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Splunk Strategist Architect, Global Systems Integrators -Remote (USA) in Boston, Massachusetts

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!

Role

Splunk is looking for an experienced Solution Architect to join our New Markets & Partners Strategy Team, where you will be the key technical resource for our relationship with our most strategic consulting and systems integration partners. You'll be working closely with our business development owners to identify and align Splunk’s capabilities to craft and drive valuable customer outcomes when partner and Splunk products, services and solutions are combined. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to think strategically about the performance, reliability and security needs of customers using cloud technologies to build their digital infrastructure and possess hands-on technical experience building scalable, secure and compliant solutions.

The responsibilities and activities for this role include: voicing support for Splunk products, providing technical product and deep architectural expertise; leading exploratory conversations with other technologists; providing presentations at the C-level; delivering ongoing communication of the latest Splunk capabilities and partner enablement; building groundbreaking prototypes to support our joint initiatives and build cloud-optimized architectures. You will need to be, or quickly become, a Splunk expert so our partners can be successful with Splunk products. You will be as comfortable white boarding software architectures with a room full of engineers, as briefing an executive audience. If you enjoy being a technical leader with vision who provokes fresh ideas on what is possible and provides clear explanations for how our products build value, we should talk.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with architects and technical leaders at Splunk’s most strategic consulting partners to define and develop technical and business strategies.

  • Understand and internalize partner solution architectures. Identify where Splunk products can have the most impact.

  • Identify, shape and size complex opportunities across Splunk’s global consulting partners.

  • Responsible for crafting and presenting technical content, whiteboard sessions and iteration through possible technical designs to recommend the best option.

  • Establish and maintain leverage-able relationships with key technical staff and leadership at key partners.

  • Assemble and share best-practice knowledge among the worldwide Splunk and partner technical sales community

  • Educate customers on the value proposition of Splunk + partner products and services.

  • Work in close collaboration with Splunk Partner execs to build and execute a technical business plan

  • Design and launch differentiated solution offerings. Serve as a technical liaison between customers, partners, service engineering teams and support.

  • Demonstrate Splunk products and services, including the intersections with partner products and services.

  • Participate in and deliver Business Reviews and executive briefings

  • Author or contribute to Splunk customer-facing publications such as whitepapers, blogs, and technical guides

Requirements

  • 10+ years relevant Sales Engineering or Solution Consulting experience, building, delivering and selling cloud service products to IT organizations and C-level officers (GSI preferred)

  • Expertise or understanding of multiple technical domains: Cloud infrastructure and services, Security, DevOps, Analytics and Application Management

  • Understanding of architectural principles for cloud-based platforms including SaaS PaaS, multi-tenancy and automation.

  • Product and/or Project Management experience is preferred

  • Committed Curiosity - with a desire to question, research, learn and grow (on repeat)

  • Forward-thinking learning - able to quickly grasp the essence of new issues and concepts

  • Collaboration - work across teams in a highly matrixed organization

  • Bias for action -address new opportunities and challenges, set, communicate, lead, and meet results-oriented achievements and deadlines

  • Eye For Business - strong understanding of how global ISVs, SaaS and PaaS partners make money, as well as the industry pressures they face

  • Don’t just talk, listen. Ability to quickly understand and interpret customer problems and navigate complex organizations (aka red tape)

  • Should be available to travel to visit your accounts, up to 30% of the time (including international travel, so must have a valid passport!)

  • BS in Computer Science or similar degree, MS/MBA degree preferred

  • IMPORTANT We can teach you the technology, coach you on soft skills, and educate you on processes. But you need to come with your own self-motivation, unflagging curiosity, and belief in “the art of possible” with technology, and a strong desire to work with an awesome team with a positive mentality

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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