Sr Engineering Manager - Search Technologies

Engineering Seattle, Washington


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 strive to provide the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun, and most meaningfully to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can join our journey.

I want to do that!

This Senior Engineering Manager is a newly created role within Splunk's Search division. Success will be measured by your ability to build and lead your team as part of our overall engineering strategy. You will seamlessly integrate within our deeply innovative culture and contribute to our excellent record for delivering market leading solutions. You are a seasoned leader with a demonstrated history building and leading both established and emerging engineering talent, while fostering an environment of inclusion, creativity, and innovation.

Our Search division is a dynamic technology group with a visionary mission to solve the information analytics needs at a scale few other products have attempted. If you possess a passion for extraordinary technology leadership and embrace the challenge of working at the frontier of what is possible in the industry today, then this position is for you. We are building state-of-the art capabilities, engineering systems, support tools, and automation instrumentation that will fundamentally revolutionize how our customers successfully use data to improve their businesses performance, scalability, profitability, and market strategies.

Want this job?

We are looking for a proven, seasoned engineering leader to lead the Search team in Seattle. Search is at the heart of Splunk. You will build and lead the team that will be working on our Search Processing Language and other technologies that will power the next generation of Splunk and enable ever deeper customer insights.

In this role, you will:

  • Hire and build a new team within an existing Search Engineering organization, focused on making our industry leading technology even more valuable to our customers.
  • Diagnose and resolve systemic obstacles that prevent your team from delivering high-quality software.
  • Champion an atmosphere of continuous improvement by serving as a coach, mentor, and technical advisor.
  • Plan and support career development.
  • Recruit and retain top talent.
  • Be an advocate of scalable and extensible, recoverable, manageable architecture for Core products and services.

Ideal Experience

  • Experience leading engineering teams working on solutions to deeply challenging problems in processing data at massive scale. As an example, the team are solving problems that require knowledge of map reduce fundamentals, lambda architecture, and systems such as Spark/Flink/Hadoop and Kafka.
  • Experience hiring and cultivating teams.
  • Experience developing new products, either in small companies or within the context of larger organizations. A mix of start-up and bigger company experience is a plus.
  • Experience working within geographically distributed organizations.
  • Experience building and cultivating strong engineering practices and processes.
  • Consistent track record of delivering scalable, high performance, and high quality software systems.
  • Broad understanding of various cloud development technologies and trends for enterprise-scale, distributed systems.
  • Strong technical acumen, creativity, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence.

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

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