Principal Technical Program Manager

Engineering San Francisco, California


Principal Technical Program Manager

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!

The Principal Technical Program Manager is charged with leading large scale, global, complex initiatives end to end. Working cross functionally with a broad set of technical and business partners, you will use your solid technical aptitude, appreciation for simplicity and quality, critical thinking, and a bit of elbow grease, to drive initiatives that meet business and technology objectives while furthering Splunk’s long range goals.

You will be part of a dynamic, entrepreneurial team responsible for accelerating and simplifying customer, partner, and employee experiences across various channels, functions, and platforms. You will face new challenges daily and identify creative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Lead technical programs or initiatives for the product development organization, having a clear and constant understanding of priorities to ensure expected outcomes are delivered, including but not limited to NPI, GTM, and Product Operations
  • Create, collate and maintain program or product documentation, manage dependencies and track status
  • Identify and articulate risks and manage stakeholders to mitigate and drive to resolution
  • Understand system interdependencies and lead cross-functional teams to align and deliver on technical solutions
  • Ensure clear accountability, timelines, and continuous change management to deliver on-time, quality results
  • Interface with product leadership and key business stakeholders serving as the communications hub for the program
  • Define and drive process improvement initiatives to scale and automate key technical or business processes delivering measurable results that result in positive impacts for our customers and business partners
  • Provide expertise on process improvements and tools that lead to shared standard methodologies across Engineering
  • Facilitate continuous improvement and cross-organization events in collaboration with Engineering or Product Management leaders

Who You Are & What Makes You Qualified:

  • Solid experience in Software Engineering, Software Infrastructure Engineering, Security, Big Data and Analytics, or Cloud Networking
  • Strong validated experience with leadership, problem solving, and critical thinking
  • Experience facilitating, building, or overhauling a Change Management process
  • Proven ability to influence and affect change at all levels of the organization without having positional authority
  • Experience working cross-functionally leading a program or product delivery with both technical and non-technical members
  • Hands on experience and knowledge of Agile, SAFe, Lean, Six Sigma, Business Process Management, and/or DMAIC (desired)
  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or equivalent experience

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!