• Salesforce Technical Architect

    Job Location(s) US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/5/2019 5:04 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technology Experts - Architect
  • Overview


    At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


    We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


    Perficient is a Gold Cloud Alliance Partner offering a variety of consulting and development services for the Salesforce Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Chatter, Communities/Portals and the Force.com platform. With experience gained from more than 3,000 cloud computing engagements, Perficient is dedicated to helping customers achieve their objectives and obtain the greatest value from their investments.


    Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Salesforce Technical Architect.. Candidates can live anywhere in the US and work remotely but must be available to come into the client site at least 50% of the time.  


    Perficient is a Gold Cloud Alliance Partner offering a variety of consulting and development services for the Salesforce Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Chatter, Communities/Portals and the Force.com platform. With experience gained from more than 3,000 cloud computing engagements, Perficient is dedicated to helping customers achieve their objectives and obtain the greatest value from their investments. 


    Join Perficient, and you will play an integral role in impacting some of the country's most dynamic companies. With broad industry resources and deep technical expertise, we collaborate with clients to cultivate ideas and deliver results. Choose a career with Perficient, and work in a challenging and dynamic environment where innovative and engaging work are a part of everyday life. 





    The Salesforce Technical Architect’s focus will be working with customers as a leading delivery team member to understand complex requirements and translate them into a solution that leverages cloud-based technologies. The Technical Architect is responsible for the overall application design that translates business needs to technical requirements.  A successful candidate is able to work independently and communicate effectively with team members.  The Techncail Architect must be able to articulate an enterprise technical architecture (functionally) that would not only include Salesforce, but also other systems and mechanisms for integrating those applications to render an overall solution for the Client. Techncail Architects are often called upon to engage with prospects in scoping and discovery sessions, offering best practice recommendations, on-the-fly solution suggestions and relevant lines of questioning that may not have been prepared in advance of the conversation.  Sr. Technical Architects must have strongsalesforce Technical acumen to be successful. Previous experience in consulting, technology architecture and/or engineering and sales are needed to effectively meet the requirements of this position.



    • Leads requirements gathering and/or design workshops for complex projects
    • Provides overall Salesforce.com functional expertise
    • Provides overall systems architecture expertise in order to relate to and build upon existing client environments
    • Collaborates with Technical Resources to design technical solutions as well as to support the Technical Resources in the development process. 
    • Validates that the technical solution meets the functional needs of the users by documenting a testing strategy
    • Develops or contributes to data migration and/or system integrations strategy and develops data mappings
    • Develops or contributes to training strategy


    • Leads scoping calls
    • Offers best practice advice and recommendations to Clients often extending beyond Salesforce to topics around overall systems architecture and CRM strategy
    • Supports Pursuit Lead and leads solution discussions for proposal presentation calls, etc.
    • Defines project functional scope and assumptions as well as determines effort for configuration


    • 5+ years experience delivering consulting services, in client-facing roles that provided experience with all aspects of systems implementation, including 3+ years hands-on experience with Salesforce.com
    • Proven track record of success of working with business development opportunities and/or engagements from pre-sale and initial scoping through final delivery and signoff
    • Deep understanding of cloud computing and/or web-based solutions and technologies including Salesforce/Force.com Platform, Backend languages (Java, C, C++), ETL tools (Informatica, Cast Iron, Boomi), and Side-server scripting language (PHP, Python, Ruby) 
    • Strong technical writing skills. The ability to take the lead role in developing comprehensive functional specification documents, process flow diagrams, configuration details, use cases, test conditions, test scripts and training documentation
    • Demonstrates excellence in understanding complex business processes and ability to apply scenarios to Salesforce "Story-lines" as well as make business process modification suggestions to align with Salesforce best practices
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; executive level presence and experience facilitating meetings
    • Ability to communicate complex technical solutions to non-technical business users from various backgrounds including Sales, Support and Marketing.
    • Salesforce Administrator and/or Developer certification required. 
    • Two or more Salesforce Cloud certifications.
    • Trailhead Mountaineer or higher
    • Experience with both agile and waterfall implementation methodologies
    • S. in Business, Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or equivalent work experience

      At Perficient, we offer a competitive base salary, bonuses twice a year, a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental and vision, 401(k) with matching contributions, 3 weeks paid time off and 10 paid holidays per year.


      About Perficient

      Perficient is a leading technology and management consulting firm serving clients throughout the United States. We are experts in designing, building and delivering business-driven technology solutions. We help our clients gain competitive advantage by using Internet-based technologies to make their businesses more responsive to market opportunities and threats, strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners, improve productivity and reduce information technology costs.


      Since 1998, we have delivered successful business-driven technology solutions for hundreds of Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers. During that time, we have grown from a startup to an industry leader with more than 2000 colleagues serving clients from a network of offices across North America and with global delivery centersin China and India.


      Deep domain expertise with a variety of technology platforms, strong partnerships with the world's leading vendors, dedicated industry expertise and a broad solutions portfolio differentiates our firm. We use small, expert project teams that deliver high-value, measurable results by working collaboratively with clients through a user-centered, technology-based and business-driven solutions methodology. We believe this approach enhances return-on-investment for our clients by significantly reducing the time and risk associated with designing and implementing business and technology solutions.


      Our work is routinely recognized by our partners, trade and industry authorities and most importantly, our clients.


      At Perficient, we place strong emphasis on building lasting relationships with clients and being 100% referenceable. In each of the past four years, more than 80% of our revenue was derived from repeat business. We believe this reflects our commitment to quality consulting and the long-term partnerships we build with our clients.


      Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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