Salesforce Technical Architect (Philadelphia)

J Harlan Group, LLC - Philadelphia, PA

Salesforce Technical Architect (Philadelphia)

Global Asset Manager

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Salesforce Technical Architect to join a global technology team that supports the investment platform of a Global Asset Manager.

A great opportunity for a strong Salesforce Technical Architect with a desire to work within the investment environment for a global asset manager and enjoy seeing, firsthand, how their efforts contribute to the business. This hands-on strategic position provides the opportunity to deliver Salesforce solutions and will enable the engineer to contribute significantly to the success of the business globally.

Principal Responsibilities:

Lead the design and build of key foundational capabilities across the global platform as a Salesforce Technical Architect working alongside a diverse multi-talented team in a fast-paced agile environment.

As a Salesforce Technical Architect, you will be shaping the technology architecture for a new global Salesforce instance and working collaboratively with various teams across the broader global firm.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading the technical vision of Salesforce across the global organization
  • Engaging with 3rd Party providers and Salesforce to ensure best practices are enforced
  • engaging with other Salesforce practices across the Macquarie group to ensure a culture of innovation and learning
  • Designing clean, efficient, robust and reliable solutions that deliver on requirements
  • Advising on Salesforce centric designs, that are secure, stable and scalable
  • Strong technical guidance on Salesforce development including APEX, Batch, Integration and Lightning frameworks
  • Working with a new team to setup and maintain a continuously improving DevOps methods and practices
  • Providing guidance on quality engineering which includes test class and automation frameworks.

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

  • Salesforce certified, ideally with either Technical Architect or Solution Architect
  • 5+ years’ experience in a large organization within a complex technology landscape, with a proven track record of successful delivery in an environment that includes Cloud architecture adoption and Agile development practices
  • Strong understanding of Salesforce data model and data architecture principles
  • Strong understanding of Salesforce declarative capabilities, and ability to determine right customization approach
  • Strong understanding of authentication, authorization and security patterns
  • Practical familiarity with microservices architecture concepts, including API gateways, security, scaling and resiliency, and operational monitoring
  • understanding of managed packages and its coexistence with existing Salesforce environments
  • experience working in a fast-paced agile delivery environment and managing work via JIRA or a similar tracking tool
  • understanding of best practices when working with CI/CD infrastructure.
  • A high degree of curiosity, and a strong commitment to keeping at the forefront of Salesforce technologies and modern development practices.
  • Ability to manage user expectations and complete work requests within the stated or expected deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join a global asset management firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The firm needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are strong developers, problem solvers, analytical, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

About the Client:

Our Client is the global investment management arm of a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services operating in more than 70 locations in more than 27 countries. They manage more than $263 billion across 24 independent global investment teams. Their global network of specialist asset management teams strives to deliver superior, sustainable risk-adjusted returns by employing their extensive experience, strong investment convictions, and commitment to in- depth research.

They offer investment management capabilities across a number of asset classes including fixed income, currencies, equities, infrastructure securities, hedge funds, and multi-asset allocation solutions. With their strong asset management expertise and strong investment convictions they are dedicated to providing their clients with investment excellence.

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients

Posted On: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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