Principal Technical Program Manager
Splunk
 Chicago, IL

Principal Technical Program 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!

The Principal Technical Program Manager is charged with leading large scale, global, technically complex initiatives end to end. Working cross functionally with a broad set of technical and business partners, you will use your solid technical aptitude, appreciation for simplicity and quality, critical thinking, and a bit of elbow grease, to drive programs that meet business and technology objectives while furthering Splunk’s long range goals.

You will be part of a dynamic, entrepreneurial team responsible for accelerating and simplifying customer, partner, and employee experiences across various channels, functions, and platforms. You will face new challenges daily and identify creative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Lead end-to-end technical programs or initiatives within the Splunk Cloud Platform area, having a clear and constant understanding of priorities to ensure expected outcomes are delivered.
  • Communicate program progress across stakeholders, sponsors, and executive leadership.
  • Identify and mitigate risks and to ensure programs maintain forward momentum toward clear outcomes.
  • Understand system APIs and interdependencies and lead cross-functional teams to align and deliver on technical solutions.
  • Ensure clear accountability, timelines, and continuous change management to deliver timely, high-quality results.
  • Work with executive leadership and key business partners serving as the core spokesperson for the program
  • Provide expertise on process improvements and tools that lead to shared standard methodologies across Engineering.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement and cross-organization events in collaboration with Engineering or Product Management leaders.

Who You Are & What Makes You Qualified:

  • Deep experience in Software Engineering and with standard SDLCs, with particular experience in CI/CD pipelines, building and operating multi-tenant cloud services, and search / indexing as a plus.
  • Strong validated experience communicating directly with leadership, proactive problem solving, and critical thinking.
  • Experience facilitating, building, or overhauling a Change Management process.
  • Validated history influencing and affecting change at all levels of the organization without having positional authority.
  • Experience working cross-functionally leading a program or product delivery with both technical and non-technical members.
  • Hands on experience and knowledge of Agile, SAFe, Lean, or other Agile and scaled Agile methodologies.
  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or equivalent experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation

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