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Practice Area Director - Solution Owner

Who we are

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 6,000 employees. We were named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016 to 2018, Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2018, 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.

Slalom Build

One of our fastest-growing capabilities is Slalom Build, which uses agile engineering to deliver custom-built digital products and solutions. Slalom Build is a network of seven Build Centers that consist of passionate technology builders of wide variety of disciplines including solution ownership, quality engineering, software engineering, experience design, cloud architecture and devops automation. Strategic partners include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Salesforce, Tableau, and Google Cloud.

Job Title: Practice Area Director – 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 Director 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

• Engage directly with senior client stakeholders as an Engagement Manager. You will manage engagement risk, project economics including planning and budgeting, managing accounts receivable, define deliverable content, and ensure 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

• Participate in industry forums, events, and speaking engagements; manage production of project deliverables, budget, and presentations to client personnel and leadership

• Lead recruiting and on boarding of new employees and development of leaders

• Responsible for project financials to achieve targeted financial results

• Identify opportunities and support sales to both new and existing clients

• 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

• Provide expert guidance and lead business development opportunities, including writing SOWs and presenting solutions to perspective clients

• Serve as a People Manager for people within the Slalom Solution Ownership capability, and provide meaningful mentoring and advising to more junior members

• Support a region and/or multiple local markets in business development activities

• Build collaborative relationships within Slalom Build and across local market leadership

• Travel Requirements: Willingness to travel up to 50%

Your Qualifications

You have...

• 15+ years of consulting experience in iterative software development as a Program Lead, Engagement Lead, or similar role

• 5+ years of experience leading capabilities and/or groups of 50+ individuals

• Experience in all phases of product development, software development, and testing lifecycles

• People Management experience including a strong history of mentoring others

• 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

• Hands-on management of complex projects with multiple work streams and $12M+ 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 have a demonstrated track record of writing RFPs and SOWs, and reviewing proposals with clients and negotiating contracts

• 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

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