Salesforce Solutions Architect

Location: Houston, TX
Date Posted: 05-14-2018
Salesforce Solutions Architect

Type of role: Contract - 12+ months

Location: Houston, TX

Job Description:
  • Ability to guide customers through the implementation, enhancements and upgrade of Salesforce solutions.
  • Review/Create application and technical design documents which leverage Salesforce best practices and effectively integrate Salesforce into customer's infrastructure
  • Collaborate with client stakeholders to define requirements, deliverables, set and manage expectations and define success criteria
  • Articulate to customer stakeholders the value of recommended solutions and approach
  • Lead Discovery and requirements refinement sessions to uncover customers’ business, functional, and technological requirements
  • Synthesize requirements to create clear and comprehensive user stories and solution design documentation
  • Perform fit-gap analysis between Salesforce functionality and client requirements
  • Design elegant, innovative Salesforce solutions involving: configuration of Salesforce and Managed Packages, creation and refinement of complex data models, external integration, business process automation, and other custom functionality
  • Draft custom development specifications and manage the delivery and testing of the functionality by development resources
  • Iterate on solutions through a Build/Test/Review cycle with customer Product Owner
  • Develop training curriculum and deliver training sessions to the solution’s end users
  • Manage the technical delivery of custom development, integrations, and data migration elements of a Salesforce implementation
  • Manage to client expectations
  • 8+ years’ experience with Salesforce
  • Expert level understanding of the Salesforce product suites.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of Salesforce development and configuration.
  • Specific qualifications:
    • Understanding of systems architecture and ability to design scalable performance-driven solutions
    • Understanding of key design patterns and large data volume limitations and best practices
    • Understanding of data sharing and visibility considerations and how these play into platform architecture
  • Experience with business process definition, best practices, and reengineering
  • Experience writing user stories to capture Salesforce requirements
  • Experience with data migrations from third party systems to Salesforce
  • Understanding of key concepts of user centered design and design thinking
  • Strong communication skills is a must.
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