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Senior Staff Software Engineer, Workflow Automation, Full Stack

Element AI

Element AI

Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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

What we do:

Our team is responsible for the continuous advancement, development, and refinement of the Flow Engine ( In this role, you will be challenged to leverage your design and development expertise to architect scalable and reliable solutions using the latest technologies and best practices to deliver seamless features that enhance the customer experience. Join us to solve some of the most complex problems in automation technology as we continue to innovate and expand our low-code/no-code solution with the Flow Engine to empower our end users.

What you get to do in this role:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build high-quality, clean, scalable, and reusable code by enforcing best practices around software engineering architecture and processes (Code Reviews, Unit testing, etc.)
  • Maintain and advance the Flow Engine’s capabilities to support a comprehensive range of Java and JavaScript APIs, ensuring seamless integration protocols and robust performance across the platform.
  • Ensure synchronous and asynchronous executions, queuing, event throttling, resuming, and reporting of data flow for platform workflow outcomes.
  • Collaborate with other teams building their product on the engine to sequence automated and manual work, helping customers achieve complex business outcomes.
  • Address and resolve defects and customer issues related to the Flow Engine, ensuring high performance and reliability.
  • Participate in sprint planning and retrospectives, contributing to continuous improvement of the Flow Engine and related products.


To be successful in this role you have:

  • Proficient in Java (10+ years), JavaScript, and other relevant programming languages
  • Some experience with low-code workflow products and engines
  • Advanced knowledge with data structures, algorithms, object-oriented design, design patterns, and performance/scale considerations
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a strong understanding of automation and system integration
  • Capability to manage multiple concurrent projects with material technical risk across teams and processes; may serve as a functional lead or technical owner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with ServiceNow platform is desired, but not required.


For positions in California (outside of the Bay Area), we offer a base pay of $163,000 - $285,200, 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. For individuals who will be working in the Bay Area, there is a pay enhancement for positions located in that geographical area; please contact your recruiter for additional information.

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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