Principal Design Technologist, Observability

Splunk San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 2 months ago

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 enthusiastic 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 meaningfully to each other's success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!


Are you enthusiastic about both user interfaces and data? Do you think design has the power to make the world better? Do you enjoy the challenge of helping users quickly turn big data into valuable insights? If so, we here at Splunk would love to hear from you!

We're looking for a Principal UX Technologist to join our UX team. UX Technologists combine UX Design and engineering expertise into a single discipline, and are able to develop, prototype, and test innovative solutions that open up the boundaries on front-end engineering, plus encourage development teams and leaders to invest in new ideas. He or She has advanced knowledge of one or more digital delivery mediums but also a strong basis in UX, visual, and motion design. UX Technologists serve as a bridge between design and engineering. He or she will also have a background in data science and have hands on experience with a mix of technologies and development platforms. We are looking for someone who thrives in a technically sophisticated environment. Moreover, we work in a dynamic, iterative development environment, so the ability to communicate effectively, and collaborate with many different developers and product managers is a requirement.


  • Actively participate in concept development and design iteration as part of product teams.

  • Building tools that help operationalize and bring efficiencies to design activities.

  • Develop functional prototypes to prove and sell concepts to development teams and senior leadership.

  • Partner with engineering to ensure that interactive techniques and technologies translate through to products.

  • Be able to work creatively through and around perceived limitations and/or challenges imposed by the delivery platform to create delightful experiences for developers and customers.

  • Effectively present, explain, and justify the purpose of your prototype.

  • Evaluate and document any new creative and/or engineering standards or patterns that could arise from your work


  • 10+ years of relevant experience in digital product development (apps, web, digital ecosystems)

  • iOS (Cocoa), Android (Java), HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript development experience

  • Experience with popular front-end libraries like Backbone.js, Angular.js, React.js, etc.

  • Experience with vector and motion graphics, including SVG, HTML5 Canvas, and Animation via JavaScript and CSS

  • Experience with development on mobile platforms

  • Strong portfolio of cutting edge experiences that proves not only solid development skills but forward thinking

  • Superior verbal, oral and written communication skills. May require occasional use of presentation skills. Communicates with project team throughout all stages of design

  • Able to bridge the gap between design and code

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and UX problem solving

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.

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