Performance Engineer

Engineering San Jose, California San Francisco, California Austin, Texas Raleigh, North Carolina Boulder, Colorado

Splunk is looking for highly motivated early career talent to join our performance engineering team. You will experience Splunking and what defines our culture while honing the skills, which combine hardware, software and cloud technologies, that separate our teams from others. Working to support internal and external customer needs, you will collaborate across multi-functional teams. Our goal is both to support your growth and development, empowering you for a successful start to your career.

What You'll Be Doing:

Define, develop and perform performance / scalability test cases on Splunk Enterprise and Cloud products

  • Passionate about learning to use various profiling tools to identify performance and concurrency bottleneck, propose and implement optimizations to improve the Splunk product
  • Implement and improve tools that help us automate testing and reporting

Who You Are & What Makes You Qualified:

  • 2+ years of experience in Software Engineering
  • Skilled in both the art and science of performance test creation
  • Passionate to make software run faster
  • Love to work big data of any kind
  • Love to measure, compare and ask why
  • Willingness to find root cause of performance bottlenecks
  • Experience in SaaS, Microservice, CloudNative software companies and projects a plus
  • Experienced in scripting languages (Python) and compiled languages (C/C++)


Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, or relevant equivalent experience.

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make world's 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 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.

(Colorado only*) Minimum base salary of $80,000. 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!