Senior Software Engineer (Observability)

McLean, Virginia
Jan 26, 2022
Jan 31, 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 an observability-focused Senior Software Engineer at Appian you will help build the next generation of our monitoring and alerting platform and tackle our most challenging technical problems alongside other brilliant engineers.

About you:

  • You have 5+ years experience building and delivering software applications

  • You're passionate about observability and kubernetes

  • You enjoy working with open-source observability technologies like Grafana, Prometheus, Alertmanager, Cortex, Thanos and Loki

  • Strategic thinker and problem solver with a proven ability to prioritize, learn and execute in order to accomplish amazing things

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

  • Experience in Go, Python, Bash or comparable languages

  • You understand the benefits of Kubernetes native monitoring solutions leveraging Kubernetes orchestration

  • Imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about building great products and experiences

  • 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, Grafana, Alertmanager, Cortex, Thanos, Loki and Kubernetes to ensure that our platform is built with observability in mind, and that our customers' applications are observant.

  • Assist with observability platform issue investigations and remediation

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

Preferred Experience Level:

5+ 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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