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Senior Salesforce Architect - Software Engineering Lead

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14 Jun 2021

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AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.

As a Salesforce technical architect and lead, you will draw on your skills and experience to assess business requirements and architecture in order to craft secure technical solutions that improve the potential of the Salesforce platform along with leading and driving high performing teams.

You will lead, provide guidance on application and integration development best practices, enterprise architecture standards, working closely with functional specialists to develop creative business solutions, solving some of the most exciting problems for our Commercial and Medical business.

Your role will cover a broad variety of responsibilities such as technical and solution architecture design, development, prototyping and line management
Building lasting relationships with stakeholders, sponsors and enterprise architecture team.
Chip in to a program vision while advising and articulating program/project strategies on enabling technologies including the platform
Drive the creation of application and technical design documents which leverage Salesforce best practices and effectively integrate Salesforce into the enterprise infrastructure
Review and correcting project/program direction, approach and key artifacts to keep programs on track and solutions extendable and maintainable going forward
Lead business expectations; negotiate solutions to sophisticated problems
Contribute to the growth of the practice by identifying and leading internal strategic initiatives to grow the consulting practice, leveraging junior teammates to achieve individual as well as team growth; serving as an active contributor to the practice knowledge and resource base; mentor, educate, and enrich technical and non-technical Salesforce customer and partner colleagues
Collaborating with outstanding digital experts across disciplines to innovate and build phenomenal solutions.
Skill Requirements
You'll have strong Salesforce technical skills including a number of the following:

One or more certifications from the architect track such as Certified Application/Systems/Technical Architect.
5+ years' experience as a senior architect in a mid to large sized organization with demonstrated leadership driving an organizational transformation in a matrixed organization.
Polished speaker with the ability to evangelize best practices at various levels within a large organization.
Strong presentation skills. Able to effectively present and defend point of view to a variety of audiences.
Expert level understanding of the Salesforce product suite, including Sales, Service, Community, Marketing, and App Cloud.
Solid understanding of Salesforce architecture and knowledge of Salesforce ecosystem such as Service Cloud, Health Cloud, Sales cloud, Einstein solutions.
Experience in setting vision and standards for the development and integration of the Salesforce platform.
10+ years of enterprise consulting experience, including implementation experience with one or more common enterprise software solutions (e.g. CRM, ERP), filling positions of growing responsibility and management of more junior technical resources
Experience delivering projects using agile Scrum methodology.
Experience in onsite delivery lead roles on at least five full-lifecycle Salesforce implementations, with strong expertise in at least two of the following areas/modules:
Sales Cloud
Service Cloud
Marketing Cloud
Community / App Cloud
Strong consulting and/or CRM implementation experience.
Experience with development life-cycle, code management strategies, sophisticated technical concepts, architecture and security approaches, capacity considerations and integration approaches.
Experience with system configuration using workflows, approval processes, custom objects, validation rules, formulas, process builder, flows and Data Loader.
Relational databases and data modeling.
Development experience in Apex, VisualForce, Lightning Components, or Java/J2EE.
Meta-data migration between SFDC Sandboxes and Production Orgs using Change Sets, Eclipse, Ant or DX tooling.
Good knowledge of Web Development (Ajax, JavaScript, SOAP, HTTP, JS Remoting, Angular JS, CSS Bootstrap).
Experience with version-control tools (e.g. Github, Sourcetree).
Experience integrating development with modern deployment and release processes (e.g. Agile; Continuous Integration, Jenkins).
Knowledge or experience with these would be an advantage:
Knowledge of wider eCommerce & marketing technologies such as Hybris, Commerce Cloud, Adobe, Sitecore
Experience with Salesforce Lightning and approaches to mobile applications.
Education requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Information Science, or equivalent degree is preferred but not required. We will hire self-taught engineers, designers and leaders without a formal education.
High School Diploma
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