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Splunk HR Program Manager in Chicago, Illinois

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!

Building one of the world’s fastest growing enterprise software companies requires a Growth Mindset, and Splunk’s People Team members embody this in everything we do. We encourage excellence, drive outstanding performance and work as a team to rise above constraints. We live Splunk values to build a world-class place to work.

Success in a steady and predictable business doesn’t translate to success at Splunk. We thrive in sophisticated networks and build connections internally and externally to deliver results today, while looking ahead and planning for rapid, scalable growth. On the journey we reap the rewards of working with a fun, diverse, distributed team of the best in the business, where everyone's voice matters and ideas come to life.

The Role

The HR Program Manager is responsible for leading all aspects of assigned projects in partnership with a distributed team of highly skilled HR Business Partners. You bring well-developed program management skills, combined with a deep understanding of organizational change. You work hand in hand with key partners on people-focused projects that enable us to scale our business.

With both a strategic lens, and passion for detail, you will support a diverse array of projects from origination through final implementation. Roles and responsibilities, key milestones, timelines and communications will need to be coordinated and monitored to ensure successful delivery.


To be successful in the role, the right candidate can provide relevant examples of when and how they have demonstrated the following competencies, and the resulting impact.

  • Motivated, organized self-starter, able to solve routine or complicated problems effectively and drive projects to successful completion.

  • Consulting, program management, business operations or other proven experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and address ambiguous issues.

  • Passionate and enthusiastic about delivering excellence and exceptional attention to detail.

  • Responsible for prioritizing multiple projects.

  • Develop options and recommendations to drive critical decisions.

  • Tracks costs and performance and other metrics required to ensure project goals and objectives are met.

  • Establishes processes and methodologies to ensure assigned projects are delivered on time, within budget, meet high quality standards using appropriate tools and data.

  • Serves as a resource to project leaders to educate and assist them with implementing project management processes and making improvements/changes.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, leadership capabilities, analytical skills, project management and presentation skills.

  • Applies principles of change management to understand, forecast and manage the people impacts of transformational change initiatives.

  • Develop partnerships with other HR Program and Project Management experts within the People team and across the organization.

  • Comfortable with authoring many types of documents, including agendas, action/project plans, and presentations. Strong skills with spreadsheets and a variety of data/information.


  • BA/ BS Degree or equivalent.

  • Project/change management education/certification

  • 5+ years’ experience working in a program/project management capacity, ideally within the tech industry

Location and Travel

North America. The role can be based anywhere in North America. When restrictions are lifted, the ability to travel periodically – primarily to US offices – will be important.

Inclusive Workforce

We value diversity at our company. Everyone who applies with the qualifications 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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