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Here at Appian, were passionate about technology. We love making it, & we love using it. Joining Appian Engineering will provide you with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values cross-functional collaboration & is committed to personal & professional growth. We want to revolutionize the way people work, & in doing so, we develop the Appian platform to be simple so our customers can thrive.

As a Manager, Software Development at Appian you will help build automation (RPA, Machine Learning) into the next generation of our core low-code application development platform & help tackle our most challenging technical problems alongside other brilliant engineers.

Managers of Software Development provide technical leadership in a specific technology layer or area of the product & are responsible for the professional growth & development of engineers working in that layer. As an engineering manager, they provide direct 1-on-1 mentoring & coaching to a small group of junior software engineers to improve their skills in a specific technology layer while also handling general HR management responsibilities. Managers are servant-leaders who should enjoy helping people succeed. They spend roughly 75% of their time as a developer (technical design, writing code, code reviews, etc.) & 25% managing direct reports.

Appian is headquartered in the McLean, Virginia area, & we are supportive of both Remote & Hybrid work environments.

To be successful in this role, you need to:

  • Leverage knowledge of data structures, algorithms, & design patterns to write software in a full-stack web & mobile environment.
  • Leverage relevant software development experience to radiate best practices & faster development.
  • Have a deep technical understanding in a specific technology layer or area of the product, providing effective code reviews & technical feedback.
  • Effectively manage up to 6 direct reports through mentoring & coaching.
  • Develop & guide the career paths of direct reports.
  • Provide input to create staffing plans with departmental leadership.
  • Be an agent for change, at both the team & departmental level.
  • Foster a culture of learning & growth.
  • Perform HR Management tasks related to each direct report; such as timesheet approval, communication of raises & bonuses, performance reviews, etc.

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

  • Dedicated Learning Time. Over 3,000 LinkedIn Learning & Udemy courses, & tuition reimbursement for external educational programs.
  • Engineering IndieTime & annual hackathons. We value activities that get the creative juices flowing & inspire innovation.
  • Immersion into our community.  Our affinity groups are a great place to connect & grow.

Preferred Experience Level: 6+ years in software development, with 1+ years as a technical mentor or manager

Education: B.S. in Computer Science or related field, advanced degree preferred

About Us:

Appian helps organizations build apps & workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform. Combining people, technologies, & data in a single workflow, Appian can help companies maximize their resources & improve business results. Many of the worlds largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, & simplify global risk management & compliance. Our employees create opportunities to drive hands-on impact both with our customers & throughout the organization, which creates an environment where meaningful work is met with career growth & opportunity. As a result, we are proud to have been recognized as a Washington Post Top Workplace for seven consecutive years. Simply put, we are changing the way businesses operate & our employees are to thank for Appians success.

Appian Corporation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Appian will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their coworker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination .   

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at & let us know the nature of your request & your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.



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