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Splunk Privacy Analyst in Austin, Texas

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. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!


We are seeking a hardworking and motivated individual to join Splunk’s Data Protection team. The role is an exciting opportunity to build practice and procedures in support of Splunk’s web and advertising technologies. The individual will also be an integral player in helping Splunk fulfill its data protection requirements for the collection and handling of personal data globally. The role will report directly to Splunk’s Sr. Director, Data Protection (Data Protection Officer). Splunk is based in the San Francisco Bay Area; for this position, full-time remote work is available (U.S. time zone required).

Personal Characteristics and Skills

  • Adaptable, welcomes change, and is comfortable with ambiguities

  • Effectively educates, evangelizes, and promotes data protection best practices

  • Firmly understands impact of global data protection requirements on marketing

  • Comfortable with and curious about marketing technologies, systems, and processes

  • Drives programmatic goals while building close relationships with business partners

  • Organized, responsive, and persistent with good follow-through; customer service oriented

  • Demonstrates initiative, passion, and resourcefulness

  • Maintains a strong work ethic and a high degree of accountability

  • Effectively balances competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced environment

  • Passionate about data protection and building a culture of data protection at Splunk

  • Maintains a sense of humor and lives the mantra–work hard, have fun, and make history!


As a Privacy Analyst on the Splunk’s Data Protection team, you will:

  • Develop, maintain, and evolve privacy programs to manage web advertising, and analytics technologies and practices (e.g. cookies and other tracking technologies)

  • Handle privacy inquiries and requests for access to personal information internally and externally

  • Review Splunk’s business applications and products to incorporate Privacy by Design into the development process

  • Help monitor Splunk’s data collection practices, investigate and document how data is shared within Splunk’s data ecosystem, and update Splunk’s corporate data protection policies

  • Conduct data protection impact assessments for Splunk’s new and existing processes, services, and applications

  • Assist with overseeing and appropriately responding to internal and external audits of Splunk’s systems and procedures

  • Intake, triage, and analyze reported data protection incidents to ensure appropriate escalation to the team for rapid response and remediation

  • Support the integration of acquired companies and technologies through data protection due diligence

  • Advise on complex data protection best practices through consistent analysis, feedback, and follow-through with internal business partners

  • Analyze and evaluate Splunk’s compliance with relevant data protection regulations, standards, and frameworks (e.g GDPR, CCPA, and ePrivacy) to help ensure that Splunk continues to embrace best-in-class practices

  • Support the development of data protection infrastructure and process automation across the enterprise

  • Develop data protection awareness campaigns and training programs

  • Represent the team in day-to-day activities with Splunk business, legal, and technology business partners.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; Advanced degree a plus

  • 8+ years professional experience in a role involving privacy compliance

  • Relevant privacy or security certifications (e.g. CISSP, CIPP, CIPT, or CIPM)

  • Deep knowledge of global data protection laws, standards, and associated frameworks (e.g. GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and APEC CBPR)

  • Strong track record of working collaboratively with cross-functional business partners

  • History of managing privacy programs relating to web, advertising, and analytics technologies and practices (e.g. cookies and other tracking technologies)

  • Expresses complex ideas in easily understandable ways

  • Strong technical understanding of data ecosystems and the technology that powers them

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze sophisticated privacy and security concepts and apply them to real-world situations

  • Comfort influencing business leaders in the promotion of consistent practices and policy

  • Experience working with Legal, IT, Product, and Security teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Sophisticated Microsoft Office and GSuite skills (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Docs, Sheets, or Slides.)

  • Familiarity with privacy program management tools (e.g. OneTrust or Nymity)

  • Knowledge of data related initiatives such as ingestion, report and dashboard creation, and web analytics

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.

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.

Splunk does not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Please click here to review Splunk’s Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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