Appian Lead Developer (Technical Architect)

Job Location(s) US-National
Posted Date 4 months ago(7/19/2021 12:44 PM)
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Technology Experts - Technical Consultant




At Perficient, you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


Our Appian practice is a dynamic, fast-growing team that provides Intelligent Automation solutions helping organizations improve their business processes and decisions. We have deep expertise with an in-depth understanding of Intelligent Automation and the value that the platform capabilities such as Pega and Appian provide to organizations. Our committed and talented consultants ensure successful project delivery for customers. We are passionate about delivering exceptional, innovative technology solutions. Working with the team will be exciting, educational, and fun.


Perficient currently has a career opportunity for an Appian Lead Developer. This is a Technical Architect position that can be remote and located anywhere in the U.S., with up to 75% travel to client sites expected.


Job Overview:


As an Appian Architect, you will be responsible for guiding our client's with all aspects of the software development lifecycle, including scoping, technical design, implementation, documentation, testing, deployment, and support of applications. As a member working in a team environment, you will be responsible for facilitating technical option conversations by engaging SME's and then guiding the delivery team with design solutions for our customers. This includes helping the delivery teams understand the overall solution architecture, building a backlog of user stories, breaking down work efforts in the Appian platform component to be developed, and helping resolve possible barriers to client success. 


  • Lead the technical planning & requirements gathering phases, including estimate, development, test, deployment, and production roll-out.
  • Evaluate user requirements for digital process automation to determine feasibility and technical requirements.
  • Work with team members to identify, mitigate and resolve project issues and risks.
  • Support engagement leaders to ensure a high-quality delivery and Appian best practices on customer engagements.
  • Support data migration efforts to transform and load data between data stores.
  • Serve as a technical lead and mentor. Provide technical support or leadership in the development and continual improvement of service.
  • Participate in team design meetings, daily scrum meetings, and other development meetings
  • Assist in application deployment and roll-out to production.
  • Participate in team design meetings, daily scrum meetings, and other development meetings
  • Soft skills for interaction with customers for requirement gathering and implementation
  • Assisting pre-sales teams, including writing statements of work, the development of PoCs.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with team members.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt and work with team members of various experience levels.
  • Ability to travel to client sites where needed (up to 75% travel).


  • Certifications - At least Appian Certified Senior Developer or equivalent.
  • Highly proficient in collaborating with project stakeholders, end-users, business partners, and technical team members to deliver high-quality projects. 
  • Hands-on with process discovery, project documentation. Well-versed in industry best practices and current technologies.
  • Client-facing or consulting experience is highly preferred.
  • Experience with Global Delivery Model is preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with proposal creation and leading proposal presentations.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Wide variety of IT and business consulting engagement experience.
  • Phenomenal communicators who can explain and present concepts to technical and non-technical audiences alike, including high-level decision-makers.
  • Solid foundation in Computer Science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing software using agile methodologies.
  • Proficient in authoring, editing, and presenting technical documents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively via multiple channels (verbal, written, etc.) with technical and non-technical staff.
  • Flexibility to travel.

Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities, and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues with great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 


More About Perficient


Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and it's Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution, and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


Perficient is an award-winning Appian Strategic PartnerIBM Premier Business Partner, a Microsoft National Service Provider and Gold Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, an Adobe Business Solution Partner, and a Salesforce Gold Consulting Partner.


Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 




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