Senior/Principal Product Manager

  • Company: Splunk
  • Location: San Francisco, California - (1) Other Locations for this Listing
  • Posted: November 15, 2017
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Senior Product Manager

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!


Splunk is looking for committed Product Managers to drive the definition, development and adoption of key product capabilities, and ensure end-to-end success for our customers in this market. This position requires a highly collaborative, customer-focused product management professional with excellent communication skills, and a consistent track record of success.

The Product Management role at Splunk requires a hands-on collaboration with a team of engineers, QA, UX and customers to continue Splunk's tradition of building groundbreaking products.

You will be able to merge attention to technical detail with ability to understand and align to business imperatives. As part of the new Mission Team approach, Product Managers will work hand-in- glove with cross-functional execution teams to drive customer insights and inputs directly into the development process.

You will use your understanding of the big data ecosystem and trends to inform the Splunk search roadmap. Your creativity will Synthesize ideas that improve Splunk's performance, and your cross team collaboration skills will make those improvements fly across all of Splunk's products.

This position requires a well-rounded individual and someone capable of going into depth on many topics relevant to the domain. Splunk is looking for individuals who can distill complex problem landscapes into actionable work and then lead the team to get it done.

This role requires a deep understanding of both product management and agile development methodologies. It is an extraordinary opportunity to Collaborate to the most disruptive technology in IT management and data analytics today. It's also an opportunity to join a team that is groundbreaking new approaches to product management to align effectively with agile development methodologies.


As with any product management role in a fast-growing company, day-to-day responsibilities will span the entire product management lifecycle and include deep interaction with customers, sales, and engineering.
  • Collaboratively define requirements in an agile process to build differentiated products
  • Find and cultivate a diverse cohort of forward-looking Splunk customers ready to adopt new features and products prior to market introduction
  • Direct contribution to detailed user, buyer and influencer personas in line with Splunk persona standards that are clear and actionable
  • Coordinate with teams outside the product function to build comprehensive go-to-market motions from marketing to delivery
  • Collaborate with product marketing to support creation of customer driven messaging and content

  • 10+ years of experience in product management or developing software
  • Deep understanding of Data Manipulation technologies.
  • Experience in a business development function in the software indus
  • Experience working with or as an IT professional
  • Experience with reporting and analytics solutions and a familiarity with the analytics ecosystem
  • Shown ability to lead without authority


  • Splunk Product knowledge
  • Software development lifecycle methods (e.g. waterfall, Agile scrum) and typical process steps
  • Experience and familiarity with IT management products and services


Bachelor's degree in a technical field (e.g. EE, CS); MBA or similar degree highly preferred

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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