Security Engineer (Remote US Available)

Security and Risk Management San Jose, California

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As a member of the Engineering team, you will collaborate with other security teams to execute on strategic plans and develop tactical execution methodologies which enhance the “protect, detect, and respond” capabilities of Splunk’s Global Security Team. This engineering position partners closely with Security Architecture, Security Operations and Corporate IT. Engineering and Operations support Splunk’s Cloud environments, IT, and other corporate functions. Engineering is a core function within Splunk’s Cyber Security team and a critical indicator of success of the Engineering team is realized by the delivery of quality events to the Detection, Monitoring and Response Operations Teams. Responsibilities include Development, Testing, Deployment, Sustainment, Break/Fix, Patching and Updating security solutions.


You will provide engineering and operational support for leading-edge security tools, as well as deploying and operating services that make full use of both private and public services. This security engineering professional role is responsible for implementation and ongoing support of high complex systems to fulfill the business needs. You will provide engineering support in the following areas:

  • Work on a team to install, deploy and support security tools to protect Splunk from threats
  • Support installations of security tools with Key Performance Indicators (KPI) measuring performance
  • Support other Security engineers and teams executing the security roadmap based on the Splunk’s priorities and initiatives.
  • Maintain the engineering team’s operational level agreements to detect and respond to critical security service delivery issues.
  • Assist with technical evaluations to identify coverage gaps in existing information security toolsets.
  • Support Splunk end users with issues and problems, determine root cause, create a plan to remediate found causes
  • Support the operation of solutions that are in alignment with Splunk's desired risk appetite.
  • Provide security infrastructure deployment, service maintenance, change control, support, information protection, system resiliency, and break fix.
  • Support business owners with the deployment of security solution(s) that reduce risk
  • Evaluate and test solutions with the intent of improving Splunk’s overall risk posture
  • Be a part of the Splunk culture that delivers results in accordance with the highest standards in security engineering.
  • Work with other Cyber Security teams to effectively manage and develop security monitoring, sensor enrichment, and tuning solutions.


  • You possess the ability to accurately assess problems from multiple perspectives, analyze approach feasibility, and decide on the optimal course of action.
  • You will support collaboration when working on engineering’s goals, objectives
  • Understand GDPR regulations and the protections afforded customers and employees
  • Engineering experience in driving security and compliance initiatives
  • Remarkable written and oral communication skills; strong presentation skills
  • Achieve security engineering’s goals / objectives that drive engineering projects by taking ownership and delivering results
  • Communicate data, facts, and analysis regarding operational delivery
  • 6 or more years of security experience in one or more of these critical areas: Information Security Technology, Engineering, Operations, Technology Infrastructure and Proof of Concept - testing labs.
  • Direct experience in Security Engineering/Operations
  • Multiple meaningful security certifications (CISSP, CISM, etc.)
  • Understanding security technology’s role in ensuring compliance in both cloud provider and on-premise environments.
  • BS/BA Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Eligible to work in the United States without company sponsorship

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.

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