Senior Project Manager (Business Systems)

McLean, Virginia
Sep 26, 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 is seeking a Senior Systems Project Manager for its Business Systems team to join our fast-growing Business Technology group. We are looking for a talented and mission-oriented project manager who can lead complex Business Systems Projects in Sales, Marketing, Finance, HCM and/or Customer Success areas.

This is a proper project manager role, where they would be responsible for delivering projects on-time, on-budget with high quality and having a direct impact on the success of the company. This includes technical project management, leadership and partnership with cross functional & technology teams. They would be responsible for defining, planning, tracking, and overall management of project lifecycles. They also ensure adherence to agile project management methodology & practices, provide team coaching, technical leadership, evaluate the performance of team members, and reinforce best practices.

This role is based at Appian's Headquarters in McLean, VA. Employees hired for this position will have the opportunity to work in a flexible, hybrid environment.

To be successful in this role, you will:
  • Work closely with the Business Systems leadership team in helping develop a long-term strategy roadmap.
  • Manage relationships with project stakeholders, keep stakeholders informed of progress, risk & dependencies and manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables.
  • Own all aspects of project management including project planning, resource scheduling, risk logging and mitigation, communication and delivery.
  • Ensure proper use of methodology, tools, and procedures; Ensures proper governance is in place to best meet project objectives.
  • Work independently with minimal guidance in a fast-paced environment and effectively liaise with personnel at all levels of the organization.

Some of the tools and resources we will equip you with include:
  • Immersing you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Our community is strong and growing! Appian affinity groups are a great place to start connecting with peers from all across the globe.
  • A wide variety of growth and development opportunities such as: Appian product training and Appian certification sponsorship, our in-house Appian MBA program for new managers, Appian University which is a full library of over 3,000 LinkedIn Learning and Udemy courses, Presentation Skills training, and tuition reimbursement for those seeking to further their education.
  • Unlimited (flex) PTO, hybrid working arrangement, and flexible working hours.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in IT major or related Engineering major
  • 5+ years of project management experience using Agile/Waterfall project management methodologies, techniques, and tools.
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining project deliverables such as: project charters, project management plans, communications plans, budgets, and schedules.
  • Proficient in Agile Project Management, Scrum, and Capacity Planning and productivity tools like Jira
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to present project plans and effectively present at different levels within the organization.
  • Experience managing in complex projects and teams of up to 10 people and ability to thrive in a complex environment consisting of geographically dispersed and highly matrixed teams
  • Demonstrated experience in managing issues, scope, risk/dependency and quality while bringing projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements.

Nice to haves:
  • PMP or CSM certification is an asset
  • Knowledge of CRM, ERP, CS or HCM Systems will be a plus
  • Project Management/Implementation experience in a SaaS environment with third-party vendors

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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