Principal C/C++ Software Engineer

Engineering Krakow, Poland

Principal Software Engineer


Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Splunk is a company filled with people who are passionate about our products and strive to provide the best experience for our customers. We’re committed to our work, customers, having fun, and most meaningfully to each other’s success.


We are seeking a Software Engineer to join our team, Customer Managed Platform. We are a globally distributed engineering team that develops and continually improves Splunk Enterprise, Splunk's core offering that collects and analyses high volumes of machine-generated data. We ensure code hygiene, use open source libraries, employ continuous integration and delivery, and have a strong belief in automated testing at multiple levels (unit, integration, system). We are seeking someone who shares our passion to join our team and be part of our future success. You will work with team members in a variety of locations, so excellent team collaboration is important. We rely on daily stand-ups to facilitate communication and get help when needed. 



  • Experienced in developing and maintaining multi-threaded server applications written in C/C++ on Linux and/or Windows platforms.
  • Worked on distributed systems involving network communications and is familiar with RESTful services.
  • Followed best software development practices and participated in code reviews.
  • Primarily focussed on developing code, and efficiently produced elegant, clean and re-usable code with no unnecessary complication or abstraction.  
  • Participated in designing and estimating sprint sized software deliverables.



  • Work closely with architects and the team to build exciting features, reusable components and products.
  • Collaborate with engineers to break down complex features into incremental deliverables.
  • Analyse and optimise back-end code, and pursue simplicity, efficiency, reliability and performance.
  • Use independent judgment to take existing code, understand its function and change/enhance as needed.
  • Develop and own features or sub-systems.
  • Engage in design and code reviews of the product, and leverage your knowledge of customers’ experiences to dedicatedly prevent future problems.


What we provide

  • A team of incredibly capable and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering to product management and customer support.
  • A stable, collaborative, and supportive work environment. We work in an open environment, work together to get things done, and adapt to the changing needs for the team. We keep it real by being open and honest. We are a collaborative team that understands the value in open communication—it's how we interact with our customers.
  • Balance. We want you to be successful outside of work too. We trust our colleagues to be responsible with their time and commitment, and believe that balance helps cultivate a positive environment.
  • Fun. We are committed to having every employee want to give it their all, be respectful and a part of the family, and have a smile on their face while doing it.

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!