Database Reliability Engineer (Cassandra) - Observability

Engineering Hyderabad, India


Join us as we pursue our ground-breaking 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 are committed to our work, customers, having fun, and most significantly to each other’s success.
The Splunk Observability Cloud provides full-fidelity monitoring and troubleshooting across infrastructure, applications, and user interfaces, in real-time and at any scale, to help our customers keep their services reliable, innovate faster, and deliver great customer experiences. Infrastructure Software Engineers at Splunk are cloud-native systems engineers who use infrastructure-as-code, microservices, automation, and efficient design to build, operate, and scale our products.
You will help us run one of the largest and most sophisticated cloud-scale, big data, and microservices platforms in the world. You will be responsible for enabling developers to operate highly available, scalable, and cost-efficient applications with low operational burden by managing and improving the reliability and resiliency of SRE-managed services and infrastructure. You thrive on automation, infrastructure-as-code, reliability engineering, and getting rid of tedious, manual tasks.
You will:
  • Design new services, tools, and monitoring to be implemented by the entire team.
  • Analyze the tradeoffs of the proposed design and make recommendations based on these tradeoffs.
  • Mentor new engineers to achieve more than they thought possible. You enjoy making other teams successful and are fulfilled through the success of others.
Work on database reliability projects, including:
  • HA, Business Continuity Planning, disaster recovery, backup/restore, RTO, RPO
  • Database uptime and performance
  • Capacity management & planning
  • SLIs, SLOs, error budgets, and monitoring dashboards
  • Responsible for deployment and operations of large-scale distributed data stores and streaming services
  • Establishing design patterns for monitoring and benchmarking
  • Establishing and documenting production run books and guidelines for developers
  • Tooling, toil reduction, runbooks & automation to manage production environments
  • Incident management and improving MTTD/MTTR for services
  • Cloud cost optimization
  • 3+ years of experience with deployment, operations, and performance management of large-scale Cassandra clusters along with Zookeeper.
  • 2+ years of experience in managing large-scale cloud-native microservices platforms.
  • Experience with infrastructure automation and scripting using Python and/or bash scripting.
  • Excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting, and debugging skills in large-scale distributed systems
  • Confluent Certified Administrator for Apache Kafka and/or Apache Cassandra Administrator Associate certifications are preferred
  • AWS Solutions Architect certification preferred.
  • Strong hands-on experience deploying, managing, and monitoring large-scale Kubernetes clusters in the public cloud specifically AWS or GCP
  • Experience with deployment, operations, and performance management of one or more of the following large-scale clusters such as Cassandra, Kafka, Elastic/Open Search, MongoDB, ZooKeeper, Redis, etc.
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code using Terraform, CloudFormation, Google Deployment Manager, Pulumi, Packer, ARM, etc.
  • Proven skills to effectively work across teams and functions to influence the design, operations, and deployment of highly available software.
Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
We value diversity, equity, and inclusion at Splunk and are an equal employment opportunity employer. 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


Base Pay: INR 2,400,000.00 - 3,300,000.00 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.

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