Technical Support Engineer

Customer Success and Support Sydney, Australia Melbourne, Australia Canberra, Australia Brisbane, Australia


Splunk is seeking a Technical Support Engineer to join our global technical support organization offering 24/7 support for our customers around the world. This is a very dynamic role where you will provide technical expertise and excellent customer experience around Splunk’s security products and solutions, and participate in ongoing projects around tools, knowledge management, our growing marketplace of solutions, and more. Our team operates on a 7-day global coverage model, and as a result, our support engineers are occasionally asked to work on weekends.


  • Provide outstanding service and technical support to Splunk customers and maintain positive customer relationships
  • Take ownership of resolving customer problems while ensuring an outstanding customer experience
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the Splunk product and related technologies, with a focus on our security line of products, such as Enterprise Security
  • Troubleshoot technical issues to establish the root cause of problems and form a solution or workaround across a range of environments
  • Create, reuse, improve, and maintain quality knowledge articles as part of the case management workflow, while following Knowledge-Centered Service principles and methodology
  • Reproduce customer issues, file bug reports, raise issues to Engineering, and be the bridge between customers and product developers
  • Drive continuous improvement of tools, processes, and product supportability
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned and participate in special projects


Must have:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, and excellent communication - both verbal and written
  • Experience with UNIX (Linux, *NIX), LDAP, Windows, or Mac OS
  • Experience in technical support, system administration, or similar technical role, with a strong preference for experience in an IT security role, such as security analyst, SIEM administrator, or other relevant position
  • Understanding of networking concepts, including network security, log analysis, authentication protocols, and network troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of Python, Perl and shell scripting, XML, HTML, or other scripting languages
  • Logical approach to problem solving with strong troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to adapt to changing priorities of customer issues
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly while remaining current with the latest industry knowledge
  • Passionate about working in a dynamic technical environment and supporting a product with frequent product releases and regular maintenance updates


Nice to have:

  • Prior experience with Splunk and Enterprise Security strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of security industry tools, such as Nessus, Sentinel, and other relevant tools
  • Exposure to AWS (including Amazon EC2 and S3) or Google Cloud Platform
  • Knowledge of containerized technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with JSON, REST API, and similar technologies
  • Experience providing SaaS support
  • Understanding of regular expressions (Regex)
  • Security industry certification (CISSP, CISM, GSEC, CEH, Security+)
  • Experience in Business Analytics is a plus


We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!