Principal Data Scientist

Engineering Hyderabad, India


Join us as we pursue our disruptive 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 Artificial Intelligence group, you will be responsible for developing the core AI/ML capabilities to power the entire Splunk product portfolio and help our customers to drive their journey to digital resiliency. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, mentor junior team members, and help drive the engineering roadmap of the area.


The responsibilities of this role include:
  • Lead the development of the AI/ML capabilities that drive our product’s key use cases in the cybersecurity and observability domains.
  • Collaborate closely with software engineers, applied scientists, and product managers to integrate generative AI solutions into our products and services.
  • Stay up to date with the latest developments in the field of AI/ML, and ensure that these advancements are properly incorporated into our technology roadmap.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members to ensure the development of their skills.
  • Actively participate in cross-functional discussions and strategic decisions related to AI directions and product roadmaps.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field with at least 8+ years of industry experience.
  • Experience developing large-scale, complex AI systems and taking AI research to production.
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration tools (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure) and serverless architecture.
  • Previous experience working in cross-functional teams and collaborating with applied scientists.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and troubleshoot complex issues.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.




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

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