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Senior Web Developer


Senior Web Developer

Reston | Virginia | United States

Are you a web enthusiast looking to advance your career in web development and enjoy working with marketing teams and address their technology needs? At appian, our main website ( and online community ( are amongst our digital marketing strategy's most important assets. We’re looking for someone to take technical ownership of these websites, run with ideas and make a huge impact on the organization.

The Senior Web Developer reports to the Director of Business Applications and will be responsible for driving and implementing improvements to our customer facing website.

How you’ll contribute:

  • Maintain and enhance our current web applications to ensure that they continue to function optimally with performance, security, and scalability in mind
  • Develop and optimize PHP templates and provide overall technical vision by working closely with the UX team to implement and maintain design of our main website based on Wordpress
  • Leverage Telligent widget development framework to build design elements for our community website
  • Provide web development support for a WordPress environment running on Linux
  • Build reusable and modular components to leverage across WordPress pages and templates
  • Manage application upgrades (including WordPress, Telligent, etc) as well as 3rd party plugins
  • Participate in “build versus buy” analysis and decisions for solutions that integrate or extend CMS functionality
  • Routinely inspect performance of the website and present recommendations on how content can be optimized for faster delivery and shorter load times.
  • Challenge status quo in terms of development process and best engineering practices

About you:

  • You have experience in web development and are comfortable working with a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP)
  • You have experience with WordPress and possess fundamental knowledge of other Content Management Systems (including Drupal, Joomla, etc.) to drive future change
  • You have worked on integrating Marketing Automation tools (ie. Marketo, Eloqua, Pardot, etc) and have tightly integrate it with site functionality to capture lead activities
  • You have experience integrating marketing tools (such as: Pardot, Captora, Smartling, Optimizely) into WordPress or another CMS
  • You have experience designing a topology for a multilingual website and configure integration with common Translation Management Systems (including Smartling, Localize, Weloclize, etc)
  • You understand the fundamentals of system integration and use of APIs (preferably REST)
  • You are passionate about front-end optimization/web performance and have worked with tools such as WebPagetest, Google, Dynatrace, Gomez, etc
  • You designed databases and have a solid understanding of relational DBMS (MySQL, MS SQL, etc)
  • You like making things secure and are have working knowledge of protocols such as: OWASP Top Ten, data encryption standards
  • You had some experience with Java or some other object-oriented programming language
  • You have experience with GitHub (or any other modern version control system)
  • You have a basic understanding of systems and protocols including Linux, HTTP/S, DNS, and Load Balancers
  • You have worked in an agile environment
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or related degree

The best part of this job is your manager has a HUGE box of peppermint patties in his office!


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