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Principal Technical Consultant, Federal

Company: Appian Corporation
Location: Mc Lean
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

We are seeking a Principal Technical Consultant to join our Customer Success Public Sector team. Our team is a mission-focused organization with a long and successful history of supporting customers across federal civilian agencies and the department of defense. In this role, you will be engaging with our customers post-sales to develop software solutions on the Appian platform. These applications help organizations drive digital transformation and equips the government with solutions that enable them to achieve their agencies' objectives. Your primary responsibility will be to implement and build applications on Appian's low-code automation platform while working closely with our government clients.

What You'll Do

  • Immediately impact clients by partnering throughout the entire life-cycle of projects to define, design, develop and implement custom software solutions using Appian's low-code platform.
  • Led discussions with external clients to understand their business processes and technical needs.
  • Propose conceptual technical solutions and make changes based on the client's feedback in an Agile environment.
  • Design, build and launch new relational data models in production.
  • Develop APIs to integrate with multiple systems.
  • Drive adoption by empowering clients to become self-sufficient with building process applications on their own.
  • Establish and implement metrics to optimize team delivery and measure business agility in terms of predictability, reliability, and adaptability.
  • Collaborate with client's technical teams and business users as needed throughout the entire software development life cycle.
    You'll be successful in this role if you are:
    • Skilled at working with clients to define business processes and gather functional and technical system requirements
    • Not an order taker; asks "why" questions and solve the right problems
    • Passionate about technology and enjoys continuously learning
    • Successful on cross-functional teams; has built products using agile methodologies
    • An excellent communicator and is comfortable presenting to both technical and non-technical audiences

      Citizenship Requirements, Education And Travel
      • US Citizenship - candidates being considered for a Public Sector roles must be a U.S. citizen.
      • 8+ years of experience with hands-on software development or technical consulting
      • B.S./B.A. in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics or related field/degree
      • Willingness to travel; 10% or less annually to support customer engagement

        Preferred Skills
        • Agile software development practices, pair programming, stand-ups, planning sessions, and sprints
        • Experience leading small teams through post-sale software implementation
        • Basic understanding of object oriented programming
        • Experience working with relational databases
        • Experience with database design or data modeling
        • SQL skills - writing queries, joins, views, etc.
        • Knowledge of software testing practice; Test-driven development, setup and execution of automated test suites within a continuous integration framework
        • Integrations experience using APIs such as REST and SOAP, JDBC connections, and web services
        • Amazon Web Services (AWS); Artificial Intelligence (AI), Analytics, Machine Learning, Google Cloud, Application Integration, Database, Developer Tools, Management & Governance, and Elastic Containers

          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.

Keywords: Appian Corporation, Washington DC , Principal Technical Consultant, Federal, IT / Software / Systems , Mc Lean, DC

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