Salesforce Technical Architect

| Chicago

Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. In over 35 markets across the US and around the world, Slalom's teams have autonomy to move fast and do what's right. They're backed by regional innovation hubs, a global culture of collaboration, and partnerships with the world's top technology providers. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 7,500 employees. Slalom was named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019 and is regularly recognized by employees as a best place to work.

As a Platinum Salesforce partner, we help our clients transform the way they connect with their customers. Our team is made up of Salesforce-certified experts with experience across the Salesforce Customer Success Platform and multiple industries. As the 3rd largest global Salesforce partner, we are committed to growing and developing our Salesforce talent, offering continued growth opportunities and exposing our people to interesting and diverse projects.

 

Job Title: Salesforce Technical Architect

Who You Are: You are the Salesforce subject matter expert, focused on designing and ensuring delivery of complex Salesforce solutions for and with our clients. You are a self-driven individual with a “get it done” attitude and a passion to solve complex business and technology problems.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with client stakeholders to define requirements, deliverables, and set and manage expectations
  • Translate business requirements into well architected solutions that best leverage the Salesforce platform
  • Lead technical design sessions; architect and document technical solutions aligned with client business objectives; identify gaps between client's current and desired end states
  • Provide oversight and governance of Salesforce projects
  • Lead technical design sessions; architect and document technical solutions aligned with client business objectives; identify gaps between client's current and desired end states
  • Follow and help define coding standards. Lead code reviews during projects to ensure quality and appropriate design patterns are followed
  • Manage the technical delivery of custom development, integrations, and data migration elements of a Salesforce implementation
  • Manage to client expectations

 

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years CRM experience, the majority specifically with Salesforce
  • Expert level understanding of the Salesforce product suite, including Sales, Service, Community, Marketing, and Community Clouds
  • Strong knowledge and experience of Salesforce development and configuration. Specific qualifications:
  • Understanding of systems architecture and ability to design scalable performance-driven solutions
  • Understanding of key design patterns and large data volume limitations and best practices
  • Understanding of data sharing and visibility considerations and how these play into platform architecture
  • Familiarity with platform authentication patterns (SAML, SSO, OAuth)
  • Knowledge of data integration tools and experience integrating Salesforce with different business systems (ETL, CPQ, marketing automation, reporting, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of environment management, release management, code versioning best practices, and deployment methodologies
  • Experience with platform security capabilities (TLS, SSL)
  • Expert level experience defining the system architecture landscape, identifying gaps between current and desired end-states, and delivering a comprehensive solution that will enable achievement of the desired business outcomes
  • Extensive Apex VF Controllers and Apex Triggers development experience
  • Extensive VisualForce, Javascript, HTML design and development experience; JQuery, AngularJS development experience a plus
  • Strong background in design/development of large web-based or client server systems, or complete software product lifecycle exposure
  • Strong knowledge of object-oriented analysis and design and database design
  • Active Salesforce certifications or ability to achieve relevant certifications upon hire

 

Slalom Is An Equal Opportunity Employer And All Qualified Applicants Will Receive Consideration For Employment Without Regard To Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Disability Status, Protected Veteran Status, Or Any Other Characteristic Protected By Law

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Location

In the Loop on Randolph near Michigan Ave. Our office is in the Aon Center (with a view looking overlooking Millennium Park and the lake).

An Insider's view of Slalom

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Slalom provides us the autonomy to work in the ways we are most effective. This can include opportunities to work from home, at the office, as well as at the client site.

Chris

Solution Architect, Technology Enablement

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work across multiple projects with various co-workers and teams, which means I both learn something new and introduce others to the value of design every day. I love watching people get jazzed about things that I love and it’s great knowing that if I ever a question or problem that has me stumped, the answer is only a conversation away.

Ryn

Consultant, Experience Designer

What does career growth look like on your team?

At Slalom, growth isn’t just a title change or adding managerial responsibilities; it's the opportunity to grow into the professional you want to be. The consultants on my team are able to take charge of their growth by proactively seeking out what they would like to learn, do or achieve — and my job as team lead is to help them get those chances.

A.J.

Solution Principal, Business Advisory Services

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Internal education and experience programs let consultants bring their ideas and passions to life. The programs provide mentors, advocates, and guidance to build and hone your skills in particular technologies or be able to build a proof-of-concept. Apply and enhance your learnings with real hands-on experience.

Dee

Practice Area Lead, Data & Analytics

What are Slalom Perks + Benefits

Slalom Benefits Overview

Build a career and love your future. With our culture of continuous learning, commitment to investing in our local community, and unlimited professional development budget, Slalom Chicago empowers you to continue growing both personally and professionally.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We connects our active volunteer community with frequent, meaningful opportunities like leading a "summer camp" at Lurie Children's Hospital or meal prep at Lincoln Park Community Services.
Partners with Nonprofits
Our partnerships include Lurie Children's Hospital, Cara, Lincoln Park Community Services, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and Chicago Ideas.
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Bi-annual family party
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
You and a guest can join us at Rendezvous! Our weekend getaway is content-free, filled with fun, and all-expenses-paid. Unwind by yourself or join in group activities -- it's your call.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Unlimited professional development budget. Tuition exception.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Learn from your Slalom colleagues or share your own expertise! All employees can host or attend any session to grow their skills and experience.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Unlimited professional development budget. Tuition reimbursement exception.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Unlimited professional development budget. Tuition reimbursement exception.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Every year we look forward to Rendezvous, a weekend getaway trip for each employees and one guest that is content-free, all-expenses-paid, and a total blast. You can reconnect with friends over food, drinks, and tons of fun programming (think karaoke backed by a full band) -- or just take the time to yourself and relax on the hotel grounds.

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