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Cloud & Engineering Practice Area Leader
JO-1612-278
Philadelphia
 

Slalom Philadelphia is looking for a Cloud and Engineering Practice Area leader to join our Philadelphia office. This role is for an experienced and motivated technical leader who possess a unique 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 complex and interesting 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 managing teams.

Job Title:

Practice Area Leader – Cloud and Engineering

Responsibilities:

  • 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, leveraging professional contacts for the benefit of the Company.
    • Team & Individual Development – Maximize team performance through an effective team approach that increases productivity and job satisfaction.
    • Engagement Management – 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.
  • Identify opportunities and sell services to both new and existing clients
  • Manage executive and Senior executive-level client stakeholder relationships
  • Work with teams to capture 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 deliverables, budget, and presentations to client personnel and leadership
  • Mentor, develop, and proactively support practice capabilities per market demand
  • Support recruiting and on boarding of new employees and development of leaders

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience focused in engagement–based consulting or equivalent industry 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 communicate 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
  • 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

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, Chef, Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible
  • Knowledge of 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 collaboration, 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.com.​

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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