Salesforce Developer

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Packback is looking for a Salesforce Developer to join our team in Chicago, IL.  As part of the team at Packback, you will be partnering with business admins and people from different parts of the organization to turn organizational requirements into technical solutions by developing features for sales, marketing, and finance.  Furthermore, you will be accountable for the effective architectural design of our Salesforce instance to enable scalable (low-manual effort) business growth and flexibility to support testing new initiatives.

This role is a key role at Packback. As our first Salesforce engineer, you will get the opportunity to have an outsized impact on the business, to get involved with business processes across the entire company, and gain a huge amount of experience in a dynamic, EdTech environment.

To thrive at Packback, you will be a self-driven individual with a “get it done” mentality who has a passion for helping organizations solve complex business and technology problems.

Why You Should Work at Packback

  • Our platform, Packback Questions, is used by hundreds of professors, and tens of thousands of college students, who collectively author millions of posts per semester.  You will be a part of building a platform that has a huge impact on inspiring curiosity in students.
  • Solve interesting technical problems. We reward people who like to wear many hats.  You will get involved in marketing, sales, finance, and engineering.
  • Packback is a rapidly growing company.  If you like being able to make an impact on a daily basis, we’re a good fit for you.

Requirements

You should have the Salesforce Developer 1 certification under your belt. Platform App Builder and Community Cloud certifications are a plus! The ideal candidate should have at least 3+ years of experience working daily with Salesforce Development.

  • Expertise using Apex, SOQL, JavaScript, git
  • Strong knowledge of the Salesforce.com developer toolkit.
  • Highly skilled in building custom integrations on the Salesforce platform.
  • Working knowledge of web services development using ReST APIs, and database design, architecture, and integrations.
  • You pride yourself in writing clean code, test thoroughly, strong documentation, and high test coverage.
  • You are a strong communicator, who is able to balance competing priorities and communicate clearly with all stakeholders.
  • Experience integrating Salesforce with 3rd party APIs.

 

Job Details & Benefits

Competitive Benefits: Our salary ranges are competitive, and have clear expectations for professional growth. We offer full health insurance; option for dental, vision, and life; Short-term disability insurance, a 401k, and unlimited vacation policy.

A culture that you can be proud to build: We work hard at building an inclusive culture of curiosity and continuous learning at Packback, where every voice matters and can make an enormous impact on the business. As with any role at Packback, being a good steward of our values, and using them to inform decisions and communication is essential.

A company that invests in you and your family: Packback offers 6 weeks fully paid, gender non-specific extended leave policy (for either parent welcoming a new child through birth or adoption, to care for a family member in need, or for bereavement).

Work-life balance:  We have a lovely office located conveniently in the Loop, close to CTA lines and Metra.

 

More about Packback

Our purpose is awakening and fueling the lifelong curiosity in every student. We are a social learning platform powered by a proprietary A.I. that college professors use to help their students fall in love with the subject matter, drive personalized learning, and most importantly, quantify and improve student critical thinking skills.

 

Our commitment to diversity

Working in the Education Technology space, Packback believes it is an ethical necessity for us to work to build a diverse and inclusive team, to help us better consider the needs of our diverse audience of students with a wide range of educational backgrounds and educational needs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

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Location

55 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

An Insider's view of Packback

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I am excited to come to work every morning, not only because my role is meaningful and dynamic, but also because my days are filled with the high energy of my coworkers and kisses from our office pooch, Pepper! The Packback office is fueled by a team of passionate, curious, and supportive individuals that both motivate and celebrate one another.

Aria

University Outreach Specialist

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We are constantly trying to figure out how to ask more impactful questions. As a company focused around curiosity and discussion, we strive to understand professors' needs and help consult in the best way possible. We analyze data, find the gaps, and question our way to the root of the problem. We are fearlessly curious.

Blair

Experience Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Packback supports my career growth by allowing me opportunities to share my ideas and actually implement them. Instead of just feeling "heard," working at Packback makes me feel like I'm contributing to building an amazing company. The professional development opportunities at Packback make it not just a job, but a place dedicated to my growth.

Meghedi

Strategy Consultant

How does your team reward individual success?

There are numerous avenues in which Packback rewards individual success. The options range from friends publicly sharing your success stories at the company-wide meetings to ringing a large bell bolted to the wall to celebrate your biggest steps forward. Results never go unnoticed and are ALWAYS rewarded!

Wilson

Strategy Consultant

What are Packback Perks + Benefits

Packback Benefits Overview

Benefits:

A culture that you can be proud to build: We work hard at building a culture of curiosity and continuous learning at Packback, where every voice matters and can make an enormous impact on the business.

A company that invests in you and your family: Packback offers 6 weeks fully paid, gender non-specific extended leave policy (for either parent welcoming a new child through birth or adoption, to care for a family member in need, or for bereavement).

Benefits for your health and well-being: Health insurance; option for dental, vision, and life; Short-term disability insurance. We do cover $250/month of the costs associated with health insurance.

Office & Location: We have a lovely, comfy office located conveniently in South Loop, close to CTA lines, Metra, and affordable paid parking lots.

Flexible 'Unlimited' Vacation Policy: Packback offers a flexible vacation policy, with a minimum of 10 vacation days recommended. We know that "unlimited" vacations can sometimes feel like a minefield to take advantage of; we really want our employees to take time for travel, discovery, and self-care.

Other benefits of being a part of the Packback team:

Biannual paid company offsite retreats and outings (that are actually fun!).
Access to creative and educational events hosted at the Packback office
Super casual dress code
Commuter Benefits
401k
Company laptop
Our office pup, Pepper!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Packback hosts a variety of team outings monthly, quarterly and annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month usually at our office or on outside venue.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Packback offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Packback hosts weekly, monthly, and quarterly lunch and learns geared toward the growth and development of our team and networking purposes.
Cross functional training encouraged
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