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Principal Software Development Engineer (Salesforce)



Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development
Remote · California, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

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Position Overview

Autodesk is looking to hire a Principal Salesforce Developer to be part of our team. You will be responsible for developing the needs features. Come join our team of strong engineers that are in a hyper-growth phase with expanded set of features working collaboratively both within and outside their teams. They collectively strive to build best-of-breed solutions for a company with a vision to imagine, design and create a better world. You will report to the Senior Manager. This position is remote, Westcoast based.


  • You will lead the design and architecture efforts for Salesforce solutions, ensuring they are scalable, efficient, and following best practices

  • You will make important technical decisions and provide architectural guidance to us and our teams

  • You will write advanced code to implement complex custom functionalities using Salesforce technologies such as Apex, Lightning Components, and Lightning Web Components. Ensure code quality and maintainability

  • Will work with us to lead customization efforts, ensuring that declarative tools like Flows and Workflow Rules are used with code-based solutions

  • You will lead complex integration projects, including designing integrations with other applications using APIs, middleware, and connectors. Ensure data integrity and flow

  • Develop and manage advanced data solutions within Salesforce, including data modelling, ETL processes, and data migrations for complex scenarios

  • You will develop advanced security measures, including designing and optimizing profiles, roles, permission sets, and sharing rules for complex data structures

  • Define and oversee advanced testing strategies, including unit tests, integration tests, and user acceptance tests for complex scenarios. Ensure comprehensive test coverage

  • You will plan and lead complex deployments of Salesforce configurations and code, ensuring smooth transitions between environments and minimizing downtime

  • Ensure comprehensive documentation of complex solutions, including technical specifications, data models, and release notes. Maintain documentation standards

  • Lead efforts to monitor and optimize the performance of complex Salesforce applications, including code optimisation, query tuning, and scalability enhancements

  • You will help mentor Junior team member and be responsible for their deliverables

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field (preferred)

  • Salesforce Developer certified (e.g., Application Architect/ System Architect/ Technical Architect)

  • 9+ years of experience as a Salesforce Developer with a strong understanding of Salesforce capabilities and limitations

  • You must have 5+ years of experience with SFDC platform and partner ecosystem

  • Experience with Sales Cloud and Sales processes, experience with Customer Success Management is preferred

  • Working Experience in a complex integrated environment where multiple systems interact with Salesforce

  • CRMA knowledge will be beneficial

  • You need experience designing at least 2-4 projects as a tech lead

  • Proficiency in Apex, Visualforce, Lightning Components, and declarative development

  • You need solid experience with Salesforce integrations and data management

  • Knowledge of best practices in Salesforce development and design pattern

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About Autodesk

Welcome to Autodesk! Amazing things are created every day with our software – from the greenest buildings and cleanest cars to the smartest factories and biggest hit movies. We help innovators turn their ideas into reality, transforming not only how things are made, but what can be made.

We take great pride in our culture here at Autodesk – our Culture Code is at the core of everything we do. Our values and ways of working help our people thrive and realize their potential, which leads to even better outcomes for our customers.

When you’re an Autodesker, you can be your whole, authentic self and do meaningful work that helps build a better future for all. Ready to shape the world and your future? Join us!


From health and financial benefits to time away and everyday wellness, we give Autodeskers the best, so they can do their best work. Learn more about our benefits in the U.S. by visiting

Salary transparency

Salary is one part of Autodesk’s competitive compensation package. For U.S.-based roles, we expect a starting base salary between $139,100 and $224,950. Offers are based on the candidate’s experience and geographic location, and may exceed this range. In addition to base salaries, we also have a significant emphasis on annual cash bonuses, commissions for sales roles, stock grants, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Autodesk, we're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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