Principal Product Manager - Artificial Intelligence

Product ManagementRemote, California Colorado Georgia North Carolina Nevada Washington Oregon Texas Virginia


Description

Principal PM - Artificial Intelligence

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.  

About the role:

Splunk is looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic, and driven Product Manager to drive the future of the next generation of AI capabilities across our product portfolio supporting our Security aand Observability customers. In this role, you will be responsible for deep integration of generative AI, machine learning with a focus on cybersecurity. In this role, you will define the critical features and roadmap for bringing high-scale, high-performance AI to Splunk customers and app developers.  

You will use your understanding of AI capabilities like ML, anomaly detection, and deep learning paired with cybersecurity use cases to synthesize ideas that improves Splunk’s customers ability to get things done with efficiency and speed. Your cross-team collaboration skills will enable those improvements to be conceptualized and delivered to drive meaningful and impactful business outcomes.  

You will work in the Platform Product Management team and work side-by-side with the Office of the CTO so a real appreciation of serving the needs of Security, AI, and Platform engineers is vital. Exposure to cross-functional AI integration is a plus.  

You will merge customer value, business imperatives with attention to technical detail and collaborate with cross-functional execution teams to drive customer insights and inputs directly into the development process and the entire product life cycle. Ideally you have experience working directly with GTM partners and customers, especially design partners.  

As we drive forward for the success of our customers, you will hold the team accountable to achieve goals of product quality and value.  

Responsibilities:

As with any fast-growing company, day-to-day responsibilities will span the entire product life cycle, delivery pipeline and include deep interaction with customers, sales, and engineering, and Splunk’s global partner organization.  

  • Collaborate closely with your AI PM counterparts to delivery in depth AI integration across the entire product portfolio
  • Engage with customers, develop insights into what is possible, and uncover unarticulated needs to ensure customer success.
  • Build product roadmaps based on customers' needs, including market and technology forces.
  • Define product specifications, user stories, mockups, and acceptance criteria independently and in collaboration with engineering, design, Security PMs, TPM, and documentation.
  • Interact and collaborate with Support, NOC, and field teams to understand customer issues and drive business outcomes.
  • Collaborate with QA, SRE, and release teams to plan, drive and execute product release cycles.
  • Collaborate with product marketing to support the creation of content.
  • Engage with Compliance, Legal, and Finance teams to ensure products meet security, legal standards as well as address financial goals (for example cloud margin)

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of proven success in product management.
  • Familiarity with AI services, machine learning, and generative AI.
  • Strong sense of empathy to care deeply about customer problems and the user experience.
  • Analytical thinking skills and a data-informed approach to decision-making.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to translate sophisticated technical products and features into simple concepts and presentations.
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve systemic obstacles that prevent the team from delivering high-quality products including cross-functional team execution.
  • Champion an atmosphere of continuous product improvement by serving as a customer advocate and collaborating closely with sales, support, engineering to make judgment calls that best serve customers and the business.
  • Enable every team member to do the best work of their lives.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience building AI capabilities at scale via platform services that serve multiple products with a focus on generative AI, machine learning, deep learning.
  • Experience delivering compelling products incorporating artificial intelligence as part of the technical solution with tangible results of customer value, adoption, consumption leading to business growth
  • Deep understanding of AI and cybersecurity market and competition.
  • Deep understanding of anomaly detection and its application to security and/or observability use cases
  • Continuous deliver results of product improvement through each stage of the product life cycle
  • Experience developing pricing strategy that met expectations and improved growth for the business
  • Strong negotiation skills paired with building trusting relationships within the team, the organization, customers and partners
  • Strong bias for action, creative thinking, innovation, and data-informed product decision-making.
  • Exposure to cloud infrastructure and agile software development
  • Passion for solving interesting technical problems and building enterprise products with intuitive user experience.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (e.g. EE, CS); MBA or similar degree highly preferred

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 which includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off, and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering here.  

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.  

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.  

  

Note:  

Base Pay Range  

SF Bay Area, Seattle Metro, and New York City Metro Area  

Base Pay Range: $181,200.00 - 249,150.00 per year  

California (excludes SF Bay Area), Washington (excludes Seattle Metro), Washington DC Metro, and Massachusetts  

Base Pay Range: $163,080.00 - 224,235.00 per year  

All other cities and states excluding California, Washington, Massachusetts, New York City Metro Area and Washington DC Metro Area.  

Base Pay Range: $144,960.00 - 199,320.00 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 competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering at https://splunkbenefits.com.  

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!