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Splunk Contract Manager, Products 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 products 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 looking for a hardworking and self-motivated individual with at least 8 years of transactional contract management experience to join our growing Legal team in the role of Contract Manager. Contract management experience focused on technology procurement at global technology companies is strongly preferred.

Personal Characteristics and Skills:

To be successful in this role, you will need to develop strong business relationships with members of the Procurement team, as well as internal business clients from the Products organization. Interest and fluency in technology concepts and architectures is strongly preferred. You should have “can do” attitude but also be able to identify when there is a need for improvement. You will need to enjoy working within defined, yet dynamic processes.

You will report to Director, Products and Services (Legal). Your primary focus will be drafting and negotiating key inbound contracts and licenses that enable our global commercial offerings and pitch in on other contract matters as needed.


In this role you will:

  • Support and be responsible for the drafting, reviewing and negotiating standard agreements. These include non-disclosure agreements, software licensing (both on-premise and SaaS), maintenance and professional services and partner agreements.

  • Work directly with our Procurement, Products and other internal teams.

  • Complete diligence to understand how Splunk will use the technology and discuss with Product counsel and internal business client(s) as needed.

  • Facilitate all aspects of the contract lifecycle. This would include contracts management application and other business applications, contract generation, non-standard term approval, contract signature and close and archiving.

  • Collaborate with our attorneys across the globe to assess and handle any risks.

  • Maintain contract administration including contract process improvement, and contract management tool maintenance, tracking and reporting.

  • Interpret and assess our own and 3rd party agreements and quickly identify the issues that need either a business or legal decision.

  • Engage with internal compliance and data security teams as needed.

  • Take a continuous improvement view of our Legal team and the business such as template agreements and playbooks.

  • Assist our business with other legal projects as needed.


You have:

  • Bachelor's degree;

  • At least eight (8) years of contract management and complex negotiation experience in a major law firm or a sophisticated in-house legal department with a focus on technology procurement via various models (on premise, SaaS, etc.);

  • Excellent project management and recordkeeping skills;

  • Interest and fluency in technology concepts and architectures;

  • Ability to take the initiative, work independently, but within a team to prioritize and balance multiple tasks in our dynamic, evolving legal and technology environment;

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, and ability to interact and build trust across all levels of our business;

  • Expertise in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and be able to get up to speed quickly on other business applications as needed; and

  • Strong business sense with a strategic outlook and an interest in working within a high volume, dynamic and friendly team.

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 certain 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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