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Solution Owner - Scrum Master

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 4,000 employees. We were named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016 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.

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Solution Owner

Slalom is seeking a talented, experienced Solution Owner to work as the functional and subject matter expert for Slalom-built solutions. As a Solution Owner the individual will be the liaison between Product Ownership, Project Governance, and the Development/Implementation Teams. Working independently under limited supervision or as part of a team, the individual is 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. The primary responsibilities of this role include working with stakeholders to understand their business requirements, building and managing the product backlog, and successfully leading agile projects through their respective life cycles.

  • Responsibilities:Become the functional and subject matter expert for the solution and act as the liaison between Product Ownership, Project Governance, and the Development/Implementation Team
  • 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
  • Define and work within an agile project governance framework (e.g. establish team cadence, run Scrum ceremonies and backlog grooming sessions, etc)
  • Attend and lead 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
  • Outline and execute delivery plan for the project

  • Qualifications:5 or more years of consultant experience in a software development consulting environment
  • Able to serve as a liaison between both business and technical teams to drive effective, timely solutions that fulfill both strategic and operational needs
  • Skilled at defining and documenting business and functional requirements for ongoing system enhancement initiatives in iterative software development environments
  • Strong investigative, analytical and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Able to draw on past experiences and projects to define highly successful solutions
  • Strong sense of ownership and thoroughness
  • Able to proactively identify risks, and drive action to mitigate and resolve issues
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage a vast array of information
  • Capable of running sprint planning, review, demo, and stand-up sessions
  • 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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