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Splunk Sr. Mgr/Director Product Management, Compliance in San Jose, California


Join us as we pursue our disruptive vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone with Splunk’s Data-to-Everything platform. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers and partners. At Splunk, we are committed to our work, customers, having fun and, most importantly, to each other’s success.

We are looking for a leader with Product Management, Security, and Compliance related experience in regulated environments, who will drive expansion of Splunk products in regulated environments across the public and private sectors.

This role will be part of the Horizontal Product Management team, which works closely with all Product Management across the entire Splunk portfolio. The intent of this role is to centralize and curate the input to product owners, and to focus the organization on Compliance related features that are most relevant for Splunk customers.

In this role, you will work closely with cross functional teams including Field, Engineering, and Internal Audit, and bring the input back to the Splunk product teams. Using this input, you will help improve the alignment of products and services with Compliance and Security standards and frameworks required for conducting business with all customers, including sectors that are particularly sensitive to compliance such as the Public Sector.

Along the way, you will get to wrestle with hard technical problems, work with developers and architects, writers, and a team of PMs who love technology.

  • Do you understand intricacies behind acronyms like FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria, FISMA, Section 508, GDPR, FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI, etc.?

  • Do you know how software products have to evolve in order to meet the requirements behind those standards and frameworks?

  • Do you have a working knowledge of big data, logging, and analytics technologies, and understand how they fit together to deliver concrete business value to regulated customers?

  • Have you learned the lessons that only come with the experience of working with auditors to get products, solutions, or services accredited or certified?

If so, you might be well suited for this role.

Preferred location: this position can be based anywhere in the US.


You’ll prioritize regulatory environment requirements to expand Splunk's presence. You will collaborate with product teams across Splunk, a group of architects and engineers, and most significantly, with customers to:

  • Establish and maintain cadence and alignment with Sales, Internal Audit, and Products leadership to ensure relevancy and accurate prioritization of product security and compliance initiatives across the Products organization

  • Drive visibility, predictability, and consistency around product security and compliance initiatives

  • Establish, maintain, and curate a standardized intake process for product security and compliance requests and inquiries from the field

  • Collaborate with product owners and Internal Audit team to create and maintain an overall compliance/certifications roadmap for Splunk product lines

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and execute plans for attaining and maintaining prioritized government and industry product certifications and affirmations of compliance (e.g. Section 508, Common Criteria, FedRAMP, FIPS, HIPAA, etc.)

  • Attain and maintain expertise in relevant government and industry technology security and compliance frameworks

  • Assume the role of a subject matter expert on product compliance efforts at Splunk

  • Understand the market and competition for use case support as a means of driving adoption of Splunk technology

  • Support product feature planning process and go-to-market activities


  • Proven thought leadership and business process development experience

  • Extensive experience (10+ years) of working in regulated environments (e.g. FedRAMP, FISMA, DoD, FDA, HIPAA, etc.)

  • Experience in establishing a successful cross-functional team collaboration

  • A well rounded and proven experience (10+ years) in all aspects of SDLC, from project chartering to requirements engineering to product deployment, support, and deprecation

  • Strong analytical abilities to make data based and strategic value driven business decisions, including the ability to make reasoned decisions in the face of uncertainty or imperfect data

  • Ability and prior experience working closely with sales teams and solutions architects is a requirement

  • Proven technology security and compliance experience (10+ years), and expertise in compliance and certifications requirements for frameworks such as FedRAMP, FIPS, FISMA, HIPAA, Common Criteria, DoD RMF, etc.

  • Strong technical background is highly preferred

  • Meaningful experience with Splunk products is highly preferred

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills characterized by transparency and brevity

  • Experience in productively working with internal and external stakeholders, including executive leadership

  • Ability to influence people at all levels across a broad variety of job functions

  • Excellent organizational skills to juggle many tasks

  • Dynamic and engaging speaker comfortable in front of audiences of all sizes

  • Ability to prioritize projects and efforts according to business needs

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant subject area is a minimum, Master’s degree is highly preferred

  • Relevant and industry recognized professional security, compliance, and technology certifications are preferred (e.g. ISC2 CISSP, ISC2 CSSLP, ISACA CISM, ISACA CISA, ISC2 CCSP, EC-Council CEH, etc.)

We value diversity at our company. You 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 you are applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment people with arrest and conviction records

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!

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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