Director, Employee Communications

Marketing San Francisco, California San Jose, 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, 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’re looking for an experienced leader, collaborator and story-teller ready to lead Employee Communications for Splunk, the Data-To-Everything company and one of the fastest growing, multi-billion dollar software providers on the planet.

Based in San Francisco or San Jose, CA, this role is global in scope and ideal for a leader that thrives in a high-growth, fast-moving and highly collaborative environment, is committed to delivering exceptional and creative communications, and ready on day one to direct a high-performing team of passionate, committed and fun Splunkers. Splunk’s Director of Employee Communications is a hands-on, high-profile, global role that will partner with our people across the company, from our CEO to every member of our growing Communications team.


  • Coach and develop our employee communications team chartered to excite, engage and align Splunk’s global employee community around the company's strategic objectives, story, values and mission.
  • Develop and deliver cutting-edge, scalable communications that improve productivity and drive conversation, connectedness and innovation across Splunk's employee community.
  • Evolve existing and create new communication channels to ensure an optimal mix of top-down, sideways and bottoms-up communication is taking place.
  • Build a sense of connectedness between managers and employees through communication initiatives that inspire and support managers to become better leaders.
  • Balance planned communications with unplanned and urgent business needs.
  • Oversee people managers responsible for communication strategies across Splunk’s various internal organizations including Product & Technology, Go to Market, and G&A functions (People, Facilities, Finance, Legal).
  • Drive overall employee communications strategy in alignment with Splunk’s other functional comms leaders (Exec Comms, PR, Social Media); corporate intranet and other internal communications tools; social impact and DE&I programs; global employee kick-offs, and company All Hands events.


  • Demonstrated experience leading an employee communications function at a mid to large company.
  • Ability to interact effectively and influence all levels of leadership, including executive team and CEO.
  • Data-driven and results-oriented in managing and scaling global communications programs, processes and protocols.
  • Experience in high-growth environments and understanding of how to scale great company cultures and manage organizational change efforts.
  • Exceptional writing and verbal communication. Must be a role model for internal stakeholders and staff.
  • 10+ years of experience managing communication programs and teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. Graduate degree and technology experience welcome.
  • Ready to be part of the team that will tell this decade's most exciting and compelling technology stories.
  • Fun people preferred.

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!