Government Acquisition Specialist

McLean, Virginia
Jul 11, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Full Time
Government Acquisition Specialist

Do you find the government's acquisition systems antiquated and ineffective? Do you feel modern IT systems and technology advancements have ignored the acquisition community? Join Appian to drive adoption of our new Acquisition Management application. Help us modernize acquisition systems and provide the same intuitive and streamlined experience you expect from any modern application. Together we can help reduce redundant tasks, manual data entry, and document juggling and allow contracting professionals to concentrate on the value added tasks they were trained to do.

As a Solution Specialist on the Appian Acquisition Solutions team, you will be a key contributor to the development and extension of Appian acquisition solutions. You will assist the Appian Solutions department to ensure the suite of Appian acquisition solutions are updated as Federal, DoD, and State acquisition regulations and policies change. You will work directly with Appian Solution leads as well as engineers to translate acquisition requirements into Appian solution configuration to be provided to Appian customers.

You will also be on the forefront of applying new technologies and advancements to the government acquisition solution space. You will help build and take to market innovate new solutions and approaches that will ultimately save the government time and money. In doing so, you will have the opportunity to work with many departments at Appian and play a role in marketing, sales, support, and engineering activities.

About you:
  • You have experience creating technology solutions that adhere to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), or state government contracting regulations.You have previous experience supporting a federal or state contracting activity
  • You have a keen understanding of government processes and pain points
  • You have strong writing and presentation skills
  • You thrive in an environment where no two days are exactly same and you enjoy working with a variety of different people and departments to meet a common goal
  • You have a BA in addition to 5+ years of experience.
  • You are inquisitive, hard-working, able to thrive in a diverse, technology-driven work environment, and demonstrate sound judgment.
  • You have experience at a technology company or government agency contract office.

How you'll contribute:
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and state level acquisition policies and practices.
  • Play an integral part in the design and creation of new acquisition solutions for the Federal and State market
  • Work directly with Appian solution managers and engineers to maintain and ensure up to date compliance of Appian acquisition solutions with government regulations.
  • Work with Sales and Marketing as new acquisition solutions are taken to market
  • Meet with customers, gather feedback, and help prioritize future releases of acquisition solutions

Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia

Travel: 0%

About Us:

Appian helps organizations build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform. Combining people, technologies, and data in a single workflow, Appian can help companies maximize their resources and improve business results. Many of the world's largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk management and compliance. Our employees create opportunities to drive hands-on impact both with our customers and throughout the organization, which creates an environment where meaningful work is met with career growth and opportunity. As a result, we are proud to have been recognized as a Washington Post Top Workplace for seven consecutive years. Simply put, we are changing the way businesses operate and our employees are to thank for Appian's success.

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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