Lead Software Engineer - Washington, DC

Software Developer in Washington, DC

Posted 2019-02-12

Lead Software Engineer at Appian Corporation
Reston - Tyson Coner, VA

At Appian, we’re not only about building awesome software, but also about growing our culture of passion, energy, and innovation; great people, great software! As a Lead Software Engineer at Appian you will help build the next generation of our core low-code application development platform and help tackle our most challenging technical problems alongside other brilliant engineers. What is Appian? It’s a low-code application platform that lets business people build powerful enterprise web and mobile apps with flexible, visual models instead of clunky custom code.

About you:

You have 6+ years of experience building and delivering software applications
You possess excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills
You’re a tinkerer at heart with an innate ability to solve tough programming problems
You hold a BS in Computer Science and/or equivalent years of experience writing code
Agile is your mantra and quality is your goal
You have no problem with OOP or functional programming
Data structures & algorithms delight you; you thrive on solving labyrinthine problems within large, high-performance, real-time, distributed data systems
How You’ll Contribute:

In a small scrum team, you will develop simple yet elegant solutions to complex technical problems
Manage availability, latency, scalability, security, and efficiency of data access within Appian by engineering reliability into software and systems
Play an integral part the design, architecture, standards and Agile methods for our web-based and mobile platform
Automate functional testing as well as testing for performance and security
Respond to and resolve emergent problems; write software and build automation to prevent problem recurrence
Mentor other software engineers and perform code reviews

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Company summary

As the market leader in modern Business Process Management (BPM) software, Appian delivers an enterprise application platform that unites users with all their data, processes, and collaborations in one environment, on any mobile device, through a simple social interface.


Free gym access; one day every two weeks to work on engineer's project of choice.

Tech Stack

JavaScript, React, AWS, Java, CSS3, GWT, MVC, Git, JSON, JUnit

Interview process

Phone screen with recruiter; technical phone interview with hiring manager; half-day onsite interview consisting of five primarily technical 45 minute interviews, including whiteboarding.

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