Appian Architect

Clearance Level
Solutions Architect
Rockville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ115716

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

General Dynamics Information Technology is seeking an Architect who will provide Appian technical leadership, support customer engagement, and engage in Appian related growth activities to join our vibrant business area team supporting the FDA, CDC, ACF, and other agencies. 

As an Appian Architect involved in all phases of the growth and development life cycle, including organic growth-related activities including day to day interaction with program teams, solution and design sessions including white paper creation, market research, and proposal support.  . 


  • Lead winning Appian solution development for growth opportunities (organic and new business)

  • Provide Appian technical thought leadership and support to assist business areas and programs in retaining and growing both new and current work

  • Respond to Appian related technical questions and requests from customers and programs.

  • Lead thought process on how to best leverage the Appian software to solve business problems – both known and unknown

  • Leverage deep industry and product-specific knowledge to support the end-to-end software development lifecycle of a large-scale Appian based digital transformation effort

  • Manage Appian architecture design and security decisions

  • Provide input on Appian related technical matters, including development approaches, ad hoc technical issues and questions on environment and technical specifications

  • Work closely with IT teams to manage oversight of Appian integration with existing core systems

  • Liaison between business stakeholders, product manager, broader IT organization, Appian implementation partners, and senior leadership to ensure business objectives are met and value is captured

  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of Appian documentation artifacts, including architecture and infrastructure diagrams

  • Guide technical implementation teams on front-end user experience and user interface decisions

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

  • Strong initiative and sense of ownership

  • Provide Appian mentorship to broader teams to sustain grow Appian practice


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors’s degree and or equivalent work experience

  • 6+ years development experience in Appian

  • 3+ years architect experience in Appian

  • Track record of leading and managing successful Appian implementations

  • Thorough understanding of and experience in software development lifecycle and Agile delivery methodology

  • Expertise in design and implementation of business integrations and complex enterprise integrations

  • Experience providing estimates/sizing for high-level requirements

  • Deep experience in developing and managing Appian workflows, user interfaces, decision rules, and data models

  • Experience in various types of rules (business rules, integration rules, validation rules)

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Custom Application development experience outside of Appian

  • Prior leadership experience

  • Experience working in an Agile environment

  • Data Analytics


  • Team First Mindset

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

  • Strong initiative and sense of ownership

  • Ability to come up with creative solutions when challenges in implementation arise


About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.