Senior Performance Engineer (Remote)

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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!


Are you passionate about learning new technologies and understanding how they work? Are you interested in an opportunity to work with an upbeat team to help drive its products to a new level? We are looking for a seasoned, creative Performance Engineer to help us focus on the scalability and performance of our products and build meaningful benchmarks that address customer experience.

At Splunk, each release of our software is highly scrutinized to meet the demands of our customers. As a Sr. Performance Engineer, you’ll have a direct impact on our products’ success. You will collaborate with peers, field teams, and customers to understand and encapsulate the user scenarios into industry standard benchmarks. You will work with product management and interface directly with our customers to get direct exposure to the usage patterns we strive to satisfy. You will also drive projects to integrate benchmarking into our continuous integration and test automation frameworks.


  • Define, design and implement performance / scalability benchmarks on Splunk Enterprise and Cloud products
  • Efficiently working with various profiling tools to identify performance and concurrency bottleneck, propose and implement optimizations to improve the Splunk products
  • Implement and improve sizing and capacity calculators for premium Splunk applications on the cloud
  • Demonstrated ability in Performance Engineering and Benchmarking
  • Skilled in both the art and science of benchmark creation and measurement and modeling of system behavior under load
  • Ability to find root cause of performance bottlenecks with profiling tools: flamegraphs, pprof, pstack, qmlprofiler, perf
  • Passionate about finding software performance bottlenecks and optimize product code
  • Experience in solving problems of load, scale, and optimizations of sophisticated large-scale deployments
  • Expert in scripting languages (Python) and compiled languages (C/C++)
  • Expert in distributed computing system and stack
  • Comfortable with Linux, Docker, AWS, GIT, Artifactory in terms of both tools and systems administration


  • Experience with enterprise software capacity planning a huge plus
  • Experience in SaaS, Microservice, Cloud Native software companies and projects a huge plus
  • Experience with data science and ML a plus
  • Experience with GPU a plus
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience
  • 8 years of related experience with a Bachelors degree; or 6 years and a Masters degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience

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 $115,000.00. 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!