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Senior Principal Software Engineer

Posted on 6/28/2024



5,001-10,000 employees

Data integration and security platform

AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics

Compensation Overview

$193.9k - $333.3kAnnually

+ Incentive Compensation + Equity Awards + Long-term Cash Awards

Senior, Expert

Remote in USA

Backend Engineering
Full-Stack Engineering
Security Engineering
Software Engineering
Required Skills
Microsoft Azure
Data Structures & Algorithms
Development Operations (DevOps)
Google Cloud Platform
  • Demonstrated experience architecting and delivering large-scale, distributed SaaS solutions.
  • Strong fundamentals in software engineering: data structures, algorithms, distributed concurrency control, consistency models, etc.
  • Coding proficiency in Java with the ability to quickly learn new languages.
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills, including the use of associated tools.
  • Knowledge of public cloud services such as AWS, GCP, and Azure.
  • Demonstrated experience with operational excellence and DevOps practices.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with 15+ years of related experience or Masters and 12 + years of related experience or PhD and 8+ years of related experience
  • Active at a technical level, participating in design and code reviews and taking a hands-on role for strategically important, potentially risky technical initiatives required to achieve the success of the technical roadmap.
  • Ability to delegate, showing a strong understanding of when you must be involved in something versus when a specific task is a meaningful growth opportunity for other engineers.
  • Exhibits a growth mindset and provides mentorship and teaching for other engineers, helping them build the soft skills required to drive impact through influence as well as direct contribution.
  • An effective communicator who is regularly leveraged as the technical spokesperson for driving architectural ideas and decisions and advocating for them with business stakeholders.
  • Works well across multiple Product teams and is a strong contributor to setting product architecture and identifying efficiencies across products.
  • Works with Product Management, Engineering, and Architecture and helps drive alignment on product direction.
  • Participates in high-profile and critical customer engagements & escalations and visits customers as needed.

Splunk offers a Unified Security and Observability Platform that integrates data from hybrid, multicloud environments to enhance resilience and security through accurate threat detection, rapid investigations, and automated response. The platform provides real-time visibility and troubleshooting, focusing on security and reliability.

Company Stage


Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Medical, dental and vision insurance plans for regular, full-time U.S. employees — choose the best plans for you and your family. Plus: Health Savings Account (HSA), Life insurance and survivor benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Business travel and accident insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity

Eligible employees enjoy: 401(k) Plan with a company match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), Equity awards, Bonus or commission program

We support you and your family: Paid parental leave, Mother rooms and wellness rooms, Family Planning

Your work/life balance is important to us, that's why we offer: 16 company holidays, 15 vacation days, 10 sick days, 10 bereavement days, 5 volunteer days

Ensuring our employees' success goes beyond insurance plans: Education reimbursement, Electric car charging stations, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Stocked kitchens, Gym discounts/onsite fitness centers, Pet insurance discount, Student loan resources, Cool workspace with collaborative environments, 529 College Savings Plan