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Manager, Human Resource Business Partner

  • McLean, Virginia
  • Corporate
  • Added


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.

Appian is seeking a Manager, Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to support our global Engineering teams, reporting to the Director of HR Business Partners.  In this role, you’ll be at the heart of our business and play a leadership role in guiding the future of our tech workforce. You’ll be a proactive senior-level consultant and adviser to the SVP, Engineering & Head of Product on all talent issues - including: leading performance management, employee engagement, talent assessments, leadership development, succession planning and more. You will also have 1+ direct report to manage. 

Our HRBPs are intertwined in understanding the buzz of the organization, while also being able to take a strategic view of where we need to be with our talent and how to get there.  Specifically, you can expect to get involved in day-to-day issues, such as: employee relations, compensation and promotion decisions, and driving the agenda for longer-range talent priorities. Our Engineering Teams are based in McLean, Virginia; along with Berlin, Germany; Seville, Spain; and Chennai, India. 

To be successful in this role, you need:

  • Drive strategies to develop, engage and retain a diverse, top-tier talent group

  • Understand when data will assist in making smart, informed decisions and to monitor the pulse of employees 

  • Own the delivery of employee communications and programs to Engineering

  • Lead the preparation for and facilitation of all People programs within Engineering, including the employee-run Talent Management Council

  • Partner with regional HR leaders and other People Team groups including Learning, Compensation and Recruiting 

  • Provide compensation support including salary planning, off-cycle salary actions, promotions, and job re-leveling/re-alignment.

  • To manage 1+ member of the HRBP function. Set goals, develop, learn, partner, and help grow this person. 

Some of the tools and resources we will equip you with include:

  • We’ll immerse you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Our community is strong and growing! Our affinity groups are a great place to start connecting with peers from all across the globe.

  • Appian offers a wide variety of growth and development opportunities such as: our in-house Appian MBA program for new managers, Appian University which is a full library of over 3,000 LinkedIn Learning and Udemy courses, Presentation Skills training, and tuition reimbursement for those seeking to further their education.

Basic qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience in a People/Talent field, including: roles that involve learning and development, employee relations, recruiting or HR management

  • Experience managing/mentoring 

  • Prior work in a tech environment preferred but not required

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; preferably in Engineering, Computer Science, Business or another related field

Tools and Resource 

  • Training and Development: During onboarding, we focus on equipping new hires with the skills and knowledge for success through department-specific training. Continuous learning is a central focus at Appian, with dedicated mentorship and the First-Friend program being widely utilized resources for new hires. 
  • Growth Opportunities: Appian provides a diverse array of growth and development opportunities, including our leadership program tailored for new and aspiring managers, a comprehensive library of specialized department training through Appian University, skills based training, and tuition reimbursement for those aiming to advance their education. This commitment ensures that employees have access to a holistic range of development opportunities.
  • Community: We’ll immerse you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Appian fosters inclusivity through our 8 employee-led affinity groups . These groups help employees build stronger internal and external networks by planning social, educational, and outreach activities to connect with Appianites and larger initiatives throughout the company.

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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