Senior Salesforce Developer

Veeva Systems Columbus , OH 43216

Posted 3 months ago

At Veeva, we build enterprise cloud technology that powers the biggest names in the pharmaceutical, biotech, consumer goods, chemical & cosmetics industries. Our customers make vaccines, life-saving medicines, and life-enhancing products that make a difference in everyday lives. Our technology has transformed these industries; enabling them to get critical products and services to market faster. Our core values, Do the Right Thing, Customer Success, Employee Success, and Speed, guide us as we make our customers more efficient and effective in everything they do.

The Role

The Senior Salesforce Developer will be responsible for design, development, testing and delivery in support of full application lifecycle projects, utilizing both commercial and custom-developed software through a partnership with Business and Technology stakeholders throughout the organization.

The Senior Developer must be able to communicate and interface well with peers and user groups who have varying degrees of technical ability. He/she must have the ability to understand documented and verbal user requirements and be able to translate these into a technical reality that is efficient, extendable and maintainable.

To succeed in this role, you must be able to work directly with the platform, diagnose and resolve technical issues, and implement customized applications. You must be motivated, a selfstarter, detail oriented, have excellent problem-solving skills, and take ownership of work. You must thrive on working with complex problems and finding and creating simple solutions that address business needs.

What You'll Do

  • Serve as a lead technical designer/developer for Sales & Marketing applications, centred around the platform; understand and communicate functionality, identify risks, manage change and design solutions that are scalable and cost-effective.

  • Partner with various product owners and stakeholders from Sales, Marketing, Services and Finance to implement and roll out new cloud applications, integrations and platform enhancements.

  • Collaborate with business teams, members of other IT departments and liaise effectively with external vendor development teams in the achievement of business objectives.

  • Gather, analyze and document technical requirements for new projects, enhancements to existing solutions and correction of production issues reported by end users.

  • Perform application configuration and deployment activities in and other IT-supported platforms.

  • Work with middleware platforms to design, develop and deploy integration services which operate efficiently and accurately in a global environment. Experience with iPaaS platforms is preferable.

  • Participate in product/platform selection processes. Recommend build vs. buy when it comes to integrations with internal systems or external services.

  • Partner with business stakeholders to analyze, understand and improve sales & marketing operations to support employee productivity and customer success.

  • Design and document system data flows, integration mappings, object models, and other relevant technical aspects of the platform. Develop and maintain system documentation library.

  • Ability to design scalable enterprise solutions and write technical specifications and non-functional requirements for other team members and/or development partners.

  • Audit and enforce code development standards, sandbox strategies and implementation best practices. Perform code reviews throughout the development cycle and serve as mentor to junior staff.

  • Operate effectively using Agile and Scrum application development methodologies and support continuous improvement of technical delivery processes.

  • Ability to dive deep and research system issues, resolve user problems and escalate as necessary.

  • Assist in the creation and execution of unit, integration, regression and user acceptance test plans, including business use cases and generation of test data.

  • Support & execute change control best practices and ongoing management of internal SDLC processes along with promoting changes to production environments per established standards.

  • Must be flexible to engage on a wide spectrum of projects and exhibit capacity to quickly learn new skills & technologies when necessary.


  • Must possess an open mind to embrace new technologies, development techniques and project methodologies.

  • BS degree in Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

  • 5+ years of direct work experience in Salesforce/ development, preferably supporting Sales & Marketing solutions, with 3+ years serving in a senior role.

  • Experience with leading and coordinating development efforts across a hybrid team of both internal and external developers residing in distributed locations.

  • Demonstrated understanding and proficiency in APEX language, triggers, controllers, components, Visual Force, SOAP/REST APIs, outbound messaging and JSON.

  • 3+ Years of Experience with client-side scripting (Javascript).

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented development concepts and design patterns.

  • Strong functional understanding of usage within an integrated, full-cycle, lead-to-cash operational environment that is global in scale.

  • Prior design and development experience with Salesforce community sites and customer self-service portals is beneficial.

  • Previous experience in integrating Salesforce with Marketing Automation platforms is desirable. Working knowledge of Pardot is a plus.

