Salesforce Architect

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Rye, NY, USA
  • Jan 15, 2020
Full time Information Technology Telecommunications

Job Description

How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer." At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is an inspiring, mission-focused organization helping to cure blood cancers. That singular outcome, and the sense of urgency underlying it, motivates our employees to work hard and be willing to go above and beyond to achieve our goals. We strive to be good stewards or our donor dollars, driving us to be collaborative in our work and to respect and value the contributions of each person and department. LLS is an innovative and forward-looking non-profit whose true north is our patients and their families.

We use Salesforce as the CRM for the Patient Access and Advancement teams and are looking for an architect with a passion for excellence who thrives in a fast-paced, high energy environment. As a member of the IT team you will work on solutions that bring efficiency, collaboration, visibility, and an overall excellent user experience. As a key member of the IT team, you will be responsible for interpreting technical requirements, architecting solutions, testing, training, support, and overall improvement of the Salesforce platform. To accomplish this, you will partner closely with IT, mission and fundraising teams to understand process needs and provide automated solutions and metrics. You will possesses broad knowledge across multiple development platforms and draw on your skills and experience to assess customer requirements and architecture in order to design secure, high-performance technical solutions that maximize the potential of the Salesforce platform.

  • Design and document Salesforce solutions that encompass all layers of the Salesforce ecosystem, from data object designs, custom code, flows, processes, user interfaces to system integrations
  • Work with LLS and vendor resources to understand requirements, develop solutions, confirm solutions, and monitor system development to ensure the solution delivered meets requirements. Associated interactions will span organizational levels and require excellent communications skills.
  • Provide guidance to development staff on best practices (code standards, source code management, and design patterns) and novel approaches both through research, presentations, collaboration, and code review sessions.
  • Work as part of multiple development teams to deliver full lifecycle Salesforce implementations from inception to roll-out; be ready to roll-up your sleeves and be hands on when needed
  • Gather and understand business requirements, researching and ultimately providing technical solutions to fulfill the business needs at either a micro or macro level.
  • Adapt to departmental plans and priorities to address business and operational challenges
  • Communicate complex information effectively to people who do not have computer knowledge and to answer questions as they arise in a clear and concise manner
  • Active participation in departmental and project related processes (team meetings, scrum sessions, design sessions, etc…)

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Master's degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or related field of study; or equivalent education, training & experience
  • NPSP certification (Salesforce Certified Nonprofit Cloud Consultant) is a plus
  • 10+ years application delivery experience
  • 5+ years of experience developing Salesforce customizations (Apex/VF), integrations, and developing and executing data migrations
  • 2+ years of experience creating the technical architecture for complex Salesforce implementations
  • At least one of the following Salesforce certifications: Technical Architect, Application Architect, System Architect

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Must be able and willing to assume occasional on-call assignments related to off-hours system rollout work
  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations
  • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) does not accept resumes from third party recruitment/search firms. Please do not forward resumes to LLS employees or any company locations or email addresses. LLS is not responsible for any fees related to resumes not solicited by LLS Recruiting. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.