Senior Applied Research Scientist


Offre publiée le 2024-06-26

ServiceNow, Inc.

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Job Description


The Foundation Models Lab at ServiceNow Research builds the foundation for ServiceNow’s bespoke generative AI solutions, specifically tailored to meet the unique demands of our enterprise environment.

Renowned for co-leading the BigCode project and releasing influential models like StarCoder and StarCoder 2, along with datasets such as the Stack and the Stack v2, our lab is now dedicated to strategic pretraining of foundation models for enterprise applications.

Our mission extends beyond mere training; we aim to holistically design large language models considering their entire lifecycle.

This includes curating training data to meet specific performance expectations, maximizing training efficiency, and, crucially, optimizing models for fast and cost-effective inference.

By doing so, we ensure that our AI models are robust, efficient, and ready for further refinement and integration into ServiceNow’s broader AI ecosystem.


We are seeking a Senior Applied Research Scientist with a passion for deep learning, GPU programming, and optimizing computational models to the maximum.

In this role, you will :

  • Enable large-scale model training projects that aim to significantly enhance our AI capabilities and ensure they are perfectly adapted to our platform.
  • Take a lead in enhancing our 3D-parallelism training framework, aiming to make it more feature-complete and further increasing its speed and efficiency.

This involves identifying compute bottlenecks and implementing critical tensor operations using OpenAI’s Triton JIT compiler to maximize GPU utilization and training throughput.

  • Design, implement, and optimize novel language model architectures that prioritize inference speed and scalability, aligning with ServiceNow’s operational needs.
  • Contribute to broadening our training framework’s support for a diverse range of model architectures, balancing maintainability and stability with the need for innovative features and experimentation.
  • Contribute to the open-sourcing efforts of our frameworks by ensuring they are well-documented, user-friendly, and ready for external adoption.


To excel in this role, you should have :

  • A Master’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience, or a Ph.D. in computer science, engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience in GPU programming for deep learning, with a proven track record of optimizing large-scale systems for performance and efficiency.
  • Demonstrable skills in designing and implementing innovative deep learning architectures, preferably with experience in large language models.
  • Proficiency in one or more major deep learning frameworks, such as PyTorch or JAX. Familiarity with OpenAI Triton is highly desirable.
  • Strong collaborative skills with the ability to work in a dynamic environment, with a track record of driving projects to completion.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently on complex issues.
  • Effective communication skills, capable of articulating complex technical details and collaborating across teams.

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.

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