Technical Architect (US)

Location: United States - Multiple Cities | Department: Product Engineering | Salary: Competitive

Role Description

This hands-on role involves shaping customer requirements, planning, designing and delivering new features, and helping internal and external customers make best use of our client's expanding feature set.

Our client's Product Solutions team is at the center of their business, and their Technical Architects are also responsible for representing the product team in pre-sales, customer implementation, on-going development and support.  You’ll be required to act as a central point for the technical aspects of the solution, be able to demo best practice, assist pre-sales and customer implementation teams to shape solutions using features and work across the team to deliver enhancements to the product.

We’re looking for Technical Architects from consulting and IT solutions backgrounds.  Ideal candidates will have been involved in solution delivery across multiple clients, involving custom built applications, product customization and enterprise integration.  You should have a passion for the functional and technical aspects of a solution whilst at the same time being hands-on; all members of the Product Solutions team work to deliver application features, including development of data-model, business logic, framework and user-interface code.


  • Leveraging previous consulting industry experience to conceptualize, design and lead the development of further functional and technical capabilities
  • Taking a lead role in project delivery within an agile environment, seeing projects through to successful release into to the core product
  • Establishing how best to integrate into an existing IT landscape; from end-to-end use of a standalone solution within the customers business processes to integration into a hybrid environment where aspects of the client's solution are being managed by other COTS products.
  • Deploying rapid prototyping to quickly envision the challenge and credibly propose solutions to complex challenges
  • Taking a hands-on role in design and development of new features
  • Establish patterns and practices for the client's use of the Salesforce platform
  • Working directly with Salesforce to understand and adopt new platform features and capabilities

Role Requirements

  • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience in design and implementation across all layers of web-based SaaS solutions
  • Taking effective decisions within fast-moving Agile delivery
  • Clearly communicating technical design in conversation, documentation and presentations
  • Experience of a consulting or project delivery environment
  • Experience of developing solutions in the PSA ecosystem
  • Leading and mentoring of technical staff

While previous development experience on Force.com would be an advantage, we are also interested in converting architects from ‘traditional’ technical backgrounds onto Salesforce1 and Force.com.

Successful candidates will be EITHER:

Software engineers with experience of all aspects of development on the Salesforce platform, including data model design, development and debugging.


Be from more ‘traditional’ technical backgrounds with the following experience:

  • Experience designing and developing dynamic web sites based either on Java or .NET platforms (Java servlets, JSP pages, ASP.NET) ideally in an enterprise-scale application
  • Experience of OO development either on a J2EE or .NET platform, and of querying SQL databases
  • Development of rich web apps using Javascript and CSS
  • Familiarity with the Model-View-Controller design pattern
  • Experience of integrating with cloud applications, e.g. Amazon, Google
  • Experience defining and contributing to best-practice (e.g. defining a blueprint for a particular area, guidelines or re-usable component), within the organisation
  • Experience of development lifecycle, e.g. test driven development


  • Competitive basic salary commensurate with experience
  • Performance related bonus
  • Family private medical insurance
  • Income protection insurance (75% of Basic Salary)
  • Life cover
  • A pension contribution equivalent to 3% of Basic Salary
  • 25 days paid vacation

Additional Information

  • Applicants must have the right to live and work in the country for which they are applying
  • Our client operates pre-employment background checking