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Lead Appian Developer

Oscar Health

Oscar Health

Software Engineering
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Hi, we're Oscar. We're hiring a Lead Appian Developer to join our Appian Development team.

Oscar is the first health insurance company built around a full stack technology platform and a focus on serving our members. We started Oscar in 2012 to create the kind of health insurance company we would want for ourselves—one that behaves like a doctor in the family.

About the role

The Appian Lead Developer successfully delivers and supports several internal apps on the Appian platform for Oscar. This role builds robust Business Process Management (BPM) tooling to support the scaling of the Appian platform. The Appian Lead Developer develops and rolls out moderately complex apps on the Appian platform, which will transform the business teams by reducing processing times, connecting teams across the organization, and enforcing rigid escalation and approval processes. The role works with the latest Appian technologies, while seeing their impacts to the business first hand.

The role supports all aspects of the software development lifecycle including requirements gathering, technical design, implementation, documentation, testing, deployment, and production support of applications. The role works closely with multiple Product Managers and collaborate with external Appian development resources and will partner with the Appian COE as the leaders responsible for ensuring the acceptance criteria is met within the application design and implementation.

You will report to the Vice President, Data Integrations.

Work Location

Oscar is a blended work culture where everyone, regardless of work type or location, feels connected to their teammates, our culture and our mission.

If you live within commutable distance to our New York City office (in Hudson Square), our Tempe office (off the 101 at University Ave), or our Los Angeles office (in Marina Del Rey), you will be expected to come into the office at least two days each week. Otherwise, this is a remote / work-from-home role.

You must reside in one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, or Washington, D.C. Note, this list of states is subject to change. #LI-Remote

Pay Transparency

The base pay for this role is: $131,200 - $172,200 per year. You are also eligible for employee benefits, participation in Oscar's unlimited vacation program, company equity grants, and annual performance bonuses.


  • Lead a technical team to develop, test, and deploy applications on the Appian platform
  • Assist with architecture planning and implementation to ensure Appian will integrate cleanly with existing Oscar data
  • Stay up to date with the latest Appian features and implement them as necessary
  • Create thorough technical documentation to outline key decisions and implementation strategies for new features
  • Assess user requirements and communicate feasibility of implementation with business and technical stakeholders
  • Become an expert on our Appian applications, and become a representative of the Appian platform to our stakeholders
  • Serve as a technical leader for BPM and provide mentorship for developers who are newer to Appian
  • Develop solid working relationships with stakeholders across the company both within and outside of the tech organization
  • Participate in Oscar hackathons that leverage Appian with Oscar’s ‘data fabric’
  • Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 4+ years of experience with production app delivery on Appian’s platform
  • Appian Senior Developer Certification or higher
  • 4+ years experience working in an agile environment, preferably using Jira
  • 4+ years experience writing custom code within Appian to support intricate business processes
  • 4+ years experience designing and troubleshooting advanced integrations using APIs and complex data structures
  • 4+ years experience with UX design

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Appian’s automation and data fabric tools
  • Experience leading a team through a Sprint 0 and continued requirements gathering
  • Experience with the technical architecture of Appian at an enterprise level
  • Experience with organizing and executing complex deployments

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At Oscar, being an Equal Opportunity Employer means more than upholding discrimination-free hiring practices. It means that we cultivate an environment where people can be their most authentic selves and find both belonging and support. We're on a mission to change health care -- an experience made whole by our unique backgrounds and perspectives..

Pay Transparency:

Final offer amounts, within the base pay set forth above, are determined by factors including your relevant skills, education, and experience.

Full-time employees are eligible for benefits including: medical, dental, and vision benefits, 11 paid holidays, paid sick time, paid parental leave, 401(k) plan participation, life and disability insurance, and paid wellness time and reimbursements.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Oscar applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to applicant’s disability or need for accommodation. Any Oscar applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Oscar Benefits Team ( to make the need for an accommodation known.