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    Join us as we pursue our 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!

    Principal C++ Core Engineer

    Are you interested in being part of a small team tasked to build the next-generation industry-leading platform for network monitoring? Splunk is looking for a Principal Engineer to join the network performance monitoring team and have a large impact on a team that is building the future of observability on top of eBPF. We're working on the cutting edge of data analysis and correlation, ensuring engineers and operators have the data they need to solve complex system problems.

    We give our engineers an environment in which they can contribute from day one while also providing opportunities for learning and growth. You'll learn how our entire stack works, from data ingestion and storage to searching, reporting and visualization, all in distributed environments. The work you’ll do will directly have a positive impact on the experience of our customers.

    Our engineers take a leading role in designing, architecting, building and testing our product. We have delivered critical new features such as report acceleration, data models and pattern detection. Help us build and expand our machine learning capabilities, parallelization and making our stack more developer-friendly.

    What you will be doing:

    • Build robust, fault-tolerant distributed systems in a multi-threaded/multi-process environment.
    • Analyze to improve the scalability and fault tolerance of data collection, routing, storage and retrieval.
    • Contribute to the high-velocity data components, including the streaming data pipeline, storage engine, and operating system-based collector technology -- in eBPF, C and C++
    • Interact with the time series database and alerting logic.
    • Potentially contribute to customer-facing and internal APIs in Golang.

    Skill you might have:

    • 12+ years of professional software engineering and architecture experience including distributed system design.
    • A degree in Computer Science or related engineering subject area.
    • Masterful at developing, debugging and testing in any object oriented language like C++ or Java.
    • Experience with AWS services including EC2, S3, Kinesis and Aurora.
    • Crafting, building and delivering software as a service.
    • A good foundation in Linux file systems, memory and multi threading is a plus.

    What we offer you:

    • A constant stream of new things to learn. We're always expanding into new areas, bringing in open source projects, contributing back, and exploring new technologies.
    • A set of extraordinarily hardworking and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer support.
    • Breadth and depth of opportunities. You want to explore backend, frontend, and SDKs? We have that.
    • Growth and mentorship. We believe in growing engineers through ownership and leadership opportunities. We also believe mentors help on both sides of the equation. Come learn and teach with us!
    • A stable, collaborative, open and supportive work environment.
    • We don't expect people to work 10 hour or more days. We want you to have a successful time outside of work too. We trust our colleagues to be responsible with their time and dedication and believe that balance helps cultivate a phenomenal environment.

    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 $135,000. You may also be eligible for incentive pay + equity + benefits.*Note: Disclosure per sb19-085 (8-5-201 et seq).


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    Splunk turns machine data into answers. Organizations use market-leading Splunk solutions with machine learning to solve their toughest IT, Internet of Things and security challenges.
    Individuals seeking employment at Splunk are considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Click here to review the US Department of Labor’s EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk’s Affirmative Action Policy Statement.
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