I've got offers from both Splunk and Atlassian (pretty much same TC)
Base: 180k / 260k / 20k
# Both are in front end domain space.
# For Atlassian it's confluence product
# For Splunk it's Security.
# Both are for Senior Front End Engineer roles.
- I felt like the product confluence has more scale / reachability
- Better front end teams (they have unified FE teams)
- Working on Confluence that's being used by thousands of people.
- Company growing 40% year to year. (Stock growth)
- Enterprise company.
- Brand new product (fresh code base)
- Might be the only UI engineer on the team (with one remote engineer in SF office)
- Stock growth?
What looks better on my resume in long run? And why? Please comment.
- Splunk LouyIf you care about money then splunk, refreshers would be generous. The opportunity to lead gives faster promo too.
- Look at the team/manager you will be working with. Pick the one you feel most comfortable with.
- Atlassian is a great company and the confluence team in Mountain View is good people. Was there for 4 years, left in 2018. The confluence team was my favorite to work with in the whole company.
- Sounds like Apple was caught in the fork and is disgruntled by it.
I worked with every product team across the company in my role and the folks that were the best to work with were the confluence cloud team and the Jira Service Desk teams. I didn’t dig into their code base but I knew the people. The people you work with are more important than the code, and I say again the confluence folks in Mountain View which is confluence cloud is good people.Nov 19 0
- With the info provided, Atlassian seems like the winner but need more info would be needed.
If you’re trying to grow in FE, I can vouch for Atlassian. Some really solid FE engineers there.
- So the thing that intrigues me is how new splunk team/product is. Is it customer facing or internal? Career growth wise lots of potential and you will likely be the lead. However naturally there is some risk with anything completely new.
Confluence I would say is one of the weaker products of the Atlassian suite. Maybe it has changed but impact wise I just don’t know. There’s opportunity here for sure though but might not be as impactful as the work in splunk.
- Great questions.
1/ For Splunk it's a customer facing product. However I'm the only dev coordinating with others remotely (SF)
2/ yes possibility of lead. However, I don't see many engineers who are experts in FE as such since it's an Enterprise company.
3/ The team I'm about to join would work on next gen of Confluence (where I will be working on features/performance) and will be rolling out for thousands of customers.
I can DM you with more info
- Feel free to dm if you want. Interesting — it really depends how much do you care about transitioning into a lead role? If thats your career goal, you might get there faster at Splunk but yeah naturally it sounds like a lonely road there. How confident are you in your skills and building things from scratch? Just things to think about.
Confluence sounds like a cool opportunity also. IMO far more risk in Splunk so if it were me I’d have to really think about it. Also where is splunk based?
- Atlassian J!raBeing the most senior engineer at Splunk you probably will have no one to learn from.
- Atlassian is not everified apparently so won't take opt students