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Splunk Equity Plan Manager in Utah

Splunk is looking for an Equity Plan Manager to join our Equity team! This position is an individual contributor role reporting to the Senior Director, Global Equity Plans. This position will perform in all aspects of the administration of the employee equity programs in a dynamic and fast-growing public company environment. This is a highly visible position and requires a focus on customer service and ability to effectively interact, communicate and present ideas and concepts clearly with key stakeholders within multiple departments. The ideal candidate is forward-thinking who continually sees the potential of improving processes and takes the steering wheel to drive them forward.

What You'll Do

  • Perform day-to-day administration of our employee equity programs, including transaction processing.

  • Assist in administration of Employee Stock Purchase Plan, including open enrollments, tracking, withdrawals, changes, and purchase processing and reporting.

  • Act as the primary point of contact for employee inquiries; communicate plan provisions to employees and resolve employee issues or concerns as appropriate.

  • Maintain desk procedures/department calendar, and ensure all information remains current and consistent.

  • Assist in preparation and delivery of content for employee education (e.g., in-person, Zoom presentations, company intranet).

  • Partner with human resources, legal, tax, payroll, and accounting to anticipate, implement and address equity plan initiatives/matters.

  • Partner with HR and Legal teams on tax audits or other ad-hoc reports.

  • Manage trading windows per Insider Trading Policy and partner with the Legal team to manage ad-hoc blackout windows.

  • Assist in stock plan reconciliation activities/support.

  • Assist in SEC, audit and external reporting activities/support.

  • Maintain an audit trail of procedures performed in order to comply with SOX.

  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.


  • 5+ years of experience in equity plan administration.

  • Possess a solid understanding of many different types of equity awards and public company equity programs, across multiple jurisdictions.

  • Exhibit the ability to remain highly confidential and professional, coupled with unquestionable integrity.

  • Be a subject matter expert using Equity Edge Online and the Client Resource Center.

  • Demonstrate that you are hands-on at an intermediate to advanced level using Excel (specifically, working with large datasets using pivot tables and data analysis functions).

  • Possess the ability to interpret and understand legal documents such as proxy, security regulation, plan documents and grant agreements.

  • Have a solid track record with U.S. federal and state taxation relating to equity compensation.

  • Manage multiple tasks under strict deadlines with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Possess a strong work ethic and flexibility to work extended hours during critical periods such as quarterly RSU releases, ESPP purchases, as well as quarter end and year end closes.

  • Have the ability to look at processes from different angles with an eye for how to do things better, faster and more efficiently.

  • Be a clear, compelling and engaging communicator and engage with others in a team oriented manner.

Bonus points:

Experience with Forms 3, 4, and 5 filings.Possess a solid understanding of Transfer Agent mechanics involving acquired company equity awards (e.g., restricted stock and founder holdback shares).

Be familiar with mobility tracking and reporting.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably with an emphasis in finance or accounting.

  • Certified Equity Professional (CEP) designation (Level III), or working towards the designation preferred.

Location: This position is based out of the San Jose, CA office (currently remote). Applicants in other locations will be considered. 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. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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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