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Splunk Senior Principal Product Security Engineer in Boulder, Colorado

Principal Product Security Engineer

We have a disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. Our engineers are passionate about our products and our customers demand more of it. At Splunk, we’re committed to our people, customers and having fun at work! Splunk is an industry leader in the “Data to Everything” platform and is well-positioned to extend the lead with our bold new vision.

You will be a senior member of the Product Security team, which is responsible for identifying security risks and ensuring mitigation across all Splunk products. We have an expanding portfolio of products and are simultaneously embarking on a journey to “Cloud First” delivery of all our services, so there is no shortage of critical security engineering work to do. As a Principal Product Security Engineer, you will work closely with development and operations teams to ensure security is built into every product we ship.

You will perform application security assessments including architecture review, threat modeling, code review, and general security consulting. This role will require you to assist and enable product teams to follow secure development practices, while also empowering them to own security within their product area. As a leader within Product Security, you will be responsible for driving a “Paved Road” approach to security, where teams are given all the resources they need to make good security decisions, and to ship software quickly and safely. The most valuable contributions you will make are those that address common security issues systematically, and at scale.

Ideally, you have a proven development background and can communicate with engineering teams with authority, credibility, and empathy. Product Security is complex and context-specific and, as such, will require you to learn constantly and be committed to continuous innovation, because what worked yesterday may not work tomorrow.


  • Consult with development and operations teams to provide guidance and recommend secure design patterns

  • Perform security assessments on new and existing products and services to identify security risks and establish baseline security requirements

  • Establish and drive security standards across Splunk to improve security and resiliency of software and systems architecture

  • Act as technical spokesperson for Product Security initiatives among senior engineers and architects

  • Advocate for and lead complex security projects from inception through completion, working closely with engineering, product, and program management

  • Present security risks to Product leadership in accessible terms and influence product strategy and direction

  • Be a force multiplier by mentoring other members the Product Security team


  • 10+ years of full-time security engineering or information security experience

  • 7+ years of total experience in software development or systems engineering, ideally in an agile environment

  • Proven experience performing security design reviews for complex applications, including distributed systems, APIs, and services deployed to cloud, on-premise, and hybrid environments

  • Expert knowledge and implementation experience across information security disciplines, including web application, network, and operating systems security

  • Relevant development/scripting/automation experience in at least one of: C++, Javascript, Python, Go

  • Fluency with the OWASP Top 10 and other common vulnerabilities and exploit techniques, and ability to define appropriate countermeasures

  • Deep understanding of common application and network protocols, cryptographic technologies, and authentication and authorization protocols

  • Direct experience supporting cloud operational models, including SaaS security architecture, microservices, containers, and Kubernetes

  • BA/BS in computer science, a related discipline, or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Contributions to the security community: research papers, public CVEs, conference talks, open source, etc.

  • Extensive automation and development experience in core Splunk programming languages: C++, Javascript, Python, Go

  • Familiarity with “big data” and distributed systems technology

  • Ability to drive efforts as a SME: thinking in whole systems, working within and between teams to have a positive security impact

  • Deep understanding of browser security and modern JavaScript frameworks

  • Knowledge of compliance requirements for industry-standard certifications like PCI DSS, SOC2, HIPAA, FedRAMP

  • MS in computer science, Information Security, or a related discipline

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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