• Salesforce Developer

    Job Locations India-Gurgaon
    Information Technology
  • Introduction

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    Salesforce developer will support the expansion of our Salesforce capabilities while working on projects from requirement gathering to design and implementation. Responsibilities will also include Salesforce configuration along with the system maintenance and customization to support business requirements, recommending opportunities for on-going improvements as appropriate. The role demands considerable Salesforce.com experience developing programatically and provide architectural recommendation. 


    This is an exciting role which will allow the successful candidate to work as part of dynamic team and interact with stakeholders across different departments and levels.


    How you will contribute:

    • Proactively interact with stakeholders to understand Salesforce requirements and subsequently translate them into technical specifications
    • Chair information gathering workshops, conduct one to one interviews and produce documents to allow data capture
    • Manage delivery of functional and technical solutions and system integrations including testing strategy and execution
    • Ensure proposed technical solutions meet Salesforce coding best practice and code coverage to be at 90%+
    • Manage existing and build new integrations between Salesforce and other applications
    • Perform and execute all functional testing
    • Work with business colleagues to gain user acceptance and take up
    • Create custom build reports for trend analysis using standard reports functionality as well as reporting snapshot and historical trending
    • Mentor and Coach Junior Salesforce Administrator within the team
    • Create and keep Salesforce related technical documents and training materials up-to-date
    • Keep up-to-date with new Salesforce releases and promptly identify features which could add value to the Economist’s Salesforce users and those which will impact existing processes and require urgent attention as required
    • Ensure the Salesforce data storage is within limit - implement continuous review and corrective action
    • Provide support for the day to day management of Salesforce.com; and
    • Perform administrative tasks such as setting up users, manage the security settings, create or update fields, page layouts, process builder and workflows, reports and dashboards and manage data using data loader or other tools

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:


    • Relevant bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
    • At least Administrator, Platform Developer - I and Sales Cloud Certified
    • In depth and progressive Salesforce experience (from administrator to developer) gained in a similar role
    • Experience working on Salesforce products - Sales Cloud, Force.com, Non-profit Cloud and Community Cloud
    • Develop with semi-structured data like JSON
    • Knowledge of REST and SOAP API's
    • Ability to design complex SOQL and SOSL queries
    • The development of custom front-end Lightning components through Aura and/or Web Components
    • Point-and-click development within a Lightning environment
    • Analysis and design through to successful implementation of Salesforce.com, including experience with Salesforce.com developer toolkit including Apex Classes Controllers, and Triggers, Visualforce, Force.com IDE, Migration Tool, Web Services
    • Ability to manage code coverage within the governance limit
    • Delivering Salesforce.com training to users at all levels in terms of organisational structure and experience using Salesforce
    • Experience of business analysis
    • Code deployment experience using Salesforce DX with Github
    • Ability to provide application users with technical and functional support
    • A good understanding of data structures, data modelling, DB schema
    • Exposure to Agile development methodologies and JIRA as a project management application
    • A proven track record of successful project delivery with at least three full project life cycles completed
    • Knowledge of Java and Javascript
    • Excellent teamwork with both clients and colleagues


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