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Solution Architect

Company: Medium
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Do you believe in the potential for technology to help nonprofits amplify their impact? Do you think that a well designed workflow automation can free up attention for problems that are best solved by humans?You might be an Idealist!At Idealist Consulting, we are innovators and problem-solvers committed to global progressive action. We help organizations grow through Salesforce implementation, marketing automation, and custom application development. Idealist Consulting has been B Corp Certified since 2008.As a Solutions Architect you will lead the delivery of Salesforce implementation projects through thoughtful assessment of client requirements and translate those needs into technical solutions. This role focuses on design, data structure, integrations, UI/UX and system testing to support client business processes. As the lead you will work with Idealist Consulting project teams consisting of project managers, Salesforce admins, and specialists.How You'll Contribute

  • Translate business requirements into well-architected solutions that best leverage the Salesforce platform and product ecosystem
  • Provide sales opportunity support including product demos, sales discovery, and advice on estimates as requested.
  • Articulate and document the benefits and risks to a solution's feasibility and functionality to clients and sales reps
  • Contribute solution expertise to RFI and RFP responses as assigned
  • Lead Solution Architecture and project solution vision in the Idealist Way
  • Lead discovery process with clients using Story Navigator to determine ERD, need for custom code, and application integrations
  • Plan sprints and support data mapping
  • Oversee UAT and contribute to test script documentation and bug fixes as needed
  • Develop and document user instructions and administrative maintenance requirements for use in our custom-coded Salesforce solutions for clients
  • Conduct project audits, architecture reviews, and provide cure recommendations as assigned
  • Advise on best practices and support service delivery quality and practice consistency through the creation of process templates, mentorship and knowledge sharing.
  • Stay up to date on third party applications and report on high level functionality, use case, and integration capacity
  • Follow and understand new Salesforce product and technical capabilities resulting from product releases and acquisitions, make recommendations for R&D
  • Some Travel to meet with clients and participate in pre-sales engagements may be required
  • Maintain target utility 70%Your Background Includes
    • Minimum 3 years Salesforce certified Advanced Administrator or Platform Developer
    • Minimum 5 years experience as a Business Analyst
    • Extensive experience with Enterprise technology implementations
    • Understanding of key concepts that support user focused design and design thinking
    • Proven ability to design and optimize business processes and integrate business processes across disparate systems
    • Excellent client-facing written and oral communications skills
    • Previous experience collecting and working from user stories preferred
    • Minimum 1 year experience using story mapping methodology to capture business requirements
    • Minimum 1 years leading CRM implementation project teams
    • Minimum 3 years experience utilizing Agile and Waterfall project management methodology
    • Experience with data migrations from third party solutions to Salesforce
    • Desire to learn new things and take on challengesWhat You Can Expect
      • Equitable total compensation package with base salary and monthly utilization awards
      • Humane work weeks and a Hybrid Work Policy that allows you to work from wherever you are (as long as there's an internet connection)
      • Healthcare benefit package options that cater to all lifestyles
      • Generous paid time off plans that grow over time
      • Paid volunteer time to encourage community involvement and a service mindset
      • 401k employer match and short term leave available with tenureCandidates are reviewed on a rolling basis. Role will remain open until need is fulfilled.A Little More About UsIdealist Consulting was founded in 2006 by returning Peace Corps volunteer Rob Jordan to help nonprofits and progressive organizations grow mission impact through technology. We're committed to delivering innovative technical solutions to empower organizations working on some of the world's most important causes.Idealist Consulting is an equal opportunity employer. Idealist Consulting does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its consulting and employment policies. We have a majority female leadership team and believe in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence which states that businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.Read our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on our Ethics page.

Keywords: Medium, Portland , Solution Architect, Other , Portland, Oregon

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