Principal / Distinguished Software Engineer - Platform Persistence

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Company

Work matters. It’s where we spend a third of our lives. And the workplace of the future is going to be a great place. We’re dedicated to bringing that to life for people everywhere. That’s why we put people at the heart of everything we do.

People matter. Our people have a passion for learning, building, and innovating. Whether you’re an engineer, a sales professional, a finance professional, or anything in-between, our roles aim to provide each person with meaningful impact and plenty of space to grow.

What you get to do in this role:

As a Principal Software Engineer with the Platform Persistence group, you will be responsible for leading key initiatives that go across different products and significantly affect our platform ecosystem that allows our customers to create innovative, elegant and high performing experiences across multiple devices.

The Platform Persistence group has teams that provide storage API for higher layer applications, build our Time Series capability and/or work to scale our application platforms. Depending on the nature of the data, the storage systems include relational database, non-relational database such as columnar database, time series database, or message queue system.

Our largest customers are always pushing the limits of the backend storage in terms of size of the data, speed of IO, as well as number of concurrent transactions. Performance, reliability and scalability is always at the core of our work. 

You will use your experience building modern web technologies and your expertise in performance, architecture, and object-oriented design to push the boundaries of our platform.

You will also collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to develop new and improve on existing platform features.

You will provide technical leadership and be able to coach and mentor other software engineers in different methodologies

You will provide perspective on leading industry trends, recommendations on new and emerging technologies, and are able to resolve complex technical problems

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

10+ years software development experience including: 

  • Expert level understanding of best practices for object-oriented and modularized software. Particular emphasis on JavaExperience with relational databases such as MySQL and Oracle
  • Expert level understanding of web technologies: HTTP and backend programming of web applications
  • Expert level understanding of concurrency and multi-threaded applications
  • Relational Database Expertise: Developing on, troubleshooting and optimizing performance
  • Demonstrated success completing complex projects, on time
  • Experience developing web applications at scale 
  • Experience with troubleshooting difficult production issues e.g. memory leaks, network problems, intermittent failures etc. across the stack

It'd be even better if you have: 

  • Experience developing a platform
  • Experience developing a database
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment
  • Experience working in a customer focused environment
  • Loves database technologies
  • Experience with relational databases: Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, MS SQLServer


Our technology stack:

ServiceNow Platform technology stack:

  • Linux
  • MySQL/Oracle
  • Java
  • Tomcat
  • JavaScript (Server side and Client side)

Environment & Build Environments:

  • Maven
  • GIT

 Where you'll get to work

The Chicago office location is in the West Loop and includes a modern working environment, snacks, drinks and catered happy hours.

 

 

 

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 [email protected] for assistance.

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Location

Before COVID, we were in a new building on Lake and Racine in the West Loop. Right now we're physically distanced but trying to stay social connected!

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
Full-time employees get 20 hours per year to volunteer with the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
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
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Starting in 2019
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
Starting in 2019 - 20 weeks for birthing parent, 12 weeks for non-birthing parent
Remote Work Program
Work remotely on occasion as needed.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Starting in 2019 - 20 hours a year starting in 2019
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
With an in house craft beer geek procuring
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax contribution plan for commuter expenses - transit and parking
Company Outings
Site social activities periodically
Free Daily Meals
Free breakfast offered daily
Game Room
Shuffle board, pool table, table games and more!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Every Thursday!
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
Lunch and learns
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $5000 annualy for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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