Director of Software Development (Infrastructure Operations) at Appian Corporation (Washington DC)

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Here at Appian, we’re passionate about technology. We love making it, and we love using it. Joining Appian Engineering will provide you with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values cross-functional collaboration and is committed to personal and professional growth. We want to revolutionize the way people work, and in doing so, we develop the Appian platform to be simple so our customers can thrive. 

The Director of Software Development, Infrastructure Operations serves as the Development Lead for the group that is responsible for Appian's internal engineering infrastructure, including all the tools we use to manage our entire SDLC, from planning to development, and all the way to releasing the software into the customer’s hands. In close partnership with the Strategy Lead, the Development Lead runs the team taking ownership of staffing, execution, delivery, operations. The goal is to create an innovative and learning organization, develop top talent, and drive technical and operational excellence.

To be successful in this role, you need: 

  • A strong understanding of CI/CD pipeline and software development process.
  • Experience designing and implementing tools and services to facilitate engineering development with a modern infrastructure.
  • Care personally about mentoring and supporting managers and squad coaches to ensure smooth team operations.
  • Collaborative skills in order to understand our internal customer needs so that the product direction is best aligned for success

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

  • An on-boarding program that will provide hands-on experience with our platform, and the processes and technologies we use in the Engineering department.
  • Our team works primarily with Python, Java, AWS, Terraform, Git, bash; while also having the autonomy to use other technologies as needed to accomplish our goals more effectively.
  • Personal Indie Time (dedicated time to build whatever you want with whomever you want) and annual hackathons that provide opportunities for growth and leadership, which are activities that inspire others and get creative juices flowing.

Basic qualifications:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field, advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years in software development with 4+ years as a manager; experience as a ScrumMaster or agile coach strongly recommended
  • Manage full lifecycle of staffing: internships, recruiting, onboarding, continuing education, promotions, transfers, or offboarding.
  • Build and promote aligned, motivated, and autonomous teams.

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 and value. Today, we help businesses build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform. 

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



More Information on Appian Corporation
Appian Corporation operates in the Software industry. The company is located in McLean, VA. Appian Corporation was founded in 1999. It has 1624 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Mental health benefits. To see all 24 open jobs at Appian Corporation, click here.
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