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Staff Lead Systems Engineer

| Kirkland

ServiceNow is changing the way people work. With a service-orientation toward the activities, tasks and processes that make up day-to-day work life, we help the modern enterprise operate faster and be more scalable than ever before.  

We’re disruptive.  We work hard but try not to take ourselves too seriously.  We are highly adaptable and constantly evolving.  We are passionate about our product, and we live for our customers.  We have high expectations and a career at ServiceNow means challenging yourself to always be better.  

What you get to do in this role: 

We are currently seeking a Staff/Lead Systems Engineer. As a key member of the Cloud Infrastructure Messaging team, you will be responsible for architecting, building and managing a tailored, global full stack cloud infrastructure that is part of our SaaS product offering. This is an opportunity to be delivering with an organization which is at the forefront of technology running a Cloud SaaS platform that supports millions of users!   The Cloud Infrastructure Systems Engineering team architects, builds and operates the server infrastructure that runs our SaaS platform at scale and with high availability. Working closely with engineers and developers across the company, the candidate will be responsible for:    

  • Opportunity to take your place in an organization that designs, builds and operates a full stack cloud service. A private build for the public cloud.  
  • Building custom systems and services solutions, tailored for the SaaS messaging stack. 
  • Tackling problems that are out of this world, those that come with *huge* scale. 
  • Using broad knowledge and experience of systems engineering and networking principles to proactively prevent and address incidents while constantly improving cloud messaging infrastructure best practices. 
  • Driving popular problems to resolution with the corresponding internal stakeholders, whilst working on edge cases for implementation based issues 
  • Identifying and addressing issues escalated, toward immediate relief and sustainable resolution 
  • Document and maintain relief and resolution guides in knowledge-base articles and standard operating procedures parallel to our scalable and sustainable model 
  • Training and mentoring internal stakeholders along with the exposure, documentation and hands-on training 
  • In creating quality of the Cloud service, identify and collaborate with appropriate teams to improve tools and processes such as event monitoring, automation and introduction of new tools as required for our efficiency 

In order to be successful in this role, we need someone who has: 

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in systems engineering, understanding of the components of a cloud infrastructure including hardware platforms, OS, applications, databases, networks, web and application servers. Prior experience in Site Reliability Engineering/DevOps and managing large-scale server infrastructure at a cloud computing or MSP setting is highly desirable. Strong Linux expertise is a must.  Candidate must have good communication skills and work well in an open, collaborative, dynamic team environment. 

  • Experience developing backend applications in either Python, Ruby, Go, or Java.
  • Extended experience with supporting and developing solutions for the SMTP, SMS and MMS messaging protocols
  • Deep knowledge/experience with Linux (RedHat and/or CentOS) 
  • Extensive experience with Docker and Container management frameworks
  • Strong experience with service troubleshooting, covering web front-end, Systems, Databases and Networks 
  • Previous direct exposure to engineering and architecting fundamental internet services (DNS, Mail, Apache/Tomcat) with a good understanding of the LAMP stack. 
  • Familiarity with MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB, Tungsten or similar technologies 
  • Familiarity with Networking Technologies such as routing, switching and load balancing (VPN exposure is a huge plus) 
  • Experience with systems and network performance and availability monitoring and analysis as well as configuration management platforms (Nagios/Icinga, Cacti, Netcool, Monolith, Puppet, cfengine, chef, Splunk, Logstash) is desirable 
  • Understanding of ITIL v3 framework and how it applies to incident, problem and change 
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics (or equivalent experience) 
  • Candidate must have good communication skills and work well in a collaborative team environment 

We provide competitive compensation, generous benefits and a professional atmosphere. This is a very collaborative and inclusive work environment where individuals strong on aptitude and attitude will have an opportunity to grow their professional careers through working with some of the most advanced technology and talented developers in the business. 

ServiceNow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. If you are an individual with a disability and 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 (408) 501-8550, or [email protected] for assistance.

 

 

ServiceNow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. If you are an individual with a disability and 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 (408) 501-8550, or [email protected] for assistance.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

We’re uniquely located on the edge of Lake Washington at Carillon Point in Kirkland. Minutes away from downtown Seattle, Bellevue, and Redmond.

An Insider's view of ServiceNow

What’s the vibe like in the office?

You make decisions every day that help people. My work makes a big difference, and that’s satisfying.

Medha

Senior application developer

What projects are you most excited about?

I wanted to work at a growing company. We're focused, customer-centric, and you can't beat the platform.

Olum

Project manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Our purpose is empowering. The company's putting a lot into the culture, the employees - they're investing in us.

Marina

Creative director

What is your vision for the company?

Amazing products that create great employee and customer experiences and make work, work better, is our passion.

CJ

Chief product officer

What is your vision for the company?

Taking a long-range view, we've got the spirit of a start-up and the resources to deliver with high quality.

Preetam

Software engineer

What are ServiceNow Perks + Benefits

ServiceNow Benefits Overview

We make work better for people—including our own. From work environments that help us do our best work, to benefits and a culture that encourage employees to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and growing, we keep our people at the center of everything we do.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Through our #GivingAtNow program, our Kirkland offices schedules volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
Eat lunch together
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Purchase company stock at a 15% discount semi-annually
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Work remotely on occasion as needed.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
ServiceNow offers unlimited paid vacation time starting at Day 1.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 20 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
On-site!
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax contribution plan for commuter expenses.
Company Outings
Site social activities periodically
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Lunch provided every Friday!
Happy Hours
Steps away from awesome restaurants and bars.
Parking
Free parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
LinkedIn Learning access, numerous internal training programs, conference attendance options.
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $5,250 reimbursed annually for qualified expenses
Diversity Program
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $5000 annualy for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
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