Salesforce Developer

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7085362

Posted: September 15, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Salesforce Developer will be part of the Harvard Medical School’s Information Systems team, which is responsible for the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) from project inception through implementation. The team also provides ongoing support for Harvard Medical School systems that support core functions related (but not limited to) Human Resources, Finance, Research Administration, Facilities Management, and Faculty and Student Affairs. The Salesforce Developer will report to the Salesforce Product Owner. Working with other IT staff, they will develop, test, configure, and deploy, HMS IT’s Salesforce implementation. The ideal candidate will be energized by solving problems in new and innovative ways, is comfortable working in an ever-changing environment, and can engage with stakeholders to identify the minimal viable product for frequent delivery of new technology solutions.

Typical Core Duties

Participate fully in software development life cycle
Research, design, and implement technical solutions to deliver business requirements
Identify opportunities to improve and simplify applications portfolio and implement related enhancements
Contribute to creation and maturing of software development best practices and new technologies
Draw on relationship and technical skills to act as technical liaison to internal and external clients and to mentor junior staff
Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of five years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

• Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field of study, or equivalent
• Minimum of two years of technical work and one year of Salesforce development
• Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification
• Knowledge of Apex, SOQL, Lightning Flows, Metadata and Lightning Web Component
• Experience using Salesforce tools (sfdx, Data Loader, CumulusCI)
• Salesforce Administrator and Platform Developer II Certification
• Experience with the Salesforce Educational Data Architecture model (EDA)
• Familiarity with Agile software development methodology
• Experience with designing, creating and deploying Salesforce Communities
• Familiarity with SQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, migration tools, FormAssembly, and Gearset
• Deep insight into the technology/Higher Education sector
• Self-motivated and creative
• Proven background launching significant system enhancements

Additional Information

This Staff role may start as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments’ business needs.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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Job posting number:#7085362
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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