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Force.com Architect
Ref No.: 17-04922
Location: Waukegan, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 06/02/2017
Force.Com Architect

This senior technology position is responsible for defining the functional, technical roadmap for the Force.com platform. Responsibilities include:
  • Drive platform roadmap and adoption of product releases by engaging with business and IT leaders within in the organization and with Salesforce and vendor product teams
  • Provide consultative support, define technical solutions and evangelize functional and technical capabilities of the platform. Identify potential risks and impact on operations associated with new solutions
  • Facilitate and review the definition and implementation of standards, methodologies, and best practices that guide the design of technology solutions.
  • Develop and maintain best practices and standards supporting the platform and drive adoption.
  • Facilitate and Develop Innovative POCs/POTs (proof of concept/proof of technology) exercises to demonstrate feasibility in order to refine and also showcase new capabilities of the platform.
  • Act as expert point of escalation for issues related to the platform
  • Work closely with Business Analysts, functional/technical consulting staff and directly with clients to architect technology solutions needed to drive alignment of client needs.
  • Provide oversight of the development team and confirm that the solution meets the specifications and standards defined.
  • Leading, mentoring and teaching best practices for architecting, designing and implementing custom Force.com applications
  • Providing best practices and presenting additional opportunities to further leverage Salesforce and the Force.com platform
  • Executing solution design activities such as object modeling and data modeling/mapping, page layout design and rule logic definitions
  • Develop best practices to utilize Force.com development tools and technology.
  • Develop, assemble, and maintain a library of model documents, templates, best practices, and other re-usable knowledge assets.
  • Promote reusability of functionality within Salesforce platform, including integration components.
  • Identify, communicate, and manage risks that may interfere with project execution or success.
  • Provide technical architecture strategy and guidance for all Salesforce rollouts, and assist with design for adoption strategy.
  • Manage SalesForce technical issues and serve as the technical authority for team members throughout issue resolution.
  • Work effectively on multiple assignments, activities, and projects.
  • Leading and contributing to design sessions, and promoting superior design alternatives.
  • Advise and enforce development process model from analysis and scope to delivery and measurement.
  • Maintain a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, and emerging technologies, keeping team members informed as appropriate with a view to incorporating these in future projects and staying ahead of the market.
  • Support the full project life cycle, including analysis, design, development, delivery, and post-delivery

Qualification Summary
  • Bachelor's degree and 15+ years of experience in IT architecture working for or consulting to large, F500 companies. Healthcare and Pharmaceutical R&D experience preferred. MBA or Masters in Information Technology desired
  • 10+ years of experience in increasing levels of responsibility developing solutions & applications with at least 5+ years on Force.com
  • 5+ years of implementation experience, including development, across the full software development lifecycle
  • 3+ year of experience in an Architect Role
  • Experience with sales cloud, service cloud, chatter, communities etc.
  • Possess detailed knowledge and awareness of emerging trends and technologies within the Force.com Platform
  • Outstanding leadership and motivational skills to ensure that technology solutions continuously meet the evolving needs of the business.
  • Certified on one or more of the following: Force.com - Architect, Developer, Admin
  • Custom development experience in Force.com(Apex, visualforce, data loader, Heroku, AWS), integration with other enterprise applications and salesforce.com ecosystem applications
  • Experience with multiple, complex and at least one large Force.com implementation project involving multiple releases, change management process and/or multi location deployment
  • Understanding of best practices and design trade-offs, with the ability to communicate design choices
  • Awareness of mobile solutions and considerations
  • Awareness of common third-party solution providers for Force.com
  • Knowledge of internet and cloud architecture paradigms
  • Experience in designing/developing Web Services/Rest API to interface with other systems
  • Experience with Enterprise Integration and ETL tools
  • Experience with Javascript, Triggers, .net, Java, HTML5, CSS and Batch Apex
  • Understanding of data, network and single sign on technologies
  • Evangelist, committed to ensuring complex ideas are explained and reach the audience in a simple and easily understood format.
  • Experience in providing guidance on technology solutions both verbally and through the preparation of written materials in order to build relationships, influence and negotiate.
  • Motivated by the long term. Results driven, ensuring short-term goals are achieved that support long-term initiatives with an appropriate sense of urgency.