Principal Software Engineer - Python/GoLang

Engineering San Jose, California San Francisco, California

Join us as we pursue our disruptive 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, our 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!


Do you enjoy working with smart and passionate people who are out to innovate the way people interact with data? Do you thrive in a team atmosphere where you can have a deep impact on a wide range of work? Are you a self-starter that enjoys learning new technologies and providing mentorship? Are you comfortable working in a loosely structured organization to embrace change as an opportunity to improve things?

If so, Splunk is looking for experienced Software Engineers to join the team building the next generation of Splunk's Application Developer Ecosystem. You will have significant influence on engineering solutions that enable app developers to seamlessly develop and publish apps on the Splunk Cloud platform.


  • Build technologies to enable internal and external developers to deliver apps and solutions to Splunk Cloud.
  • Implement features that use innovative technologies, open-source initiatives, and third-party services.
  • Create, enhance and encourage robust test suites for all code, because you recognize the value of automated testing and continuous integration.
  • Integrate metrics and service level indicators into features you build so that you can monitor, improve, and scale out services horizontally.
  • Provide on-call production support for your features and applications.


  • 8+ years of professional software engineering experience, including large-scale SaaS application development.
  • Strong communication and comprehension skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency with either Go, Python, or C++ in a production environment.
  • Understanding what it means to craft software that is a part of a larger microservice architecture.
  • In-depth understanding of structure, security, and load distribution for multi-tenant software systems.
  • Familiar with at least one auth and identity protocol such as OAuth 2.0, OIDC, or SAML.
  • Expertise developing and working with thoughtfully designed REST APIs and SDKs.
  • Background includes working with Docker, Kubernetes, or other container technologies.
  • Familiarity with major cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure.
  • Strong understanding of data modeling and storage with NoSQL and RDBMS.
  • Comfortable with tuning application performance and engineering for scalability.

Nice to have:

  • A BS Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Exposure to Splunk or a similar analytics solution.
  • Background in stream processing (e.g. Kafka, Flume, Storm, Spark Streaming).
  • Involvement in open-source projects.

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!