Splunk Principal SRE, US Remote Available in Seattle, Washington
Join us as we pursue our exciting new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about solving problems using data and seek to deliver the best experience for customers. At Splunk, we focused on our work, our customers, having fun, and most importantly about each other's success.
As applications and systems become more sophisticated and user experience is at high stake, observability – the ability to monitor and understand those systems and how they impact users – becomes one of the biggest challenges for engineering teams. We are building world-class tools to help engineers deliver better, faster, and more reliable applications. Role
Splunk Metrics and Analytics team is seeking an outstanding Principal Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) , to lead, design, and tune the large scale highly available distributed persistence systems at the heart of Splunk Observability. You will be working with a team of passionate and skilled engineers in automation, scaling, tuning, and troubleshooting of Cassandra, Elasticsearch, and MongoDB databases. We are looking for motivated, hardworking and focused individuals who have a real passion for operational excellence, data systems, and automation.
Manage large critical Cassandra and Elasticsearch clusters supporting billions of transactions per day
Monitor availability, read/write latencies, and other key telemetry to proactively identify SLO misses and help mitigate issues
Tune databases in collaboration with other service owners who rely on them
Evaluate new technologies, tools, and processes.
Define roadmaps for the technical evolution of our data systems.
Manage relations with the broader Splunk SRE community in representing concerns for the Metrics and Analytics engineering domain
Bring data to operational excellence by incorporating telemetry data into site reliability
Be a mentor and a coach in the engineering team in SRE practices and operational excellence
Implement DR strategies, including backups and recovery techniques with minimal downtime.
10+ years of experience as an engineer (SRE, SDET, or development)
Experience managing large highly available Cassandra clusters at-scale
Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure
Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, and container orchestration
Familiarity with streaming systems, such as Kafka, Pulsar, Flume, Flink, Spark, or similar
Knowledge of standard methodologies related to security, performance, and disaster recovery.
Bachelor’s in CS degree or equivalent.
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 considered 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).
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!
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.
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?
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