Senior IT Program Manager, Business Applications

Information Technology San Jose, California San Francisco, California Seattle, Washington Littleton, Colorado

Senior Program Manager - Business Applications

Join us as we pursue our exciting new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience 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!


We are looking for a smart, passionate, and experienced Senior Program Manager with a CAN DO attitude and large spectrum of experience working in larger and smaller companies in a high-tempo rapidly evolving environment! Do you want to utilize your strategic and tactical planning skills to plan, drive and execute programs programs and projects within and across our dynamic organization? As a Senior Program Manager working for IT Solutions (ITS) PMO, you will do that and more! You will be responsible for developing end-to-end cross-functional plans, you will lead all aspects of planning for the project, including scope definition and management, timelines, budgets and resource allocation.

You'll have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with other teams including IT Operations, Business Applications, Business Process Transformation and partners from other business units across Splunk! If you thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and fosters creativity, then what are you waiting for? Apply today.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Manage IT Solutions (ITS)  project delivery by acting as a liaison between business teams and IT teams to ensure that the proposed solutions meet business requirements.
  • Negotiate competing requirements across business owners and define project direction, scope and phasing with delivery leads and business leaders
  • You will work with ITS leads to define and contribute to business process and technology roadmaps in support of long-term divisional strategies.
  • You will contribute to shaping the program portfolio and work effectively in the face of ambiguity, and changing priorities.
  • You will craft project justification proposals, business cases and return on investment estimates, and obtain executive approval and funding.
  • You will translate new product offerings and service objectives into sequenced executable projects, timelines, and delivery milestones with clearly defined benefits.
  • You will develop and maintain key project governance documentation to ensure the proper amount of structure is applied to enable project success.
  • You will direct complex projects to completion hands-on
  • You will facilitate project related testing, roll-out, and post-mortem work.
  • You will provide timely updates and elevate critical risks to project, management, and senior executive teams.
  • Exhibit critical thinking by seeing outcomes and providing direction when there are multiple stakeholders and solutions
  • Demonstrate consultative skills in solving problems by using technical and business insight to inform the facilitation of developing objectives and approach


  • 12+ years of experience as a software project / program manager with experience leading large and complex projects involving multiple business functions
  • 5+ years leading projects in Business Applications or SaaS based Business Applications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in planning, managing, delivering hands-on medium (6-8 month) to large (8-12+ month) projects
  • Proficient knowledge of the systems implementation and development life cycles
  • Experienced in Agile project and program delivery
  • Strong organizational planning skills and understanding of portfolio management concepts
  • Effective analytical skills with an ability to identify issues and resolve, or identify the internal resources to assist
  • Tolerant of ambiguity and the flexibility to work well in a dynamic environment with evolving priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills (written and oral)
  • A validated ability to influence and collaborate across all levels of the organization
  • Excellent leadership skills that improve project team effectiveness
  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills

We value diversity, equity, and inclusion 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.

(Colorado only*) Minimum base salary of $110,000. You may also be eligible for incentive pay + equity + benefits.*Note: Disclosure per sb19-085 (8-5-201 et seq).

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!