Staff Systems Engineer | 25848

Engineering, Infrastructure and Operations San Diego, California Kirkland, Washington


Title: Staff Systems Engineer

Primary Location: San Diego, CA
Alternate Location: Kirkland, WA


This position reports to: Director, Systems Engineering

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. 


The Cloud Infrastructure Systems Engineering team at ServiceNow is looking for help to architect and build the server infrastructure and core services that allow our SaaS platform to run at scale and with high availability.   We’re looking for a skilled systems developer who can help craft the technology and processes needed to sustain ServiceNow’s growth while gaining valuable experience in modern systems and software development.


What you get to do in this role:

  • Develop in Python and Javascript in order to help build web services and automation tools which are thoroughly specified, documented, and testable.
  • Write test plans and test automation for declarative infrastructure.
  • Learn how to build orchestration workflows by leveraging features of the ServiceNow platform.
  • Research and implement new open-source and commercial tools, technologies and methodologies.
  • Manage large scale infrastructure with code.
  • Collaborate with peer teams who have built world class networking and orchestration solutions.


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

  • Is comfortable with their ability to design, write and debug code. You should also have experience writing test specifications and understand the fundamentals of test automation.
  • Has a strong understanding of Linux-based systems.
  • Is familiar with virtualization and both public and private cloud infrastructure technologies.
  • Can figure things out – you’ll be working with a fairly wide variety of systems technologies. There is plenty of help, but to be successful you will need to be able to take advantage of it.


NOTE: This position requires the Public Trust Position (PTP) Tier 2 Level suitability adjudication. If offered employment, you must be willing to complete and successfully pass the adjudication process. Any employment is contingent upon obtaining the required adjudication.


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 for assistance.