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Salesforce Developer

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2022

Salesforce Developer

About the Opportunity

The Salesforce Developer reports to the Director of Salesforce Solutions and Architecture.

The Salesforce Developer is responsible for diagnosing, developing, testing, deploying and administering software systems in accordance with standard software development life cycle (SDLC) standards. These systems support the staffs of several Northeastern University divisions, including Enrollment Management and Marketing operations. The software encompasses admissions, enrollment, customer relationship management (Salesforce CRM), transfer evaluation, and student information systems.

The Salesforce Developer will build behind-the-scenes software for the Enrollment Management group. He / She will develop and implement applications and programs for the backend processing systems used within Enrollment Management and will be involved in liaising with the Business Analysts to ensure software projects meet requirements.

The Salesforce Developer performs, but not limited to, the following duties:
  • Maintain and update Salesforce platform for daily operations and functionality.
  • Develop solutions using Salesforce best practices.
  • Manage user accounts, profiles and permission sets.
  • Collaborate with business users to analyze current operational procedures, identify problems, and learn user requirements.
  • Analyze user requirements and procedures to automate processing or to improve existing systems.
  • Review Salesforce capabilities and limitations to determine if requested changes / improvements are possible.
  • Troubleshoot system errors and serve as liaison with Business analysts, offshore resources, and vendors as needed.
  • This position requires strong analytic, technical and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, communication, and documentation skills are required.

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, or related field required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 4 - 6 years of overall CRM application development experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years working with Salesforce and advanced development experience with Lightning Component Development, Apex Classes, Controllers, Triggers, VF pages/Components, SOQL, SOSL, Workflow & Approvals, Reports, and Dashboards.
  • Minimum of 3 concurrent years of experience and demonstrated proficiency in object-oriented programming, using technologies such as, JavaScript, jQuery, J2E, and C++.
  • Experience with Salesforce and database integrations.
  • Experience with web development technologies, such as HTML, XML, PHP, and CSS.
  • Familiarity with all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). - Comfortable working with a team of information technology specialists from diverse backgrounds.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Informatica Cloud experience is plus.

Position Type

Information Technology

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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