Principal Engineer (Remote)

Engineering San Jose, California San Francisco, California Seattle, Washington

* You may work from a remote location for this role. Working on a Pacific Daylight Time schedule for standard business hours is preferred. 

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!


Splunk is the leader in Enterprise Security, and has the only purpose-built Security Automation & Orchestration platform. We are the first company to provide an open community for sharing playbooks, apps, and new technologies. It makes security smarter, faster, stronger, and we are used by everyone in the Fortune 100.

We are looking for creative problem solvers with a passion in cloud and who understand the data challenges that come with security. Come join our team that’s building the next generation Cloud Security Automation & Orchestration Platform.


As a senior member of the team, you will help define the future of the cloud product, by designing, creating, testing, and maintaining products that directly support security analysts all across the world. You will bring creativity and passion to directly influence the direction of our technology as well as mentor other members of your team.

Working directly with customers is one of our core values. In this role, you'll be able to meet customers, build empathy towards their experiences, get a first-person view of the state of the art Security Operations Centers, and collaborate with product management to define and craft new products that streamline analysts' investigations.

If staying technically challenged and learning from others is meaningful to you, you'll love our internal technical seminars and regular, company-wide hackathons.


  • Gain a deep understanding of our product architecture, usage patterns, and real-world deployment scenarios to develop solutions that will bring value to our customers.
  • Enhance the product; keeping scalability and performance considerations as a high priority.
  • Lead and drive projects to completion with minimal direction.
  • Partner with other leaders from architecture, engineering management, and product management on project requirements.
  • Collaborate with members of our team to design and create full-stack solutions including back end and front end code.
  • Help identify and develop ways to improve the team's productivity and efficiency by expanding on our existing tools and processes.
  • Keep product quality top of mind with automated testing.
  • Become well versed in Splunk's core technologies as they apply to application development.
  • Mentor junior engineers as they develop their application development skills.


  • 12+ years of software engineering experience with a focus on cloud application development.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or another quantitative field of study. Equivalent education, training, and practical experience will be considered. 
  • Deep understanding of building products with CloudFirst approach. (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Proficiency with one of these languages: Python, Go, C++.
  • Understand delivery models (CI/CD, Dockers, Containers, Kubernetes).
  • Solid understanding of relational databases' (e.g. Postgres).
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly.
  • Familiarity with backend application development frameworks such as Django.
  • Working experience with design and engineering teams to plan, develop, and release software.
  • An understanding of test-driven development (TDD).
  • Experience with an agile software development model.

What We Offer You

  • A constant stream of new things for you to learn that will challenge and excite you. We're always expanding into new areas, bringing in open source projects and contributing back, and exploring new technologies.
  • A set of exceptionally driven and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer support.
  • Growth and mentorship. We believe in growing engineers through ownership and leadership opportunities. We also believe mentors help both sides of the equation.
  • A stable, collaborative, and supportive work environment.

We value 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.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!