Splunk engineering TC and work

Cisco / Eng chucky777
May 15, 2018 14 Comments

I am being approached by a Splunk recruiter, but I dont know anybody working in Splunk, hence turning to you folks. How is the engineering org, especially the core services team and typical TC for (possibly) a principal engineer role ? How about interview difficulty ?

Is principal engineer considered a pretty senior role or just a fancy name for a non-fresh grad ? What is the typical % of principal engineers in a team/org ? A cursory search in LinkedIn turned up tons of Principal software engineers in Splunk. What is the career path upwards of Principal engineer ?

Kindly excuse the tons of questions. Dont have too many data points to go by. Appreciate all your inputs !

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  • Hootsuite 12points
    Their vancouver (Canada) comp was above market level there when I got an offer from them. 10% relocation and 10% bonus too
    May 15, 2018 2
    • Microsoft KxXR24
      Willing to share details?
      May 15, 2018
    • Hootsuite 12points
      100k base for a frontend dev with 3 years exp
      May 21, 2018
  • Google jghyrh
    I've only met a handful of people from there, but they all seemed to like it
    May 15, 2018 0
  • Oracle / Eng Fghvdh
    Principal there is like google T5. You should look at 350k+ TC for this level.
    May 15, 2018 3
    • Cisco / Eng chucky777
      OP
      Thanks. Is Google T5 formally called "Senior Staff" ? I seemed to see far too many Principal engineers at Splunk on LinkedIn.
      May 15, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng Fghvdh
      No T5 is senior at Google. But google tends to downgrade levels from other companies. I would say roughly 7-10 yoe gets you principal at splunk.
      May 15, 2018
    • Splunk eGRt21
      Principal (> staff) > senior, senior = P4 is somewhere between L4 and L5 at Google. Principal is *sometimes P6. Might have authority of Google L8 ic.
      Aug 8, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng floating.
    Microsoft to acquire splunk.
    May 20, 2018 2
    • Splunk Sesm
      What???
      May 21, 2018
    • Valorem blumercury
      @floating is this still the case?
      Jul 16, 2018
  • Uber vuhT40
    It’s a great data science product. Lucky you!
    May 15, 2018 1
    • Cisco / Eng chucky777
      OP
      Product being good doesnt necessarily translate to a good engineering team though. Anyways, its not like I have an offer.
      May 15, 2018
  • Microsoft kVyb65
    I am also interested in knowing.
    May 15, 2018 0