Solution Architect

Salesforce

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Multiple Locations (Remote)

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    Position summary

    es across every industry blaze new trails and connect with customers in a whole new way. And, we empower you to be a Trailblazer, too - driving your performance and career growth, charting new paths, and improving the state of the world. If you believe in business as the greatest platform for change and in companies doing well and doing good - you've come to the right place.**

    We are hiring Salesforce Solution Architects focused on the ICM/SPM domain.

    Role Description

    The Solution Architect leads one or more workstreams in complex enterprise customer engagements, partnering with key collaborators to drive and achieve the vision while completing key deliverables. They serve as hands-on advisors, using strong interpersonal skills, solution and/or technical knowledge, Salesforce product knowledge, industry experience, consulting experience, and knowledge of their client's business to deliver customer return on investment.

    Solution Architects are strong presenters and facilitators that are able to co-create the vision and lead the execution with the customer as well as acquire customer acceptance of the delivered solution. They are capable of driving difficult conversations and removing roadblocks to implement the business strategies. They are proficient at analyzing issues and obstacles to settle root cause, and can identify appropriate corrective action. They communicate with technical and business team members from all levels through C-suite. On a day to day basis, they interact with customer product owner, business process owner and technical resources to understand requirements, analyze information, and craft comprehensive solutions. They also show a strong understanding of typical business challenges or common objectives faced by customers within the industry.

    Solution Architects are stewards of the Professional Services Methodology and use their networks to ensure that standard processes are followed. They engage with Customer Success and Product teams to ensure the solutions are driving the most effective achievement of the value objectives. Solution Architects supply to thought leadership and standard processes by engaging with the cloud-specific practices teams. They will supply both internally in their Community and externally in the marketplace.

    Your Impact

    Salesforce Professional Services is looking for a Solution Architect. As a Solution Architect, you will be serving as a strategic advisor and Salesforce product and platform guide to the company's largest, most sophisticated enterprise customers. Here are some salient responsibilities the role entails -

    • Serve as a trusted advisor to the client

    • Identify and lead internal pivotal initiatives to grow the consulting practice; serve as an active contributor to the community's overall knowledge base and expertise

    • Guide customers and colleagues in rationalizing and deploying new technologies that drive increased business value

    • Work collaboratively and having very strong communications skills, especially in teaching sophisticated concepts, and creative, prescriptive thinking across various levels of a client organization

    • Identify and proactively run risk areas and commit to seeing an issue through to complete resolution

    • Lead customer expectations; negotiate solutions to sophisticated problems with both the customer and third-party partners

    • Review and correct project/program direction, approach, and key artifacts to keep programs on track and solutions extendable and maintainable going forward

    • Drive a program vision while advising and articulating program/project strategies to enable technologies including the Salesforce platform

    Minimum Requirements

    • 5+ years of confirmed experience in enterprise-level projects using both waterfall and agile software development methodologies throughout the whole life cycle with repeated and shown success

    • Extensive experience with configuration and customization on ICM/SPM platform such as Spiff, Xactly, or SAP Commissions

    • Authority level experience defining the system architecture landscape, identifying gaps between current and desired end-states, and delivering a comprehensive solution that will enable achievement of the desired business outcomes

    • Experience leading discovery sessions, defining business requirements, writing user stories and providing detailed system and functional designs

    • Experience in detailing business processes and wire-framing system designs using process flow diagram tools, UML, sequence diagrams, etc. as well as making recommendations for future state improved processes and system designs

    • Strong presentation skills; able to optimally present a point of view and clearly articulate the rationale to a variety of team members

    • Detailed individual with the ability to rapidly learn and take advantage of new concepts, business models, and technologies

    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal; able to effectively develop materials that are appropriate for the audience

    • Must be a standout colleague as demonstrated through a customer qualification of a large scale/enterprise implementation with multiple work streams

    • A great listener with the ability to communicate with people in diverse roles

    • Resourceful and entrepreneurial thinker who can work through and solve problems

    • Possible travel of about 50%, but exact travel requirements will vary based on customer

    • Degree or equivalent proven experience required. Experience will be evaluated based on the strengths you'll need for the role (e.g. extracurricular leadership roles, military experience, volunteer roles, work experience, etc.)

    Preferred Requirements

    • Validated results in delivering high value business outcomes using an agile approach

    • Shown results leading customer and/or partner success stories

    • Relevant Salesforce certifications and consulting experience are strongly recommended

    NOTE: By applying to the Solution Architect posting, recruiters and hiring managers across the organization hiring Technical Consultant will review your resume. Our goal is for you to apply once and have your resume reviewed by multiple hiring teams.

    BENEFITS & PERKS

    • Comprehensive benefits package including well-being reimbursement, generous parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility benefits, and more!

    • World-class enablement and on-demand training with Trailhead.com

    • Exposure to executive thought leaders and regular 1:1 coaching with leadership

    • Volunteer opportunities and participation in our 1:1:1 model for giving back to the community

    • For more details, visit https://www.salesforcebenefits.com/

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    For California-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $128,300 to $176,500.

    Compensation offered will be determined by factors such as location, level, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Certain roles may be eligible for incentive compensation, equity, benefits. More details about our company benefits can be found at the following link: https://https://www.salesforcebenefits.com.

    Why you should apply for a job to Salesforce:

  • 63% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 70% would recommend this company to other women
  • 81% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Time off and leaves
  • Perks, such as discounts, commuter benefits & educational reimbursement
  • Mental health, parenting and childcare resources