Salesforce Technical Architect

Washington, DC
Sep 14, 2022
Sep 27, 2022
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Overview: Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit: Responsibilities: Guidehouse has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Architect in the high-growth Salesforce practice. A Technical Architect (TA) at Guidehouse is focused on designing and ensuring delivery of complex Salesforce solutions uniquely tailored to our clients' needs. The core function of the Technical Architect role is to take ownership of all technical aspects of a implementation including solutioning and design, custom code, systems integrations, and 3rd party applications. The Technical Architect designs the key technical components of the solution and helps direct Guidehouse technical resources to develop and deliver the project deliverables. The TA reduces the overall project technical risk by uncovering design issues early in the project lifecycle, shares implementation best practices, and recommends solution alternatives. Additionally, the TA often conducts design/code reviews during major project milestones. The Technical Architect is ultimately responsible for the technical excellence of any project to which he/she is assigned. Key Responsibilities include:Work directly with the client to understand their needs and detailed requirementsTogether with a Solution Architect, be responsible for designing a robust solution to meet client needs and communicate that solution in a clear and professional manner to client stakeholder executivesInteract closely with external systems and infrastructure, lead multiple technical projects, and direct multiple developer resources simultaneouslyBe responsible for successfully designing and managing the integration of Salesforce with other systems and custom extensions to the Salesforce productProvide subject matter expertise in integrations, Lightning Components, Apex, Visualforce and other features on the platformWork closely with Project Managers, Solution Architects and clients to architect technology solutions needed to support key customer business processesLead technical design sessions and produce technical design documentsProvide technical leadership, setting best practices including integration and application development, deployment, testing (unit and systems), iterative refinement and coding standardsUnderstand platform limitations and design alternatives to work around limitationsDesign of CI/CD Pipeline to exceed Salesforce DevOps standardsProvide pre-sales support with estimates and possible technical design as requested. Qualifications: Basic Requirements:10+ years CRM experience, the majority specifically with SalesforceUS Citizenship is contractually required for this roleExpert level understanding of the Salesforce product suite, including Sales, Service, Community, Marketing, and Community Clouds Strong knowledge and experience of Salesforce development and configuration: Understanding of systems architecture and ability to design scalable performance-driven solutions Understanding of key design patterns and large data volume limitations and best practices Understanding of data sharing and visibility considerations and how these play into platform architecture Experience with scripted data loader, web services, cloud or on-premise middleware and other enterprise integration technologies. Informatica Cloud, Dell Boomi, Jitterbit and/or Mulesoft preferred.Familiarity with platform authentication patterns (SAML, SSO, OAuth)Knowledge of data integration tools and experience integrating Salesforce with different business systems (ETL, CPQ, marketing automation, reporting, etc.) Strong understanding of environment management, release management, code versioning best practices, and deployment methodologies Experience with platform security capabilities (TLS, SSL) Expert level experience defining the system architecture landscape, identifying gaps between current and desired end-states, and delivering a comprehensive solution that will enable achievement of the desired business outcomes Extensive Apex VF Controllers and Apex Classes/Triggers development experience Extensive Lightning Components/Lightning Web Components, VisualForce, Javascript, HTML design and development experience Excellent written and oral communication skillsGreat teamwork and collaboration skillsSkills Desired:Experience in "Big 4" or equivalent established consulting firm and/or Salesforce Platinum partner highly desiredExperience with public sector clients preferredExperience with Agile or Hybrid-Agile methodologyDemonstrable experience with: Health Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Salesforce Maps (MapAnything), Field Service Lightning, and Mulesoft highly desired Additional Requirements: The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.Compensation may vary based on education, skills, experience and location. Selected candidate must be local and able to work from one of the following offices: Tysons, VA (HQ); Washington DC; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Huntsville, AL; Charlotte, NC; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; Newark, NJ; Austin, TX as needed. Client meetings may be required in-person.This is an exempt level role that may require more than 40 hours of work per week.Selected Candidate must be able to work Eastern Standard Hours. Disclaimer: About GuidehouseGuidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco. If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation. Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. Rewards and BenefitsGuidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. Benefits include:Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision InsurancePersonal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid HolidaysParental Leave and Adoption Assistance401(k) Retirement PlanBasic Life & Supplemental LifeHealth Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountsShort-Term & Long-Term DisabilityTuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning OpportunitiesSkills Development & CertificationsEmployee Referral ProgramCorporate Sponsored Events & Community OutreachEmergency Back-Up Childcare ProgramPosition may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive#LI-Remote