Splunk Principal Program Manager in San Jose, California

Principal Program Manager

DESCRIPTION

Splunk is the leading Security Automation & Orchestration platform, and the first to provide an open community for sharing Playbooks and Apps. It makes security smarter, faster, and stronger. We are an early-stage company headquartered in San Jose, and led by seasoned executives from the security industry.

Splunk is a highly innovative company, and was declared the "RSAC Most Innovative Security Startup 2016"

We are looking for a Program Manager with strong core program management skills- understanding the importance of streamlining workflows, being analytical and detail oriented, having a proven track record of effectively facilitating engineering teams to deliver products. As a Program Manager, you will work with your counterpart development team to define product roadmap, metrics, project plan, and drive rapid development cycle to build world class tooling for helping scale Splunk's infrastructure.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • End-to-end ownership of engineering program activities from product concept to launch

  • Make appropriate tradeoffs to optimize time-to-release, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams

  • Define, develop, manage and document project schedule milestones, proactively drive project-related issues to appropriate resolution, and plan for contingencies due to project-related risks

  • Assist in the process of gathering and prioritizing project requirements in collaboration with team members

  • Provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance revenue goals against technical constraints to negotiate release schedules

  • Develop strong cross-functional relationships which enable the group to look forward and plan out interdepartmental tasks without friction

  • Manage vertical and horizontal stakeholders’ expectations throughout the development cycle

  • Develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but also roll up your sleeves, dig in and get the job done

  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints

  • Oversee documentation effort with technical writers to ensure all necessary documentation for how to, support and troubleshooting tools are created & maintained

  • Work with the team to evolve, design, socialize and implement engineering process

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline

  • Agile methodology experience familiarity is desired

  • Proven experience of product cycle, either functioning as a program project manager or as a software engineer

  • Communication skills: ability to influence stakeholders and engineers

  • Technical skills: ability to quickly adapt to new technology and participate in design discussions

  • Cross-group collaboration skills: end to end coordination

  • 8+ years of experience with BS degree

BENEFITS

You'll appreciate a competitive compensation package including an equity component and excellent benefits. You'll love a challenging work environment, exceptional colleagues, strong business momentum, and the ability to make a difference. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, company events and flexible time off.

 

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?

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