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Appian // business process management
Engineering, Full Time    McLean, Virginia    Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2021
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At Appian, were not only about building awesome software, but also about growing our culture of passion, energy, & innovation; great people, great software! As a Scrum Master on an Engineering squad at Appian you will help build the next generation of our core low-code application development platform & leverage your knowledge of industry proven frameworks & drive the appropriate Agile methodology (Scrum/Kanban/etc) focused on predictable, quality delivery & driving continuous improvement of the organization. 

What is Appian? Its a low-code application platform that lets business people build powerful enterprise web & mobile apps with flexible, visual models instead of clunky custom code.

About you:

  • You have 4+ years experience building & delivering software applications & infrastructure
  • You have at least 1 year experience coaching Agile teams
  • Agile is your mantra & quality is your goal
  • You are a master of cross team facilitation & dependency management 
  • You are passionate about removing blockers 
  • You have a basic knowledge of software systems & architecture & can empathize with developers
  • You have a strong working knowledge of modern software tools such as JIRA, GitHub/GitLab
  • You know how CI/CD work & have helped in their implementation
  • You have a track record of using Agile & DevOps metrics to drive team improvements
  • You hold a BS in Computer Science or equivalent years of experience in an Agile Software Development environment

How Youll Contribute:

  • In one of our Agile squads, you will teach, mentor, & coach cross functional members (Developers, Product Managers, Quality Engineers) on the proper application of agile methodologies & on emerging Agile & Lean methods
  • You will facilitate Agile ceremonies & drive the squad toward data-driven experiments & changes
  • You will help remove impediments, escalate as needed, & ensure the squad is setup for success in delivering its commitments
  • You will provide regular communication to stakeholders for awareness of progress & impediments
  • You will look for opportunities to improve efficiency & effectiveness of squad practices
  • You will develop new processes, drive Agile adoption, & facilitate continuous improvement of our Software Development Life Cycle
  • You will partner with other Agilists to share knowledge & improve department-wide agile practices

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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