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Distinguished Software Engineer


Here at Appian, our core values of Respect, Work to Impact, Ambition, and Constructive Dissent & Resolution define who we are. In short, this means we constantly seek to understand the best for our customers, we go beyond completion in our work, we strive for excellence with intensity, and we embrace candid communication. These values guide our actions and shape our culture every day.  When you join Appian, you'll be part of a passionate team that's dedicated to accomplishing hard things.

Here at Appian, we’re passionate about technology. We love making it, and we love using it. Joining Appian Engineering will provide you with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values cross-functional collaboration and is committed to personal and professional growth. We want to revolutionize the way people work, and in doing so, we develop the Appian platform to be simple so our customers can thrive.

Position Overview:

We are in search of a dynamic and experienced Distinguished Software Engineer with expertise in low code platforms of development to join our team. The Distinguished Software Engineer will play a crucial role in formulating and executing system designs that satisfy our business needs. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in software design, architecture design, and data design, alongside demonstrated experience in a software product organization. Experience in low code platforms of development will be a significant plus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creates a vision and solution architecture for the product, designing for extensibility, and the optimal technical approach suitable for solving the targeted use cases.

  • Lead the creation of data, process, function models; awareness of software design and modeling approaches.

  • Designs the solution for non-functional goals: modularity, extensibility, configurability.

  • Collaborate with diverse teams to ensure our software solutions are in alignment with the company's goals and strategies.

  • Expertise in developing enterprise-class database-centric applications (ideally products).

  • Participate in every phase of software development, ensuring successful application deployment.

  • Design and optimize databases to enhance the efficiency, scalability, and stability of our systems.

  • Lead architectural reviews and present solutions and recommendations to stakeholders.

  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends and technologies, ensuring our software solutions utilize modern practices.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field. A Master's Degree is preferred.

  • Proven experience as a Software Solutions Architect in a software product organization.

  • Extensive experience in modern software design, architecture design, and data design.

  • Expertise in developing 3-tier applications, MVC architectures, and both low-code and J2EE applications.

  • Proficient understanding of multiple programming languages and databases.

  • Solid knowledge of software architecture patterns and best practices.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Curiosity and external customer and competitor awareness

  • Strong leadership and communication skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Industry certifications in software architecture or a related field.

  • Demonstrated experience with low code platforms of development.

  • Familiarity with emerging technologies and a proactive approach to learning new skills.

About Appian:

Before Appian was a company, it was an idea. Not about a product or a market, but about the culture needed to sustain innovation and value. Today, we help businesses build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform.

About Appian

Appian is a software company that automates business processes. The Appian AI-Powered Process Platform includes everything you need to design, automate, and optimize even the most complex processes, from start to finish. The world's most innovative organizations trust Appian to improve their workflows, unify data, and optimize operations—resulting in better growth and superior customer experiences. For more information, visit . [Nasdaq: APPN]

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