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Appian // business process management
Engineering, Full Time    McLean, VA    Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2021
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This is a great opportunity for someone looking to work with a highly-experienced team with various academic & industry backgrounds on cutting-edge technology. We work on a wide array of problems including security, scalability & performance of enterprise-level systems & applications. 

Senior Cloud Engineers will enhance our offering by becoming an expert with our software & operations & leveraging our own platform to orchestrate our entire operation. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about their engineering craft. The ideal candidate will apply their software engineering knowledge in a collaborative manner no matter the task, solving complex problems whether they touch the customer or simply compliment the work of our team.


  • Provide technical leadership in the rollout of new Cloud features & offerings.
  • Desire to lead continual improvement in the availability, performance, functionality & security of our offering.
  • Enable & Empower a fast-growing Engineering organization to conduct operations in the Cloud infrastructure in an automated & efficient manner.
  • Reduce lead-time for infrastructure delivery, changes in Cloud by using smart automation & self-service platforms.
  • Work with various groups within Appian to establish standard operating procedures & best practices that help achieve a balance between security, agility & cost-effectiveness.
  • Pursue complex development, automation, & business process problems.
  • Mentor other engineers to bring them quickly up to speed & acquainted with Appian's culture & environment.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar & at least 5 years of experience working with IAAS providers (e.g., AWS, GCP, Azure).
  • Understanding of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS industry with hands-on experience with public cloud offerings (e.g., AWS, GCP, Azure).
  • Experience in IaaS security models.
  • Experience coding in Java, Python, & at least one scripting language.
  • Experience with Java application server platforms such as Tomcat, or JBoss.
  • Experience with UNIX or its variants, such as Linux.
  • Experience with Cloud design principles.
  • Excellent at problem solving & a talent for identifying creative solutions.
  • Desire to partner with organizations & customers to help lead continual improvement in the availability, performance, functionality & security of a service.
  • Excellent communication skills & skilled at providing exceptional customer experience (verbal/written).

Nice to Have

  • Experience with RDBMS platforms such as MariaDB, MySQL, Oracle or SQL Server.
  • Hands-on experience using AWS Services (Athena, Cloudwatch, EC2, ELB, Route53, S3, VPC) to support mission-critical systems.
  • Familiarity with container technologies, orchestration, & container deployment.
  • Familiarity with low-code platforms.

About Appian

  • Public software company in Northern Virginia
  • Global customer base.  Large commercial & government customers
  • Small team.  Flat organization.  No bureaucracy.  No pointless meetings.
  • We think we have the most challenging & rewarding Cloud Engineer opportunities in the Washington DC area.
  • More at our website or

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.

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