Senior Engineering Manager, Product Performance

Engineering Krakow, Poland

Are you passionate about learning new technologies and understanding how they work? Are you interested in an opportunity to work with an upbeat team to help drive its products to a new level? We are looking for a seasoned, creative Director  Performance/Scalability/Reliability Engineering to help us build performance, scale, and reliability into the product and delight our customers.

As a Sr. Engineering Manager for Product Performance, you'll have a key role in our products' success. You will collaborate with peers, field teams, customers to understand and encapsulate the use cases into industry standard benchmarks. You will work with product management and interact directly with our customers to get direct exposure to the usage patterns we strive to satisfy. You will also drive projects to integrate benchmarking into our continuous integration and test automation frameworks.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • You will lead an organization consisting of extraordinary, highly motivated software engineers who are responsible for making Splunk products performant, scalable and reliable. You will be responsible for providing performance insights, validating service limits, and identifying optimization opportunities to product stakeholders, triage production performance bottlenecks, and identify and fix performance issues while working with all engineering teams.
  • Work with various engineering/product teams to design and develop state-of-the-art solutions to existing performance problems, and performance analysis tools to allow engineering teams to gain further insight into production behavior.
  • You will help cultivate the data engineering culture of owning performance, so every engineer knows that their code is accurately tested in an autonomous fashion as they deploy to each environment.
  • Own end-to-end performance coverage, identify bottlenecks and work with the Engineering teams to address issues.
  • Encourage a data-driven culture to improve the performance, efficiency and scalability of services and systems to help scale the company.
  • You will be responsible for management of objectives, priorities, tradeoffs, risk as well as performance management of the organization
  • Provide technical leadership, career development, and mentoring to team members.

Who You Are & What Makes You Qualified:

  • 8+ years performance engineering experience with a distinguished track record of driving performance across a large team
  • 5+ years management experience with demonstrated ability to attract, develop and retain talent.
  • You will need exceptional leadership skills, familiarity with performance/scale practices, tools, proficiency with agile development methodologies, and the ability to operate within short release cycles.
  • Strong champion for performance scalability reliability in dev ops world
  • Deep experience in customer engagement from engineering org
  • Strong technical skills in Big Data Platform and distributed computing system, micro service, cloud native performance. Domain knowledge in cloud computing.
  • Skilled in both the art and science of benchmark creation and measurement and modeling of system limit and behavior under load
  • Ability to understand root cause of performance bottlenecks with profiling tools, pstack, qml profiler
  • Passionate to optimize the performance bottlenecks and improve the product
  • Experience in taking on problems of load, scale, and optimizations of sophisticated large-scale deployments
  • Experience in scripting languages (Python) and compiled languages (C/C++)
  • Ability to empower people, instill accountability and achieve results.
  • Agile, proactive, comfortable working with ambiguous specifications and can prioritize on the fly.

Extended Qualifications

  • Experience with enterprise software capacity planning is a big plus


  • Masters/Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Software Engineering, or Equivalent Experience.

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!