at Slalom LLC in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job DescriptionPrincipal - Quality Engineering
Who You'll Work With
At Slalom Build we co-create modern technology and software products with clients who are ready to accelerate their digital transformation. We choose to imagine things made better, and then set out on a journey to realize what's possible. By blending design, product engineering, analytics, and automation, we build the custom-built software and data products of tomorrow.
We offer a flexible working environment to balance the need to work independently, with some days that may require in-person collaboration at our office.
Slalom Build's Quality Engineering capability brings a modern approach to software quality, playing a critical role in high-velocity software engineering teams. We work with current and emerging tools and techniques to help build reliable, scalable software. Our expertise in software quality principles and techniques enables key principles of whole-team ownership of quality, close proximity of software development and test activities, and reliable, scalable test automation.
Our capability is comprised of passionate, flexible technologists who love to practice and hone their craft. As tools evolve and technologies emerge, we work to stay in front of innovation in automated software development and delivery.
We work in cross-functional teams to build full-stack solutions across a range of established and emerging technologies and techniques, including:
• Front end applications targeting native mobile and modern web platforms. Examples include React, Native iOS/Android, and Vue.
• APIs and back-end services built using emerging frameworks and architectural patterns. Examples include microservices, Node, Typescript, Java and .Net.
• Hosting and application services provided by industry leading cloud providers. Examples include AWS, Azure and GCP.
• Data Engineering applications for real-time data solutions, data platforms, visualization, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
• Operational efficiencies leveraging modern ecosystems and automated build and deployment pipelines.
• Collaborative build practices that allow our teams to be agile and responsive to our clients' needs.
What You'll Do
As a Principal, you will bring leadership to complex project delivery and to the QE capability. You will guide Slalom teams and clients on how to shape and implement a quality strategy, tailored to a variety of project types. You will have a hand in the development and operations of the capability, and will be seen as a dedicated people leader, mentor, and coach. As an emerging thought leader, you will frequently share new ideas and points of view on the craft of quality engineering and contribute to capability initiatives. You will contribute to hiring and the growth of our capability. You will be active in your Build Center's culture and community.
Specifically, you will:
• Define holistic quality approaches for large client engagements
• Influence direction for complex, multi-workstream architectures
• Participate in Discovery and Delivery activities to set future teams up for success
• Define robust test automation architecture and apply and evolve open-source frameworks
• Architect trusted test automation patterns with high reliability and relevancy
• Coach project team members, and assist them in performing their project work
• Serve as a people leader, responsible for career development, performance evaluation, and alignment of people to client projects
• Support skill and behavioral interviews for new hire candidates
• Support business development activities as a Quality Engineering subject matter expert
Travel may be required on a limited basis dependent on your client engagement or internal meetings/events.
What You'll Bring
As a Principal in the Quality Engineering capability, you apply domain expertise to shape and deliver solutions to client challenges. You leverage your consulting skills and a breadth of delivery experience to collaborate closely with peers in other capabilities and lead teams to deliver high quality software.
Your expertise and experience allow you to contribute as a leader to solution architecture, deployment pipelines, and modern software quality approaches that delight our clients. You bring a dynamic set of technical skills that allow you to advise clients, architect and implement code-based solutions, and lead teams.
Your communication skills equip you to successfully manage client relationships, adapt to change, and solve problems effectively. You are considerate and efficient in the use of communication channels to interact across teams and our capability. You seek support from your peers and leaders when needed to work through challenging scenarios.
Your organizational skills allow you to context-switch between a wide range of responsibilities. You balance your time between client work, people leadership, and capability-specific initiatives. You value teamwork, and you show up reliably to accomplish tasks or achieve outcomes with your peers and leadership team.
You leverage your learning mindset to quickly expand and deepen your technical delivery and leadership skills. You form meaningful connections with your peers and leaders who can support your growth.
A computer science-based mindset is needed; a technology-based education is helpful.
Slalom Build is a highly scalable, high-velocity Build as a Service firm. We work with clients in a flexible, collaborative, and repeatable methodology to create custom technology solutions for their most impactful initiatives and to accelerate their digital transformation journey. Over 1500 Builders strong, distributed across eleven dynamic cities, our innovation hubs attract the type of people who contribute to thriving teams. By placing builders in close proximity to clients - as well as their cultural and technology cohorts - we can assure the quality, versatility, and speed that product delivery demands, along with the elasticity and scale to tailor to individual client needs.
Slalom Build leverages a foundation of innovation inherited from Slalom, a Seattle-based firm that set out in 2001 to disrupt and redefine management consulting. Now 13,000+ professionals strong around the globe, Slalom is deeply engaged with some of the world's most influential, change-making enterprises.Learn more atslalombuild.com
Compensation and Benefits
Slalom prides itself on helping team members thrive in their work and life. As a result, Slalom is proud to invest in benefits that includemeaningful time off and paid holidays, parental leave, 401(k) with a match, a range of choices for highly subsidized health, dental, & vision coverage, adoption and fertility assistance, and short/long-term disability. We also offer additional benefits such as a yearly $350 reimbursement account for any well-being related expenses as well as discounted home, auto, and pet insurance.
Slalom is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.Actual compensation will depend upon an individual's skills, experience, qualifications, location, and other relevant factors. The pay range is subject to change and may be modified at any time.
EEO and Accommodations
Slalom is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to inclusion, diversity, and equity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veterans' status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Slalom will also consider qualified applications with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. Slalom welcomes and encourages applications from individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available for candidates during all aspects of the selection process. Please advise the talent acquisition team if you require accommodations during the interview process.