Manager, Data Center Engineering (US Remote Available)

Information TechnologyRemote, California Arizona Colorado Connecticut Florida Georgia North Carolina Nevada Oregon Texas Virginia


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. 


Are you a passionate leader seeking a challenge? Splunk is looking for a manager to lead and support Splunk's Corporate Data Center Engineering team. You will partner with and mentor internal teams on designing, building, and leading a globally accessible infrastructure while watching capacity, performance, and service availability. You will optimize features and stability, building tools and processes that reduce overhead through automation. 


  • Lead and mentor a team of server, storage, SRE, and automation engineers, providing technical direction and fostering a collaborative work environment.
  • Design, implement, and maintain Splunk's virtual and physical infrastructure to meet current and future business needs and improve data center services' availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency.
  • Oversee infrastructure deployment, configuration, monitoring, and maintenance leveraging automation tools and CICD pipelines.
  • Conduct regular system audits to ensure compliance with security and performance standards.
  • Implement and maintain backup and recovery strategies to ensure data integrity and availability.
  • Implement performance-tuning measures to optimize resource utilization, enhance system efficiency, and publish service metrics.
  • Develop and execute a vulnerability management strategy to comply with security policies, protecting the infrastructure against potential threats.
  • Collaborate with vendors to evaluate and select hardware, software, and services that align with organizational needs.
  • Conduct regular capacity assessments and plan for future expansion based on business growth and technology advancements.
  • Collaborate with other IT teams to ensure seamless integration with applications and systems.


  • 5+ years of management experience leading high-performance server and storage infrastructure and teams.
  • Proven ability in people management, showcasing consistent leadership, and effectively mentoring team members is required.
  • Illustrate comprehensive knowledge of virtualized servers, storage hardware, and software, including hands-on experience with VMware, Hyper-Visor, SAN, NAS, RAID configurations, etc.
  • Develop and implement backup and recovery strategies.
  • Experience with cloud computing and storage solutions, specifically AWS, Azure, and GCP.
  • Proficient in implementing and managing server and storage monitoring tools.
  • Experience implementing standardizations and frameworks such as CCF, NIST, and ISO27001.
  • Highly responsive with a keen sense of urgency and exceptional customer service skills.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills tailored to communicate with all management levels effectively.
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize, set, and meet deadlines effectively in a dynamic business environment.
  • Possess strong critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Collaborate effectively with staff, peers, and cross-functional partners to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
  • Experience using Splunk tools and solutions is preferred.
  • A solid understanding of Agile and the Scrum methodology is highly preferred.


Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or equivalent years of industry experience. 
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 

SF Bay Area, Seattle Metro, and New York City Metro Area 

Base Pay Range: $174,800.00 - 240,350.00 per year 

California (excludes SF Bay Area), Washington (excludes Seattle Metro), Washington DC Metro, and Massachusetts 

Base Pay Range: $157,320.00 - 216,315.00 per year 

All other cities and states excluding California, Washington, Massachusetts, New York City Metro Area and Washington DC Metro Area. 

Base Pay Range: $139,840.00 - 192,280.00 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 competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering at

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