  • Proven experience with enterprise-scale integration methodologies, platforms and techniques supporting data exchange to-and-from Prior integration development using the Dell Boomi platform is preferred.

  • Must be comfortable analyzing data, identifying trends and correcting data quality issues

  • Strong and effective written, verbal and presentation skills with the ability to collaborate with team members and business stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

  • Must be comfortable with juggling multiple priorities with the ability to manage time effectively.

  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical and investigative skills.

Nice to Have

  • Achieved or working towards Platform Developer I / II certifications.

  • Development experience using Salesforce Lightning framework, Einstein Analytics and/or Heroku is beneficial.

  • Experience creating and executing unit, integration and user acceptance test plans is preferred.

  • Assist in the definition of business process models using best practice techniques, including current and future state solution design documentation.

  • Occasionally may be required to assist in the management of projects, including project plans, status meetings, progress reports and initiation/closure activities.

  • Experience operating within an Agile/Scrum software development methodology.

  • Prior usage of Agile project tracking tools such as JIRA, Confluence, etc. (or the like) is preferred.

Perks & Benefits

  • Flexible PTO

  • Allocations for continuous learning & development

  • Health & wellness programs


Veeva's headquarters is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in more than 15 countries around the world.

Veeva is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Senior FullStack Developer

Joist App

Posted 4 days ago

VIEW JOBS 8/21/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-11-19T00:00 You: You're passionate about developing software. You have experience with a wide range of technologies, and you're able to find the right solution for the problem you're solving. You use disciplined engineering processes to ensure delivery of high-quality solutions. You can work on your own but enjoy being part of a team. You're self-motivated, and you thrive in creative, fast-moving, agile environments. More specifically, your experience includes a solid mix of frontend and backend development. You're equally comfortable designing a modern web UI as you are building the backend services used by the UI. You have an engineering mindset: you like to dig into problems and find the best way to solve them; you are not just a "coder" by any stretch of the imagination. You move easily between the analysis, design and development phases of projects. You are a literate developer, using design docs and comments to communicate with other devs. You use automated testing tools to ensure your solutions are sound. Us: improveit 360, an EverCommerce company, is a fast-growing B2B software-as-a-service product company with over 400 customers. We are looking for smart, innovative people who can help fuel our growth. Improveit360 provides a business optimization platform for the home improvement industry. Our industry-specialized software helps remodelers, replacement contractors and other home pros increase their sales, improve their efficiency, and do great work for their customers. When they succeed, we succeed. Where: improveit 360 is located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Our funky, open-plan office is filled with talented, energetic people. We enjoy our weekly catered lunches, monthly happy hours, and a lot of collaboration. Product: Our core product is a unique application that's regarded as the leading solution in our industry, coupled with a specialized mobile app. The desktop app is used by our clients' employees who work in a central location: marketing teams, call center teams, customer service teams, sales managers, project managers, accountants and others. The mobile app is used by our clients' employees who work in the field: sales people, project installers, service/warranty techs, canvassing teams and others. These core products are augmented by many add-ons: packaged integrations, reporting and other Project: We're building a new generation of our core Salesforce product. While our current product is successful, the time is right for a technology upgrade and a feature-function refresh in a number of product areas. Using our existing product as a point of reference, we're examining each feature, confirming the current design or formulating a new approach as appropriate, and designing/developing the new solution across all application layers (data model, process model, UI and automation). This is not a maintenance project – although we're using our existing successful product as an inspiration/model for many product areas, this is an all-new solution that's using the best-available technologies in each layer. We're focusing on modularity, reuse and customization to deliver a product that will thrive for the next ten years. Responsibilities: We're hiring a Senior Developer for our core product team. This position will focus on core Salesforce platform development using a mix of JavaScript and Apex (similar to Java and C#), designing/developing a variety of application content including data structures, classes, reusable UI components using both Salesforce-native and React frameworks, automated processes, APIs, external integrations and others. This role is one of two senior developers on the project. You will be a leader of this team with a strong impact on its overall design and delivery, and an opportunity to mentor less experienced developers. Although the product is strongly oriented to the Salesforce platform, you do not have to be a Salesforce expert. An experienced Javascript (backend) developer can be productive in the Salesforce environment quickly, and other team members can help get you up to speed on the Salesforce specific issues. 