As a Technical Program Manager working at Appian, you turn product vision into reality. Your mission is to take broad, complex product definitions and divide them into chunks of minimum viable product (MVP). You must leverage your technical knowledge and superb organizational skills as you develop plans for incremental feature delivery. Appian practices Continuous Release, so you strive to minimize time to value while ensuring the product is awesome and getting awesomer with every user story merged to master.
You thrive bringing order to chaos. Appian’s product features are powerful and complex, so they require managers to help everyone on the team keep the big picture in focus. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating goals to project stakeholders.
Appian Engineering is continually refining its software development management practices, so a strong background in Agile methodologies like Kanban, Scrum and XP comes in handy!
Work with fellow program managers and software engineers to deliver multiple products to production through all phases of the software project life cycle.
Play a key role in defining the feature roll-out plan. This includes defining the schedule, defining the participant strategy, and gathering non-functional requirements from successive rounds of feature adopters to ensure the feature always satisfies the needs of the next round of adopters.
BA/BS plus 3 years experience in managing highly-complex, technically-challenging projects.
Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills and excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail, organized and thorough with the desire for continuous improvement.
Outstanding organizational, prioritization, and multitasking skills. Deadline and detail-oriented.
MS in Computer Science or a related discipline
Experience creating and running a Program Management Office (PMO) to deliver enterprise software products
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