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Salesforce.com, Inc Software Engineering Architect in Topeka, Kansas

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Products and Technology

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Software Engineering Architect/Principle Architect

Strong preference for this person to be in the Bay Area or Seattle

We are looking for a technical guide and leader with vision in the Organizational Change Engineering organization. You will be working with outstanding peers across the organization to influence and impact engineering roadmaps and architect a scalable system that impacts all of salesforce. Trust is our #1 value and this team helps our customers see that value every day.

Team Overview

Salesforce’s Change and Release team is responsible for the continuous delivery, release and organizational change impacting availability of Salesforce’s applications to customers supporting multibillion dollar businesses. We are a collaborative, fast-moving engineering group, thriving in a diverse culture of rapid delivery, scale, and innovation. Our top priority is to ensure a great customer experience, exceptional quality, and highest availability as we release a constant flow of change across our products and infrastructure. We are impacting development experience, change control and best practices, so we find issues before our customers do !

Role Overview

You will work closely in a multi-functional team across engineering and architect a scalable system that includes monitoring, auditing and change control enforcement. This positions require deep excellent technical skills and outstanding analytical and influencing skills paired with great business insight. You will architect and develop components that extract signals, drive analytics and allow us to gain insights on our global organizational change journey.

In order to be successful in this role, you will have the ability to influence at all levels, drive an engineering vision, be hands on, work across teams, create clarity from ambiguity, synthesize technical details quickly, create and execute on vision, and make valuable contributions through collaborating. You will possess a strong attention to detail, an engineering leadership approach, a reputation as someone who focuses on the customer, brings simplified solutions to complex problems in a technical environment, and does what they say they will do. You must be comfortable operating in a fluid, agile, and team-oriented environment.


  • Determines overall architectural principles, frameworks, and standards

  • Designs solutions that are enterprise scalable and maintainable

  • Drive strategic technology initiatives, working with Product Managers, other Architects, Engineers, SME's and the broader Salesforce organization

  • Works in a consultative fashion to improve communication, collaboration and alignment among teams inside and outside of the organization.

  • Analyzes and provides feedback on product strategy

  • Provides input into long-range product requirements, standard methodologies, and operational guidelines, with focus on continuous improvement of platform reliability and serviceability

  • Drives research, case studies, and prototypes on innovative technologies and how they can be leveraged

  • Ensures that we are continuously raising our standard of engineering excellence

Skills and Experience:

  • Mastery in multiple programming languages and platforms(Java,Golang,Python or similar)

  • More than 15 years of software development experience

  • Ability to independently design and deliver large complex projects

  • Ability to work with other architects, principal architects, and Chief Technology Officers to shape the architectural vision and roadmap for the organization.

Who you are…

Strategic leadership: Build a vision for the product and complete that vision, lead a team of engineers, product managers and program leads

Partnering: Partner with leadership to identify, maintain and present insightful periodic summaries of key project updates to drive timely decision making.

Influencer: Ability to influence, and work effectively with all levels of an organization.

Organized: Ability to manage/juggle multiple priorities without loss of efficiency.

Adaptable: Comfortable bending between the tactical and strategic.

Minimum Requirements

  • Solid experience working cross functionally with architecting systems that truly scale in a distributed systems environment- we need to build monitoring, implementation of controls in our cycle and audit. Strong track record of building analytics, signals and leveraging machine learning for continuous improvement and distributed systems

  • Prior experience in any of the following languages: Java, C++, C, C#, Ruby, Go, Scala, Python, Bash, ChefIn-depth understanding of OOP, design patterns, data structures, algorithms, distributed systems and concurrency

  • Solid understanding of the SaaS business model and its product development lifecycle and proven experience in building cloud solutions at scale(AWS,GCP or similar)

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a history of hands-on, detail orientation. Looking for someone who is not afraid to “dig deep” and be hands on.

  • Ability to establish credibility and rapport with engineering leaders, technical and non-technical team members alike.

Preferred Requirements

  • Familiar with Service Ownership, Performance and DevOps best practices

  • Have built correlation systems that combine multiple data points, leveraged machine learning or created a regression test system that identifies issues ahead of time driving quality. Has either been part of a team implementing a change control system including the data model, systems that help monitor change through development to deploymen

  • Has architected and built organizational change systems or products

  • Experience with technologies such as HBase, Phoenix,Kafka, HDFS, Hadoop, Cassandra, Zookeeper, OpenTSDB, Logstash, ElasticSearch, Splunk, Puppet, Spinnaker. Experience using SQL and/or NoSQL datastores e.g. Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server or similar, CI/CD experience with Jenkins

For Colorado-based roles: Minimum annual salary of $158,000. You may also be offered a bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. More details about our company benefits can be found at the following link: https://www.getsalesforcebenefits.com/



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