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Distinguished Scientist

Element AI

Element AI

Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Company Description

At ServiceNow, our technology makes the world work for everyone, and our people make it possible. We move fast because the world can’t wait, and we innovate in ways no one else can for our customers and communities. By joining ServiceNow, you are part of an ambitious team of change makers who have a restless curiosity and a drive for ingenuity. We know that your best work happens when you live your best life and share your unique talents, so we do everything we can to make that possible. We dream big together, supporting each other to make our individual and collective dreams come true. The future is ours, and it starts with you.

With more than 7,700+ customers, we serve approximately 85% of the Fortune 500®, and we're proud to be one of FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World's Most Admired Companies™.

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Job Description

As a Distinguished Architect at ServiceNow, you will be a leader with a track record of architecting and incorporating Intelligence into products. Your expertise will be instrumental in driving our AI initiatives to new heights, with a focus on cutting-edge technologies, including deep learning, large language models (LLMs), natural language processing and conversational assistants.

What you get to do in this role:

  • Collaborate with Engineering and Product:

Work with engineering and product on incorporating the AI technologies into the ServiceNow roadmap. You will be expected to innovate and find new and better ways to replace complex frameworks with powerful AI technologies that are scalable and require far less maintenance.

  • Build elegant architectures:

You will help build elegant architectures that are easy to understand, maintain and enhance over a period.

  • Architect reusable components:

You will build frameworks for reusable components that can be leveraged across multiple teams. For example, you may build a framework for developing conversational assistants for the finance industry that can leverage data from all our customers with their permission.

  • Influence Leadership:

Champion AI strategies, technological advancements, and industry trends to ServiceNow's leaders shaping the direction of AI-driven initiatives. Influence peers and stakeholders in driving technical, product and business direction.

Perform competitive analysis:

You will conduct a thorough competitive analysis of various AI products and technologies.

  • Thought Leadership:

Share your expertise and insights at prestigious AI and technology conferences, elevating ServiceNow's brand and positioning us as a trailblazer in the AI industry. You will publish blogs, papers and patents.


To be successful in this role you have:

  • Master’s Degree, PhD preferred with 14+ years of engineering or AI/ML experience and 8+ years of AI/ML experience.
  • ServiceNow is a rocket ship, and you need to have the passion, drive and work ethic to create business impact with mentoring, not supervision.
  • Proven track record of leading and contributing to innovative AI research and development projects, culminating in bringing at least multiple innovative AI products to market, demonstrating your ability to translate research into real-world applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive creativity and innovation in AI projects.
  • Deep knowledge and hands-on experience in LLMs, deep learning, NLP, NLU, BERT, GPT, NLP, and related AI technologies.
  • First principles thinking, for example you should be able to write a neural network with backpropagation in Python, Java or C++ without using existing libraries.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Join us as a Science Distinguished Architect at ServiceNow and let your pioneering spirit in AI research and development shape the future of intelligent technologies. Your contributions will be at the forefront of transforming industries and making the world work better for everyone. Dream big with us, and together, we will pave the way for a more intelligent and interconnected future.


For positions in the Bay Area, we offer a base pay of $237,800 - $416,200, plus equity (when applicable), variable/incentive compensation and benefits. Sales positions generally offer a competitive On Target Earnings (OTE) incentive compensation structure. Please note that the base pay shown is a guideline, and individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, competencies and work location. We also offer health plans, including flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, matching donations, a flexible time away plan and family leave programs (subject to eligibility requirements). Compensation is based on the geographic location in which the role is located, and is subject to change based on work location.

Additional Information

ServiceNow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

At ServiceNow, we lead with flexibility and trust in our distributed world of work. Click here to learn about our work personas: flexible, remote and required-in-office.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at [email protected] for assistance.

For positions requiring access to technical data subject to export control regulations, including Export Administration Regulations (EAR), ServiceNow may have to obtain export licensing approval from the U.S. Government for certain individuals. All employment is contingent upon ServiceNow obtaining any export license or other approval that may be required by the U.S. Government.

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