90% of this role is developing software. In the remaining 10%, this role will work closely with the other developers and product manager to prioritize projects and define requirements; with the client service team to ensure client-facing implementation tools, training and other supporting assets are delivered; and with the marketing team to ensure the product is positioned / can be marketed successfully. Requirements: You will ensure delivery of high-quality solutions by: * Analyzing and understanding product requirements * Solutioning high-level designs to satisfy the requirements * Building high-quality prototypes to communicate design intent * Developing detailed application designs in advance of coding * Writing high-quality, documented product and library code * Delivering test suites and CI/CD processes parallel to code * Encouraging frequent design reviews and code reviews * Effectively communicating technical ideas and concerns * Working directly with clients to understand their intent * Employing a disciplined, practical engineering process Must haves: * 5+ years' experience in full-stack software development * 2+ years' experience developing in JavaScript / Node.js * Experience in agile software development environment * Ability to solve complex technical/operational problems * Strong written and verbal English communication skills Preferred: * Experience developing on the Salesforce Classic platform * Experience developing on the Salesforce Lightning platform * Experience developing highly usable web user interfaces * Experience developing components -- Lightning or React * Experience developing in Java or C# in lieu of Salesforce Apex * Working knowledge of scrum processes and conventions * Experience with automated unit and regression testing Team: Our software engineering group is divided into teams that focus on our Salesforce solution, mobile app, and new products. Each product team has one-half of a product manager, at least one senior developer, and additional senior or staff-level developers, with the senior dev serving as scrum master. A separate dev/ops engineering team supports CI/CD processes and runtime environments across teams. Culture: Our software engineering team is small, fast-moving, scrappy and fun to work with. We focus on making sure the team has superb tools, a great working environment, and uninterrupted time to do great work. Although we are organized into distinct product teams, there is solid collaboration across the teams. Although improveit360 is well-established in the market, we operate like a startup in many ways. Our engineering teams are small and nimble. We follow a scrum methodology organized around two-week sprints and frequent releases. We do not have a separate QA team, but do focus strongly on delivering fully-automated suites for unit and regression testing. We have a fun / interesting working environment. We try to not have too many meetings, and even have days of the week where no meetings can ever be scheduled. We have Level 1, 2 and 3 client support teams that handle bug reports and other requests and only bring the engineering team into those discussions when Level 4 support is needed. We believe engineering is a social activity. Although there are times to put on headphones or hide out in a coffee shop to get work done, we make key engineering decisions together as a team. Big decisions regarding design approach, tradeoffs, choice of technologies and other issues that have lasting impact are made openly in discussion with other developers. We do pair programming. We do pull requests. We do code reviews, and they're not a walk in the park. Our engineers care about doing the right thing. We score 10/12 on the Joel Test: ✓ Do you use source control? ? Can you make a build in one step? – depends on the project, but this is a goal ✓ Do you make daily builds? ✓ Do you have a bug database? ✓ Do you fix bugs before writing new code? ✓ Do you have an up-to-date schedule? ? Do you have a spec? – not always; integrations usually require a lot of discovery ✓ Do programmers have quiet working conditions? ✓ Do you use the best tools money can buy? ✓ Do you have testers? -- yes, but they are actually other developers, no QA team ✓ Do new candidates write code during their interview? ✓ Do you do hallway usability testing? Also: This position has a split of backend (data structure and processes) and frontend (UI) development. Both are important, and from release to release your emphasis may change from backend to frontend or vice versa. It's important that you can develop in both layers, but you are not expected to be a UX designer. To thrive in our team, you should have strong initiative and great attention to detail; be comfortable in dynamic and sometimes ambiguous situations; and focus on delivering working code every day. If you like start-up environments, you'll like it here. If you like being part of a big / highly structured dev team where someone can give you an exact spec and you just need to build it, you won't succeed here. Benefits & Perks: * Competitive salaryRobust medical benefits & 401k * Gym stipend * Start with 17 days of PTO and your birthday off * Lunches, and happy hours Joist App Columbus OH

Senior Salesforce Developer

Veeva Systems