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Software Engineering Architect



Software Engineering, IT
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

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Job Category

Software Engineering

Job Details

About Salesforce

We’re Salesforce, the Customer Company, inspiring the future of business with AI+ Data +CRM. Leading with our core values, we help companies across every industry blaze new trails and connect with customers in a whole new way. And, we empower you to be a Trailblazer, too — driving your performance and career growth, charting new paths, and improving the state of the world. If you believe in business as the greatest platform for change and in companies doing well and doing good – you’ve come to the right place.

*Note this is a local to San Francisco opportunity with hybrid in office expectations

Salesforce Industries Cloud is the fastest growing cloud that empowers financial services & insurance companies, health care organizations, retailers, manufacturers, and government agencies to engage with their customers in a whole new way. Learn more about Salesforce Industries Cloud here -

The candidate must have the technical prowess to write high-performing, scalable code, and well-designed, architected, and extensible features and platform functionality for internal and external consumption (Partners, ISVs). The candidate has a deep interest and ideal experience in broad software platforms, including platform information architecture, information flow, automation, and optimization to influence and drive product vision and roadmap. The candidate embodies a can-do approach backed by accomplishments. In addition, this candidate needs to be passionate about new cool technologies and stay current with a broad range of industry trends and developments.
Responsibilities and Impacts

  • Coordinates and drives the end-to-end architecture of the product
  • Crafts overall architectural principles, frameworks, and standards
  • Creates solutions that are enterprise-scalable and maintainable
  • Drive strategic technology initiatives, working with Product Managers, other Architects, Engineers, SMEs, and the broader Salesforce organization
  • Works in a consultative fashion to improve communication, teamwork, and alignment among teams inside and outside of the organization
  • Analyzes and provides feedback on product strategy
  • Partner with peers across Industries Cloud and Salesforce R&D in aligning and building out a unified long-term plan
  • Provides input into long-range product requirements, standard methodologies, and operational guidelines, with a focus on continuous improvement of platform reliability and serviceability
  • Deliver a compelling technical architecture & strategy
  • Identify and understand the development practices and infrastructure that make Salesforce successful
  • Drive execution of long-term plan taking into account performance, scalability, and usability of your solutions
  • Hands-on and lead by example by contributing high-quality, production code that powers critical pieces of our platform, services, and products
  • Ensures that we are continuously raising our standard of engineering excellence

Required skills

  • Mastery of multiple programming languages and platforms
  • 18+ years of software development experience
  • Expertise in relational database systems and languages (Oracle, Postgres, SQL) and data modeling, sync/integration, and pipelines at scale
  • Ability to provide (informal) mentorship to team members to support their understanding of the architecture and aid in their technical development
  • Experience with Agile development methodology (e.g., Scrum)
  • Ability to work with other architects, principal architects, and Chief Technology Officers to craft the architectural vision and roadmap for the organization
  • Develops technical performance architecture that solves most complex performance issues
  • Ability to drive long-term design strategies that span multiple complex projects, deliver technical reports and performance presentations to customers and at industry events
  • Ability to build an environment for clear and open discussion of all issues You involve the right people, from your team and others, to resolve critical issues
  • Experience in short release cycles, and the full software lifecycle. Some roles require experience with a product that was released for public consumption across multiple releases

Desired skills

  • Financial and Insurance domain knowledge
  • Experience with the Salesforce Platform Packaging (1GP and 2GP), SFDX, Apex, Lightning, Communities



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For California-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $210,800 to $355,900.Compensation offered will be determined by factors such as location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Certain roles may be eligible for incentive compensation, equity, benefits. More details about our company benefits can be found at the following link: