Sr. Director, Dev/Ops - San Jose, CA San Francisco, CA

  • Splunk
  • San Jose, CA San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 08, 2020
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Sr. Director, DevOps Engineering

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!

We are looking for a visionary engineering leader who is passionate about the journey from enterprise on- prem into the cloud. Focusing on Release and DevOps practices that serve large scale software development and the operational aspects required to create a world-class customer experience will be critical to the success for this role as well. This requires experience in designing, operating, administering and supporting mission-critical services in a large engineering organization along with experience in developing microservices in a native cloud world.

Our ideal candidate is an individual who’s driven by technology and enjoys operations, automation and problem solving. Customer satisfaction, collaboration, ensuring high availability and uptime of production systems are among our core commitments.

Areas of Responsibility

As a DevOps Sr. Director, you will be responsible for shaping the future architecture and infrastructure to smoothly transition into the microservices cloud delivery model. You will also be maturing our CI/CD, large scale, and functional testing infrastructure to support our Customer Managed releases. Focus on self-serviceability, automation, tools development, and reliably building and releasing for a large engineering organization will be critical to this role. We treat our infrastructure as a code like the rest of our applications. While exceptional leadership skills and great interpersonal skills, 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.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Lead a global DevOps engineering team that focuses on supporting services, tooling, self service automation to support various layers of testing, build and release, and daily operational metrics to ensure highest productivity for our Cloud and Customer Managed engineering organizations

  • Focus on developing common tooling, services, automated integration deployment that cut across Enterprise Cloud and Customer Managed work streams to bridge gaps and provide visibility and data to various systems

  • Collaborate closely with the global engineering teams to ensure high availability of services for highest productivity, quality and business outcomes

  • Provide CaaS (Container as a service) platform for engineering teams

  • Build, create and maintain automated solutions with scripting, build systems, backup systems,

    shared resources and other integrated systems

  • Develop, maintain and optimize automated deployment, certification and testing infrastructure

    against multiple on premise and, in-time, multiple cloud platforms

  • Build, configure and tune highly available and fault tolerant Docker Clusters and K8s


  • Use Objectives and Key Results for the DevOps teams to execute against

  • Advanced troubleshooting and monitoring of the systems as well as meeting SLAs

  • Participate in product discussions, influence the roadmap and take ownership and responsibility

    for new projects to make them happen

  • Experienced in Agile PDLC

    Experience with

  • Docker and Kubernetes at large scale

  • AWS-including EC2, S3, VPC, Route 53, CloudFormation, GCP, Azure

  • Ansible, Chef, Puppet, VMWare, OpenStack or Artifactory

  • CI/CD automation experience using Jenkins, Gitlab, CircleCI or similar

  • Proficiency with log monitoring and analytics preferably using Splunk

  • Scripting using Python, Go

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

  • Linux (ssh, including bash/shell scripting)

  • On-call (SRE style) follow-the-sun rotation, both as a member and as a lead who has improved

    the processes themselves

  • Experience with Application Performance Monitoring is a plus

  • Experience running end user facing microservices in production is a plus

  • Experience running JIRA Service Desk as a frontline helpdesk is a plus

    Education & Experience

    BS, MS in Computer Science or related engineering discipline

  • 12+ years of progressive work experience as a DevOps hands-on technical lead in a large-scale software development environment.

  • 12+ years leading teams of 50+ employees

    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 Sydney, Australia and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.