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Senior Manager, Data Platform Software Engineering Management

Element AI

Element AI

Software Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 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


ServiceNow Project RaptorDB, based on Postgres, the world's most advanced open‑source database, acts as a foundational data layer that will allow ServiceNow customers to process massive volumes of transactional data on the Now Platform in real time to meet the demands of AI‑powered applications. It adds analytical capabilities to meet advanced reporting and data mining needs. This team is building the core of RaptorDB and even the smallest optimization can have a dramatic impact on our customers and our bottom line.

We are looking for an experienced Sr Manager who will manage the team building the very core of our ServiceNow database.

What you get to do in this role:

  • Drive building the next-gen ServiceNow relational database – an ambitious and high visibility project aimed at very large scale
  • Lead a sizeable team of very senior and highly skilled database developers in the US and EMEA
  • Partner with experienced product managers and leaders across Data Platform to clarify priorities, coordinate timelines, and negotiate trade-offs
  • Manage departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering team
  • Use your passion for relational databases and experience in modern software development to help the team members grow as core database engineers

To be successful in this role you have:

  • In depth knowledge of at least one of the popular relational SQL databases – either through a background of developing or managing database internals, or through developing or managing software that heavily uses such a database.
  • Strong familiarity with professional software development methodologies, such as but not limited to test driven development, automated testing, continuous integration/continuous delivery
  • Servant-leader mindset – leading through guidance, coaching, and building followers
  • Experience with managing software written in low level languages such as C or C++
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies and operating as a manager in a highly self-organized team, including providing direction and support
  • Proven ability to build cross organizational bridges and working in a matrix organization
  • Affinity to statistics and data driven decision making


  • 6+ years of experience developing/managing relational SQL database internals OR
  • 6+ years of experience developing/managing a software product using a relational SQL database as the core component
  • You managed software products written in a low-level language like C or C++
  • 4+ years as a software development manager for a complex product that requires sophisticated testing
  • Excellent communication skills and track record of leading cross-cultural teams


For positions in the Bay Area, we offer a base pay of $192,700 - $337,300, 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. 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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