Lead Salesforce Architect

Georgia Institute Of Technology

Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time





Total Funding

$747.2 million

Glassdoor Rating

4/5 (1600 reviews)

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The Salesforce team at Georgia Tech is hiring a Lead Salesforce Architect! Georgia Tech is growing their Salesforce team to support recruitment operations, student success initiatives (Advisor Link), and create great student experiences. The Lead Architect role will be responsible for planning several key existing and new integrations, controlling the data model, and ensuring proper solution design. We are looking for a team member that is passionate about creating great student experiences and developing new, innovative solutions to solve problems throughout a student's lifecycle. Salesforce experience is a preferred skill and not a requirement, but the candidate must have a very strong architect background with transferrable skills. This position is fully remote.

Working for Georgia Tech has many great benefits including great health/vision/dental insurance, fringe benefits, retirement options, flexible work schedules, healthy work/life balance, great vacation/sick benefits (15 vacation days per yr accrual for new employees to a max of 45 days carry-over), and even tuition assistance programs for furthering your education (tuition for most degrees is fully covered). In addition, GT has 4.4 stars on Glassdoor.com and is a great place to work if you want to be in a positive environment where you can see your work impact student success and outcomes rather than just chasing quarterly projections.

More Information

The Salesforce Architect is responsible for the technical architecture of Salesforce Applications and a trusted advisor and platform expert across Georgia Tech. If you're passionate about innovation, come help revolutionize how the Institute interacts with students across their lifecycle.

As responsible for the technical architecture, the Salesforce Architect supports the existing Salesforce landscape and designs and oversees the implementation of enterprise applications focused on the Salesforce platform. It also is responsible for mentoring the developer team and defining and enforcing all technical standards. As a trusted advisor, the Salesforce Architect demonstrates the capabilities of the platform and instructs an audience of IT and business stakeholders how to maximize its correct usage.

In this capacity, the candidate is an expert in implementing large scale enterprise applications, utilizing web-based technologies and applying enterprise system integration and security architectures (including hands-on implementing where required). Ideally, the candidate has a Salesforce.com experience and certification is advantageous. The candidate must also be able to lead technical requirements gathering sessions and articulate complex technical solutions to multiple audiences as well as write product requirements and technical architecture documents.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related Field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience

  • Six to eight years of job related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience implementing and integrating enterprise systems, preferably CRM or ERP with increasing complexity and responsibility.
  • Minimum 7+ years of development experience on the Salesforce platform including as a Technical leader in at least 2 Enterprise Salesforce implementations with over 300 users and multiple integration flows and data migrations
  • Strong expertise with the Salesforce platform including in two of the following modules: Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Community Cloud, App Cloud
  • In-depth understanding of the capabilities and constraints of the Salesforce platform including scalability and large data volumes considerations. Understanding of best practices and design trade-offs, with the ability to communicate design choices

Preferred Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, MIS or equivalent

Preferred Certifications:

  • At least 3 Salesforce certifications including 1 Designer level one
  • Salesforce Platform Developer I and II highly encouraged
  • Salesforce System and Application architect highly encouraged

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong understanding of SDLC methodologies (Agile, SCRUM, other)
  • Strong technical foundation:
  • Advanced structured programming and patterns (APEX, Force.com, .Net, Java)
  • Relational database concepts and structures and data modeling techniques
  • Structured system analysis and design methods
  • Integration patterns and protocols
  • Web and cloud architecture paradigms
  • Authentication and identity management
  • Mobile solutions and considerations
  • Proven ability to design and optimize business processes and to integrate business processes across disparate systems.
  • Participation in each phase of full Salesforce.com lifecycle implementations. Experienced in defining systems strategy and requirements, designing and prototyping, planning, testing, and supporting training efforts
  • Experience in Environment and Release strategies with the Salesforce platform and its DevOps tooling and metadata structure
  • Experience in the Higher Education industry and with Salesforce Education Cloud products.
  • Knowledge of common Salesforce AppExchange products and experience with vendor analysis
  • Experience working across technical and business stakeholders and leading design sessions.
  • Extensive experience with large volume data extraction, transformation, and load tools and data migration.
  • Expertise in Single Sign-On, Master Data Management, Business Intelligence Technologies, Social Enterprise Technologies, Data Warehousing.
  • Detail-oriented and motivated individual with the ability to rapidly learn and take advantage of new concepts, business models, and technologies.
  • Confident leader and communicator
  • Intensity, curiosity, drive and the desire to succeed
  • Resourceful and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to develop processes and methodologies
  • Team player with strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills


$82,000 — $111,500


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