Senior Business Technology Product Owner

| McLean, VA, USA
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Here at Appian, our core values of Respect, Work to Impact, Ambition, and Constructive Dissent & Resolution define who we are. In short, this means we constantly seek to understand the best for our customers, we go beyond completion in our work, we strive for excellence with intensity, and we embrace candid communication. These values guide our actions and shape our culture every day.  When you join Appian, you'll be part of a passionate team that's dedicated to accomplishing hard things.

Here at Appian, we’re passionate about technology. We love making it, and we love using it. Joining Appian’s Business Technology department 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. 

As a Senior Product Owner, you will be embedded on a small team of technical staff, interact with key business stakeholders, and own the prioritized product backlog to ensure your team delivers high-quality software with each and every iteration. This position will be specifically focused on the applications being built on the Appian platform for internal Appian departments. You will drive the priority, design and development of new applications or features for an existing applications.

What you’ll do:

  • Prioritize, define, and ensure success of solution product features for various users at the roadmap/release level as well as functionalities within each feature at the sprint level (two weeks sprints)

  • Create and maintain a team-level product roadmap to communicate priorities and key deliverables

  • Prioritize what we should build and when by collaborating with stakeholders on product vision and strategy

  • Share ideas and receive feedback on new features through presentations before a new release

  • Define how those features will work and look through close collaboration with engineers in design sessions, mockups, UX review, and usability testing

  • Manage the release and sprint backlog through planning, backlog grooming, and working with the Scrum team

  • Write specification for stakeholders to review and provide feedback on

  • Translate requirements into Epics, User Stories or Tasks in Jira with defined Acceptance Criteria at a level of detail that the team can understand and implement

  • Coordinate rollout plan, user enablement, and follow up and analyzing adoption of features

  • Working with stakeholders during User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

  • Approve work before it's delivered

  • Identify and recommend new features that provide impact to the business

  • Cultivate a deep understanding of your users and stakeholders. Be their advocate.

  • Serve as the point of contact and subject matter expert from a business perspective on the applications owned.

Preferred Experience Level:

  • 5+ years of experience, preferably in the Product Owner role in an Agile/Scrum environment

  • Familiarity with Jira & Confluence

  • Strategic thinker and problem solver with a proven ability to prioritize, negotiate, and execute in order to accomplish amazing things

  • Ability to draw clarity out of complex and ever-changing environments; comfortable working through ambiguity

  • Strong communicator and facilitator

  • Ability to work to understand the interests of a variety of stakeholders to reach workable solutions

  • Ownership mentality. Possess the character to act with integrity for the best interests of the entire organization


  • Bachelor's degree. Preferred concentration in technical or business area

Tools and Resource 

  • Training and Development: During onboarding, we focus on equipping new hires with the skills and knowledge for success through department-specific training. Continuous learning is a central focus at Appian, with dedicated mentorship and the First-Friend program being widely utilized resources for new hires. 
  • Growth Opportunities: Appian provides a diverse array of growth and development opportunities, including our leadership program tailored for new and aspiring managers, a comprehensive library of specialized department training through Appian University, skills based training, and tuition reimbursement for those aiming to advance their education. This commitment ensures that employees have access to a holistic range of development opportunities.
  • Community: We’ll immerse you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Appian fosters inclusivity through our 8 employee-led affinity groups. These groups help employees build stronger internal and external networks by planning social, educational, and outreach activities to connect with Appianites and larger initiatives throughout the company.

About Appian

Appian is a software company that automates business processes. The Appian AI-Powered Process Platform includes everything you need to design, automate, and optimize even the most complex processes, from start to finish. The world's most innovative organizations trust Appian to improve their workflows, unify data, and optimize operations—resulting in better growth and superior customer experiences. For more information, visit [Nasdaq: APPN]

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Appian Corporation is an equal opportunity 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, genetic information, 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. Appian provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees in accordance with all applicable laws.

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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 57 open jobs at Appian Corporation, click here.
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