Principal Software Engineer - Cloud Identity & Security

Engineering Seattle, Washington San Francisco, California San Jose, California

Join us as we pursue an exciting new vision to make data secure, reliable and trustworthy to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver highly secure Splunk products and a trustworthy computing environment for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!


The Platform Security team is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to build critical security services and capabilities across core security areas such as Identity & Access Management (IAM), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Secrets Management, Encryptions and many more. These critical security capabilities span across Splunk’s Public Cloud, Enterprise Cloud as well as On Premise products. Are you excited to be part of the team tasked to build customer trust on Splunk products with the highest degree of data security.

We give our engineers an environment in which they can contribute from day one while also providing opportunities for learning and growth. You'll learn how our entire stack works - from identity and access control to customer entitlements and lifecycle management – all in distributed environments. The work will directly impact the experience of our customers.

We are an engineering- and product-focused company. Our engineers take a leading role in designing, architecting, building, and testing our product. Engineers at Splunk have a wide impact, from developing new capabilities like identity management to metrics ingestion and analysis to working with customers to see their work be used to solve real-world problems.

What You'll Do

  • Drive technology direction within the Splunk’s Platform security product domain and set the bar for area teams for technical excellence and delivery.
  • Lead architecture discussions regularly, proposes solutions to address 'ilities' e.g scalability, securability, usability etc
  • Lead one or more complex Platform Security initiatives/projects from inception to completion in the area of Identity & Access Management, Certificate Management, Secrets Management and Encryption.
  • Help design, implement, test and deploy platform level security software services and components to Splunk cloud and On-Premise environments.
  • Build and run distributed systems at scale in production.
  • Partner with key partners including PM and QA to influence product feature definition and deliver security solutions.
  • Regularly lead design and code reviews, and participate in architecture discussions. As well as estimate software deliverables, often across multiple sprint timelines.
  • Participate in customer engagements & escalations and drive overall resolution.
  • Mentor and cross-train with other security team members to cultivate Security Engineering knowledge.


  • 12+ years of related experience with a technical Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience with development and deployment in a hosted cloud environment like AWS, Azure and GCP
  • Experience with Cloud and Containers. You have experience in writing software and operationalizing it for deployment to Cloud services, and you've worked with the container ecosystem using tools like Docker, ECS, and Kubernetes.
  • Experience developing scalable, high performance, and operable identity & security services.
  • Ability to work with multiple programming languages, such as Java, C++ and Go. We have code in several languages. A solid base foundation in object-oriented coding and the ability to rapidly learn new languages as needed.
  • Have a good understanding of systems programming. Examples of areas you may be knowledgeable in may include how threads work, understanding of filesystems, server and kernel architectures, a good grasp of data structures and algorithms, etc. You don't need to be an expert, but you should have a foundation to build on.
  • An effective communicator who can be the technical spokesperson for their team/area in broader architecture and technology discussion

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!