Lead Software Engineer (Reliability & Performance) at Appian Corporation (Remote)

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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.At Appian, we’re not only about building awesome software, but also about growing our culture of passion, energy, and innovation — great people, great software! As a performance-focused Lead Software Engineer within our Process Automation Group you will help build tools to solve complex performance problems with our newest features in RPA.About you:
  • You have 7+ years experience building and delivering software applications
  • You’re passionate about software performance and possess deep knowledge about RDBMS, document-based persistence, distributed systems, high availability, high throughput, & Blue/Green or rolling deployments
  • You’re passionate about identifying and building new tools and technologies to solve complex performance problems
  • You’re a tinkerer at heart with an innate ability to solve tough problems
  • You have experience with CI/CD tools such as Gitlab and/or Jenkins
  • You have some familiarity with AWS or similar Cloud providers
  • You thrive on solving labyrinthine problems within large, high-performance, real-time, distributed data systems
  • You hold a BS in Computer Science and/or equivalent years of experience writing code
How You’ll Contribute:
  • Seek to identify opportunities for code refactoring and performance optimizations on a regular basis and champion these efforts within the team.
  • Mentor junior software engineers by sharing best-practices and providing guidance on how to become more proficient.
  • Share advanced/expert knowledge with others in the department, both on and off team; maintain a reputation as a key resource in those areas.
  • Lead technological changes to keep our platform modern, performant & reliable
  • Effectively communicate technical designs verbally, visually and/or in writing for small to medium sized technical audiences.
  • Build custom performance tooling to assist with solving performance issues.
  • Assist with customer performance issue investigations and remediation.
  • Enable automated performance testing through creation of libraries, frameworks, and infrastructure.
  • Respond to and resolve emergent problems; write software and build automation to prevent problem recurrence
Basic Qualifications:
  • 7+ years experience building and delivering enterprise grade software applications in a high-volume or critical production service environment
  • Fluency in Java
  • Expertise in any technical concepts/tools such as Domain Driven Design, Maven, Gluster, Redis, Kubernetes (general), Go (especially K8s Operators) is preferred

About Us:

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.

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 co‐worker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and 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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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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