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Cloud & Engineering Director

Does shaping the future excite you? Are you inspired by blending your passions and career? At Slalom, we are driven by diversity of thought, curiosity, and authenticity. We recognize that no two journeys are the same. Whether you embody all of these qualities or you are energized by loving your work and life, we want to hear from you! 

Cloud and Engineering Practice Area Leader

We are looking for a Cloud and Engineering Leader to join our Philadelphia office. This role is for an experienced and motivated technical leader who possess an outstanding balance of technical depth and strong interpersonal skills. At Slalom, we are passionate about people and outcomes. We work with new entrants, challengers and Fortune 100 companies to help transform their businesses and organizations and our leaders champion those transformations.

We are proud to be a Microsoft Gold Partner, 2018 Microsoft Power BI Global Partner of the Year, Premier AWS Partner, Platinum Salesforce Partner, Google Premier Partner, 5x Tableau Partner of the Year, 2018 Snowflake Partner of the Year, and 2018 Dell Boomi Partner of the Year.

This leader will have a passion for building strategies, solutions and creative products to help our clients solve their most sophisticated and exciting business problems. As a leader within the practice, you’ll architect and build cloud-native, rich-internet and mobile applications and systems. You’ll also lead technology strategy, architecture & design, and development using groundbreaking engineering and delivery practices. Finally, you’ll help us grow our practice: shaping solution offerings, developing thought leadership in the community and leading teams.

Job Title:

Practice Area Leader – Cloud and Engineering


  • Accountability for the practice, including driving sales, recruiting, account management, consulting, and all operational aspects, including:
    • Practice Building – Drive overall growth of practice area through a combination of business development, talent management, oversight of delivery work, and thought leadership.
    • Business Development – Lead business development activities, utilizing professional contacts for the benefit of the Company.
    • Team & Individual Development – Improve team performance through an effective team approach that increases efficiency and job happiness.
    • Engagement Management – Manage engagement risk, project economics including planning and budgeting, managing accounts receivable, defining deliverable content, and ensuring consensus of proposed solutions from top management levels at the client.
  • Seek opportunities and sell services to both new and existing clients
  • Lead Executive and Senior executive-level client stakeholder relationships
  • Work with teams to gather best practices and develop case studies and other core deliverables to build solution offering
  • Participate in industry forums, events, and speaking engagements; manage production of project work, budget, and presentations to client personnel and leadership
  • Mentor, develop, and proactively foster practice capabilities per market demand
  • Support recruiting and on boarding of new employees and development of leaders


  • 10+ years of experience focused in engagement–based consulting or equivalent shown experience
  • Significant breadth and depth in architecture, development and implementation of software products 
  • Skilled in cloud architecture including; Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) 
  • Strong understanding and experience with Agile project management methodologies
  • Experience leading development teams through everyday project tasks and collaborating across multiple functional/technical teams to deliver a project
  • Strong ability to share ideas and connect with peers and clients
  • Experience managing and mentoring software engineers as direct reports 
  • P&L experience from a comparably sized consulting or start up firm
  • Demonstrated professional growth and the proven ability to work cross-functionally
  • Proven history of leveraging and growing existing client base; organic business development responsibilities; i.e. growing new account/clients from the ground up
  • Business operations experience (e.g., invoicing, SOW, margins, utilization)
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to audiences of all levels including client facing skills

Key Technologies:

  • Front end: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AngularJS, ReactJS, Karma, Jasmine, Grunt
  • Middle-tier: Spring, REST, RabbitMQ, Kafka
  • Back end: MongoDB, MySQL, Cassandra
  • DevOps: Docker, AWS, Azure, Chef, Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible
  • Experienced knowledge and hands on experience with Cloud technologies

About Slalom:

Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. In over 35 markets across the US and around the world, Slalom's teams have autonomy to move fast and do what's right. They're backed by regional innovation hubs, a global culture of teamwork, and partnerships with the world's top technology providers. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 8,000 employees. Slalom was named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020 and is regularly recognized by employees as a best place to work. Learn more at​

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.

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