Salesforce Developer; Acurian (A PPD Company)

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The Salesforce developer is responsible for designing and implementing critical customer facing solutions that are highly usable, scale-able, extensible, and maintainable, mainly on the platform. This person will be working in a highly agile environment with a focus on iterative and test-driven design methods and extensive experience in working with multiple systems integrated with Salesforce. Main responsibility of Salesforce Developer is building functionalities in a sandbox with Visual force or Apex before it is given to the Salesforce Administrator for scheduling deployment. Bug Fixing is one of the main job roles of the Salesforce Developer.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities



  • Functional knowledge of data structure and understanding of how to leverage the tool to meet complex process and reporting requirements
  • Design, develop, test, document, and deploy high quality business solutions on the SFDC platform based on industry best practices as well as business needs
  • Communicate and collaborate with other technical resources and stakeholders regarding status, technical issues and creative solutions
  • Provide operational support to Salesforce and various managed packages installed on the Salesforce platform
  • Design and Develop customized solutions within the Salesforce platform to support critical business functions and meet project objectives, client requirements and company goals.
  • Interface with business analysts and technical staff and be responsible for delivering complete work products
  • Identify bugs and align with requirements during debugging.
  • Research integration issues and work closely with team members on operations and development staff.
  • Implement App Exchange platforms as needed
  • Provide operational support to various systems integrated with Salesforce
  • Participate in the evolution of Salesforce by identifying tool improvements, documenting processes, participating in testing of enhancement requests and projects; build reports, dashboards, and workflows.
  • Proficient in developing Workflows and unitizing Process Builder
  • Able to design, configure & maintain security/sharing rules, permission sets, field level security, record level security, roles and profiles
  • Understands the importance of Entity (Object) Relationships and how to implement them in Salesforce, via lookups, master-detail and custom junctions
  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented (OO) design patterns as well as various user-based security models


  • Research and keep current on technologies and communicates trends and future needs from a business perspective.
  • Provide on-call and overnight support when necessary


  • Research and find opportunities to utilize SFDC best practices, guidelines to improve system productivity, scaling and monitoring


Minimum Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university or commensurate work experience.
  • 7-10 years of software development experience that includes 3-5 years of development experience is a must
  • Salesforce Advanced Developer certification is highly preferred. Any other Salesforce certifications would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of Jira is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Web Services, REST, XML and outbound messaging.
  • Resides in the United States and is authorized to work in the U.S.

Required Knowledge, Sills and Abilities:

  • Must have historical and proven knowledge and practical application of Visualforce, APEX programming, APIs, and Web Services
  • Must have knowledge of Salesforce Lightning and JavaScript
  • Unique combination of being business-minded and highly analytical while also having a strong and deep technical background in
  • Demonstrate sharp, analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge of Git version control
  • Highly organized, deadline-driven individual with a “can do” attitude.
  • Ability to communicate with customers and provide consultation on Salesforce solutions.
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to give optimal solutions.
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies.
  • Knowledge of GIT version control.

Working Conditions and Environment:

  • Long, varied hours required occasionally
  • Required to participate in on-call rotation as rotation requires
  • Some travel may be needed; 10%
  • Frequent exposure to electrical equipment
  • Required to carry company provided laptop and cell phone

Physical Demands:

  • Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day. 
  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.  
  • Frequent mobility required.
  • Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.    
  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.
  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups.  
  • Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals.  Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.
  • Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence.  Ability to perform under stress.  Ability to multi-task.  
  • Regular and consistent attendance.

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