Appian Director

Deft Consulting is looking for an Appian Director to manage our US Professional Services department. The Appian Director will be responsible for managing our Professional Services department within a defined geography, focusing both on ensuring the implementation of strategic, advanced technology solutions, as well as the day-to-day procedures that drive efficiency, efficacy, and value. The successful candidate is a well-rounded, sophisticated Appian professional who is capable of maintaining client relationships and driving client success through technology-driven innovation.

Location: Arlington, VA at Deft Headquarters

Travel: As needed (open to discussion)


  • 5+ years of experience in technology consulting
  • 3+ years of experience with Appian
  • Passion for technology and innovation
  • Experience throughout the software development life cycle
  • Experience leading small to medium sized teams
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies
  • Clear communication skills and ability to interface directly with clients
  • Excellent time management skills, being able to adapt to shifting priorities efficiently and successfully
  • Proven reliability and strict adherence to deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to manage resources effectively with a positive track record of ensuring delivery timelines are met by all team members
  • Demonstrated ability to properly identify and track risks and their impact
  • Ability to leverage technical/development skills when needed
  • Self-starter, striving to be proactive as opposed to reactive


  • Experience with Agile implementations (Scrum)
  • Recent Appian development experience


Key responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Furthering both the short-term and long-term vision and strategic plans for Deft’s Appian practice, maintaining alignment with our company values and vision
  • Continually emphasizing our customer-centric approach, ensuring that this method is promoted across our relationships
  • Managing multiple Appian implementation teams throughout delivery
  • Supporting Delivery Managers and Team Leads to identify issues and trends that may impact existing or future projects, leading to organizational improvement and safeguarding against project risks
  • Establishing and implementing metrics to optimize team delivery and measure business value
  • Assisting with day-to-day operations in the US

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About Deft

Deft Consulting (Deft) is a professional services firm specializing in Appian implementations and committed to helping companies reach their peak efficiency, productivity, and profitability through effective business process design and automation. Deft was founded by a former Appian Corporation employee and has become a highly regarded official partner of Appian Corporation. Deft’s 20 person workforce packs a powerful punch, ranking among the top Appian partner firms. Multiple government agencies and private firms with assets under management in excess of $100 billion trust Deft’s services to support their critical processes running on the Appian platform.