Appian Senior Consultant

Deft Consulting is looking for talented, driven individuals to join our team. The right candidate would be a Senior Appian Developer who is able to lead an Agile team of developers to deliver the highest value solutions for our customers. Deft is honored to hold the highest Appian Partner distinction among those as an Elite Partner. Additionally, Deft is among Appian's select few partners in the Trusted Partner network reserved for partners with a proven track record.

Location: Continental United States (remote)

Position type: US Citizenship

Benefits: + Bonuses, + 100% Remote, + Office equipment provided by Deft, + Unlimited sick days

Responsibilities Include:

  • Design, develop, modify, integrate, test, deploy and support enterprise-level BPM applications
  • Translate business process software requirement specifications into prototypes and solutions
  • Support data gathering and analysis to facilitate risk mitigation and issue resolution
  • May have the role of Team Lead in a development pod
  • Deliver projects using Agile development methodology
  • Explains key Agile terms and ceremonies to those newer to Agile, both internally and externally
  • Properly executes Code Reviews
  • Demonstrates dominance of Appian to the point of being an escalation point that more junior resources could look to for guidance
  • Monitors project and ensures that all project stories and tasks stay on track to meet commitments. Properly identifies any risks or blockers and properly documents and communicates them in order to prevent delays or unblock the development team
  • Leads Sprint 0s, properly capturing scope and requirements for an engagement
  • As Team Lead, leads all sprint ceremonies and ensures that each meeting adds values and meets the objectives/agenda
  • Responsible for raising to client any reprioritization of backlog, including any impact that reprioritization will have on the initial scope in the Release Plan
  • Works with Project Manager to ensure that all relevant stakeholders are present in the required meetings. If any Sprint Ceremonies are not scheduled, or do not have the appropriate participants invited, this is raised to the PM immediately.
  • Responsible for pushing all releases across environments
  • Appropriately escalates when necessary while clearly communicating impact and risk


  • Minimum of three (3) years experience Appian software development
  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience throughout the software development life cycle
  • Strong grasp of Agile concepts, including understanding of terms and applicable ceremonies
  • Demonstrated dominance of Appian to the point of being an escalation point that a more junior resources could look to for guidance
  • Strong analytical skills, experience designing and delivering complex, highly-scalable software components
  • Capable of interpreting, analyzing, and communicating business requirements to development team
  • Can successfully develop stories independently, requiring minimal feedback from Peer Reviews and QA
  • Capable of interacting with client successfully, with no difficulties understanding or being understood
  • Strong leadership skills, capable of managing and delegating assignments to junior resources
  • Capable of properly executing Code Reviews and ensure adherence to Best Practices, preventing bugs from moving forward to higher environments
  • Capable of monitoring and ensuring that all project stories and tasks stay on track to meet commitments
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills, capable of preparing for and leading internal and client-facing Sprint ceremonies, including requirement gathering and Sprint planning sessions
  • Must be able to multitask efficiently and progressively and work comfortably in an ever-changing data environment
  • Passion for technology and innovation
  • Knowledge of database management systems, such as MySQL, MariaDB, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, etc.


  • Appian Certified Lead Developer Certification
  • IT consulting experience

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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.