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Splunk Solutions Architect - Cloud, Sales Engineering in Houston, Texas

Role: Solutions Architect - Cloud, Sales Engineering

Job Description: That’s a cool job! I want it!

Splunk Cloud Solutions Architects are domain experts on the Splunk Cloud services, cloud service providers (CSPs), and demonstrating data from cloud services. As one of Splunk’s senior-most technical presales resources, you will be a catalyst for securing the technical win on strategic and sophisticated opportunities.

A successful Cloud Solutions Architect will not only maintain a deep technical understanding of cloud products and services, but also build multi-functional relationships, and create collateral to build scale and impact Splunk’s rapid growth rate.

Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!

  • Serve as the highest-level technical escalation in support of Splunk Cloud services, and cloud-related pre-sales efforts including operationalizing cloud service data in Splunk

  • Engage with North American sales teams including both strategic commercial and public sector accounts

  • Provide standard methodologies and root cause analysis of the most complex technology challenges -- This may include building test environments and experiments, establishing ad-hoc teams of experts, and/or collaborating with Product Management and Engineering

  • Act as an internal technical expert, fielding questions related to Splunk Cloud services, and cloud services provided by Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Amazon Web Services

  • Develop and deliver technical training for internal and external audiences covering both Splunk Cloud and public cloud services

  • Articulate the value of solutions at sophisticated sales stages and at high-impact marketing or tradeshow events such as Splunk’s annual user conference

  • Maintain and extend personal expertise related to evolving and newly-emerging technologies underpinning the latest industry trends and prototype solutions for integration with Splunk

  • Influence product capabilities and direction based on crosscutting customer challenges and needs

  • Operate as a self-starter who is driven by an intense desire to learn, grow, teach & win

Key Candidate Differentiators:

  • 7+ years of experience in a senior technical pre-sales and/or delivery capacity

  • 3+ years of experience architecting and/or implementing Splunk Enterprise

  • 3+ year of experience working with a CSP IaaS and PaaS offerings

  • Possess deep knowledge and expertise in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platform service; certifications a plus

  • Technical experience selling and/or delivering a FedRAMP SaaS offering

  • Experience operationalizing data cloud services for specific use cases

  • Experience creating, communicating and presenting technical content for large and diverse audiences, including CxOs

  • ‪‪Expertise in at least one scripting language (Python, bash, etc.) is highly desirable

  • Expertise with an enterprise data streaming capability (e.g., DSP, Confluent, Kinesis) including architecture, deployment, sources/sinks, functions and building pipelines

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering subject area (e.g., computer science, electrical engineering, information systems, or similar) -- outstandingly well-qualified candidates with equivalent experience will be considered

  • Must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis

Travel Requirements:

Ability to travel up to 25% (when/where public health conditions allow due to COVID-19)

Location:

United States, Continental U.S.

About Us:

  • Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant (https://www.splunk.com/en_us/form/gartner-siem-magic-quadrant.html) Leader for SIEM

  • Named Top 5 on the 2020 Fortune Future 50 list (https://fortune.com/company/splunk/future-50/)

  • Named one of the “Best Places to Work” for Women (https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certified-company/1300565) , Parents (https://www.greatplacetowork.com/best-workplaces/parents/2020) , and in Technology (https://www.greatplacetowork.com/best-workplaces/technology/2020?category=large)

Are you looking for an incredible place to work that celebrates innovation, leadership and creativity? Please contact us. Splunk offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. When you join Splunk you'll be working with a team of smart people who are as passionate about our products as our customers' success.

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.

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?

Individuals seeking employment at Splunk are considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Click here to review the US Department of Labor’s EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk’s Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

Splunk does not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Please click here to review Splunk’s Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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