Salesforce Solution Architect

Location: San Diego, California US


Requisition Number: 212494

External Description:

As a Salesforce solution architect, you will be accountable for the technical solution and implementation from commencement through completion of projects. You will provide consultative guidance and design the overall solution based on Salesforce and industry specific best practices.  The Salesforce Solution Architect role is a combination of technical advisory and hands-on development, responsible for helping our stakeholders to adopt solutions that drive business outcomes and gain return on investment in the Salesforce platform.  This entails establishing and supporting best practices around instance strategy, technical governance, core data, integrations and the overall technical health of the platform.  This is primarily a technology design and solution consultative role in nature but may sometimes be called upon to perform configuration and/or development on the platform.  This role will guide multiple development teams throughout Teradata to deliver Salesforce platform solutions and implement best practices using highly collaborative technology review and planning sessions supported by detailed solution architecture artifacts.  This role will report into the Salesforce Solution team within the global Teradata IT Department and interface with business partners, other Salesforce platform stakeholders, and onshore / offshore development teams.

An ideal candidate will have achieved a senior level position as a Salesforce Senior Developer / Architect with a successful track record in technology consulting as well as an internal employee, focused on technology strategy, governance, data and solution design.  They will have demonstrated the ability to become a trusted advisor to business partners and facilitate successful business outcomes through well planned and highly valuable technology solutions.

What You Get To Do In This Role

  • Develop strong relationships with business partners and development teams to partner and plan the vision and how Salesforce supports Teradata's digital transformation journey.
  • Lead and drive Salesforce solution architecture
      • Responsible for analyzing and translating business information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve complex business objectives
      • Establish and manage technical governance processes
      • Partner with Teradata Enterprise Architecture team
  • Drive solid instance health by reviewing and guiding the remediation of configurations that do not align to Salesforce best practices.
  • Provide knowledge transfer and training to application support personnel and business stakeholders
  • Define solutions across the platform that align to out of the box capabilities driving high business value

The responsibilities of this role are:

  • Design and implement migration solutions as defined by SOWs and migration plans.
  • Provide subject matter expertise pertaining to design, development and implementation within the Salesforce platform.
  • Proactively identify potential issues and work through resolution with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide technical guidance and serve as an escalation point for the extended Salesforce team.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of the latest Salesforce features and product offerings.
  • Driving continual service improvement through establishment of best practices, reusable assets and refinement of the implementation processes.
  • Determine how best to leverage tools and techniques involving infrastructure as scripting, configuration management, automated testing, and other DevOps techniques to improve delivery quality, speed and experience.
  • Generate and maintain technical design and configuration documents.
  • Network with key contacts and stakeholders internally and externally to drive process and efficiency in implementations.
  • Troubleshoot issues, perform root cause analysis and provide solutions for problems.
  • Actively take ownership to address issues and solve problems, understanding up and downstream impacts and designing/delivering solutions appropriately.
  • Lead design review sessions and create architecture artifacts.
  • Represent the Salesforce team to the Enterprise Architecture team to ensure 360 degree technology alignment and strategy

In order to be successful in this role, we need someone who has:

  • Technical consulting experience, as an employee or technology consultant.
  • Previous fortune 500 or OEM Software or Cloud architect.
  • Demonstrated career progression (Technical, Architecture).
  • Experience working with functional business leaders in the sales, go to market, and marketing space.
  • Experience identifying business objectives and deconstructing them into Epics.
  • Experience working with large organizations.
  • Experience architecting Salesforce platform and Salesforce ecosystem technologies
  • Experience with FinancialForce a plus
  • Directly related Salesforce certifications
  • 4+ years large program experience leading architecture and design.
  • 3+ years as a developer on a large program implementation.
    • Applicable Salesforce architect certifications required
  • Additional architect certifications (Togaf, IT4IT, etc)
  • Minimum 5+ years of professional IT experience
  • 3+ years of advanced Salesforce administration, configuration, integration and development experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with customers and all functional team members
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related fields or equivalent professional experience
  • Agile methodology practitioner.


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City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Salesforce Solution Architect

Job Category: Engineering

Company Profile:

Our Company

Teradata (NYSE: TDC) is the leading multi-cloud data platform company for enterprise analytics, transforming how businesses work and people live through the power of data.

At Teradata, we are leading the data era. As enterprises address today’s digital economy, they are faced with new competition and consumer expectations and are turning to data to power their future. Teradata has worked with the largest companies in the world for 40+ years, bringing our experience and expertise to support global enterprises with their most demanding, mission-critical, complex, and large-scale data needs.  Teradata is recognized as a leader in the cloud, data, and analytics spaces by top analyst firms, Gartner and Forrester, and Fortune Magazine as well. 

Our connected multi-cloud data platform for enterprise analytics, Teradata Vantage™, is an extremely scalable, secure, and resilient offering that simplifies ecosystems by connecting data and making it easier to uncover insights from across the organization…regardless of where that data resides. With Vantage, we enable companies to modernize their data management, from start to scale. Every day, millions of users benefit from our open data platform. Empowering customers and partners to develop and build how they like, we enable hundreds of business outcomes and solutions, including improving customer experience and profitability, driving operational efficiency, realizing financial transformation, or achieving operational efficiency.

 As the world of data grows, we are the leader in enabling the future of connected businesses, powered by data intelligence. We are committed to delivering on this vision by following sustainable business practices and with a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that only by embracing diversity of identity, thought, background, expression, and perspective can we solve today’s challenges and reimagine tomorrow’s world.

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