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Manager, Product Engineering

  • Chennai, India
  • Engineering
  • 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.

Managers of Appian Development you will provide technical leadership in Appian solution development and are responsible for the professional growth and development of engineers working on Appian Solutions. Additionally, they are responsible for scaling Solutions Delivery with speed and quality. Engagement with leadership and architecture design are essential to scale the delivery operations and Application Development Lifecycle. As an engineering manager, they provide direct 1-on-1 mentoring and coaching to a small group of product engineers to improve their skills while also handling general HR management responsibilities. Managers are servant-leaders who should enjoy helping groups succeed.  They spend roughly 75% of their time as a developer (technical design, writing code, code reviews, etc.) and 25% managing direct reports. If an MPE is also in the role of a Squad Coach, their time as a developer is expected to be reduced (to roughly 30%).

  • Leverage deep technical understanding of the Appian platform, data structures, algorithms, and design patterns to write applications and solutions in existing Appian frameworks (SAIL, Process Models, Rules, Expressions, and all Appian Objects) and light full-stack and mobile development.
  • Leverage relevant application development experience to instill  best practices in design and architecture, and increase  development speed.
  • Apply knowledge of the Appian platform, from design to underlying architecture, and effective code reviews and technical feedback.
  • Contribute to application performance analysis and system tuning.
  • Participate in story breakdowns, acceptance criteria definition, technical architecture and design, code review, and automated test development
  • Effectively manage up to 6 direct reports through mentoring, coaching, and guiding them in their career paths and foster a culture of learning and growth.
  • Perform HR Management tasks related to each direct report; such as time management, communication of raises and bonuses, performance reviews, etc.
Preferred Experience Level: 6+ years in Appian application development, with 1+ years as a mentor or manager
Education: B.S. in a technical discipline (preferably Computer Science) or STEM related field, advanced degree preferred

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  • 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.
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