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Senior Legal Counsel, Employment

Posted Nov 20
Full Time
Seattle, Washington

Splunk is here to build a safer and more resilient digital world. The world's leading enterprises use our unified security and observability platform to keep their digital systems secure and reliable. While customers love our technology, it's our people that make Splunk stand out as an amazing career destination and why we've won so many awards as a best place to work. If you become a Splunker, we want your whole, authentic self, what we call your "million data points". So bring your work experience, problem-solving skills and talent, of course, but also bring your joy, your passion and all the things that make you, you.

Role Summary

We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to join Splunk’s Compliance,

Employment & Risk team which includes Compliance, Litigation & Investigations,

Employment, and support of Splunk’s PubSec compliance efforts. This role will support

our Human Resources function, with a primary focus on helping build and improve

global processes and policies, and advising on employee relations issues worldwide. We

are seeking a highly motivated and hardworking teammate to take initiative and

ownership of key projects, procedures, and initiatives, and closely partner with Human

Resources and business functions across Splunk. This role will report to Splunk’s Senior

Director, Employment Law Counsel.

Personal Characteristics

Highly collaborative with a strong desire to make a significant impact. Flexible, creative,

and self-motivated—shows initiative and perseverance, resourcefulness, a strong work

ethic and maintains a sense of humor. Demonstrated business sense and legal

judgment, with the ability to be both strategic and detail oriented. You will possess

outstanding negotiating, writing, speaking, and analytical skills; strong organizational

and project management skills; an ability to work dedicatedly in an entrepreneurial,

extremely fast paced, and high growth environment; a desire to be invigorated by a

collaborative, innovative and decisive culture; a high degree of accountability,

professional motivation and drive; and ease in developing relationships of trust and

confidence both within and outside Splunk.


  • Provide day-to-day proactive advice and support on global employment-law related matters.
  • Manage and drive global projects, process, and standards, including coordinating with regional counsel to create consistency and/or alignment across geos.
  • Assist the HR team with the successful management of the employee lifecycle, including hiring, performance management, employee relations, and separations.
  • Coordinate with HR to help manage employee relations concerns, investigations, and employee departures.
  • Oversee and direct internal investigations, demand letters, agency charges, and employment-related litigation in conjunction with outside counsel.
  • Manage outside counsel and related matter budgeting.
  • Support global compensation and benefits programs.
  • Monitor and implement new employment laws and regulations impacting our global workforce.
  • Work collaboratively and responsively with a broad range of colleagues in the U.S. and globally, ensuring strong relationships between Legal, Human Resources, Cyber Security, Finance, Stock Administration, IT, and Corporate
  • Coordinate with Legal and HR to recommend, develop, and continuously improve our global employment-related policies, procedures, and trainings, as well as our global employment template library (including global employment agreements and separation agreements).
  • Help develop critical initiatives, practices, and processes that will advance and scale Splunk’s business while continuing to mitigate risk.

Must Have Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience focused on employment law at a law firm and/or in-house legal department
  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Member in good standing in any state bar
  • Possess the drive and ability to balance working autonomously and collaboratively in a highly dynamic fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable handling multiple projects and transactions in parallel, often with short deadlines
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interface and partner successfully with stakeholders at all levels and varying functions of the Company
  • Flexible and creative, with the initiative to contemplate multiple solutions to issues and to proactively and reliably drive sophisticated projects

Nice-to-have Qualifications

  • Prior experience working at or with technology companies
  • California employment law experience
  • Global employment law experience
  • Top tier employment law firm experience
  • Strong academic credentials

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 $208,000.00 - 286,000.00 per year

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

Base Pay Range $190,400.00 - 261,800.00 per year

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

Base Pay Range $174,400.00 - 239,800.00 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 https //