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Splunk Sr. Legal Counsel, Compliance & Ethics Program (US Remote) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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, our 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 highly motivated and hardworking teammate to take initiative and ownership of key projects related to building and managing a best-in-class and scalable global Ethics & Compliance (E&C) program. You will be joining Splunk’s growing Compliance, Employment & Risk team and will be integral to helping grow and scale the Legal department, and in turn, will have an amazing opportunity to develop professionally. This position can be remote and will report to Sr. Director, Ethics & Compliance Counsel.


This position will support our E&C function, with a primary focus on implementation and management of a best-in-class global E&C program, including development and delivery of the following: 1) written policies, procedures, and guidelines; 2) global ethics and compliance training; 3) strategy and plan for global compliance assessment and monitoring; 4) processes to track and report compliance; and 5) processes to ensure continuous improvement of Splunk’s Global Ethics & Compliance program. This person will also advise on global E&C matters worldwide and provide subject-matter expertise and day-to-day proactive global legal advice and counsel on E&C matters, including, e.g. Anticorruption, Conflicts of Interest, Information Governance, and Anti-Modern Slavery. This position requires building relationships, driving strategy across multiple functions, and anticipating evolving risk in an international market.

Personal Characteristics: We are seeking a person who is highly collaborative and entrepreneurial to meet our goal of embedding E&C internal controls into the everyday activities of global business. This position requires a high degree of accountability, professional motivation, and drive; and the ability to develop relationships of trust and confidence both within and outside Splunk. The ideal teammate will be flexible, creative, and self-motivated, with the initiative to contemplate multiple solutions to issues and to proactively and reliably drive complex projects. We are looking for a person with demonstrated business sense and legal judgment, and the ability to be both strategic and detail-oriented. They will have a strong work ethic and the ability to maintain a sense of humor.


  • Provide subject-matter expertise and day-to-day proactive global legal advice and counsel on E&C issues, including Anticorruption, Conflicts of Interest, Information Governance, and Anti-Modern Slavery.

  • I n collaboration with business leaders, develop and implement written policies, procedures, and guidelines.

  • Create and present global ethics and compliance training, in collaboration with our Legal Ops teams, business leaders, and other subject matter experts.

  • Develop and implement effective monitoring of compliance, in partnership with Internal Audit and Business Leaders.

  • Work with the Enterprise Risk Management team to annually assess and report on Enterprise risk related to Legal Compliance Areas.

  • Assist in the development of innovative ways to measure ethics and compliance program activity providing deeper insights on effectiveness and risk, including relevant metrics to measure compliance program effectiveness and report out on progress;

  • Assist in developing a strategy for and leading cross-function risk mitigation projects.

  • Implement E&C Program communications strategy, including content development for quarterly meetings of 3 E&C Business Leaders Councils (Global, EMEA, and APAC) and Executive Sponsors.

  • Oversee content development of annual, global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics training and various other global E&C training.

  • Develop and b uild strong cross-functional relationships in order to assess and anticipate emerging risk areas across the Company.

  • Work collaboratively and responsively with a broad range of colleagues in the U.S. and globally to facilitate a coordinated team approach.

  • Pitch in on whatever legal work needs doing, whenever it needs to be done.

    The candidate must have: (Required Qualifications)

  • J. D. from an ABA-accredited law school and member in good standing in any state bar.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience focused on legal compliance

  • Significant experience with a programmatic approach to legal compliance, including the creation and implementation of policies, procedures, and training to prevent, detect and remediate violations of law.

  • Experience with legal compliance related to Anticorruption, Conflicts of Interest, Information Governance, and Anti-Modern Slavery.

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Strong experience developing global compliance training programs;

  • Experience in developing communications to a multicultural employee base in support of the E&C program;

  • Ability to work effectively in a global environment and sensitivity to and an understanding of cultural differences around the globe;

  • Willingness to take on additional tasks and projects outside of core areas of expertise;

  • Strong work ethic and ability to juggle numerous matters at once and produce high-quality work under tight deadlines;

  • Possess the drive and ability to balance working autonomously and collaboratively in a highly dynamic fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to interface and partner successfully with stakeholders at all levels and varying functions of the Company.

  • Ability to travel (domestically and internationally).

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a fast-paced multinational b2b or enterprise software company with a channel sales model preferred.

  • Experience with laws related to anticorruption; conflicts of interest; information governance and modern anti-slavery.

  • Combination of both in-house and law firm practice experience.

  • Experience creating and conducting formal presentations and training internationally.

    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.

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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