ServiceNow
We deliver digital workflows that create great experiences and unlock productivity.
San Francisco, CA

Principal Software Engineer at ServiceNow

| San Francisco, CA
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Company Description
ServiceNow is making the world of work, work better for people. Our cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital workflows that create great experiences and unlock productivity for employees and the enterprise. We're growing fast, innovating faster, and making an impact on our customers' and employees' lives in significant and important ways. With over 6,900 customers, we serve approximately 80% of the Fortune 500, and we're on the 2020 list of FORTUNE World's Most Admired Companies.®
We're looking for people who are ready to jump right in and help us build on our incredible momentum, our diverse, engaged workforce, and our purpose to make the world of work, work better.
Learn more on Life at Now blog and hear from our employees about their experiences working at ServiceNow.
Job Description
What you get to do in this role:
  • Generate a roadmap for JVM scalability and improvements
  • Help drive the strategy for our JVM and JDK implementations that impact a large number of enterprise applications serving hundreds of thousands of transactions per second
  • Lead efforts to further scale our JVM runtime at one of the fastest growing and most innovative technology companies
  • Experience working with enterprise DevOps teams to deploy solutions across vast distributed systems
  • Design and build new tools to automate performance analysis, profiling, and deployment of JVM infrastructure
  • Analyze and improve performance of the platform at OS, JVM, and application levels
  • Direct involvement in the full development cycle from initial planning and code development to deployment and verification

Qualifications
In order to be successful in this role, we need someone who has:
  • 15+ years of experience in software development
  • Exceptional C++ programming skills
  • Proficient in Java programming skills
  • Experience working in JVM internals and JVM development
  • Firm understanding of Java Virtual Machine (JVM) implementation that includes memory profiling, performance tuning, garbage collection algorithms, and multithreading
  • Firm understanding of JVM internals such as JIT compilation, object allocation/collection, and Java memory concepts
  • Experience performing analysis of performance issues, memory leaks, database connectivity, and intermittent failures in production environments
  • Aspirations to make changes to the JDK source code which will help support the SNOW platform

What this person will be doing:
  • Generate a roadmap for JVM scalability and improvements
  • Keeping up with JDK security patches, fixing bugs
  • Building JDK from source code and proprietary modifications
  • JVM tuning and performance analysis
  • Analyzing JVM performance, crashes, etc.

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.
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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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
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of ServiceNow

What’s the vibe like in the office?

This is an idea space. It’s a place where we’re all operating on the same wavelength. We’re all interested in what we’re working on, right? And you hear it in people’s voices. You see it in people’s work.

Juan

Software Developer

What does your typical day look like?

There’s never a day where I don’t feel like I’m doing something purposeful or valuable to my team or company.

Mica

Business Systems Analyst

How does the company support your career growth?

It’s a good place to be in, in that it’s a company that’s growing very fast, but it doesn’t have that big company feel. You don’t feel like a number in a system and you can articulate and know where you want to go. There are people here who can help you get there.

Christian

Account Executive

What’s the vibe like in the office?

ServiceNow is unique because the people in this company are so incredibly special and unique. I can't think of enough kind words and amazing words to say about them. They really are my family.

Melanie

Senior Manager, Global Sales Development

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