Corporate Development Associate

Administrative San Francisco, California

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Are you a dynamic individual interested in M&A, investments and corporate strategy? Do you want to work for one of the most dynamic and growing technology companies in the world? Then this position at Splunk is for you!

We are hiring an Associate to join Splunk’s Corporate Development team, responsible for driving inorganic growth at Splunk through strategic M&A and Splunk Ventures investments. The team collaborates closely with senior Splunk leaders across all functional areas as well as external executives, investors and advisors.

As a Corporate Development Associate, you will be involved in the full transaction lifecycle from strategy formulation and target identification through execution and integration. This requires you to maintain deep knowledge of Splunk’s markets and relevant companies within those markets to identify opportunities for inorganic growth and provide recommendations to Splunk leaders. You will also help quarterback the transaction process, drive due diligence and build business cases with cross-functional teams. You will have significant visibility within Splunk and have opportunities for increased responsibility as our team grows.

Given the multi-dimensional nature of the role, we are seeking someone who has a combination of strong quantitative skills, project management skills, communication skills and a commitment to continuous learning.


  • Research adjacent markets, monitor competitors and identify key trends impacting Splunk
  • Partner with Splunk leaders on strategy development and build/buy/partner/invest decisions
  • Establish relationships with and evaluate potential acquisition and investment opportunities
  • Play significant role in deal execution including structuring, negotiations, due diligence, financial modeling and project management
  • Prepare presentations and narratives for Splunk leaders that balance detailed analysis with crisp conclusions
  • Operationalize Corporate Development processes to help Splunk scale
  • Support existing portfolio of acquisitions and investments


  • Experience with three statement financial modeling and other relevant quantitative activities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High aptitude to learn quickly
  • Thrives under pressure with appropriate attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle, prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated to take ownership of projects and solve problems creatively
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively across all levels and work collaboratively
  • Sound judgment used to navigate complex scenarios
  • Interest in enterprise software industry and personal interest in data-oriented technologies

Education & Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience, with at least 2 years in investment banking and/or corporate development ideally focused on the technology industry
  • Bachelors or foreign equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field

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!