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Appian // business process management
Engineering, Full Time    McLean, Virginia    Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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Appian Business Applications (ABA) is a team within Appian whose primary goal is to help Appian realize for ourselves the vision of our Software Platform by using it to run all aspects of our company.   As a result, we can:  

  • Bring Appian business functions together with Appian software so teams can operate most efficiently & take action with the best information available.
  • Empathize with our customers because every Appian employee uses our software every day.
  • Make Appian software better by using the latest pre-release of our software so that we can find bugs & enhancements before our customers do.

Lead Application Engineers support our fast-changing company by leading a team & working to create, present, & implement Appian's technical solutions using our latest releases in an Agile development environment. Lead Application Engineers work with business users to learn & design Appians business processes & with ABA team members to apply the latest versions of our technology to real-world business problems to improve Appians business & software.  Appian's growth trajectory ensures that new employees immediately become core members of our team, working closely with peers & senior managers. This position requires a dedication to excellence.


  • Work with key Appian stakeholders to define business processes
  • Lead visioning sessions with stakeholders & developers to translate business requirements into product features 
  • Gather functional & technical system requirements
  • Design & implement Appian based solutions leveraging platform features
  • Design & implement complex enterprise integrations with industry standard technologies
  • Present technical & business aspects of proposed solutions to a C-level audience.
  • Lead ABA team members either as product owner or scrum master on sprint related tasks
  • Work with management to plan agile sprint scope & work with team to ensure successful delivery
  • Improve the Appian product through development on new features & reporting defects & enhancements to the Appian software platform & documentation in a clear & timely manner 
  • Work with colleagues across Appian to receive the support needed to accomplish goals.
  • Assist stakeholders in identifying other business process opportunities that could be targeted with Appian's software
  • Perform HR related tasks for direct reports such as performance feedback, skills development, & performance reviews
  • Serve as a player/coach to motivate & mentor his/her team

Required Experience

  • 6+ years related experience in IT and/or 4+ years of specialized experience in software delivery or software development 
  • 1+ years of experience leading agile teams either as  product owner, scrum master, team lead
  • Experience with configuration, deployment, & testing of enterprise software applications
  • Strong communication & presentation skills coupled with strong problem solving & design skills

Experience or working knowledge in each of the following technologies:

  • Appian
  • Other technologies / languages - SQL, JavaScript, web services

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior software consulting experience, ideally in BPM
  • Project management skills (risk management, scope management, change control, etc.)
  • Agile project management skills (sprint planning, retrospectives, & estimation)
  • Ability to thrive in a unique culture where thinking outside of the box is required daily & creative input is necessary to solve business problems


  • A minimum of a BSc degree in computer science, computer engineering, math, engineering, or relevant field is 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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