Hire The Right People

Use these qualifications as a baseline for hiring people to fill roles in your Appian project team. In many cases a single individual may be able to handle more than one role (e.g.: Analyst and Tester, Team Lead and Scrum Master). Remember to establish a training program to keep improving your team over time.

Tip: Use A-Scores to assess and compare Appian partner resources.

Role Qualifications
Analyst Required Experience
  • 4+ years related experience working successfully in a business role with IT and technical staff/stakeholders
  • 2+ years of experience with successful ownership of business analysis tasks on a technical project (requirements, analysis, design)
  • Familiarity with planning, designing, testing, and deploying enterprise software applications
  • Strong background in logical data modeling
  • Strong problem solving and design skills
  • Superb communication and presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior Appian experience in an analyst or developer role
  • Background in user experience, UI design, or HCI
  • Familiarity with software delivery methodologies such as agile/scrum
  • Prior software or platform experience, ideally in a BPM related setting
Education
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree is required
  • Concentration in related or technical field is preferred
Low-Code Developer Required Experience
  • 2+ years related experience working successfully in a technical role with business users or end users
  • 1+ year of experience in successful software delivery or software development
  • Experience with configuration, deployment, and testing of enterprise software applications
  • Strong background in relational database design and SQL
  • Strong problem solving and design skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Appian Level 1 or Level 2 credential, based upon the experience of the hire
  • Prior Appian experience in an analyst or developer role
  • Familiarity with web services, FTP, JMS, and other web integration technologies
  • Background in user experience, UI design, or HCI
  • Familiarity with software delivery methodologies such as agile/scrum
  • Working knowledge in application servers, web servers, operating systems, and web application architectural concepts
  • Prior software or platform experience, ideally in a BPM related setting
Education
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree is required
  • Concentration in computer science, computer engineering, or technical field is preferred
Lead Developer Required Experience
  • Prior Appian experience in a developer or lead developer role
  • 4+ years related experience working successfully in a technical role with business users or end users
  • 2+ years of experience in successful software delivery or software development
  • Experience with functional design, configuration, deployment, and testing of enterprise software applications
  • Strong background in relational database design and SQL
  • Strong problem solving and design skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge in application servers, web servers, operating systems, and web application architectural concepts
Preferred Qualifications
  • Appian Level 3 credential
  • Familiarity with web services, FTP, JMS, and other web integration technologies
  • Background in user experience, UI design, or HCI
  • Familiarity with software delivery methodologies such as agile/scrum
  • Prior software or platform experience, ideally in a BPM related setting
Education
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree is required
  • Concentration in computer science, computer engineering, or technical field is preferred
Integrator Required Experience
  • 4+ years related experience working successfully in a technical role with business users or end users
  • 2+ years of experience in successful Java software development
  • Experience with functional design, configuration, deployment, and testing of Java software applications
  • Strong background in Java
  • Strong problem solving and design skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with software delivery methodologies such as agile/scrum
  • Familiarity with integration standards and Java implementation libraries (e.g.: JDBC, web services, JMS, file transfer, Java servlets)
Education
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or technical field is required
Tester/QA Required Experience
  • 4+ years related experience working successfully in a business role with IT and technical staff/stakeholders
  • 2+ years of experience with successful ownership of quality assurance tasks on a technical project
  • Familiarity with testing enterprise software applications
  • Superb communication and presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior Appian experience in a tester, analyst, or developer role
  • Background in user experience, UI design, or HCI
  • Familiarity with software delivery methodologies such as agile/scrum
  • Prior software or platform experience, ideally in a BPM related setting
Education
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree is required
  • Concentration in computer science, computer engineering, or technical field is preferred
Scrum Master Required Experience
  • 2+ years of experience with successful ownership of scrum master tasks on a technical project
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with other Agile methodologies (Kanban, XP, Lean, etc.)
  • Superb facilitation, communication and presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications Education
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree is required
  • Concentration in computer science, computer engineering, or technical field is preferred
Product Owner

Note: While it's possible to be experienced in the Product Owner role, the most important qualities for a Product Owner are familiarity and authority regarding business needs and availability to participate in the delivery process. Product Owners typically come from within the organization rather than being hired for the role.

Required Experience

  • 6+ years experience in field of subject matter expertise
  • Experience prioritizing a backlog and writing user stories
  • Superb communication and presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications
Server Administrator Required Experience
  • 2+ years of experience in successful IT system administration
  • Strong background with web servers, application servers, and J2EE system administration
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior Appian experience in a server administrator role
  • Completion of online Administrator Curriculum
  • Strong background in networking
  • Familiarity with software delivery methodologies such as agile/scrum
  • Prior software or platform experience, ideally in a BPM related setting
Education
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree is required
  • Concentration in computer science, computer engineering, or technical field is preferred