Director, People Analytics

Human Resources and Talent Acquisition San Jose, California

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Splunk is looking for an experienced Director, Workforce Analytcis to define and produce key HR metrics, insights and workforce analyses. A solid background in business intelligence and the technical capability to configure software is required. This is a dynamic role where you will be providing critical business information to the HR Leadership Team, CPO and Splunk Executive Staff to help to ensure that the company is meeting its people objectives. This role will focus exclusively on reporting and analytics, expanding the use cases leveraging our analytics tools and technology, with an intention to drive demonstrable improvement in the workforce insights delivered to our leaders.

You will work cross-functionally with several organizations at Splunk (including HR, Finance, and IT), with the primary objective of enabling leadership to make effective, data driven, and strategic operating decisions. You will be highly data driven, technically astute, a solid communicator, intellectually curious, a fast learner, and able to move quickly while keeping focused on high impact projects with limited direction and supervision. This full-time position can be based in San Francisco, San Jose office or work remotely.


Reporting and Analytics

  • Develop a strategy and roadmap to significantly enhance our reporting and analytics capabilities, considering the appropriate data architecture, tools and technologies; create appropriate business cases to secure funding.
  • Provide reporting and analysis to the Splunk HR leadership team and other stakeholders including monthly dashboards, compliance reporting, analysis related to talent acquisition, attrition, diversity, and HR operational metrics to help drive business decisions and identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop and deliver key reporting and analytical support for the HR organization and people managers, particularly focused on creating robust self-service reporting capability and manager dashboards in Workday and Tableau
  • You will partner with Talent Acquisition, HRIS, HR Business Partners, Finance and others to identify report anomalies and research multiple data sources to identify cause and correction
  • Own key functional projects including planning, building and ongoing maintenance; track key workforce performance drivers
  • Provide training on self-service capability for HR and Managers when needed
  • Extraordinary reporting skills to establish trends in various parts of the business
  • You have excellent communication skills, specifically in working with end users to define their reporting & analytics needs
  • Partner with the Enterprise Data Management and internal IT teams to build out the workforce analytics strategy, define the architecture, and identify ways in which HR will leverage Splunk
  • Build out a knowledge base by documenting data sources, methodologies and approaches


  • 12+ years of experience in a quantitative or analytics role including 5+ years managing a team of analysts.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience (Preferred: degree with quantitative focus (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Organization Psychology, Engineering)
  • Gather and use data to inform decision-making and persuade others. Works effectively in an unstructured environment requiring new perspectives and creative approaches
  • Enthusiastic about the opportunity to build this capability, which requires comfort with toggling between managing basic reporting needs while also building a foundation which allows Splunk HR to automate and deliver self-service tools and dashboards to allow for more sophisticated analyses
  • Experience with data analytics using SQL, Business Intelligence and Visualization tools such as Visier or Tableau
  • Familiarity with deploying and supporting BI production environments
  • Specific experience with the Workday reporting and Prism analytics tools a plus
  • Expertise in statistical analysis (regression, correlation, scenario analysis, forecasting, and experimentation (A/B) testing
  • Always focused on doing what’s right for the business.
  • Willing to take on the tough projects and challenges to grow the business. Governs themselves with unquestionable ethics
  • Must possess business acumen, strong analytical, troubleshooting, problem-solving, and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong Excel skills and the ability to speak and write clearly, concisely, and compellingly

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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