Sr. Salesforce Developer in Washington, DC

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Education, Government & Non-Profit   •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 7 weeks ago


The Salesforce Developer will support the ongoing development of our deployment. The developer will work closely with developers, organizational units, and subject matter experts to identify, develop and deploy new business processes.

A successful candidate will have a record of success in work within an Agile Scrum or Kanban process to managing Salesforce project deployments including release and environment management, Lead developing functional solution architecture and design, application and integration. Development of best practices, enterprise architecture standards, create unit test classes for all development objects in Salesforce, identify opportunities for application optimization, design, code, test, debug and document software according to the functional requirements or user stories and coding standards.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 4+ years of experience working as a developer
  • Salesforce Developer Certification
  • Experience developing customer-facing user interfaces
  • Strong understanding of the platform, with the ability to build custom apps and objects, formula fields, workflows, custom views, and other content of intermediate complexity
  • Strong understanding of best practices and functionality
  • Strong data management abilities
  • A documented history of successfully driving projects to completion
  • A demonstrated ability to understand and articulate complex requirements
  • Previous experience working in a SCRUM or agile environment preferred

Skills Required:

  • Minimum work experience: eight years of software development and four years of Salesforce application development
  • Self-motivated and creative
  • Proficient with Apex, VisualForce, MySQL and JavaScript
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize simultaneous requests, and manage laterally and upwards
  • Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to assess the impact of new requirements on and all upstream and downstream applications, systems and processes


  • Develop customized solutions within the Salesforce platform to support critical business functions and meet project objectives, client requirements and organization goals
  • Manage daily support and maintenance of internal Salesforce instance, and conduct long-term improvement operations to ensure compatibility with evolving mission requirements
  • Communicate with project managers, clients and other developers to design cohesive project strategies and ensure effective collaboration throughout all phases of development, testing and deployment
  • Maintain a flexible and proactive work environment to facilitate a quick response to changing project requirements and customer objectives, and innovate ways to meet mission goals successfully
  • Interact directly with clients, managers and end users as necessary to analyze project objectives and capability requirements, including specifications for user interfaces, customized applications and interactions with internal Salesforce instances
  • Provide system administration support of internal and customer-facing Salesforce environment, especially related to customized applications, user permissions, security settings, custom objects and workflow
  • Collaborate with various internal departments, including marketing, product development and operations, to ensure Salesforce environment supports internal needs relating to functionality and performance