Splunk Senior Staff Technical Writer - IT Markets in San Francisco, California

We're looking for a versatile technical writer to join the Splunk doc team to work on Splunk Insights products, including Splunk Insights for Infrastructure. You'll document analytics-driven IT Operations tools that unify metrics and logs for troubleshooting and monitoring. Be part of a fast-moving team where your contributions really make a difference in our customers' experience.

We are big fans of describing the how, why, and who of an application, not just what the software can do. As a writer documenting Insights, you'll identify common customer scenarios and show end users and administrators how to tackle specific problems. You'll use feedback from the field and from actual people using your product to continuously improve your docs. You'll work side-by-side with the product team to create and maintain online user documentation in a custom MediaWiki instance, where you can update your content on the fly with improvements and new features.

You are a confident writer of customer-centered docs who is passionate about helping people solve problems. You're thrilled about joining a team of supportive, diverse tech writers and editors, and you're prepared to tell us stories that demonstrate how you learn about new technologies, apply that learning on the job, and make an impact inside and outside your company.


  • Write user docs that make using complex products easy for end users and administrators

  • Work closely with development teams and product managers to understand your products and the people who use them

  • Be willing and excited to become an authority in the Splunk platform and apps

  • Propose structural and organizational improvements to the documentation set

  • Help pave the way for content based on use cases and customer scenarios

  • Passionately pursue information that your customers need to be successful


  • Interest in researching and writing excellent software documentation that customers rave about

  • Ability to organize complex information into a structure and flow that's accessible to system administrators and end users

  • Demonstrable experience writing docs with a strong customer focus

  • Understanding of the difference between reference documentation and scenario-based documentation

  • BA/BS degree and relevant professional experience

What We Offer You

  • A set of extraordinarily talented peers who are dedicated to the craft of creating high-quality, customer-pleasing content

  • A multi-functional team that values and relies on accurate, robust documentation

  • Opportunities to influence our style and standards, and participate in lively discussions about how to best present our content to users

  • A constant stream of new things for you to learn. We're always expanding into new areas and exploring new technologies.

  • Growth and mentorship. We believe in growing writers through ownership and leadership opportunities.

  • A stable, collaborative, and supportive work environment

Splunk, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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?

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