Forward Deployed Software Engineer

Engineering Plano, Texas San Francisco, California San Jose, California

Location: San Francisco (CA), Plano (TX)

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a
full-time basis.

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, customers, having fun and most importantly to each other’s success.

Are you passionate about groundbreaking technology and helping your customers and peers succeed? Would you like the opportunity to work at a fast-growing company that is changing the way that information is used to support business decisions?


Do you enjoy working collaboratively within a team to solve hard problems? Are you passionate about making customers successful? Like rolling up your sleeves and working with data to find patterns and hidden meanings? How about using your development skills to design solutions in order to make data more valuable and usable to your customers? If you answered yes to these questions, then the Splunk Forward Deployed Software Engineer (FDSE) might be the role for you!


FDSE are “developers in sales” that work with account teams to understand customer pain points, then design and build custom solutions to solve them using Splunk as the underlying data platform. You are fanatical setting up our customers for success while leveraging your strong developer skill set, love manipulating and visualizing data to solve business problems, and you are willing to publicize your work to help others.


  • You will work closely with members of the Sales and Sales Engineering Teams to rapidly prototype new functionality; outline and build solutions to solve challenging and meaningful customer problems
  • Assist with the scoping and design of new visualizations, workflows, and integrations that are aligned with customer business requirements
  • Write cutting-edge frontend code using JS/HTML/CSS and backend code using Python and other scripting languages
  • Listen to feedback received from customers and colleagues and engage with multiple teams to improve Splunk products and processes over time


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Experience with Python, Go, JavaScript (including Node.js and React), HTML, CSS
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with great attention to detail
  • Hungry and motivated to learn and grow
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Up to 20% travel may be required


  • Experience with Splunk products & solutions is a huge plus
  • Experience developing software for enterprise
  • Experience with systems interoperability, integration and networking
  • Knowledge of data structures, storage systems, cloud infrastructure, front-end frameworks, and other technical tools
  • Experience working and scripting within multiple operating systems, particularly Linux and Windows
  • Experience with cyber security
  • Experience working with Big Data platforms and tool sets such as Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra, etc.

About Us


Are you looking for an incredible place to work that celebrates innovation, leadership and creativity? Please contact us. Splunk offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. When you join Splunk you'll be working with a team of smart people who are as passionate about our products as our customers' success.

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!