Software Engineer (Mid Level, Appian Metrics Platform)

McLean, Virginia
Aug 02, 2022
Aug 31, 2022
Full Time
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.

We're not only about building awesome software, but also about growing our culture of passion, energy, and innovation; great people, great software! As an observability-focused Software Engineer at Appian you will help manage our existing metrics and alerting platform and build its next generation while tackling our most challenging technical problems alongside other brilliant engineers.

Appian is headquartered in the McLean, Virginia area, and we are supportive of both Remote and Hybrid work environments.

To be successful in this role, you need to be:
  • Passionate about observability and cloud services
  • Experienced with RDBMS database technology (e.g. MySQL, Oracle or Amazon RDS, SQL Server, etc.)
  • A strategic thinker and problem solver with a proven ability to prioritize, learn and execute in order to accomplish amazing things
  • Passionate about identifying and building new tools and technologies to solve complex observability problems
  • A tinkerer at heart with an innate ability to solve tough problems
  • Familiar with AWS or similar Cloud providers
  • Familiar with infrastructure as code (e.g. Terraform)
  • Familiar with networking and information security in the cloud (e.g. VPN, compliance, etc.)
  • Imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about building great products and experiences
  • Eloquent with excellent spoken and written communication with both technical and non-technical people.

How You'll Contribute:

  • Develop simple yet elegant solutions to complex technical problems at the intersection of Engineering and IT in a small scrum team.
  • Leverage a diverse array of tools including rsyslog, Fluentd, S3, AWS Athena and MySQL.
  • Assist with metrics platform issue investigations and remediation
  • Respond to and resolve emergent problems; write software and build automation to prevent problem recurrence
  • Partner with our solution engineering team and other departments to build applications of enterprise scale, including but not limited to data analytics, observability systems, infrastructure as code, etc.

Some of the tools and resources we will equip you with include:
  • Dedicated Learning Time. Over 3,000 LinkedIn Learning and Udemy courses, and tuition reimbursement for external educational programs.
  • Engineering IndieTime & annual hackathons. We value activities that get the creative juices flowing and inspire innovation.
  • Immersion into our community. Our affinity groups are a great place to connect and grow.
  • Hybrid and flexible working hours.

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar.
  • 1+ years of experience in enterprise software business in a mature SDLC.
  • Design and programming experience in any modern object oriented programming language (e.g., Java, Python, Javascript, etc.)
  • Experience with at least one linux scripting language (e.g. bash/shell, perl, etc.)

Preferred Experience Level:
  • 2+ years of relevant experience, building and delivering software applications.

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.

Join us.

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 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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