Current Opportunities

Principal - Cloud, DevOps and Security

Who You’ll Work With

At Slalom Build we co-create modern technology and software products with clients who are ready to accelerate their digital transformation. We choose to imagine things made better, and then set out on a journey to realize what’s possible. By blending design, product engineering, analytics, and automation, we build the custom-built software and data products of tomorrow.

Who exactly is it that we're looking for?

Slalom is looking for a Principal - Pod Lead to join our North America team on the Cloud, DevOps, and Security (CDS) team. Wait…is it Cloud, DevOps or Security? Well it’s all of them! We grew from three distinct capabilities and decided to smash them all together to celebrate and share how well they work as a team. Our CDS engineers build the secure automation capabilities that enable our application developers to unveil their products on the world. Our goal is to create the platform to make a product smart, secure, and fast with the least amount toil possible. 

The Pod Leader will lead all aspects of a pod of CDS engineers located in one of our physical locations. A CDS engineering pod consists of 1-5 individual contributor engineers focused on a single client’s outcome. In order to be successful this role will require a variety of skills such as: Delivering as a hands-on solution architect for a client project, Mentoring and coaching your team, and Providing technical expertise for sales pursuits. 

What You’ll Do 

  • Report directly to a Location Lead to support growth and carry forward the organization's vision for a delivery pod. 
  • Will serve as a People Manager for the team of 1 to 5 CDS engineers. Mentorship and coaching of engineers across CDS and other capabilities in your location may be required. 
  • Engage directly with the delivery team and senior client partners to provide delivery leadership for a single client consisting of multiple pods of Engineers and Architects. Responsibilities include being a hands-on technical solution architect, driving technology and architecture decisions, delivery with other capabilities, and working collaboratively with the project team to ensure successful delivery. 
  • Provide technical qualifications and direction setting for architecture in sales pursuits. 
  • Showcase your experience working hands-on with teams and directly with customers to translate requirements and technical vision into proposed tangible solutions. 
  • May support market teams tasked to nurture relationships with senior leaders in each local market. 
  • Conduct technical interviews across CDS in assigned locations. 
  • Contribute to CDS-wide initiatives. 
  • Build collaborative relationships within Slalom Build and across local market leadership. 
  • Requires 50% travel, which will be in support of client visits, Slalom and CDS related meetings, conferences, sales pursuits, and market development. 

Your Qualifications 

  • Qualified candidates will have 3-7 years working in a technology field, with 3+ years serving as an Infrastructure or DevOps Lead or Manager. 
  • Successfully lead groups of up to 5 individuals. 
  • Experience in all phases of product development, software development, and testing lifecycles. 
  • People Management experience including a strong history of mentoring others. 
  • Delivery experience in established technology and product departments with mature program management processes and standards for both Agile and waterfall project methodologies. 
  • Experience with technical screening of candidates in the recruiting process. 
  • Demonstrated professional growth and the proven ability to work multi-functionally. 
  • May have experience contributing to RFPs and SOWs and reviewing proposals with clients. 
  • May have familiarity with business operations (e.g., invoicing, SOW, margins, utilization). 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to audiences of all levels including client facing skills. 
  • Experience with agile software delivery methodologies: Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, XP, and Lean. 
  • Proven track record building and deploying high-scale public cloud-based solutions on AWS, Azure, or GCP using modern DevOps techniques. 
  • Passion for building software solutions with state-of-the-art technology. 
  • Embrace challenging situations and enjoy solving complex problems. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or commensurate experience. 

About Us

Slalom Build is a highly-scalable, high-velocity Build as a Service firm. We work with clients in a flexible, collaborative, and repeatable methodology to create custom technology solutions for their most impactful initiatives and to accelerate their digital transformation journey. Over 1000 Builders strong, distributed across eleven dynamic cities, our innovation hubs attract the type of people who contribute to thriving teams. By placing builders in close proximity to clients – as well as their cultural and technology cohorts – we can assure the quality, versatility, and speed that product delivery demands, along with the elasticity and scale to tailor to individual client needs.

Slalom Build leverages a foundation of innovation inherited from Slalom, a Seattle-based firm that set out in 2001 to disrupt and redefine management consulting. Now 8,000+ professionals strong around the globe, Slalom is deeply engaged with some of the world’s most influential, change-making enterprises. Learn more at

Slalom is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, ethnicity or place of origin, disability status, protected veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by provincial laws.

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