Senior Performance Engineer


October 7, 2020

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 Senior Software Engineer - Performance at Appian you will help build the next generation of our core low-code application development platform and help tackle our most challenging technical problems alongside other brilliant engineers.

What is Appian? It’s a low-code application platform that lets business people build powerful enterprise web and mobile apps with flexible, visual models instead of clunky custom code.

About you:

  • You have 6+ years experience building and delivering software applications

  • You’re passionate about software performance, possess deep knowledge about the JVM and Linux kernel

  • You’re passionate about identifying and building new tools and technologies to solve complex performance problems

  • You’re a tinkerer at heart with an innate ability to solve tough system problems

  • You have experience in a CI/CD environment in AWS or continuous integration systems, like Jenkins

  • You thrive on solving labyrinthine problems within large, high-performance, real-time, distributed data systems

  • You hold a BS in Computer Science and/or equivalent years of experience writing code

How You’ll Contribute:

  • In a small scrum team you will develop simple yet elegant solutions to complex technical problems at the intersection of Engineering and IT

  • Leverage a modern and diverse array of tools including Prometheus, Grafana, ElasticSearch, and Kubernetes to ensure that our platform is built with performance in mind, and that our customers applications are performant.

  • Assist with customer performance issue investigations and remediation.

  • Build custom performance tooling to assist with performance issues.

  • Automate functional testing as well as testing for performance and security

  • Respond to and resolve emergent problems; write software and build automation to prevent problem recurrence
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