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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 automation, speed, & efficiency; & the CIO department is a great place to apply these values! From Information Security, Business Technology, to Solution Engineering, joining Appian will provide you with the opportunity to lead technical strategy, execution & communication for all applications to support Appian employees, customers, & partners across the world. Join us, as we work collaboratively to grow Appian across the world.

Appians information security department is growing & seeking a security engineer to ensure adherence to strong security standards & to assist in automating the detection, reporting & prevention of security risk.  This individual will work in a dynamic environment & be exposed to modern cloud technologies & security frameworks, & become an expert in our global security control environment. 

To be successful in this role, you need to:

  • Work with both established & emerging technologies across the business to ensure security risk is identified, quantified, & addressed

  • Interact directly with development teams to assess new & evolving solutions & products for strong security implementation

  • Identify security impact & related risk within product & infrastructure level designs

  • Ensure continuous control implementation & security policy enforcement through risk identification & analysis processes, & by analyzing environments, technologies, & activity patterns

  • Identify & prioritize the highest impact areas & help to ensure a high degree of automation & assurance is implemented throughout

  • Partner with other security & engineering teams to identify & implement automation through pipeline automation

  • Build security analysis programs that operate at scale with minimal impact on developers

  • Quantify & communicate risk to management across the business to drive systemic improvements 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master's degree in related field of study

  • 5+ years experience in Information Technology (IT) / Information Security or a related field

  • Ability to evaluate environments, architectures, & plans against technical requirements to identify gaps or risk against published standards or requirements, & communicate this risk to both technical & non-technical audiences

  • Strong capability to learn new technologies & methodologies quickly, & understanding of how to identify related security risk

  • Excellent problem solver with a talent for identifying creative solutions to implement policies/standards at scale (preferably as code)

  • Ability to work collaboratively with business, security & operational teams

  • Self driven & independent learner

  • Expertise in one or more risk analysis processes (FAIR, NIST, MITRE ATT&CK, etc.) & understanding of security control requirements (ISO 27001, FedRAMP, NIST, HITRUST, PCI DSS, etc.)

  • Strong understanding of & experience in securing workloads & infrastructure on AWS, Azure, or GCP & modern Cloud Native technologies (Kubernetes, Docker, serverless, etc.)

  • Experience evaluating architectures & configuration for: effective data protection, proper use of cryptography, network security, authentication & authorization, etc.

  • Experience securing operating systems such as Linux, Windows, & macOS environments

  • Experience with one or more CI/CD & development cycle security tools (Snyk, semgrep, etc.)

  • Experience with scripting or programming languages (Python, Java, etc.)

About Appian

Before Appian was a company, it was an idea. Not about a product or a market, but about the culture needed to sustain innovation & value. Today, we help businesses build apps & workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform. 

Appian was founded on the belief that talented & passionate people, given the power & autonomy to excel, will deliver amazing impact. We have worked thoughtfully to create an inclusive, agile & collaborative work environment where employees feel challenged, & all voices are heard. We value & encourage cross-departmental collaboration, & actively seek opportunities to better ourselves & others. Creating impact to us means that when we deliver results, were focused on lasting positive change. 

Join us.


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