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Software Engineer

Leavenworth, WA

Software Engineer

A little about us. Splunk is here to build a safer and more resilient digital world. We're proud to say that we're the key to enterprise resilience for more than 11,000 enterprise organizations that use our Unified Security and Observability Platform to keep their systems secure and reliable. We're also proud of our award-winning culture and our regular appearance on those "Best Places to Work" lists.

If you end up joining us, we'll only ask one thing: bring your whole, authentic self, what we call your million data points. So bring your work experience, problem-solving skills and talent, of course, but also bring your joy, your passion and all the things that make you, you. Because when you feel free to be you, it makes it a lot easier for us to be us.

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About the Role:

Are you interested in being part of a small team tasked to build the next-generation industry-leading platform for machine data? Splunk is looking for a Software Engineer to join the Data Platform - Search Language team. The Search Language team is tasked to envision, design, and build Splunk's next-generation Search Processing Language, aka SPL2. We're working on the cutting edge of language design for data analysis and correlation, evolving an easy to learn, fluent, and expressive language to search data-to-everything. Your work will impact all components and services where searches are generated, stored, processed, and reasoned about across Splunk's suite of products and services.

We give our engineers an environment in which they can contribute from day one while also providing learning and growth opportunities. You'll learn how our entire stack works, from data ingestion and storage to searching, reporting, and building dashboards, all in distributed environments. The work you'll do will directly impact the experience of our customers.
  • You will design and implement new features in SPL2 as well as the opportunity to define and perform various SPL2 optimizations and /or modifications.
  • You'll create a set of language services to enable partner teams to leverage SPL2 in the next generation of Splunk products and services.
  • Contribute to maintaining our build system, codebase, tests, and development process in awesome shape.
  • Work with internal and external customers to refine our team's understanding of target scenarios and incorporate their feedback into incremental improvements of our product
  • You have a BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related engineering discipline or equivalent practical experience
  • BS EE or CS degree; 5 + years related experience (or Masters and 4 + years related experience or PhD without experience).
  • 3+ years experience developing and debugging with an object-oriented language like Java, C++
  • Good foundational knowledge in query languages, compilers, parsers, and optimizers
  • You have some exposure to cloud technologies such as EC2, S3, etc.
What We Offer You:
  • A constant stream of new things to learn. You'll learn how our whole stack works, from data ingestion and storage to searching, reporting and building dashboards, all in distributed environments. We're also always expanding into new areas like machine learning, bringing in open source projects and contributing back, exploring new technologies, and seeking new ways to make our stack more developer-friendly.
  • Impact. We give our engineers an environment in which they can contribute from day one while also providing opportunities for learning and growth. The work you'll perform will directly impact the experience of each one of our customers.
  • Skilled and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer support. We are an engineering and product-focused company. Our engineers take a leading role in designing, architecting, building and testing our product. As we scale Splunk to new levels, engineers have delivered critical new features such as data models and pattern detection, to name a few.
  • Breadth and depth. Want to work on an area that spans backend and frontend and SDKs? SPL2 is that. Want to go deep into optimizing how we translate SPL2 to a database backend to make it as efficient as it can be? Love to design a new language feature to make performing some complex but commonly used data operation dead easy? We have that too, and more!
  • Growth and mentorship. We believe in growing engineers through ownership and leadership opportunities. We also believe mentors help both sides of the equation.
  • A stable, collaborative and supportive work environment. We are totally remote friendly. You can choose to work from a Splunk location or you can be in any US time zone and work with the rest of the team.
  • Work-life balance. We don't expect people to work 12-hour days. We want you to have a successful time outside of work too. We trust our colleagues to be responsible with their time and commitment, and believe that balance helps cultivate an outstanding environment.
If you'd like to join one of the fastest-growing and most exciting tech companies in Silicon Valley, contact us!

Benefits are an important part of Splunk's Total Rewards package. This role is eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off, and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering here.

Splunk is an Equal Opportunity Employer: At Splunk, we believe creating a culture of belonging isn't just the right thing to do; it's also the smart thing. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to ensure our employees are supported to bring their best, most authentic selves to work where they can thrive. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard 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, genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Base Pay Range

SF Bay Area, Seattle Metro, and New York City Metro Area

Base Pay Range: $146,400.00 - 201,300.00 per year

California (excludes SF Bay Area), Washington (excludes Seattle Metro), Washington DC Metro, and Massachusetts

Base Pay Range: $131,760.00 - 181,170.00 per year

All other cities and states excluding California, Washington, Massachusetts, New York City Metro Area and Washington DC Metro Area.

Base Pay Range: $117,120.00 - 161,040.00 per year

Splunk provides flexibility and choice in the working arrangement for most roles, including remote and/or in-office roles. We have a market-based pay structure which varies by location. Please note that the base pay range is a guideline and for candidates who receive an offer, the base pay will vary based on factors such as work location as set out above, as well as the knowledge, skills and experience of the candidate. In addition to base pay, this role is eligible for incentive compensation and may be eligible for equity or long-term cash awards.

Benefits are an important part of Splunk's Total Rewards package. This role is eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering at

Client-provided location(s): Washington, USA
Job ID: splunk-hLkIuXcy33O8
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • Life Insurance
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Work-From-Home Stipend
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)