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PLADS Sr Salesforce Developer

The Company:  Aflac Columbus
The Location: 

Remote, US Farmington, CT, US, 06032

The Division:  PLADS
Job Id:  1433


Job Summary

Responsible for day to day technical oversight of both onshore and offshore development resources. Mentoring, promoting best practices, and ensuring overall technical architecture and coding best practices are followed. The role will be split between development, resource oversight, and providing look ahead technical approaches for large scale initiatives.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leads the development effort by providing technical oversight, participating in workshops, speaking about technical solutions, building prototypes, and taking on coding assignments


  • Translates simple to moderately complex user stories into functional and actionable software within the Salesforce environment, following Salesforce best practices


  • Collaborates on and informs cross-functional teams of new feature technical design, technical requirements, limitations, and implementation


  • Performs unit testing, integration testing, and performance testing of new product functionality; analyzes and mitigates issues identified during testing


  • Actively participates in meetings with representatives from multiple business and/or IT units


  • Actively works directly with the Program Delivery Manager to ensure the delivery of project milestones and roadmap initiatives that will be worked on by the team


  • Performs other related duties as required


Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree In IT or a related field, and 3-5 years of experience developing on the Salesforce platform, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


 1-3 years of managing development resources (Preferred)


Work experience with the Group Insurance (Life, Absence & Disability) industry (Preferred)


Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Expertise with Apex classes and triggers


  • Experience with:
      • Batch Apex
      • Writing queries using SOQL and SOSL
      • Customizations on the Salesforce platform, as well as declarative tools
      • Lightning Framework
      • Data Loader


  • Attention to detail and results oriented, with a strong customer focus


  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently


  • Problem-solving and technical communication skills


  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet tight deadlines


  • Salesforce Dev I Certification


  • Salesforce Admin Certification


  • Knowledge of Microservices and REST based API development


  • Knowledge of continuous integration/development tools


  • Salesforce Community Development/Configuration experience


  • Self-accountable with the ability to prioritize well and work in environments with competing and alternating priorities, with a constant focus on delivery


  • Refined business acumen and established domain / industry vertical expertise



  • Acting with Integrity - Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments


  • Communicating Effectively - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener


  • Pursuing Self-Development - Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities


  • Serving Customers - Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction; responds promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages


  • Supporting Change - Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reasons why changes will work and how they will be beneficial


  • Supporting Organizational Goals - Actively supports organizational goals and values; demonstrates enthusiasm toward the company's goals and mission; aligns actions around organizational goals


  • Working with Diverse Populations - Shows respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds



Nearest Major Market: Eugene