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Senior Application Engineer

AppianFull-time$100k - $255k*McLean, VirginiaApr 8, 2024
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Here at Appian, our core values of Respect, Work to Impact, Ambition, and Constructive Dissent & Resolution define who we are. In short, this means we constantly seek to understand the best for our customers, we go beyond completion in our work, we strive for excellence with intensity, and we embrace candid communication. These values guide our actions and shape our culture every day.  When you join Appian, you'll be part of a passionate team that's dedicated to accomplishing hard things.

At Business Technology, we're not just a team, we are the embodiment of Appian’s vision, harnessing our own cutting-edge software to power every corner of our vibrant company. The team collaborates extensively with stakeholders across the business and is responsible for delivering applications that simplify operations. From data analysis, to stakeholder management, to creative problem solving, our application developers combine their skills and leverage Appian’s technology to tackle challenging business problems across the enterprise.

Join us as an Application Engineer, where you'll build and deploy web-based applications on the Appian platform, tailored to help automate our business and bolster our business strategy. You will grow into a process automation expert capable of delivering enterprise grade applications that transform how a business functions.

If you're searching for an opportunity that will allow you to create meaningful software solutions while working closely with business stakeholders in a fast-paced, agile environment, join us! The Business Technology Apps team will provide you with the support and growth you need to strengthen and evolve your skills -- and your contributions will immediately impact and always make a difference.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Foster a positive team environment focused on advanced technical knowledge, effective collaboration, and positive customer outcomes.

  • Help lead application development

  • Collaborate with Appian insiders to sculpt the future of our business processes.

  • Design, develop and implement custom software solutions using Appian’s platform—including everything from modeling database schema, to building out user flows, to creating UI mockups. 

  • Build and invoke web APIs to integrate various systems that are used across the organization, such as: Google AI, social media platforms, HR management systems, finance systems, etc.

  • Work on projects independently or with a small team depending on the complexity and scope of the project.

  • Research, develop, and implement (with your team) new tools to speed up and simplify application development.

  • Ensure all documentation, training, and tooling you develop is maintained, easily accessible and globally reusable.

  • Triage and troubleshoot production issues and provide ongoing support to various business applications.

Basic qualifications:

  • B.S./B.A. in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics or related field/degree

  • 2+ years of experience in an agile delivery environment

  • 2+ years of experience with hands-on Appian development

  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise with the Appian platform and related technologies (e.g. Appian Senior Developer certification)

  • Professional English proficiency

  • Excellent communication skills, passion for technology and continuous learning, and an affinity for asking “why” and solving the right problems

  • History of success on cross-functional teams; experience building products using agile methodologies (pair programming, stand-ups, planning sessions, and sprints)

  • Experience working with relational databases and database design/data modeling, and SQL skills (writing queries, joins, views, etc)

  • Knowledge of software testing practices (test-driven development, automated test suites within a continuous integration framework); integrations experience using APIs such as REST and SOAP, JDBC connections, and web services.

Nice to Haves:

  • Certifications: Certified ScrumMaster, PMP

Some of the tools and resources we will equip you with include:

  • Growth + Training: During your first few weeks of joining Appian, not only will you go through comprehensive onboarding and Appian training, we also sponsor your Appian product certifications. Continuous learning opportunities are a key focus for our department - there is always somewhere to turn for technical and professional growth.

  • Impact: Highly visible, impactful opportunities: the applications created by this team influence the business in a very visible manner, and application engineers are often recognized for their contributions! Plus, be a part of a brand new office and establishing a new foundation for Appian in a new region.

  • Culture: The Business Technology group is a smaller group that's rapidly scaling -- join a high-paced, agile team environment with very little red tape and large room for impact. Plus, having fun along the way!

Tools and Resource 

  • Training and Development: During onboarding, we focus on equipping new hires with the skills and knowledge for success through department-specific training. Continuous learning is a central focus at Appian, with dedicated mentorship and the First-Friend program being widely utilized resources for new hires. 
  • Growth Opportunities: Appian provides a diverse array of growth and development opportunities, including our leadership program tailored for new and aspiring managers, a comprehensive library of specialized department training through Appian University, skills based training, and tuition reimbursement for those aiming to advance their education. This commitment ensures that employees have access to a holistic range of development opportunities.
  • Community: We’ll immerse you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Appian fosters inclusivity through our 8 employee-led affinity groups. These groups help employees build stronger internal and external networks by planning social, educational, and outreach activities to connect with Appianites and larger initiatives throughout the company.

About Appian

Appian is a software company that automates business processes. The Appian AI-Powered Process Platform includes everything you need to design, automate, and optimize even the most complex processes, from start to finish. The world's most innovative organizations trust Appian to improve their workflows, unify data, and optimize operations—resulting in better growth and superior customer experiences. For more information, visit [Nasdaq: APPN]

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