Appian Architect

Appian Architect

18 May 2021
Virginia, Sterling, 20163 Sterling USA

Appian Architect

REI is looking for an experienced Appian Architect to develop compelling and compliant solutions for REI's new and existing client base using REI (and partner) offerings and competencies. Successful candidates will be able to support REI's growth strategy, competence development, and capacity building endeavors. The position enables REI to meet near-term new business goals through a combination of competitive and noncompetitive pursuits. It also contributes toward REI's long-term strategy to organically acquire and retain customers and talent, and, expand its portfolio of offerings to create new customers.
Key Result Areas and Activities:

Develop Persuasive and Competitive Solutions for REI's Growth (Capture/Proposals)

• Support decision-making for lead identification and qualification
• Support captures across REI's offerings
• Develop competitive solutions as part of approved captures (proposition, plans, people, products, past performance, pricing)
• Convey REI's UVP and USP for the capture/opportunity to internal advocates/partner/customer
• Lead competitive proposals (contributing, writing, reviewing)
• Support organic proposals (contributing, writing, reviewing)
• Support challenge teams as needed
• Work within the constraints of RFPs

Identify and Exploit New Technologies for New and Existing Clients (Technology, Process, Tools, Platforms, Standards)

• Understand, contribute to, and maintain technology radars in relevant context (market, accounts, portfolios)
• Systematically broker assessments and trials
• Recommend pragmatic adoption strategies
• Develop partnerships
• Contribute to REI's Process Asset Library
• Present advice inside and outside REI

Develop Capacity and Build Talent for REI (People, CoPs, CoEs)
• Support recruiting and retention of relevant talent
• Run and/or participate in a Community of Practice (CoP) or Community of Excellence (CoE) to share lessons learned/best practices
• Coach, mentor, and develop talent including challenge teams
• Build a network of key people carrying core and emerging competencies in the company
• Provide expertise to customers/teams without becoming a key resource

Promote REI's Brand in the Industry for Trusted Advice (Marketing, Thought Leadership)
• Work with marketing, accounts, and offerings to provide thought leadership
• Lead responses to market research activities such as RFIs
• Be a recognized thought leader in industry (must contribute individually)
• Influence customers, employees, and partners
• Represent REI's complete suite of offerings and competencies in the market

Support Business Strategy for the Organization (Innovation, Priorities)
• Develop solutions for jobs to be done
• Incubate new competencies
• Drive innovation backlog
• Contribute to REI's strategy
• Strengthen partnerships
• Deliver to the approved budget for competencies
Work and Technical Experience:
• Technical delivery experience in software development or analytic platform teams
• Leadership experience in software development or analytic teams
• Sales experience in the U.S. Federal, State, and Local public sector
• Experience in end-to-end solution development lifecycle and agile methodologies
• Expertise in either business applications, content management or analytics
• Expertise in Appian
• Expertise in one or more modern technologies to include cloud, mobile, platforms (BPM, Low-Code, or CRM), and databases
• Experience in one or more technologies including Open Source, .NET, Java, and Salesforce

• Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related field (Master's degree is a plus)
• Demonstrated continued learning through one or more technical certifications or related methods
• At least 12 years of relevant experience; two years may be substituted for a master's degree
• At least 5 years working with Appian, Level 3 A-score required

• Self-motivated and focused on delivering outcomes
• Able to meet proposal deadlines for the team
• Able to write and present persuasively
• Able to communicate with different stakeholders (both technical and business)
• Able to work in a self-organized and cross-functional team
• Able to iterate based on new information, peer reviews, and feedback

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