Salesforce Platform Architect

Sophos Plc
Abingdon, UK
29 Aug 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Sophos Overview - Cybersecurity Evolved

As a worldwideleader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations ofall sizes in more than 150 countries from today's most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs - a global threat intelligence and data science team - Sophos' cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos' entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "SOPH."

Sophos is looking for an experienced, highly motivated individual to establish a technological vision and strategy for delivering custom capabilities on the platform. Armed with a deep understanding of Salesforce and related technologies, this role will champion and drive Best Practice when considering business requirements for capabilities across Sales and Service Cloud, and ensure the wider Salesforce Technical Architect and Developer community is delivering new features in a highly scalable manner. Responsible for all aspects including development standards, code migration, related platform technologies, and dev ops capabilities, this role will establish architectural, design, and process guidance for all capabilities delivered on the platform

Main Responsibilities
  • Serve as the Architectural Authority for the Salesforce platform, engaging with the vendor and SI community to understand technology capabilities and Best Practice.
  • Design, review and approve architecture for Salesforce ensuring alignment to Salesforce Best Practice.
  • Develop, maintain & govern architecture principles, standards and architectural framework for Salesforce.
  • Engage with Enterprise Architecture, Business Sponsors and Application Managers to understand their strategic direction and build the Salesforce Architecture Roadmap.
  • Proactively look for opportunities to reduce technical debt within the Platform, driving measurable improvement in this area
  • Champion innovation and new technologies within the wider SFDC landscape which can solve known business problems
  • Govern IT projects from a Salesforce point of view.
  • Engage with the Enterprise Architect team, other Architects in IT and across Sophos to understand their strategic direction and review projects.
  • Coach and mentor Salesforce Technical Architect and developer community to ensure adherence to Best Practice, Principles, and Standards.
  • Act as Salesforce Design Authority for cross-functional projects and wider integration to Sophos enterprise applications

Qualifications and Experience
  • Ability to influence and drive technology change with demonstrable business benefits
  • Demonstrable proven track record of software development and delivering major projects on Sales and/or Service Cloud.
  • Deep understanding of capabilities and limitations of, Heroku, and related ecosystem technologies including Partner/AppExchange offerings.
  • Demonstrated experience in Apex development, Platform Governor Limits, OO development, Architectural Patterns, Continuous Integration and Delivery and Source control.
  • Experience with both Agile and Waterfall development processes.
  • Enterprise level analysis skills, Relational Database modelling, Integration, Web Service & Data Migration Experience
  • Strong communication, collaboration, problem solving, time management and organizational skills

Equal Opportunities

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equalmanner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

If you choose to explore this opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our data protection policy which can be found here and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please reply to this or other emails from Sophos clearly stating your request, or follow the steps set out in the data protection policy describing your individual rights.

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