Lead Software Engineer (Performance)

McLean, Virginia
Dec 27, 2021
Jan 26, 2022
Full Time
At Appian, we're not only about building awesome software, but also about growing our culture of passion, energy, and innovation - great people, great software! As a performance-focused Lead Software Engineer at Appian you will help build tools to solve complex performance problems, the next generation of our Centralized logging and tracing platform and tackle our most challenging technical problems alongside other brilliant engineers.

About you:

  • You have 6+ years experience building and delivering software applications

  • You're passionate about software performance and possess deep knowledge about the JVM, Databases and/or Linux

  • You're passionate about identifying and building new tools and technologies to solve complex performance problems

  • You're a tinkerer at heart with an innate ability to solve tough problems

  • You have experience with CI/CD tools such as Gitlab or Jenkins

  • You have familiarity with AWS or similar Cloud providers

  • You thrive on solving labyrinthine problems within large, high-performance, real-time, distributed data systems

  • You hold a BS in Computer Science and/or equivalent years of experience writing code

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 modern and diverse array of tools including Prometheus, Jaeger, Loki, Grafana, ElasticSearch, and Kubernetes to ensure that our platform is built with performance in mind, and that our customers' applications are performant.

  • Assist with customer performance issue investigations and remediation.

  • Build custom performance tooling to assist with solving performance issues.

  • Enable automated performance testing through creation of libraries, frameworks and infrastructure.

  • Respond to and resolve emergent problems; write software and build automation to prevent problem recurrence

Preferred Experience Level:

6+ years of relevant experience, building and delivering software applications.


B.S. in Computer Science, or a related field

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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