Solutions Architect - Salesforce in Cleveland, OH at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  823318

Title: Solutions Architect Lead (Sales Force)

Length: Direct Hire

Location: Cleveland, Oh 

An effective Solutions Architect will have a broad range of technical knowledge and will deliver solution architectures across multiple projects, as well as consultative technical leadership across the organization, from strategic decision making to project planning to architectural governance and oversight. This position will work closely with others to grow their base of knowledge, but also share their knowledge with the business and IT teams via collaborative meetings, documentation, and formal presentations.

Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification

  • Bachelor Degree or foreign equivalent in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Master Degree preferred.
  • Certification or experience with enterprise architecture methodologies and frameworks, such as TOGAF, Zachman, or FEAF a plus.
  • Salesforce Certified Architect (Application, System, Technical) a plus

Knowledge & Experience

  • 12+ years IT experience.
  • 8+ years’ experience designing, developing, implementing middle-tier and distributed systems.
  • 6+ years’ experience in Salesforce configuration and implementing CRM systems.
  • 6+ years’ experience in enterprise and/or solutions architecture and architectural frameworks.  
  • Experience designing and implementing at least one end-to-end implementation in Salesforce, including integrating with enterprise systems.
  • Experience supporting continued maintenance of a Salesforce implementation, designing and implementing change requests and new features as requested by the business.
  • Strong working knowledge of architecture with the ability to analyze and resolve moderately complex, cross-system issues, and demonstrate an understanding of specific technologies (and their architectural connectivity).
  • Experience in developing strategic solutions architecture plans, technology planning and execution, and policy development and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of information processing, data modeling principles, data management practices, and system interaction patterns and interfaces.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze existing technical architectures and recommend and implement alternatives with regard to tools, technologies, and approaches to their use.
  • Experience with virtualization, cloud computing, or container technologies.
  • Knowledge of vendor software integration and interaction patterns.
  • Knowledge of COTS evaluation principles and practices.

Preferred Attributes

  • Experience with defining, utilizing, and guiding the appropriate use of various data integration techniques (ETL, EAI, EII), including understanding the components within, capabilities of, and appropriate 'fit to purpose' of Service Bus and Microservices Architectures.
  • Experience with single-org deployments and multi-org consolidations within Salesforce.
  • Experience with practices governing definition and design of Services and RESTful APIs.
  • Experience in working in a Lean or Agile development environment a plus (SAFe framework is an additional plus).
  • Knowledge of various legal and regulatory obligations such as PCI, SOX, HIPAA, or similar standards a plus.
  • Knowledge of common testing methodologies, terminology and industry standards a plus.

Personal Attributes

  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively partner within IT and the Business to lead and influence others in a team oriented environment.
  • Willingness to challenge the existing processes, methods, products and services of the company.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, and enjoys leveraging them.
  • Ability to see and articulate patterns and relationships between technologies, processes, business models, and people.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Negotiation skills and ability to influence others by educating and sharing information.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative, multi-stakeholder, multi-location environment
  • Thrives in an environment of continuous change; strives to act as an agent of change