DevOps Engineer (Release Engineering)

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

The DevOps Engineer supports Splunk's Corporate CI/CD pipelines and infrastructure. In this position, you'll collaborate with various engineering teams worldwide to create and sustain our microservices build, test, and release pipelines. You'll bring a real passion for automation, aiming to develop robust and scalable tools essential for building, testing, and releasing software effectively. You'll have the opportunity to work on greenfield projects and mitigate existing legacy code challenges. We are in search of an outstanding engineer to become a key member of our team!

What You'll Be Doing

Your primary focus will be on the development and maintenance of CI/CD pipelines and integrations, working closely with global distributed engineering teams. A significant part of your day will involve applying your passion for automation and discovery to create scalable tools for releasing software. You'll also administer frameworks for automated testing within these pipelines, ensuring optimal performance across various platforms while surfacing insight via Splunk.
Your experience in complex multi-platform environments will be essential as you work through challenges and optimize legacy code. Effective communication and collaboration skills are key, as you'll frequently interact across teams to align DevOps strategies with broader organizational goals. You'll contribute significantly to greenfield projects and continuous process improvement, upholding the standards of excellence expected in your role.

Must-have Qualifications

  • Possess three years or more of practical experience in running Linux based systems (Ubuntu/RHEL, etc.)
  • Validated experience in DevOps, SRE, and Systems Administration
  • CI/CD pipeline experience in a distributed environment using tools like GitHub, Artifactory, CircleCI, Jenkins, TeamCity, Docker registry, etc.
  • A foundational understanding of a scripting language (Python, Ruby, Golang, etc.) and a strong desire to automate and solution issues with code.
  • Knowledge of container technology like Docker, ECS, or Kubernetes
  • Proficiency with Configuration Management tools like Ansible, terraform, or Puppet
  • Ability to provide reliable technical support and mentorship on complex issues in a high velocity environment.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly to customers and upper management.
  • Solid understanding of cloud computing - AWS, GCE, Azure

Nice-to-have Qualifications

We’ve taken special care to separate the must-have qualifications from the nice-to-haves. “Nice-to-have” means just that: Nice. To. Have. So, don’t worry if you can’t check off every box. We’re not hiring a list of bullet points–we’re interested in the whole you.
  • An understanding of networking concepts and Internet protocols.
  • Practical knowledge of HashiCorp toolsets like Vault, Terraform or Packer.
  • Experience with monitoring and alerting systems such as Splunk, Graphite, Logstash, or Nagios
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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 24,000,000.00 - 33,000,000.00 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!