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Principal Software Engineer - Backend C++
San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

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 meaningfully to each other's success.

The Enterprise group at Splunk is looking for an exceptional Software Engineer to work as part of the Indexing team, on challenging problems in scaling the core Splunk engine.

Do you thrive in a dynamic environment and have a track record of technical expertise with work on production distributed systems? Are you ready for a meaningful yet rewarding career?

If yes, we are looking for you.

Roles and Responsibilities:

* You will write server-side code for data collection, indexing, clustering, and other distributed systems using C++.
* You will create robust, fault-tolerant distributed systems in a multi-threaded, multi-process environment.
* You will analyze and improve the scalability of data collection, storage and retrieval.
* You will analyze, identify, and resolve the bottlenecks of distributed system, data pipeline, multi-threaded coherency and other complicated scenarios.
* You will work with customers and help solve problems that occur in the field.


* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science; Master's preferred.
* 8+ years experience in software engineering; 3+ years experience developing in C++.
* You have experience in advanced development, especially in distributed systems and large, complex system environments deployed at scale, both "on-premise" and "cloud" solutions.
* You have expert knowledge of developing and debugging in C++.

What We Offer You:

We have a constant stream of new things for you to learn. We're always growing into new areas, bringing in and giving back to open source projects, and exploring new technologies.

You will have a set of extraordinarily talented and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer support.

Splunk is a stable, open and accommodating work environment.

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 dedication, and believe that balance helps nurture an exceptional environment.

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.

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