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Salesforce Architect

Department: IT
Location: Menlo Park, CA

Salesforce Architect

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a private charitable organization based in Menlo Park, California, is seeking a Salesforce Architect to support the foundation in reaching its goals through effective utilization and optimization of the Salesforce platform and its relationship with other systems and applications.

About the Foundation:

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For more than 50 years, it has supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, and strengthen Bay Area communities. In addition, we also make grants for special projects and to address other timely problems, such as challenges related to cybersecurity. Our newest program focuses on strengthening U.S. democracy. In 2020, the foundation announced a new grantmaking commitment focused on racial justice. The Hewlett Foundation’s assets are more than $11 billion with annual awards of grants totaling more than $450 million. More information about the Hewlett Foundation is available at:

About the Position:

With use cases spanning grants management, contracts management, and constituent relationship management, the foundation has a highly customized enterprise implementation of Salesforce (Sales and Community Cloud), with extensive business automation, custom code, and integration with external systems such as DocuSign CLM, Sage Intacct, and GuideStar using Informatica and Salesforce custom API, as well as the use of AppExchange solutions such as Blackthorn Event Management and Campaign Monitor.
In partnership with cross-functional business partners, IT analysts, developers, and strategic vendor partners, the Salesforce Architect will provide hands-on technical direction on information architecture, security and permissions, data feeds, and system integrations, along with platform configuration, back-end coding/development, and maintenance.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, a skilled communicator, and a team player with deep hands-on experience in development and administration of an enterprise-level Salesforce instance highly integrated with external systems. This role reports directly to the Deputy Chief Information Officer. This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled Salesforce subject matter expert with a passion and interest to be part of a philanthropic enterprise. This is a permanent full-time employee hire, based in the Bay Area and offering competitive salary and benefits.

To be successful, the postholder will come with:

• A bachelor’s degree required in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, or other technical degree or equivalent work experience
• An extensive portfolio of software development experience with a clear record of success
• Salesforce certification (Inc. Platform Developer Certification as a minimum)
• Robust experience developing custom solutions on the Salesforce platform using Apex Classes, Apex Triggers, Visualforce Pages, SOQL, and Lightning Components
• Deep experience developing APIs, integrations, and microservices using a high-level language such as Java or C#
• Hands-on experience with the Lightning Web Component framework
• Experience with relational databases, data models, and data integration tools/processes
• Experience using Salesforce tools (ex: Data Loader, IDE, Workbench, Ant, VS Code)
• Capable in assessing the impact of new requirements on and all upstream and downstream applications, systems, and processes
• Demonstrated experience architecting services integrations with Informatica or other data extraction, transformation, and load solutions (e.g., IBM, MuleSoft, Oracle Fusion, Dell Boomi, Progress Sonic, etc.)

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time and to travel via various modes of transportation for extended periods of time. The foundation employees are currently working remotely through September 2021. When we do return to the office, it will begin with a phased and voluntary approach.

To Apply:

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has partnered with the search firm Stott & May to fill this role. To apply please follow the link below:

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation embraces the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, both internally in our hiring process and organizational culture, and externally, in our grantmaking and related practices. We are an equal opportunity employer, and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

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