|Solution Owner - Practice Area Lead|
About Slalom Build
Slalom Build is a highly-scalable, high-velocity Build as a Service firm. We work with clients to close the distance between dream and reality, imagined possibility and technical realization.
We do this by blending design, product engineering, analytics, and automation to build the modern technology products of tomorrow.
Nearly 1000 builders strong in seven Build Centers across North America, Slalom Build leverages a foundation of innovation inherited from Slalom Consulting. We’re intensely proud to partner with future-focused clients committed to disrupting their industries.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Slalom has organically grown to over 6,000 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 27 cities across the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
Practice Area Lead – Solution Owner
What we're looking for
Slalom is seeking for an entrepreneurial and progressive leader to lead the growth and success of our Solution Ownership capability. The Practice Area Lead will provide thought leadership to our clients, set strategic direction for Solution Ownership, and ultimately drive and support sales, recruiting, consulting, and operational efficiencies. You will also be accountable for ensuring the overall quality execution of technology and product build across a breadth of expertise areas that include Software Engineering, Cloud Platforms, Mobile and other digital platforms.
What you'll do
•Perform large-scale, complex software delivery project/program management on client engagements or lead multiple software delivery projects for a client engagement
•Manage production of project deliverables, budget, and presentations to client personnel and leadership
•Maintain client/partner relationships and demonstrate expertise in leading/overseeing Agile projects to ensure successful outcomes
•Engage directly with senior client stakeholders as an Engagement Manager. You will manage engagement risk, project economics including planning and budgeting, managing accounts receivable, defining deliverable content, and ensuring buy-in of proposed solutions from top management levels at the client.
•Lead the efforts to capture best practices and develop case studies and other core deliverables to build solution offerings; Conduct workshops revolving around Solution Owner best practices and concepts
•Participate in industry forums, events, and speaking engagements
•Work with Product Owners and Solution Architects to define and deliver the technology solutions for clients
•Develop and promote innovative Scrum and Delivery Leadership solutions, methodologies and proposals
•Support recruitment, selection, staffing and onboarding of consultants to projects; assist in qualifying opportunities and work with people managers and consultants to assess project fit
•Provide guidance, coaching, mentoring and day-to-day direction for a team of direct reports on project(s); handle the performance feedback and annual review processes for direct reports
•Lead business development opportunities, including writing SOWs and presenting solutions to perspective clients; Identify opportunities and support sales to both new and existing clients
•Serve as a People Manager for people within the Slalom Solution Ownership Practice, and provide meaningful mentoring and advising to junior members of the practice
•Travel Requirements: Willingness to travel up to 50%
•12+ years of consulting experience in iterative software development as a Program Lead, Engagement Lead, or similar role
•Experience in all phases of product development, software development, and testing lifecycles
•People Management experience
•Management experience in established technology and product departments with mature program management processes and standards for both Agile and waterfall project methodologies
•Experience with recruiting and building out teams; experienced management with a strong history of mentoring others
•Hands-on management of complex projects with multiple work streams and $3M+ budgets; management of roadmaps and financials
•You have P&L experience from a comparably sized consulting firm
•Demonstrated professional growth and the proven ability to work cross-functionally
•You are comfortable creating proposals, writing RFPs and SOWs, and reviewing proposals with clients
•Expert business operations experience (e.g., invoicing, SOW, margins, utilization)
•Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to audiences of all levels including client facing skills
•Expert in agile software delivery methodologies: Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, XP, and Lean
•A real passion for building software solutions with state of the art technology
•You embrace challenging situations and enjoy solving complex problems
•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