Principal Storage Architect @ Splunk - Los Angeles, CA

Job Overview

3 months ago

Principal Storage Architect

Splunk - Los Angeles, CA

Join us as we pursue our exciting new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with passionate people about our product and seek to deliver the best customer experience. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun, and, most importantly, to each other’s success. We are seeking a Principal Storage Architect to help us elevate further on this journey. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can join our journey!

Job Description

Splunk seeks a Principal Storage Architect to join the Network, Security, Platform, Infrastructure, Reliability, and Engineering Team. The team is responsible for designing, building, securing, and maintaining Splunk’s global corporate and development infrastructure within Splunk’s public and privately hosted compute platforms.

The role will ensure the availability, stability, and integrity of Splunk’s storage infrastructure and backup services, concentrating on establishing enterprising solutions meeting industry best practices. The architect will develop standardized reference architectures, create security guidelines, author documentation, define lifecycle and operational support models, and lead the implementation activities to deliver highly available and secure solutions.

The ideal candidate will have a solid foundation and experience deploying storage services supporting various environments. Strong interpersonal skills will be critical for this position, as the architect will frequently interact with senior leadership and fellow architects. The architect will also assist leadership in defining the future technology vision and keeping Splunk’s storage and compute environments state-of-the-art.


  • Assess the current architecture and work with the product leadership to layout the architectural roadmap for scale, security, and maintainability
  • Determine security requirements by evaluating business strategies and information security standards, conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments, studying architecture/platform, identifying integration issues, and preparing cost estimates.
  • Manage and support all hardware upgrades for our storage and virtual private cloud environments.
  • Create and document storage infrastructure compliance standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Design and implement the optimal test strategy for our services.
  • Mentor other engineers and continually raise the bar on storage and backup practices across the multi-disciplined team.

Required Education and Experience:

  • 12+ years of storage and platform engineering experience, supporting extensive global multi-vendor enterprise infrastructure.
  • Proven experience in building storage environments at the enterprise level.
  • Proven experience in building storage and backup systems and highly available services.
  • Mentor a small, high-impact, and multi-talented DevOps and SysAdmin team.
  • Led the implementation and configuration of storage solutions, working with vendors and professional services as needed.
  • Review solution architecture and lead the implementation of security solutions and configurations.
  • Experience with NetApp, Commvault, and VMWare, including management systems such as SnapCenter, CVLT, vCenter, and Skyline.
  • Experience using diagnosis and analysis tools such as Splunk
  • Strong verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and troubleshoot problems with speed and efficiency.
  • Ability to self-motivate and manage/prioritize competing tasks.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work after hours to support projects and maintenance activities.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field; or equivalent experience

We value diversity, equity, and inclusion 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.

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

Note: Splunk provides flexibility and choice in the working arrangement for most roles, including remote and/or in-office roles. We have a market-based pay structure which varies by location. Please note that the base pay range is a guideline and for candidates who receive an offer, the base pay will vary based on factors such as work location as set out below, as well as the knowledge, skills and experience of the candidate. In addition to base pay, this role is eligible for incentive compensation and benefits, and may be eligible for equity.

Benefits are an important part of Splunk's Total Rewards package. This role is eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off, an ESPP and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering here.

Base Pay Range

SF Bay Area, Seattle Metro, and New York City Metro Area

Base Pay Range: $180,800 - 248,600 per year

California (excludes SF Bay Area), Washington (excludes Seattle Metro), Washington DC Metro, and Massachusetts

Base Pay Range: $171,200 - 235,400 per year

All other cities and states excluding California, Washington, Massachusetts, New York City Metro Area and Washington DC Metro Area.

Base Pay Range: $153,600 - 211,200 per year

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