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Splunk Senior Detection Engineer, Detection & Monitoring Operations (D&MO) (Remote US Available) in Boulder, Colorado

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!


The Splunk Detection and Monitoring Operations (D&MO) Senior Detection Engineer reports to the Director of Detection and Monitoring Operations. The role is based in San Francisco, San Jose or McLean, VA. In this role, you will be responsible for developing security content supporting the 24x7 monitoring operations, and response to cybersecurity threats. You will have a deep understanding of Information Security principles and disciplines coupled with expert level knowledge of Splunk Processing Language (SPL), excellent development skills, and a continuous desire to learn and grow. We are a passionate team who has fun, enjoys a good laugh but above all else thinks security first.


  • You will use your deep Splunk expertise building correlation searches from scratch to detect cybersecurity threats

  • Draw from your industry expertise in understanding how an attacker would behave and translate it to custom security detection content

  • Engage with other teams to ensure detections are working as intended

  • Identify and prioritize new data sources and their applicability to the detection of advanced adversaries

  • Lead efforts to ensure data sources are compliant with Splunk’s Common Information Model (CIM)

  • Modify logic of existing detections to reduce false-positive rates, and align them more consistent with their intent

  • Drive complex initiatives with key business partners to continuously improve visibility

  • Ensure that security-relevant data is flowing to appropriate Splunk Data Models

  • Map security content to MITRE ATT&CK Framework

  • Understand & manage development backlog to ensure a steady stream of activities

  • Conduct sprint reviews and celebration of successes for all items in the workstream.

  • Collaborate across teams for training, development opportunities, and service improvement

  • Provide mentorship for willing and able candidates looking to dive into security content development

  • Capture development metrics in direct-support to executive-level briefings (daily, weekly, monthly)

  • Ensure that all documents, workflows and processes remain accurate and up-to-date


  • You have 8 years of experience as a SOC Analyst, Security Content Developer and/or Security Engineer

  • Advanced Splunk Enterprise Security experience

  • Deep understanding of Splunk Data Models

  • Ability to build and interpret Splunk Processing Language (SPL) fluidly

  • Ability to understand systems quickly, and translate understanding into logic to detect anomalies with the system

  • You can lead people to think critically by guiding them without doing the work for them

  • You have a passion for learning and a desire to enable the growth of others

  • You possess a demonstrated ability to speak with people with varying knowledge in IT Security concepts and have the tailor your message to the audience

  • You have a deep understanding of Incident Response framework, root cause analysis

  • Capability to look at a process to identify opportunities for cycle-time reduction

  • Advanced working knowledge of Cloud technologies

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and take-charge

  • Ability and desire to think outside of the box for creative solutions to problems with the moxie to follow-through

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to see things through the customer’s eyes

  • Tremendous attention to detail

  • Eligible to work in the United States without company sponsorship

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information security or related discipline is required or equivalent practical work experience

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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