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Principal Accessibility Software Engineer



Join us as we pursue our exciting 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 believe making machine data accessible, valuable, and usable is essential to creating inclusive products for our customers. Accessible design in our physical world benefits everyone; we’ve all used sidewalk cutouts or sent text messages. We’re bringing that same philosophy into our digital products by making digital accessibility a priority at Splunk.
It’s crucial to consider all customers in our product suite, including those with permanent, temporary, and situational disabilities. By not considering digital accessibility, we prevent professionals with disabilities from becoming advocates of Splunk.

Join our Product Experience team as we look to scale our digital accessibility program! As a Principal Accessibility Software Engineer, your role will be crucial to growing the efficacy of our digital accessibility program. This role will work closely with our Accessibility Program Manager, Designers, and other cross-functional Engineering teams to set the direction for solving accessibility challenges across all of Splunk’s user experience products.
This role requires in-depth knowledge of web accessibility, cross-functional relationship building, and a clear understanding of the standards, and policies that govern web accessibility both in the US and globally.
What you’ll do

Help modernize the UI development across all of Splunk
Set the standards for accessibility development across Splunk
Collaborate closely with Product, Design, and Engineering teams to advise and implement holistic web accessibility solutions across multiple products
Lead in setting the direction for CI/CD development across multiple product pipelines
Prioritize backlogs, support test automation improvements, validate fixes
Provide training to empower teams to own web accessibility quality
Mentor and coach other engineers, share the work you are doing, and participate in code reviews
Evolve the maturity of Splunk’s accessibility program to reach new KPIs and metrics

What you'll need

12+ years of experience working with web and/or client-side technologies
Advanced skills in HTML, CSS, Javascript, React
Experience in accessibility standard methodologies, WCAG standards, VPAT compliance, and a strong awareness of assistive technologies
Experience working with Design Systems and shared components across multiple teams
Experience with Accessibility Tools (JAWS, NVDA, Axe)
Knowledge of browser internals like Javascript engines, native DOM, Event APIs, browser quirks and ways to tune code to enhance web accessibility and performance
Comfort with command-line applications, source control, testing frameworks, continuous integration and other aspects of developing in large, distributed software teams across multiple codebases
Ability to lead engineering teams and set technical direction
Proven track record for establishing strong coding principles through code reviews and design sessions
Ability to collaborate, build partnerships, and communicate efficiently across teams
Excellent problem solving and analytical thinking skills

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Experience with Backbone.js development is highly desirable
Background in testing and validation of websites for Accessibility Compliance
International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) Certification, JAWS Certification
Agile development experience using tracking software such as JIRA


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent training and work experience.

Splunk is an Equal Opportunity Employer: At Splunk, we believe creating a culture of belonging isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to ensure our employees are supported to bring their best, most authentic selves to work where they can thrive. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard 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, genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.


Base Pay Range

SF Bay Area, Seattle Metro, and New York City Metro Area

Base Pay Range: $203,200.00 - 279,400.00 per year

California (excludes SF Bay Area), Washington (excludes Seattle Metro), Washington DC Metro, and Massachusetts

Base Pay Range: $182,880.00 - 251,460.00 per year

All other cities and states excluding California, Washington, Massachusetts, New York City Metro Area and Washington DC Metro Area.

Base Pay Range: $162,560.00 - 223,520.00 per year

Splunk provides flexibility and choice in the working arrangement for most roles, including remote and/or in-office roles. We have a market-based pay structure which varies by location. Please note that the base pay range is a guideline and for candidates who receive an offer, the base pay will vary based on factors such as work location as set out above, as well as the knowledge, skills and experience of the candidate. In addition to base pay, this role is eligible for incentive compensation and may be eligible for equity or long-term cash awards.

Benefits are an important part of Splunk's Total Rewards package. This role is eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering at

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