Director of Enterprise Architecture (US Remote Available)

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The Director of Enterprise Architecture is a leadership role that will define the vision and strategy for enterprise architecture across Splunk. This position will lead a small but growing team of architects to set and lay the foundation for enterprise architecture for Splunk IT and our business partners. This role will require deep collaboration with various leaders and senior individuals across the company to build consensus and an in-depth understanding of key business processes and the applications and technologies that support them. This requires the ability to seamlessly blend engagement skills, business understanding, critical thinking, technical mastery, and architectural knowledge to drive to define an IT roadmap that will scale and mature capabilities. The ability to assess organizational strengths and weaknesses and make the choices appropriate to the organization while performing managerial duties is important.

This position requires you to be a self-starter with the ability to take ownership, prioritize, and handle various tasks simultaneously while maintaining a positive demeanor. In addition, strong verbal communication and written documentation skills are a must for this role for promoting ideas throughout the business to both technical and non-technical audiences.


  • Define the vision, strategy, and roadmap for overall enterprise architecture to facilitate strategic and long-range planning for a set of broad business objectives
  • Communicate the architecture vision across the enterprise and help various segments adopt and adapt the proposed solutions
  • Build the architecture roadmap with the business strategy in mind to ensure a scalable and optimized application technology portfolio
  • Lead and manage a team of accomplished architects to enable high performance and to remove obstacles that impede their objectives
  • Engage and influence all major business partners on their respective initiatives
  • Partner with IT PMO and Product Management to align programs to the overall IT strategy and architectural roadmap
  • Define and implement architectural principles, methodologies, and benchmarks
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend application technologies and help lead tradeoff studies and promote adoption of the right solutions for the enterprise
  • Work closely to operationalize the architectures with solution architects and delivery team to profile the implementation
  • Lead and participate in an enterprise architecture review board to ensure technical solutions meet the expectations of the business while coexisting with existing architectures
  • Define inherently secure, resilient, and composable architectures that scale for growth
  • Define repeatable artifacts that document the proposed architectures, designs, processes, and tooling
  • Help with reviews and audits of existing architectures and implementations and help with refactoring architectures where required.
  • Work with security and compliance teams to ensure that methodologies in cybersecurity are applied and conform to company and industry practices


  • 10+ years of demonstrated enterprise architecture experience within IT
  • 7+ years of management experience and building enterprise architecture teams
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business, technology, application, data, and security architectures
  • Track record of successfully establishing and implementing enterprise architecture methods and practices in an Agile and DevOps environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SaaS, infrastructure, and cloud computing architectures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data security and compliance controls
  • Ability to articulate a vision and strategy in a way that connects with the corporate strategy and inspires individuals at all levels


  • BS or MS in Computer Science/Information Systems/Business or equivalent experience required

This isn’t a job – it’s a life changer – are you ready?

Splunk has been named one of San Francisco Bay Area’s “Best Places to Work” by the San Francisco Business Times, ten years in a row. We offer a highly competitive compensation package and a plethora of benefits.

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.

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