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Instructional Designer I

  • McLean, Virginia
  • Human Resources
  • Added



Appian is looking for a dynamic individual to support our learning and development function. In this high impact role you can make a difference in the daily effectiveness of all Appian employees as a member of the fast-growing Talent Development team. More than just develop, coordinate and deliver creative and engaging workshops, you will help define the learning culture at a cutting-edge technology company.

We are looking to add someone to our team who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and support delivery of a variety of new or existing learning and development programs and strategic initiatives. These may include the development, support, or execution of our signature programs and other interpersonal effectiveness and professional development programs. The ideal candidate would bring any combination of the following: Training and facilitation experience, strong instructional design skills, adult learning principles, and innovative training ideas.


  • Ability to partner with SMEs and Instructional designers to identify or develop training curricula, instructor manuals, learner guides, and other materials
  • Create excitement for our learning offerings as you organize, publicize, and recruit audiences for participation in employee development programs
  • Directly help learners be successful in practicing the skills both in the classroom and back on the job
  • Lead the design and development of instructor-led, eLearning, and blended solutions with a keen focus on creating meaningful and interactive learning experiences
  • Ability to use authoring tools, such as the Articulate360 suite of products, to create interactive e-learning courses
  • Use your experience to curate courses and learning paths for our Learning Management System
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to achieve deadlines and manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Make learning fun by facilitating formal and informal workshops and learning experiences for large and small groups
  • Deliver engaging, actionable training


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; Master’s degree in Communication, Education, Adult Education, Behavioral or Industrial Psychology, Organizational Development, or related field preferred
  • 2-4 years of professional (leadership and soft skills) facilitation experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and employee development methods including instructor-led and virtual classroom delivery
  • Facilitator Certifications is a plus
  • Curriculum development background is a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including presentation and facilitation skills
  • Experience delivering soft skills training to various levels of employees

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    

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at  and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.