Senior Program Manager, Government Cloud

McLean, Virginia
Sep 18, 2022
Oct 25, 2022
Full Time
Here at Appian, we're passionate about automation, speed, and efficiency; and the CIO department is a great place to apply these values! From Information Security, Business Technology, to Solution Engineering, joining Appian will provide you with the opportunity to lead technical strategy, execution and communication for all applications to support Appian employees, customers, and partners across the world. Join us, as we work collaboratively to grow Appian across the world.

Appian's Information Security team is looking for an experienced Lead, Appian Government Cloud Program with knowledge of DoD Risk Management Frameworks. This role will strategically design and develop roadmaps to facilitate customer success within the Federal and DoD Public. This role enables compliance, operations, and sales to support Appian's customers in accelerating their missions with confidence. More about Appian Government Cloud can be found here .

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 will:
  • Work alongside our teams to become the Subject Matter Expert in all aspects of our the Public Sector Compliance programs with includes our FedRAMP Moderate compliance environment and our DoD IL5 Appian Government Cloud (AGC) Program.
    • Goals during 2023 include achieving new certifications such as FedRAMP High with AGC as well as maintaining provisional authorizations for FedRAMP Moderate and DoD IL5.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships (stakeholder, customer, partners).
  • While the main job duties include ensuring the health and compliance of the program, you will partner with departments across Appian to improve operational efficiency and facilitate features that enhance the customer experience.
  • Partner with the Security Enablement, Sales, and Customer success team to lead meeting with customers and prospects to develop and prioritize feature backlog. Specifically to facilitate market needs from our customers that improve Appian's Government Cloud value proposition year over year that may be program enhancement or additional features.
  • Create documentation and playbooks that enable partner teams on go-to-market activities. This includes partnering across various teams.
  • Good understanding of cloud architecture principles and the ability to facilitate or explain technological and business concepts to auditor and engineering partners.
  • Manage relationships with project stakeholders, keep stakeholders informed of progress, risk & dependencies and manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables.
  • Excellent communication skills in order to effectively present to a wide range of stakeholders, from technical resources to senior executives.
  • Work independently with minimal guidance in a fast-paced environment and effectively liaise with personnel at all levels of the organization.

Basic qualifications:
  • 3+ years working with an organization or engineering teams that leverages agile processes for Project, Product, or Program Management. Formal PMP certification preferred
  • 3+ years experience with the go-live of systems within the Federal Government (DoD SRG, FedRamp, Authority to Operate, ATO)
  • 6+ years of Governance, Compliance and Risk experience (FedRAMP preferred experience)
  • DoD 8570 IAT level II or above certification preferred (i.e. Security+, CISA, CISM)
  • Exposure to Cloud Technologies is preferred

Some of the tools and resources we will equip you with include:
  • We value innovation and investment in our people by providing opportunities for growth and leadership. Whether it's through Engineering IndieTime (dedicated time to build whatever you want with whomever you want), or annual hackathons, we value activities that inspire others and get creative juices flowing.
  • Appian has a large engineering team where you are made to feel autonomous by our engineering business group model. Working within an agile team allows our engineers and leaders to have a sense of community and accomplishment.
  • We'll immerse you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Our community is strong and growing! Our affinity groups are a great place to start connecting with peers from all across the globe.

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 .

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