Salesforce Lead Developer

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Office Information Technology
OIT: Salesforce SC
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Information Technology
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Works as part of an agile team to design, implement and revise software applications. Within Emory University’s Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) organization, the Salesforce Lead Developer leads solution delivery of the Salesforce platform to support and advance Emory University’s mission. The Salesforce platform is used across the university to support critical research administration processes, investigator-led and program-wide research endeavors, and other core functions for Emory University.


Working as part of the Salesforce Competency Center within the Application Development and Integration group, the Salesforce Lead Developer partners with peer developers, business analyst, Salesforce Administrators and architects in delivering the highest quality Salesforce applications, establishing patterns, standards and best practices, and maturing the LITS Salesforce ecosystem. The incumbent collaborates with Emory’s world class researchers, physicians, students, and staff to help advance discoveries in health sciences and other disciplines, support the dissemination of knowledge, and improve the education of learners throughout the Emory Community.


Leads software projects. Works with other developers to architect and design the individual project as well as implement the critical components. Projects and applications may include Web and Grid services oriented systems; portal environments; client-server based applications; applications that manage, integrate, and analyze large scale databases; applications and middleware infrastructure that provide federated, secure access to multiple applications and databases; knowledge management and integration systems; and systems for high performance databases and analysis applications. Architects and implements interoperable middleware components, data models, and interfaces for integration of multiple software systems, applications, and databases. Develops and integrates software for secure and controlled access to application components and databases. Designs and implements graphical user interfaces for components of a software system and for applications. Performs related responsibilities as required.



  • Serve as a primary developer and administrator for multiple Salesforce orgs & environments
  • Provide Salesforce solutions that efficiently and effectively solve complex business capabilities and translate business requirements into Salesforce solutions that best leverage the Salesforce platforms and products
  • Perform development functions involving visual force, apex, triggers, components controllers, process builder, flow, etc.
  • Assist and/or perform administrative functions including user account maintenance, security setup, reports and dashboards, workflows and other routine tasks
  • Makes good decisions on when to code versus when to configure
  • Complete regular internal system audits and prepare for upgrades
  • Manage Salesforce data feeds and other integrations
  • Coordinate the evaluation, scope and completion of new development requests
  • Assist in training of new users, and grow the Salesforce skill set across the organization
  • Effectively act as the liaison between our users, vendors and the application development teams
  • Work independently with members of the user community to define and document development requirements
  • Perform fit-gap analysis between Salesforce functionality and client requirements
  • Provide detailed level of effort estimates for proposed Salesforce solutions


  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field and three years of software engineering or related experience.
  • A master's degree in Computer Science or Engineering is preferred.
  • Strong programming skills in Java, C++, object oriented-design, XML, SQL and database development.
  • Experience with software engineering best practices such as software design patterns, requirements gathering, version control, automated testing, and configuration management is required.
  • Experience with service oriented architectures, web services, Grid technologies, distributed computing strongly preferred.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.


  • Strong understanding of the Salesforce platform and products (Sales, Service, Marketing Clouds)
  • Active Salesforce certifications (Platform Developer and Admin required)
  • Salesforce Developer and Administrator experience:
  • Visual Force, Apex and Trigger development experience
  • Administration & configurations of users, role hierarchy, objects, page layouts, validation rules, record types, Process Builder and Flows.
  • Defining and managing security model and controls
  • Managing multiple sandbox environments


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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