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Senior Software Engineer

Element AI

Element AI

Software Engineering
Kirkland, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 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 Senior Software Engineer, you will play a critical role in the AI Search Platform group. We’re looking for team-oriented problem solvers with a long-term mindset and with deep expertise in all aspects of enterprise software development.

Successful team members at ServiceNow have a passion to be a part of, lead, and grow amazing teams. You'll also work cross functionally to deliver innovative software designs and solutions to both internal and external developers and customers.

What you get to do in this role:

  • Build high-quality, clean, scalable, and reusable code by enforcing best practices around software engineering architecture and processes (Code Reviews, Unit testing, etc.)
  • Help implement software that is simple to use to allow customers to extend and customize the functionality to meet their specific needs.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of new products and features while also enhancing the existing product suite.
  • Help architect, design, and build innovative search capabilities with high scalability and quality.
  • Implement cutting edge search capabilities and technologies ranging from keyword search and word/paragraph vectorization to knowledge graphs and ML.
  • Help design and architect tools, libraries, and frameworks with long term platform implications for high modularity, extensibility, configurability, and maintainability
  • Contribute and work cross functionally to improve architecture, developing process and mentoring junior members in the team.
  • Design and deliver outstanding search experiences for our customers and developers.


    To be successful in this role you have:

    • 4+ years of experience with Java or a similar OO language
    • 4+ years’ experience with Java software development on an enterprise level
    • Good working knowledge of data structures, algorithms, object-oriented design, design patterns, and performance/scale considerations
    • Passion for problem solving, software architecture, and development.
    • Experience working with relational databases including development, troubleshooting and performance optimization.
    • Experience with multiple technology stacks: Cloud Dev, Platforms, Web Dev, Frameworks, or service–oriented architecture
    • Capability to manage multiple projects with material technical risk across teams and processes; may serve as a functional lead or technical owner.
    • Expertise at building highly scalable frameworks for processing streaming data and query/result pipelines for end user and machine-driven query processing
    • Experience with open-source technologies like Linux, Apache/Tomcat, and MySQL
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience with relational databases and SQL
    • Experience writing scalable REST APIs

    Highly desired:

    • Experience with any modern search engine (Elasticsearch, solr, etc.)



    For positions in the Seattle metro/Kirkland areas, we offer a base pay of $137,000 - $233,000, 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.

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