Splunk DevOps Architect in San Francisco, California



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 importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!

About this Role:

Do you have a track record in architecting, implementing, administrating and supporting mission-critical services in a large engineering organization? Do you excel at providing world-class customer service? Are you passionate about the latest container technology? Do you have experience in pursuing vendors to fix critical bugs, influencing their roadmap and negotiating contracts? Do you want to take your career to the next level by owning all aspects of one of the largest Docker Enterprise data centers, and working alongside some of the sharpest engineers in the industry?

Our ideal candidate is an individual who’s driven by technology and enjoys automation and problem solving and is technically savvy to lead the DevOps team in the right direction. Customer satisfaction, ensuring high availability and uptime of production systems is one of our core commitments and we work hard to strive for those while having fun, innovating and challenging status quo.




As a DevOps Architect, you will own architecture, design and development of our container architecture and related tools and processes for our CI CD platform. We treat our infrastructure as code like the rest of our applications. While personality and ability to learn are keys to success on our team, you should already have the technical skills described in the job requirements below to hit the ground running.

Some of your responsibilities will include-

  • Provide Domain Expertise in Docker and Kubernetes

  • Design, implement, manage and orchestrate Docker Container Clusters using UCP, Kubernetes

  • Design and build Docker Files, Docker Images, and Docker Containers

  • Design new strategies for optimizing all aspect of the certification, CI, release and deployment processes using latest container and virtualization techniques (Azure, Docker, Docker Enterprise, UCP, Kubernetes)

  • Work with stakeholders to drive scope definition, specifications, and architecture of our container and CI CD tools.

  • You will work with product management and internal teams to understand their needs & vision to come-up with multi-generation technology roadmap.

  • Evangelizes new technology, predict trends, and identify new opportunities based on trends. Be a thought leader and expert by participating in defining standards and open source initiatives.

  • Act as technical liaison for customer advisories, co-innovations and technical engagements with industry.

  • Provide thought leadership, strategy and lead innovation by exploring, investigating, recommending, benchmarking and implementing technologies to improve product quality and velocity.

  • You will drive continuous improvement in standards for software design, development, testing and support.

  • Sets and influences partner expectations related to technology initiatives.

  • Architect CaaS (container as a service) platform for engineering teams.

  • Architect, build, create and maintain automated solutions with scripting, build systems, backup systems, shared resources and other integrated systems.

  • Architect, develop, maintain and optimize automated deployment, certification and testing infrastructure against multiple on premise and, in-time, multiple cloud platforms.

  • Architect, build, configure and tune highly available and fault tolerant Docker Clusters.

  • Maintain relationship and engage with vendors (eg. Docker), professional services in terms of influencing their Roadmap, feature requests, bug fixes and timely support.

  • Own system deployments, upgrades and maintenance of our Docker Cluster.

  • Configure and use system monitoring tools and notification alerting services.

  • Do capacity planning and forecasting for our Infrastructure needs.

  • Scale Infrastructure to meet rapidly increasing demand.

  • Participate in research, concept testing and usability testing to deploy new technologies.

  • Responsible for creating and implementing a BCP for our Docker Cluster eco system and arrange 24x7 support, with assistance from IT and team members.

  • Ensure high availability of services and establish process for disaster recovery.

  • Function independently or as a part of a team to achieve set goals

  • You will perform advanced troubleshooting and monitoring of the systems to ensure SLAs are met.

  • You will actively participate in agile SCRUM and design meetings to drive initiatives.



  • 7+ years of progressive work experience in the DevOps space having large scale software development experience architecting, building, deploying, and maintaining customer facing applications.

  • Expert knowledge of:

Docker and Kubernetes. (Docker Enterprise, UCP is a plus)

  • Experience with at least one of the following tools: Ansible, Chef, Puppet.

  • Experience with at least one Cloud Technology. (AWS-including EC2, S3, VPC, Route 53, Cloudformation, GCP, Azure).

  • Experience working with virtualization technology. (VMWare, OpenStack)

  • CI CD automation using Jenkins, Bamboo, Code ship or similar.

  • Knowledge of Terraform, Consul, Packer a plus.

  • Proficiency with log monitoring and analytics using solutions like Splunk or others.

  • Scripting using Python, Go, or other a plus

  • NGINX or similar load balancer – Installation, Configuration and management.

  • Linux (ssh, including bash shell scripting)

  • Experience with on-call (SRE style) rotation, both as a member and as someone who has improved the processes themselves.

  • Participate in product discussions, influence the roadmap and take ownership and responsibility for new projects to make them happen.


  • BS, MS in Computer Science or related engineering discipline or relevant work experience.

Splunk is an Equal Opportunity Company

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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