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Appian // business process management
McLean, Virginia    Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2022
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The cloud infrastructure for the leading Low-Code Platform must be highly secure, highly scalable, & highly available. As a member of  the Cloud Services group in the Appian Engineering department, you will make a substantial impact on the growth of our cloud platform & the security, scalability & availability of our systems by working in an agile, global team to design, develop, test, & deploy software systems that orchestrate & power Appians cloud infrastructure.

A Senior Agile Coach is a process-focused developer who leverages their knowledge of Agile practices & methodologies to help our delivery teams do the best work they possibly can. Senior Agile Coaches focus on predictable, quality delivery & driving continuous improvement throughout the organization.

As a Senior Agile Coach you will collaborate with engineers, product owners, & Cloud Services group leadership to define, coordinate, & communicate future work for the various teams in the Cloud Services group.

To be successful in this role, 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
  • Facilitate Agile ceremonies & drive the squad toward data-driven experiments & changes
  • Remove impediments, escalate as needed, & ensure the squad is setup for success in delivering its commitments
  • Provide regular communication to stakeholders for awareness of progress & impediments
  • Look for opportunities to improve efficiency & effectiveness of squad practices
  • Develop new processes, drive Agile adoption, & facilitate continuous improvement of our Software Development lifecycle
  • Partner with other Agilists to share knowledge & improve department-wide agile practices
  • Work effectively in cross-functional teams in a highly matrixed environment

Basic Qualifications:

  • Scrum Master Certification or equivalent experience.
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent years of experience in an Agile Software Development environment
  • 4+ years experience building & delivering software applications & infrastructure
  • Minimum 2 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

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.

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