Posted On Mar 31

Sr. Linux Developer


Location : Toronto, ON

Headquarters : San Francisco, California, United States

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Hiring Role : Developer

Experience : Senior Level

Job Description

Do you have a passion for building AI-enabled IoT devices? Do you want to be part of the development of a brand new hardware product and choose the technology stack? Do you want to be part of the founding team and build something from the ground up?

Splunk's Toronto Engineering team is looking for an Embedded Linux Developer to help launch Splunk’s hardware strategy. You will build innovative new products that leverage sensor data and machine learning at the edge. You will bring up hardware, customize linux kernel and build a truly competitive product. You will get to work with dedicated individuals who are doing state of the art development (embedded software, mobile and backend) in the areas of machine learning and data analytics to build best-in-class business analytics software. You will be interacting with product management and customers to understand detailed requirements. You will also work with other engineering teams across Splunk to design and build high-performance solutions.


  • At least 5 years of meaningful industry experience.

  • 2-3 years of experience in customizing linux distributions and configuration on ARM SoCs using Yocto Poky or a debian based system.

  • 2-3 years of experience in modifying, debugging or writing device drivers for the Linux kernel.

  • An expert in scripting languages such as Python/Bash

  • Comfortable with programming languages such as C/C++

  • Proven track record in customizing U-boot and/or DTB.

  • Knowledge of hardware bus topologies such as USB, I2C, SPI, RS232, CAN and/or PCI-X

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of RTOS on bare-metal MCUs (such as FreeRTOS on Cortex M4)

  • Knowledge of messaging protocols such as MQTT, gRPC and/or Google Protobuf.

  • Knowledge of container services such as Kubernetes and Docker.

  • Knowledge of wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and Zigbee/ZWave.

  • Knowledge of crafting restful APIs on embedded linux systems.


  • BS EE or CS degree; 8 + years related experience (or Masters and 6 + years related experience or PhD and 3+ years experience)

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.

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.

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.

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