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Splunk Principal Site Reliability Engineer in Boulder, Colorado

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!


The Splunk Customer Reliability Engineering team is comprised of individuals who are authoritative in the Splunk Cloud Service. We're viewed as one of the most helpful and effective teams within Splunk.

We're looking for an experienced Site Reliability Engineering leader to join our team and infuse more SRE mentality into the team. As Splunk transitions more into cloud native services and our expectations of customers shift to reflect the new model our interactions with customers need to adapt as well. This is an opportunity for you to help shape and influence the SRE mentality into the team.

Our team has a broad charter, to ensure that our customers have the most fabulous experience using our service. We accomplish this by being hands-on throughout our customers journey. We help our partner teams to solve complex and difficult customer issues. Our team members are huge believers in the principles of Site Reliability Engineering and work to apply those principles when helping our customers achieve the success at scale they expect.

We take the insights from those experiences and work with the various groups like engineering, platform, app ecosystem, and product management to drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the service.


  • Your primary focus would be to mentor and develop other members of the CRE team in the SRE subject area.

  • You'll also be expected to engage with Sr. Leadership, business partners, internal team members, and collaborators to drive initiatives supporting the organization’s most critical business priorities and initiatives.

  • You will tackle technical issues to establish the root cause of problems and form a solution or workaround across a variety of environments.

  • You will take the findings from solving problems and use them to drive product and service improvement.

  • You will understand and adapt to any constraints a team you need help from are working under and work towards mutual understanding.


  • Strong background and experience in Site Reliability Engineering

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop others outside of a management role.

  • Experienced in external customer facing roles.

  • You approach problems from an analytical standpoint and let data drive your decisions.

  • You're always looking for the common ground.

  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Aptitude for communicating with customers at levels appropriate for this role.

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.

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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