Quality Engineering Manager (Cloud Native Services)

McLean, Virginia
Sep 22, 2022
Oct 22, 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.

Summary: Ensure high quality and timely delivery of Appian core infrastructure systems. Responsible for attracting, retaining, and growing Quality Engineering staff responsible for the foundational elements of Appian. Able to develop quality processes and recognize and act on quality improvement needs across multiple teams in a rapidly growing engineering organization. Strong ability to triage issues and ensure they are brought to the attention of appropriate technical staff.

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:
  • Ensure infrastructure has enterprise class stability, availability, and performance allowing frequent releases.
  • Ensure the team is effectively utilizing test automation to identify regressions, reduce manual toil and make testing faster and more effective.
  • Mature and governance quality processes shaped around DevOps and continuous delivery paradigms using tools like Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Recruit, train and inspire Quality Engineering personnel across multiple delivery teams.
  • Effectively apply test design techniques and share knowledge with others.
  • Systematically analyze requirements ensuring they are validated through quality activities.
  • Effectively communicate critical situation updates to leadership team.
  • Ensure postmortem and root cause analysis activities are performed and yield durable changes from their learnings.
  • Inspire team to come up with creative testing approaches/solutions.

Some of the tools and resources we will equip you with include:
  • Within your first few weeks of joining us, you will attend new hire orientation along with our 2-day engineering bootcamp to ensure you are set up for success
  • Access to over 1,000+ Udemy course, along with dedicated learning time to focus on areas you specifically would like to focus on as a programmer
  • An agile-led work environment where you will be challenged and your ideas will be heard

Basic qualifications:
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field; advanced degree preferred

Preferred Experience Level:
  • 10+ years of relevant experience (e.g., Quality, Test, Performance, or Software Engineer); experience as a mentor or manager strongly desired
  • Experience as a Lead or Manager strongly desired

Nice to Have:
  • Proficiency in cloud engineering concepts as seen in AWS, Azure or Google Cloud
  • Experience with Kubernetes orchestration on Cloud
  • Experience working on software systems in an enterprise software or Saas/Paas environment

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 ReasonableAccommodations@appian.com 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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