Principal Software Engineer in Test - Backend (US Remote)

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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. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!


The Splunk Core-Platform Team is seeking an exceptional Principal Software Engineer in Test to support and test products used by thousands of customers. These products interface with multiple hardware devices, software, and cloud providers, and testing them is technically challenging. The team uses modern testing techniques including test auto-generation to ensure quality of these products. The qualified candidate will get an opportunity to innovate in the area of software testing, lead test automation projects, and contribute to overall Splunk success. We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and focused individuals who have a real passion for quality engineering and have strong technical and organizational skills.


Create test strategy for the entire functional QA team as well as products that it owns
Drive test automation projects end-to-end
Define technology direction for test automation
Develop test tools, frameworks and test automation
Effectively communicate with senior leadership and architects on test related subjects
Participate in customer engagements and escalations as needed
Incorporate customer use cases and telemetry data into testing
Coach and mentor junior SDETs and interns
Help with hiring SDETs and interns
Promote Splunk at meetups, recruiting events and conferences


Proficiency in at least one programming language, such as Python (most preferred), Go, Java, Ruby or C++.
Experience using Git solutions: GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket
Working knowledge of AWS, Google Cloud Platform or Azure
Good SaaS background with an understanding of API and microservices testing
Knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes or any container orchestration solution
Extensive experience in test automation frameworks like pytest, Selenium, or Go testing frameworks like Gingko
Solid knowledge of CI/CD technologies like Jenkins
Excellent in critical thinking and problem solving
Expert in exploratory testing (preferably white-box)
In depth system administration skills in Linux and Windows
Effective communicator who can be a technical spokesperson for their Team/Area in architecture or technology discussions
Experience building test frameworks and infrastructure
Experience dealing with cross-functional teams, including Support and Sustaining
Ability to lead test design and code reviews


BS EE or CS degree; 12+ years of related experience (or Master's with 10+ years of experience or PhD with 7+ years of experience) or equivalent

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.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.