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Splunk Principal Software Engineer, Front-End, APM Observability in CA, United States

Splunk is here to build a safer and more resilient digital world. The world's leading enterprises use our unified security and observability platform to keep their digital systems secure and reliable. While customers love our technology, it's our people that make Splunk stand out as an amazing career destination and why we've won so many awards as the best place to work. If you become a Splunker, we want 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.

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 passionate about our product and seeking 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!

About the Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Front-End, Principal Software Engineer to join us in crafting the future of Application Performance Management (APM). Your role will be to primarily lead front-end development but also help with the delivery of full-stack/backend features. The APM team provides our customers with end-to-end visibility in their infrastructure by advancing tools in tracing, metrics, and telemetry.

You will closely collaborate with designers, Frontend Architects, and Product Managers to craft and implement modern, delightful, and intuitive features that streamline the experience between multiple Splunk products. We are passionate about solving customers’ problems as well as building best-of-its-kind products and you will help us win in this fast-growing market.


  • Operates as a technical lead, solution architect & full stack developer of the team, leading technical roadmap and vision

  • Understand the business direction and is able to promote innovative ideas and acquire alignment with multi-functional teams; can influence PM on features, product direction and priority.

  • Collaboratively lead design discussions under technical purview, ensuring both functional & non-functional requirements (like scale, security, operability, usability, etc) are considered

  • Lead the development new product features, clarify and improve designs, help put together a plan for how to make it happen; participate in code review

  • Build relationships with cross-area teams to effectively understand dependencies, gain alignments and set up collaborations

  • Grow senior engineers and technical leaders through design & code review, tech seminars, mentoring, pair-programming, and etc.

  • Participate in on-call rotations, post-incident reviews, and other operational duties as needed to ensure service delivery quality

  • Take actions to improve the engineering team’s engineering and operational practices


  • Proficient in building large-scale and high throughput web applications including frontend and backend components, from architecture design to implementation and testing.

  • 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related majors or 8 years and Master's degree

  • Track record as a senior technical lead with a minimum 3 years' experience in leading teams.

  • Deep understanding of microservices and distributed application architecture

  • Rich Experience partnering with UI/UX, Product Management, QA, Doc Writer and other multi-functional teams

  • Expert in JavaScript or TypeScript; Excellent knowledge of HTML/CSS; Familiar with one or more JS frameworks, such as React, Backbone or Angular

  • Expert in at least one RPC framework such as thrift and gRPC

  • Expert in developing and working with thoughtfully crafted HTTP APIs, such as REST or GraphQL

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Nice To Haves

  • Experience in containerization technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Rich experience with 1 or more relational databases & NoSQL databases

  • Solid knowledge and rich experience in working with at least one cloud platform, such as AWS, Azure, and GCP

  • Experience in Python, Java, Golang or other backend language.

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.


Base Pay Range

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

Base Pay Range: $203,200.00 - 279,400.00 per year

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

Base Pay Range: $182,880.00 - 251,460.00 per year

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

Base Pay Range: $162,560.00 - 223,520.00 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 https://splunkbenefits.com .