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Appian // business process management
Media, Full Time    McLean, VA    Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2021
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At Appian, we use documentation to solve problems & help users achieve goals. Documentation can make our product seem harder than it is, or make the hard parts seem easy.

As a Senior Technical Writer within the Engineering Department, you communicate the product to our users. Your mission is to learn the behavior of new features & create documentation geared toward both technical & non-technical audiences that explains how to use the product, along with the best practices for doing so. We have a lot of reverence for our documentation, & youll work with an enthusiastic conglomerate of writers & product managers who are passionate about the product being documented in a way that makes it as accessible & successful as possible. You will contribute exemplary content, support the development of the documentation site, & help shape & steer our content vision & strategy.


  • Produce high-quality documentation that supports our users & our product strategy.
  • Ensure fulfillment of our content strategy through articulate reviews, examples, & guided revision.
  • Collaborate with product managers to determine the best strategy for documenting the evolving product landscape.
  • Develop & maintain Jekyll templates, layouts, includes, & other structural elements.
  • Contributes to defining the overall structure of the documentation site, including its information architecture & methods of content reuse.
  • Look for opportunities to explore & experiment with novel documentation technologies & styles.

Preferred Experience Level: 5+ years of writing & delivering compelling, technical documentation for complex software, with 2+ years in a senior or lead role. Experience with Jekyll/Liquid (or other web templating languages) preferred.

Education: B.A. or B.S. degree in Professional & Technical Writing (or related field/degree)

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 and 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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