Engineering Director - Indexing (C++)

Engineering San Francisco, California


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 strive to provide the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun, and most meaningfully to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey

I want to do that!

This role is to lead a team of talented backend engineers working on some of the core platform capabilities of our flagship product, Splunk Enterprise. Success will be measured by the ability to lead, and navigate your team in our overall engineering strategy. You will seamlessly integrate within Splunk’s deeply innovative culture, while rapidly contributing to our outstanding record for successfully delivering the most widely recognized and market leading solutions. You are a seasoned leader with a proven history for building and managing both established and emerging engineering talent, while fostering an environment of inclusion, inspiration, and innovation.

We are a dynamic technology group with a visionary mission. If you possess a passion for superior leadership, and embrace the charter for redefining success metrics, then this position is for you. We are building state-of-the art capabilities; engineering systems; support tools and automation instrumentation that will fundamentally revolutionize how our customers successfully use data to improve their businesses performance, scalability, profitability, and market strategies.

Want this job?

We are looking for a proven, seasoned engineering leader to lead this engineering platform development. You and your team will be working on some of the most challenging aspects of distributed systems and large scale data processing.

In this role, you will –

  • Diagnose and resolve systemic obstacles that prevent your team from delivering high-quality software.
  • Champion an atmosphere of continuous improvement by serving as a coach, mentor, and technical advisor.
  • Plan and support career development.
  • Recruit and retain top talent.
  • Be an advocate of scalable and extensible, recoverable, manageable architecture for Core products and services.

Ideal Experience

  • Strong technical acumen; creativity; interpersonal skills; emotional intelligence.
  • Experience leading engineering teams working on enterprise systems/distributed systems/big data/cloud/services development.
  • Experience building and cultivating strong engineering practices and processes.
  • Proven track record of delivering scalable, global, efficient and reliable software systems.
  • Experience working with large C/C++ codebases

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.

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!