Security Engineer, Global Security Operations (Hybrid)

Security and Risk ManagementHybrid Remote, San Jose, Costa Rica


Security Engineer, Global Security Operations

A little about us. Splunk is here to build a safer and more resilient digital world. We’re proud to say that we’re the key to enterprise resilience for more than 11,000 enterprise organizations that use our Unified Security and Observability Platform to keep their systems secure and reliable. We’re also proud of our award-winning culture and our regular appearance on those “Best Places to Work” lists.

If you end up joining us, we’ll only ask one thing: bring 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. Because when you feel free to be you, it makes it a lot easier for us to be us.

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.


This position reports to the Senior Manager of Detection Engineering. The role is based in Costa Rica. In this role, you will be responsible for developing security content supporting the 24x7 monitoring operations and response to cybersecurity threats. You will have a deep understanding of Information Security principles and disciplines coupled with expert level knowledge of Splunk Processing Language (SPL), excellent development skills, and a continuous desire to learn and grow. We are a passionate team who has fun, enjoys a good laugh but above all else thinks security first.


  • You will use your deep Splunk expertise in building detection use cases from to identify cybersecurity threats and craft security content for Splunk's SOC
  • Map security content to leading adversarial and defense technique ontologies (e.g. MITRE ATT&CK, D3FEND) and common control frameworks
  • Understand & manage development backlog to ensure a steady stream of activities
  • Identify and prioritize new data sources and their applicability to the detection of sophisticated adversaries
  • Lead efforts to ensure data sources are aligned with Splunk’s Common Information Model (CIM)
  • Drive complex initiatives with key business partners to continuously improve visibility
  • Conduct sprint reviews and celebration of successes for all items in the workstream.
  • Collaborate across teams for training, development opportunities, and service improvement
  • Provide mentorship for willing and able candidates looking to dive into security content development
  • Capture development metrics in direct-support to executive-level briefings (daily, weekly, monthly)
  • Ensure that all documents, workflows and processes remain accurate and up-to-date


  • You have experience as a SOC Analyst, Security Content Developer and/or Security Engineer
  • Coding proficiency in Python or equivalent language
  • Advanced Splunk Enterprise Security experience
  • Deep understanding of Splunk Data Models
  • Ability to build and interpret SPL fluidly
  • Knowledge of version control systems and automation capabilities within them, Gitlab, Bitbucket, Github, etc
  • Ability to understand systems quickly, and translate understanding into logic to detect anomalies with the system
  • You can lead people to think critically by guiding them without doing the work for them
  • You have a passion for learning and a desire to enable the growth of others
  • You possess a demonstrated ability to speak with people with varying knowledge in IT Security concepts and have the tailor your message to the audience
  • You have an intimate understanding of Incident Response framework, root cause analysis, and analysis steps need to triage events
  • Identifies opportunities for cycle-time reduction via automation or process enhancements
  • Advanced knowledge of Cloud technologies in one or more leading cloud providers
  • Ability and desire to break the norm and find creative scalable solutions to problems with the moxie to follow-through
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to see things through the customer’s eyes
  • Tremendous attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information security or related discipline is required or equivalent work experience

What we offer you!

If you’d like to join one of the fastest-growing and most exciting tech companies in Silicon Valley, contact us!

Benefits are an important part of Splunk's Total Rewards package. This role is eligible for a competitive benefits package, Medical, Dental, Personal and Sick days, an ESPP and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering here.

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

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

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