Solutions Architect

Organization
Vera Solutions
Location
Cape Town, London, Mumbai, Washington DC, or Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
10/07/2020
How to Apply
Complete the online application form
Where to Apply
https://verasolutions.formstack.com/forms/2020solutions_architect
Tags
Full-time

About Vera:
Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and Certified B Corporation® building cloud and mobile applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients—more than 300 organizations in over 55 countries—include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations.

Position Overview:
They are looking for a dedicated Solutions Architect who is capable of navigating complex client requirements to design world class systems with precision, enthusiasm, and dedication to quality.

The Solutions Architect (SA) is responsible for the end-to end design and delivery of projects. This includes leading discovery and design workshops with clients, synthesizing client requirements into solutions, implementing complex solutions on the Salesforce Platform, providing technical expertise during sales, and supporting project managers to successfully deliver high-quality projects on time and budget.

The SA will focus on discovery, design and implementation of client systems. The SA should be energized by opportunities to connect directly with our clients, and have a track record of implementing high-stakes projects across a portfolio of challenging projects with limited supervision. Internally, the SA will be joining a team of other SAs that support each other. The SA will be responsible for the following:

1. Discovery
The SA will lead discovery workshops with clients. These will either be remotely or in person, so you will be willing to travel for onsite workshops. The SA is responsible for ensuring that a complete picture of the client needs are uncovered so that the resulting implementation meets all of the needs of a client. The SA must ensure that all documentation required is completed to allow for the future success of the project.

2. Design
The SA is responsible for designing and implementing a solution that meets all of a clients requirements in a manner that is appropriate for a client’s capacity and budget. During the design process the SA is responsible for ensuring that all required documentation is completed to the highest standard.

3. Implementation
The SA is responsible for ensuring that the system built follows the best practices of the platforms that are used. In addition the SA is responsible for ensuring the the build team has the technical support they need to implement the design successfully whilst following Vera’s internal best practices and standards.

Primary Responsibilities:
Design solutions on Salesforce Lightning Platform
Lead project implementation teams to ensure high quality builds
Drive quality across all of Vera’s technical implementations
Deliver projects across a range of project management methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, SCRUM, as appropriate)
Support project managers to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget
Support consulting directors in winning sales by bringing technical expertise to a sales process
Contribute to Vera’s learning environment

Qualifications and Experience:
Required:
Relevant Engineering or Computer Science degree
Relevant Salesforce certifications:
One or more Architect Certification
Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
5+ years professional experience
3+ years of technology consulting experience
3+ years of Salesforce consulting experience
3+ years working on the Salesforce Lightning Platform
1+ years of designing solutions on the Salesforce Lightning Platform
Deployment and testing on the Salesforce Lightning Platform
Leading client workshops
Leading implementation teams
Excited by researching and exploring new tools and features developed on the Salesforce Platform
Agile development framework
Apex and Lightning framework development
Integration patterns and frameworks
Excellent written and verbal communication and relational skills
Experience or interest in working in a small, dynamic team
Positive, supportive attitude, and sense of humor

Desirable:
Interest in social service work or international development
Fluency/proficiency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, or other languages