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Solution Architect

This role is both technical facing and business facing and so you will need to have brilliant people skills and the ability to translate highly technical information to a non-technical audience.

As a consultant, you will be providing thought leadership and guidance to customers and be able liaise with stakeholders and SDFC users to define business practices and future implementations.

 

Location

USA, New York or Colorado Springs

Benefits

25 days holiday (pro-rata) plus 8 public holidays, Health insurance,

3% of salary contribution to 401K, breakfast, Company days

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and lead successful client implementations of quality SFDC technology solutions
  • Understand the commercial constraints and ensure all technology decisions satisfy commercial and technical success criteria
  • Design and develop innovative solutions that meet challenging business requirements while considering all factors such as performance, scalability, data security, operational effectiveness, cost and time to market
  • Analyse requirements, determine, document and communicate the optimal design/development approach to meet the requirements
  • Provide strong technical leadership internally and externally and advocate improved efficiency in solution design and implementation
  • Lead clients and delivery teams to define and evolve solution concepts and architectures
  • Confidently leading and activlely participating in requirements and design workshops and meetings.  Challenging requirements and design assumptions
  • Define and govern technical direction and strategy internally and throughout project teams
  • Write and present detailed design and technical specifications
  • Contribute to and maintain a cohesive development framework and coding standards through communication and collaboration

Apply project management skill to identify, develop, and implement techniques to progress engagement productivity, increase efficiencies, mitigate risks, resolve issues, and optimise cost savings and efficiencies.

COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ideally 4 + years implementing CRM applications, preferably in a Salesforce.com role.
  • Preferable experience with CPQ and Order management, inlcuding CloudSense platforms
  • 4 + years experience in demonstrated understanding of overall SFDC architecture and working knowledge of SFDC integration approach and architecture
  • One or more Salesforce.com certifications (Developer Certification, Advance Developer Certification is desired – DEV-401 and DEV-501)
  • Extensive Apex/ Visualforce development experience on the Force.com platform – for example, SFDC APIs, Apex controllers, Apex Web Services, Apex callout, outbound messaging, SFDC data loaders and ETL Tools – e.g. DataStage)
  • Experience working with a J2EE architecture: Java, XML, JSP, HTML, and SQL
  • Understanding of the architectural principals of web based platforms including SaaS, multi-tenancy, multi-tiered infrastructureand application servers
  • Understanding of all cloud offerings in the market and ability to discuss cloud architectures
  • Experience of enterprise application integration, including SOA, ESB, EAI, ETL environments and of integration considerationssuch as process orchestration, customer data integration and master data management
  • Ability to multi-task, work in a demanding team environment, understand and be responsive to customer needs, work undertight deadlines, work independently and/ or collaboratively, and a willingness to take ownership of problems to produce qualitysolutions
  • Experience developing software using Agile/Scrum methodology
  • Commercial experience gained on large, complex projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent communicator, able to explain, persuade and justify decisions and concepts at all levels.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire technical staff
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Client management & relationship building skills
  • Sound theoretical knowledge and practical experience of applying recognised solution design methods & techniques to complex business problems

Travel (50%+) will be required as part of this role.