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Splunk Operations Manager to Legal & Global Affairs Chief of Staff in Seattle, Washington

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!

We’re looking for a hardworking, self-motivated individual with at least 8 years of project management or management consulting experience working with legal departments in global technology companies to join our growing Legal and Global Affairs team in the role of Operations Program Manager to Legal & Global Affairs (LGA) Chief of Staff.

You are polished and detail-oriented, able to track multiple fast-moving projects, while still being strategic and consultative. You bring your can-do attitude and service mindset. Familiarity working with legal is a must, with specific experience in assisting across legal finance, budgeting, strategy setting, and analysis. You’ll schedule and lead meetings, navigate priorities, make a difference, while exhibiting effective and clear communication.

There’s plenty happening in LGA at Splunk. You will report to the Chief of Staff to the SVP, Chief Legal Officer, Global Affairs, which means supporting priority initiatives, planning, articulating business needs, meeting objectives, and pivoting as priorities change. You will also be leading projects as assigned, tracking engagements and key initiatives, building consensus, assigning activities, and analyzing results. You had better also enjoy working with a diverse team that gets things done and makes a difference.


In this role you will:

  • Assist in maintaining smooth operating cadence of the department, including creating and publishing agendas, handling actions/follow-up process and coordinating logistics for business update and review meetings

  • Assist in driving projects and initiatives that facilitate department and Splunk business objectives

  • Monitor status and execution, providing clear communications to all levels of leadership

  • Prepare presentations, manage documents and status reports

  • Create charters, timelines and project plans

  • Provide input regarding data analysis to allow LGA leadership to make data-driven business decisions

  • Assist in drafting intra- and inter-department communications

  • Take a continuous improvement approach to our LGA team and the business; Identify areas where improvements can be made

  • Assist in other ways as required


You have:

  • Exemplary project management, communication and presentation skills. Ability to interact and build trust across all levels of our business. Must be organized, detail-oriented and able to ensure accountability in others.

  • At least eight (8) years of project or business management experience in a major law firm, sophisticated in-house legal department, or consulting firm where you have worked closely with legal professionals.

  • Ability to take initiative, make key decisions and work both independently and within a team. You will prioritize and balance multiple tasks in our dynamic, evolving environment.

  • Strong business sense with a strategic outlook and an interest in working with a fast moving, dynamic and friendly team.

  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred.

  • Expertise in project management and legal operations software, office tools (Microsoft Office, G Suite), and collaboration tools.

  • Professional certifications or equivalent experience working in Project Management, Information Governance (or related fields) preferred.

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 you are 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

About Splunk

Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Machine data is one of the fastest growing and most complex areas of big data—generated by every component of IT infrastructures, applications, mobile phone location data, website clickstreams, social data, sensors, RFID and much more.

Splunk is focused specifically on the challenges and opportunity of taking massive amounts of machine data, and providing powerful insights from that data. IT insights. Security insights. Business insights. It’s what we call Operational Intelligence.

Since shipping its software in 2006, Splunk now has over 13,000 customers in more than 110 countries around the world. These organizations are using Splunk to harness the power of their machine data to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce costs. Innovation is in our DNA – from technology to the way we do business. Splunk is the platform for Operational Intelligence!

Splunk has more than 2,700 global employees, with headquarters in San Francisco, an office in San Jose, CA and regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.

We’ve built a phenomenal foundation for success with a proven leadership team, highly passionate employees and unique patented software. We invite you to help us continue our drive to define a new industry and become part of an innovative, and disruptive software company.

Benefits & Perks: Wow! This is really cool!

SF Only

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO, sick leave, stocked micro kitchens in Splunk offices, catered lunches on Mondays, catered breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer, “Fun Fridays”.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Non SF

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO and sick leave. Our work environments vary by location however we believe in hosting amenities and fun activities to fuel our energy. You may find fully stocked micro kitchens, catered lunches on Mondays and breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer and “Fun Fridays”.

This isn’t a job – it’s a life changer – are you ready?

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.

Splunk does not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Please click here to review Splunk’s Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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