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Solution Owner

Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future, with solutions spanning business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics. We partner with companies to push the boundaries of what’s possible—together.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Slalom has organically grown to nearly 4,500 employees. We were named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. You can find us in 25 cities across the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

What We’re Looking For

Slalom is seeking a talented, experienced Solution Owner to work as the software delivery expert for Slalom-built solutions. As a Solution Owner you will lead software delivery teams and be the liaison between Product Ownership, Project Governance, and the Development/Implementation Teams. Working independently, you are capable of leading by role or influence, as well as fulfilling or supporting many different roles on an iterative software development team including Project Manager, Scrum Master, Quality Analyst, Business Analyst, or Functional Analyst. Your primary responsibilities include working with clients to understand their business requirements, building and maintaining the product backlog, and successfully leading agile projects through their respective lifecycles.

What You'll Do

  • Define and work within an agile project governance framework (e.g. establish team cadence, run Scrum ceremonies, facilitate backlog refinement sessions, etc.)
  • Lead the agile software delivery team, handle issues and mitigate risks
  • Be the functional and subject matter authority for the solution being developed for the client
  • Work with the Product Owner to define the product by identifying requirements and thinking critically about what will make it successful; write user stories that effectively communicate the Product Owner’s requirements and that are easily consumed by software development teams
  • Collaborate with the engineering team, in particular the Solution Architect, to define and validate the technical approach, strategy and deliverables for the project
  • Lead, facilitate and attend meetings; provide project status reporting to management; assist with testing scenarios, and validate results
  • Prepare and deliver client presentations and work products/prototypes
  • Perform technical analysis to determine present and future business performance

Your Qualifications:

  • 6-10 years of consulting experience in Agile Software development as a Project, Product or Program Manager
  • Experience in all phases of product, software, and testing lifecycles
  • Ability to serve as a liaison between both business and technical teams to drive effective, timely solutions that fulfill both strategic and operational needs
  • Skills defining and documenting business and functional requirements for ongoing system improvement initiatives in iterative software development environments
  • You can employ strong investigative, analytical and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge in software delivery: Agile,
  • Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, XP and Lean
  • Experience leading all Agile ceremonies including: sprint planning, review, demo, and stand-up sessions
  • Ability to actively identify risks, and drive action to mitigate and resolve issues
  • A real passion for building software solutions with state of the art technology
  • You embrace challenging situations and enjoy solving complex problems
  • Strong organizational skills and the capability to interpret and handle a vast array of information
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other related technical field

Slalom is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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