable search systems for distributed and heterogeneous environments. You will join a team of extraordinarily hardworking, innovative, open and fun dedicated peers, whose objective is to provide excellent search experiences for customers by providing personalized and recommended content. If you want to work in a world class engineering organization, see the impact of your work and thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and champions creativity, then what are you waiting for? Apply today.

What you'll get to do

  • Build and maintain search functionalities to help users find more accurate and relevant search results.
  • Develop, configure and optimize the query pipelines and associated algorithms for better search results and its ranking.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. And come up with good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for acquiring scalable solutions.
  • Collaborate with DevOps team for CI/CD and K8 clusters for the application deployments.
  • Communicate and collaborate with team members within the Scrum framework to meet sprint planning objectives.
  • Hold yourself accountable for the committed tasks (end-to-end) that require close collaboration with internal tech leads, product managers, and external team members.
  • Communicate with others clearly and precisely (verbally and written) within the Scrum framework to meet the sprint objectives.

Must-have Qualifications

  • 5+ years of software development experience in distributed cloud native applications.
  • 2+ years hands-on coding experience in client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks (React.js, node.js)
  • Experience in the design, construction and implementation of highly scalable REST APIs
  • Good knowledge of computer science fundamentals e.g. data structures, algorithms, and design patterns.
  • Willingness to be on a constant learning journey and continuously go above and beyond the comfort zone.
  • Strong collaborative, interpersonal and communication skills, specifically a proven ability to effectively work with others within a dynamic environment
  • Experience working in an Agile environment using Scrum and/or Kanban

Nice-to-have Qualifications

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with configuring, scaling and troubleshooting search engine technologies (Lucidworks Fusion and/or open source search engines like Solr Lucene or Elasticsearch).
  • Previous experience working on search backends or improving search user experience (e,g.,through relevance, recommendations, or question answering)
  • Good knowledge of search results algorithms for promotion, faceted searches, boosting query, and filter queries.


  • BA/BS in Computer Science, IT, Engineering, Mathematics or related field

Splunk is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Splunk, we believe creating a culture of belonging isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to ensure our employees are supported to bring their best, most authentic selves to work where they can thrive. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.





Base Pay Range

Costa Rica

Base Pay: CRC 28,800,000.00 - 39,600,000.00 per year

Splunk provides flexibility and choice in the working arrangement for most roles, including remote and/or in-office roles. We have a market-based pay structure which varies by location. Please note that the base pay range is a guideline and for candidates who receive an offer, the base pay will vary based on factors such as work location as set out above, as well as the knowledge, skills and experience of the candidate. In addition to base pay, this role is eligible for incentive compensation and may be eligible for equity or long-term cash awards.

Benefits are an important part of Splunk's Total Rewards package. This role is eligible for a comprehensive, competitive benefits package which may include healthcare and retirement plans, paid time off, wellbeing expense reimbursement, and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering at

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