Software Engineer


McLean, VA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/21/2021
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  • Company Address: 11955 Democracy Drive, Suite Suite 1700, Reston, VA, 20190

About Appian

Appian is a low-code automation platform for building powerful business applications, faster.

Job Description

Appian is a platform for building enterprise software applications, faster. With Appian, customers get the speed of low-code development with the power of intelligent automation in one trusted and unified cloud platform.

At Appian, we’re seeking to grow our culture of passion, energy, and innovation; Empowered by the “the best idea wins,” we thrive on collaboration and debate, encouraging all employees to challenge and elevate one another. We strive for diversity and inclusion through continued education and a commitment to equity.

As a Software Engineer working on the Appian platform, your mission will be to ensure that Appian is always fast, scalable, and up to whatever tasks our customers configure it to do. You will be solving problems of scale and flexibility that most engineers never see, building a product capable of serving our customers in ways you never imagined. Your scope extends from the high-performance data layer to the cross-platform user interface. This position requires the mental agility to jump from the deep code-level view of Appian, to the designer’s view, to the end user’s view, and back again. Learn how to write software that runs software, and enhance our declarative programming language.

You will design and develop systems that allow our customers to build amazing enterprise apps for mobile and the web without writing a line of code. The product features you write will impact millions of Appian users worldwide, and will expose you to an incredible range of frameworks, patterns and methods as you hone your comp sci kung fu.

About the Job:

  • Master the advanced technologies we use to revolutionize the way software is built.
  • Utilize your knowledge of our software to design new features and implement improvements to existing features.
  • Design features of increasing sophistication in small, tightly integrated, and highly-skilled teams.
  • Develop new user-oriented features; engineer complex systems.
  • Manage availability, latency, scalability, and efficiency of Appian by engineering reliability into software and systems.
  • Respond to and resolve emergent problems; write software and build automation to prevent problem recurrence.

About You:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering preferred, other related technical disciplines considered
  • Superior academic achievement with a GPA of 3.7 or higher (preferred)
  • Fluency in Java, C++, and familiarity with git and Shell
  • Previous software development internship(s) preferred


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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