Appian L2+ Lead Developer

London   |   Full Time

We are expanding our Appian Practice. We are looking for Appian certified (L2 or above) Technical Leads to be part of an established team, working on Major Banking projects

Job Title: Appian Technical Lead

Location: Remote / London (with appropriate VISA / work permit) 

All of our opportunities require that applicants are eligible to work in the specified country/location unless otherwise stated in the job description. 

NextWave is a fast-paced and fun team, with a unique balance of big-firm experience and startup culture. Our consultants will develop skills and experiences in high growth, cutting-edge technology consulting practice with unparalleled access to some of the world's leading FinTechs and Financial Services firms.

As a NextWave Appian Technical Lead, you will analyse, design and implement data, workflow and case management needs in an agile fashion. Working with top tier-banking clients, you will work on Appian business solutions, taking responsibility for designing and developing a variety of enterprise grade integrated Appian applications.

What you’ll be doing?

  • Working with our banking clients to understand their business challenges and to define, scope and plan the associated Appian solutions and effectively communicating these to stakeholder audiences
  • Design and implementation of efficient enterprise grade Appian low-code solutions, and integrated workflows to meet client digital platform needs
  • Where appropriate, leading workshops and training for client and internal education, communication and mobilisation
  • Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution

What we’re looking for:

  • Excellent communication, facilitation and leadership skills
  • Financial services experience is desirable (eg Banking, Wealth, Insurance sectors)
  • Deep hands-on Appian development skills & experience – Level 2 or above
  • Agile project lifecycle experience and skills covering sprint planning, delivery, QA and continuous deployment disciplines
  • A self starter with a desire to be part of a growing and entrepreneurial business

Experience and Skills

  • 3 years+ in Appian enterprise workflow application development and integration including providing architectural solutions design, development and deployment using Appian in a major FS or Corporate business(s)
  • Good understanding of Financial Services business functions (eg Finance, Risk, Compliance, Regulation)
  • Knowledge of Appian architecture and best practices
  • Good understanding of Appian data and enterprise database concepts. Strong working knowledge any one of the major databases
  • Experience of API integration design and development, including Appian connectors
  • Familiar with Appian plug ins including rules engines
  • Understand products pitfalls and ability to determine the products best fit and most efficient use


We will consider full remote working on projects where permitted by our consulting clients.

You would normally be based in the NextWave London office or remotely (under COVID currently), however, travel may be required for client-based projects and some projects will be located fully at client office locations (post COVID) - usually in the City of London or Canary Wharf.

Work pattern:

This is a permanent role with a potential for flexibility for agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients.

About NextWave 

NextWave is working at the intersection of FinTech, Consultancy and the world’s major financial services firms.

NextWave was founded on our belief in the power of the network. The intelligent orchestration of people and technology is driving the digital revolution. We work with progressive clients, technology platform and service partners who are at the forefront of making financial services more effective, agile and safe. We are also giving something back by creating career opportunities for young people with disadvantaged backgrounds through the NextWave ‘1 for 1’ social impact programme.

What we do

We provide Consulting expertise and delivery services with a focus on a select group of progressive technology platforms which are helping to change the FS Industry. The evolution of today’s digital business landscape requires firms to reinvent to stay relevant and succeed in the new market, at a pace not seen before. Opportunities and threats are emerging from traditional and non-traditional sectors, driving new strategies across the dimensions of clients, competition, data, innovation and value. A new stack of FinTech platform technologies is enabling firms to reinvent their value proposition to collaborate and compete on customer experience, data insights, operational resilience and time to market.


Our leadership has a unique blend of big-brand consultancy, start-up and enterprise delivery and commercial experience (including 2 successful boutique firm growth & exits and a major technology consulting scale-up), across the business and technology sectors at some of the world’s largest banks, asset managers and fintech. We are experienced consultants and technologists who have grown up with the FS industry from the pre-internet era into the digital and data-driven revolution. We are next-generation technologists and engineers who are passionate about working with the leading platforms in the new stack. We are all about delivery - for our clients, our partners and our people.

What To Expect From Our Recruitment Process

We believe in putting in the effort to find the people who will share our success. We strive to select the right people for each role based on evidence. If you think you have what it takes to help us remain at the top of our game, then apply now by clicking on apply!

All of our opportunities require that applicants are eligible to work in the specified country/location unless otherwise stated in the job description.

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