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Appian // business process management
Engineering, Full Time    McLean, Virginia    Posted: Monday, May 09, 2022
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Here at Appian, were passionate about technology. We love making it, & we love using it. Joining Appian CIO 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.

Appian is looking for a Manager of Quality Assurance to join the Appian Business Applications (ABA) team, who will ensure the high caliber & timely delivery of custom-built, large-scale applications that support internal Appian employees around the world. You will stand as a champion for engineering quality, ensuring our application developers account for complex system interactions & dependencies that can cause quality issues. This is an exciting opportunity to establish a quality assurance workflow from the ground up on an agile development team, contributing your expertise & experiences as a launching point. Youll delegate quality tasks & manage existing QA resources while continuing to scale a QA team as needs arise. As a member of our talented & over-performing central applications team, your contributions will immediately impact & always make a difference.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Own QA strategy & establish QA best practices & standards, leveraging existing testing resources for manual & automated testing.
  • Define QA charter & variations for various technology stacks, including custom development & commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions. Once established: build, maintain & improve these test artifacts for rapid & efficient reuse.
  • Serve as a first level line management role responsible for HR management of a team of Quality Assurance Engineers, participating in attracting, retaining, & growing QA staff.
  • Collaborate with developers on an agile team to review Acceptance Criteria, evolve SDLC, & implement test-driven development practices.
  • Support existing features by conducting regression testing & incident postmortems, aiding in the analyses & documentation of root causes, defects, & anomalies.
  • Facilitate release activities for multiple applications, ensuring timely & complete deliverables.
  • Advise & champion for applying test automation design & techniques.
  • Step-in when needed to manually test & troubleshoot new features.

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

  • Highly visible, impactful opportunities: the applications created by this team influence the business in a very visible manner, & members are often recognized for their contributions! Plus, this is a fast-paced agile team environment with very little red tapeyour ideas could quickly & easily turn into impact.
  • Immersing you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Our community is strong & growing! Appian affinity groups are a great place to start connecting with peers from all across the globe.
  • A wide variety of growth & development opportunities such as: Appian product training & Appian certification sponsorship, our in-house Appian MBA program for new managers, Appian University which is a full library of over 3,000 LinkedIn Learning & Udemy courses, Presentation Skills training, & tuition reimbursement for those seeking to further their education.
  • Unlimited (flex) PTO, hybrid working arrangement, & flexible working hours. 

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree, B.S. in Computer Science or related field preferred
  • 5-8+ years as a tester and/or quality assurance engineer
  • 3+ years as a quality assurance lead
  • 1+ years as a quality assurance manager in a proper people management role
  • 2+ years developing quality processes, establishing quality practices & workflows
  • 4+ years experience developing test automation infrastructure & coding automated tests

Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Familiarity with FitNesse
  • Previous experience building or expanding a team of quality resources
  • Previous experience using & testing a SaaS platform, preferably a low-code platform

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 .


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