Salesforce – Technical Architect (remote/travel)
Appirio is a global services company that helps customers create next-generation Worker and Customer Experiences using the latest cloud technologies. Our free thinking consultants deliver unmatched customer value by creating actionable strategies, delivering results quickly, and helping organizations adapt to a new experience-driven era. We do this by harnessing the power of one of the world’s largest crowdsourcing communities and thousands of pre-built solution accelerators. Appirio is a trusted partner to some of the world’s largest brands, including YP, Cardinal Health, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Home Depot, Sony PlayStation, Moen, and IBM.
Brief Summary of Role
A Technical Architect (TA) designs the key technical components of the solution and helps direct Appirio technical resources to develop and deliver the project deliverables. The TA reduces the overall project technical risk by uncovering design issues early in the project life-cycle, shares implementation best practices, and recommends solution alternatives. Additional, the TA often conducts design/code reviews during major project milestones.
Conducts business with the utmost professionalism including:
Fulfills commitments consistently on-time and proactively escalates commitments that are in jeopardy.
Responds promptly to requests and never allows queries to fall into a “black hole.”
Attends meetings on time, always.
Judges the tradeoffs with technology and feasibility and makes choices that fit the constraints of the project.
Familiar with project management fundamentals and fulfilling the project management role on projects.
Designs and implements business technology solutions focused on cloud-based business applications, specifically, Salesforce, Google, Workday and other custom solutions.
Direct involvement and/or oversight of developing business requirements, specifications, process flows, application design, application configuration, testing and deployment.
Works directly with clients to lead projects, facilitates business process analysis sessions, develops and delivers key components of technology solution.
Provides mentoring and guidance to other team members, including offshore team members.
Serves as subject matter expert.
Confident and willing to challenge a customer and guide the customer towards the appropriate solution for their needs and push back if a customer is asking for solutions that aren’t in their best interest.
Ability to guide customer towards creative uses of standard cloud software functionality to meet business requirements instead of simply relying on custom code solutions
Generates timely status reports, time tracking, and expense reports
Functioning as leader within the organization and industry. Examples may include subject matter expert, Community leader, Silver Lining lead, speaker at industry events.
Participates actively in Discussions, building a reputation as a go-to resource for the toughest problems. Contributes to the wiki, contributes to the Asset Libraries, Cloud Management Center, sponsors new employees, and presents Cool Code at Lunch and/or Continuing Ed sessions.
Provides pre-sales support as requested.
Achieve published company utilization targets.
Oversee technical decisions and activities of Appirio project teams including dividing up work, assigning to team members, and monitoring for quality.
Understand platform limitations and design alternatives to work around limitations
Identify when business requirements conflict with technical capabilities
Provide constructive feedback to project teams
Monitor technical deliverables for consistent quality as well as compliance with Appirio standards
Partner with project managers to monitor project status and risk areas
Perform the most advanced design and development tasks
Education and Required Experience (Requirements)
Requires Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems, or a related field plus two years of experience with Salesforce
development. Alternatively, employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems, or a related field plus five years of experience with Salesforce development or equivalent combination of education and experience
8+ years project experience in a hands on technical leadership position
5+ years of experience with Salesforce in a development or configuration capacity, 8+ years of experience highly preferred
One or more current Salesforce certifications (Administrator/Advanced Administrator, Platform Developer 1 or 2, App Builder, Sales/Service Cloud), multiple certifications highly preferred
Salesforce Technical Architect certification is preferred
Knowledge of Salesforce Best Practices using Apex and Visualforce
Knowledge of Salesforce Integration Patterns
Multiple Salesforce Project deployments including release and environment management
Located and able to work in the U.S. from a home office and able to travel up to 40-60%
Title and compensation will be based on several reasons including experience
Not eligible for Visa sponsorship
Position can be located anywhere in the West Region (CA, OR, WA, AZ, NV, NM, WY, MT).
We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.