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 Product Manager, you’ll be working alongside other Product Managers on a small team of technical staff, interact with key business stakeholders, and own the prioritized product backlog to ensure your team delivers high-quality software with each and every iteration.
What is Appian? It’s an application platform that lets business people build powerful cloud and mobile apps with flexible, visual models instead of clunky custom code.
This position on Appian's low-code application team gives you the opportunity to shape the future of Appian's core product. Our mission is simple. Make it easier and faster to build business apps. Apps that empower our customers to achieve their vision. Apps that can easily be changed to adapt to their dynamic environment.
What you’ll do: Prioritize, define, and ensure success of product features for various users at the roadmap/release level (we release quarterly) as well as functionalities within each feature at the sprint level (two-week sprints).
- Prioritize what we should build and when by collaborating with stakeholders on product strategy and making data-driven decisions
- Define how those features will work and look through close collaboration with engineers in design sessions, mockups, UX review, and usability testing
- Cultivate a deep understanding of your users and customers. Be their advocate
- Manage your team's backlog through planning and working with devs
- Share ideas and receive feedback on new features through presentations to stakeholders and collaborators
- Ensure successful delivery of features and participate in go-to-market activities (documentation, training, webinars, etc.)
- Follow your work through to customer impact by tracking adoption/usage, talking to customers and partners, prioritizing bugs and enhancements, and recommending additional investments to meet the market
- Strategic thinker and problem solver with a proven ability to prioritize, negotiate, and execute in order to accomplish amazing things
- Ability to draw clarity out of complex and ever-changing environments; comfortable working through ambiguity
- Strong communicator
- Demonstrated technical background; an engineer at heart with an innate desire to make an impact
- Exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about building great product features and experiences
- Most importantly, passionate about software!
Preferred Experience Level: 4+ years of relevant experience
Education: Bachelor's in Computer Science or related engineering field
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.
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