Salesforce Architect at Amherst
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
Amherst is a financial services and technology company empowering global investors to access the U.S. real estate market with unparalleled ease and scale.
Our technology platform manages thousands of homes and billions of dollars of investment capital. The data and software required to handle such an operation is diverse. We build data infrastructure and tools to buy, renovate, and manage homes at scale. We build consumer brands and apps to lease and sell homes direct-to-consumer. We design, prototype, and roll-out IoT devices and smart home tech to help physically manage and solve important business operations.
Amherst uses Salesforce as a core piece of technology to manage several aspects of the business. This includes Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Field Service Lightning and more in the future. We are invested in Salesforce and need help building out the platform and team. We are looking for a Salesforce Architect to build and support our Salesforce Organization.
Who You Are:
Knowledgeable. You are a real pro and deeply understand Salesforce and its ecosystem.
Intellectually Curious. You are constantly learning and working to improve yourself.
Entrepreneurial. You enjoy wearing many hats and hustling to get things done.
Problem Solver. You are a critical thinker who brings solutions not problems to the table.
Hard Working. You aren’t afraid of a tough deadline.
Scrappy & Fast. You like finding creative ways to quickly move projects forward.
Good Communicator. You easily explain complex technical issues to a non-technical audience.
Team Player. You put team success first and have a high degree of personal character.
Accountable. You take ownership and have pride in your work.
What You'll Do:
Technical and administrative ownership of the Salesforce ecosystem
Lead and coach the Amherst Salesforce team
Collaborate with Software Development teams to help build integrations with Salesforce
Maintain architectural roadmap and provide recommendations on architectural decisions, evaluating the capabilities and tradeoffs
Drive conversations with the business and ensure they are following best practices for enterprise architecture functions such as security, performance, development process, and application governance
Lead technical debt cleanup activities to maintain the overall health and operation of Salesforce
Work with project leadership, assist in the estimation of work effort, determination of required resources, and set a realistic schedule for development
Prioritize projects and tickets driven by the business and confirm all architectural changes and system integrations are properly planned and aligned with the roadmap
Help build Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to identify and prioritize operational improvements, enhancements, and system customizations to address their evolving needs
Evaluate technical tradeoffs of every decision and work with design on the best UI and infrastructure practices.
B.S. in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent work experience
Salesforce Certifications: Administrator, Platform App Builder, Platform Developer I
A minimum of 6 years of experience in technology with a focus on Salesforce
A minimum of 2 years of experience developing Salesforce customizations (Apex/Aura/LWC/VF) and integrations
A minimum of 2 years of experience leading Salesforce Administrators and Salesforce Developers
Strong knowledge of Salesforce Development, Administration and Software Engineering best practices
Experience building custom integrations with the Salesforce APIs
Understanding of key design patterns and best practices
Our full-time employee benefits include:
- A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
- Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
- Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
- Professional career development and reimbursement
- Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
- Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
- Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.