Principal Backend Engineer (C++)

EngineeringHybrid Remote, Hyderabad, India


Join us as we pursue our ground-breaking 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 to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!


As a Principal Software Engineer in the Strategic Initiatives group, you will be responsible for modernizing the Splunk Platform to address evolving customer needs through delivering on cross-team big bets that ultimately increase digital resiliency. In this role you will be expected to apply your expertise to drive innovation, design high performance and scalable systems, write code, lead by example, collaborate across teams and functions, and mentor team members, and deliver customers outcomes.


The responsibilities of this role include:
  • Gain a deep understanding of our product architecture, usage patterns, and real-world deployment scenarios to develop innovations and solutions that will bring value to our customers
  • Enhance the product, keeping scalability and performance considerations as a high priority
  • Lead and drive projects to completion with minimal direction
  • Partner with other leaders from architecture, engineering management, and product management on project requirements
  • Collaborate with members of our team to design and create durable and effective solutions
  • Help identify and develop ways to improve the team's productivity and efficiency by expanding on our existing tools and processes.
  • Keep product quality top of mind with automated testing
  • Become well-versed in Splunk's core technologies as they apply to application development
  • Mentor junior engineers as they develop their application development skills


The successful candidates should have these knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • 12+ years of software engineering experience focused on cloud application development
  • Have extensive experience of building products with CloudFirst approach. (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.)
  • Proficiency with one of these languages: Python, Go, C++
  • Being able to understand delivery models (CI/CD, Dockers, Containers, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Good understanding of databases both relational and non-relational
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly
  • Familiarity with backend application development frameworks such as Django
  • Working experience with design and engineering teams to plan, develop, and release software
  • An understanding of test-driven development (TDD)
  • Experience with an agile software development model

What We Offer You

  • A constant stream of new things for you to learn that will challenge and excite you. We're always expanding into new areas, bringing in open-source projects and contributing back, and exploring new technologies.
  • A set of exceptionally driven and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer support.
  • Growth and mentorship. We believe in growing engineers through ownership and leadership opportunities. Mentors help both sides of the equation.
  • A stable, collaborative, and supportive work environment.

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


Base Pay: INR 4,800,000.00 - 6,600,000.00 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

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!