Director of Engineering, Strategic Initiatives

EngineeringHybrid Remote, Hyderabad, India


Join us as we pursue our exciting 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 the Director of Engineering 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 encouraged to develop the organization and culture to support this mission through leadership by example, focusing on innovations that matter, strategic collaboration across teams and functions, and delivering customers outcomes. 


The responsibilities of this role include: 
  • Establish strategic direction and develop roadmaps for the engineering team to drive implementation of new features in the Strategic Initiatives product portfolio.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the business and products to influence technical solutions by quickly assessing and mitigating risks
  • Partner multi-functionally with product owners and other key team members to influence the product vision with a flexible engineering plan, supporting learning through iteration.
  • Lead all aspects of planning and execution of integrating sophisticated technical innovation into Splunk technology stack.
  • Identify and develop experiments to facilitate learning that will guide future efforts in Strategic Initiatives.
  • Develop team structures with clear responsibility and accountability for progress, for learning, for communicating, and meeting business objectives.
  • Identify technical obstacles early and work closely with teams to find solutions.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to ensure the continuous development of their technical and professional skills.


The successful candidates should have this knowledge, skills and abilities: 
  • In-depth knowledge and proven track record in large scale data processing technology, including data transformation, indexing, query optimization and processing, delivering valuable outcomes using data.
  • Experience with leading and handling software engineering teams across system, distributed system, and performance.
  • Experience with working as one team regardless of organizational or functional boundaries.
  • Experience with setting and driving innovation strategies at both technical and organizational levels to drive business objectives.
  • Experience with solving sophisticated real-world problems using advanced technology to deliver compelling product experiences.
  • Familiarity with architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
We value inclusion and diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying. 



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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