As a manager and an individual contributor working on our data backend, you will have the opportunity to build a high availability, distributed persistence technology which is able to autonomously scale based on usage patterns. You will work on solving complex problems around optimal resource utilization for both self-managed and cloud-native SaaS installations. You will employ deep knowledge of data structures, persistence and querying algorithms, functional and vector-oriented programming paradigms and distributed computing.
What is Appian? Appian is a low-code application platform for building powerful, enterprise-grade web and mobile apps with flexible, visual models instead of complex custom code. Appian Records provide a business-level data abstraction and a common query framework for unifying data sourced from disparate external systems. With your data in a central location, you can easily adjust your data model, define how users view your data, and integrate enterprise processes so users can take informed action when viewing the data. To power this common data store, Appian built a database engine designed to handle both OLTP and OLAP workloads and provide predictable and consistent performance across a variety of use cases.
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
Working knowledge of database concepts, distributed systems, and cloud infrastructure
Experience with or interest in learning about database internals, data persistence concepts like WAL and LSM trees, and streaming analytics
Familiarity with or interest in learning the building blocks of columnar databases, query language design, and functional and vector-oriented programming
Familiarity with container orchestration services, especially Kubernetes
Ideally 5+ years of experience in Go, Java, Scala, or Rust
10+ years in software development, with 2+ years as a mentor or manager
Individual contributor with 50% of time dedicated to development
Hands on technical leadership and collaboration to grow and maintain Appian’s world-class platform through Agile methodologies and tools
Effectively manage, develop, and guide up to 6 direct reports through mentoring and coaching
Partner with the Talent Acquisition team to hire great talent and provide input for creating staffing plans with departmental leadership
Perform HR management tasks related to each direct report; such as leave requests, performance reviews, and communication of raises and bonuses.
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.