The Appian Solution Engineering team provides technical expertise to our customers around the globe, touching every layer of the Appian platform.  From data analysis to creative problem solving, our Solution Engineers tackle the most challenging technical problems encountered by Appian customers and partners. 

We are looking for a Solution Engineering Manager with strong operational, leadership, communication and technical skills to lead a team of Solution Engineers.  The Solution Engineering manager mentors and supports their team members, ensures they have the appropriate training and tools to be successful, and manages communications with other leadership teams on escalated cases.  Additionally, the Solution Engineering Manager leads projects related to improving the customer experience.  Such projects may be directly related to improving the Appian platform or may be related to the internal systems, tools and processes used by the Solution Engineering team.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the distribution of workload and of across team members, the effectiveness of our response to customer support issues and compliance with our SLAs
  • Use your subject matter expertise to provide proactive and reactive support to team members on their assigned work
  • Coach team members on best practices for technical troubleshooting, communication/customer management, internal systems/tools and operating procedures
  • Identify team and individual training needs and build delivery plans.  This includes ensuring that training and documentation are integrated into the new release process
  • Collaborate with Premier Support team on prioritizing issues from Premier Support customers
  • Manage communications on escalated cases with internal and external stakeholders (customers, field/account teams, software engineering, senior management, etc)
  • Identify opportunities to enhance systems and processes to improve the customer experience.  Participate in evaluating, prioritizing and actioning these improvement projects
  • Provide ongoing professional development and career counseling to team members and conduct their formal performance reviews
  • Identify macro trends/themes in customer product issues/pain and product supportability/documentation/training deficiencies.  Communicate these, with proposals for improvement, to Solution Engineering & Software Engineering leadership
  • Propagate a culture of advanced technical knowledge, customer service excellence and positive customer outcomes


Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar professional work experience
  • 2+ years of experience managing a technical team and/or a technical support operation.  Proven ability to coach and mentor technical staff.  
  • Excellent problem solving skills and talent for identifying creative solutions
  • Exceptional communication and customer service skills (verbal/written)
  • IaaS (e.g. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Compute Engine)
  • Java application server platforms (e.g. JBoss, Tomcat, WebLogic)
  • Web services (e.g. SOAP, REST, WSDL, XML)
  • Programming / scripting (e.g. Java, Perl, Ruby, C#, PHP)
  • RDBMS platforms (e.g. MySql, Oracle, SQL Server)
  • Systems administration (e.g. Linux, Windows)
  • Prior experience with the Appian platform is a plus
  • Excellent problem solving skills and talent for identifying creative solutions

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 ReasonableAccommodations@appian.com 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.

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