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Senior/Lead Software Engineer - Backend/DevOps



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

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Software Engineering

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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.

Customer Data Platform (CDP) is a new initiative under the Salesforce Marketing Cloud aimed at changing the future of digital marketing. CDP is a multimodal analytics SaaS solution that seamlessly acquires transactional and behavioral interactions, wrangles and curates data sets appropriately into graph, tabular, time series, and relational models to facilitate optimized query lookups, analytical processing, and machine learning at scale in order to empower Sales, Service, Marketing, Web & Mobile Engagement apps with compelling customer experience & engagement.

The Customer Data Platform will enable companies to unify customer data, manage identity and consent, segment and activate audiences, and optimize engagement with powered insights. In addition, companies can now build a single view of their customers to deliver personalized engagement across marketing, commerce, sales, and service. You'll be a part of the platform team that is working on building large-scale distributed services across all core areas of the platform covering data ingestion, big data management, big data storage, big data processing, analytics/insights, profile graphs, segmentation, and activations. All the teams are dev/ops focused and own the end-to-end pipelines from development through production and support.

We are seeking an experienced software engineer to join a world-class team of highly motivated software engineers and infrastructure experts. As an engineer, you have technical knowledge and hands-on experience in large-scale distributed system architecture, development and deployment, public cloud infrastructure, cloud-scale storage technologies, and their performance and cost characteristics. You will be responsible for building and contributing in architecture, design, development, and support of platforms, delivery/deployment pipelines, and automation processes to provide cost-efficient large-scale data protection.

The ideal candidate learns quickly, works autonomously and efficiently in fast-paced, ambiguous environments, is team driven, and solves complex problems enduringly.


  • Work with engineers on the design, deployment, and continuous improvement of important infrastructure services

  • Architect, design, develop, and maintain key software automation components

  • Continuously raise our standard of engineering excellence by implementing best practices for coding, testing, and deployment

  • Provide technical and architectural leadership in a global and diverse organization

  • Automate, optimize and drive efficiency of effort, code, and process.

  • Resolve complex technical issues and drive innovations that improve system availability, resilience, and performance.

  • Create, maintain, and share technical documentation used by engineers and other team members.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • A related technical degree required

  • 5+ years of design and implementation experience in large infrastructure projects with multiple teams

  • 5+ years of experience with object-oriented programming languages and scripting platforms

  • Experience with CI/CD and microservice platforms

  • Solid understanding of SSL, TLS, and HTTP2

  • Good understanding of AWS

  • Experience with monitoring, alerts, and logging and owning developer on-call rotations

Preferred Experience:

  • Working with Terraform or Infrastructure as Code

  • Networking Experience (Cert Management, VPC Configuration, Service Mesh)

  • Java / Spring Framework / Python / Go

  • Knowledge in automated deployment and configuration updates using Docker, Spinnaker, Jenkins, Kubernetes


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For Washington-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $213,900 to $326,300.

For California-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $233,300 to $256,410.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: