Director of Engineering - Observability

Engineering Hyderabad, India


At Splunk, our mission is to forge a safer, 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, our people make Splunk stand out as a fantastic career destination and why we've won many awards as the best workplace. If you become a Splunker, we want your whole, authentic self, your "million data points." So bring your work experience, problem-solving skills, and talent, of course, but also get your joy, passion, and all the things that make you.

Are you passionate about working on critical systems to create tangible customer impact? Would you like the opportunity to work at a growing company that is changing how information is used to support business decisions? Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. At Splunk, we're a company filled with people passionate about our product and seeking to deliver the best customer experience. We’re committed to our work, customers, having fun, and, most importantly, to each other’s success.

Understanding how infrastructure and systems impact user experience is critical as applications become distributed and more complex. Splunk Observability Cloud is a new generation of SaaS and on-prem-based metric, KPI, and application performance management solutions built to help engineers deliver better, faster, and more reliable applications. We're looking for a Director of Engineering to help lead a diverse team of engineers to build upon our IT Service Intelligence product as we innovate on application observability. We move fast and iterate quickly. We are obsessed with solving customers’ problems. We have ambitious goals to build best-of-its-kind products. You will help the team win in a fast-growing market.

As a manager at Splunk, your primary role is to help your team reach its maximum potential through mentorship and coaching. You will bring a ton of empathy while holding the line of high quality and helping people grow. You will collaborate closely with your peers across all engineering areas as well as product management, program management, UX, and documentation multi-functional teams to help your team deliver success to our customers. We want you to enable every team member to do the best work of their lives.

In this pivotal role, you'll directly contribute to our mission, thriving in a culture that values innovation, inclusivity, and a commitment to excellence. If you're ready to lead in a dynamic, innovative environment, and make a significant impact, we encourage you to apply to become a part of our team at Splunk.


  • Develop psychological safety and cultivate an atmosphere of continuous improvement by serving as a coach, mentor, and technical advisor.
  • Diagnose and resolve systemic obstacles that prevent teams from delivering high-quality software.
  • Facilitate technical discussions and help your team make intelligent technical decisions that balance short-term and long-term goals.
  • Foster an approach of solid ownership and empower people to take initiative.
  • Be responsible for team execution and delivery.
  • Work with product management to help resolve priorities and the team roadmap.
  • Plan and support career development.
  • Recruit and retain great talent.


  • Demonstrated experience leading engineering teams focused on large-scale, on-prem, and distributed SaaS systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with DevOps practices and leading teams to build and operate their products.
  • Experience working directly with customers and training engineers how to work with customers
  • Passionate about good engineering practices, new technologies, and improving processes, and have a consistent record of mentoring and coaching team members.
  • Passionate about building elegant and powerful tools to solve customer problems.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • 10+ years of Software Engineering experience and a recent 6+ years of experience managing engineering teams.

Splunk is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 7,200,000.00 - 9,900,000.00 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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