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Salesforce Solutions Architect

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Recruiter: Schroders Personal Wealth
Listed on: 20th May
Location: London
Salary Notes: Negotiable
Type: Permanent

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Company Overview

Schroders Personal Wealth combines over 400 years of expertise from two leading British companies - partnering to bring financial planning services to more people in the UK.

Schroders Personal Wealth combines Lloyds Banking Group's significant customer base, multi-channel distribution and digital capabilities with Schroders' investment and wealth management expertise and technology capabilities.

Our focus is on the personal relationship we develop with our customers, underpinned by our multi-channel customer reach and our global investment expertise. Our aim is to become a top UK financial planning business within five years.

The opportunity - Overview

As a Salesforce Solutions Architect, you'll have a solid understanding of and will act as the internal consultant for the Salesforce platform and it's capabilities. You should be able to identify the optimal solution for a business requirement , recommend a technical solution and communicate any design trade-offs whilst following Salesforce best practices; You will recommend implementations that adds value and is both scalable and sustainable.

You will own the design of Salesforce Financial Services Cloud and Marketing Cloud and will adopt a strategic approach to solution design, with proven ability to develop and execute tactical plans to support the strategy. Additionally you will participate in analysis of business requirements and system enhancements, provide detailed level of estimates for proposed solutions and be able to articulate benefits or limitations of the system capabilities.

More importantly, you will supervise a team of developers in the configuration, quality assurance, testing, and deployment of Salesforce whilst advocating the adoption of software engineering best practice.

We believe in an open and collaborative working environment, and we want you to draw upon your experience to establish this culture within Technology & Engineering, whilst ensuring we don't skip over our regulatory obligations around process controls.

What we're looking for

  • Salesforce Certifications (e.g. Platform Developer I, Sales Cloud Consultant, Platform App Builder)

  • Development experience in Salesforce Cloud - (e.g. Apex, Visualforce, Lightning Experience - Aura & Lightning Web Components (LWC) , Flows, Process Builders, Salesforce APIs, custom objects and fields, validation rules, workflows etc)

  • Awareness of platform-specific design considerations such as large data volumes, allocation limits, and data migration

  • Ability to demonstrate concepts visually and in writing in a way that enables stakeholders to decide with confidence

  • Knowledge of software design principles

  • You can give examples of what you consider to be good practices in Salesforce development and software engineering, and how you have tried to implement those practices in previous roles.

  • Experience with release management, source control, and deployment technologies such as CI/CD pipelines, Metadata API, and integration services

  • You are happy working in an Agile delivery environment, interacting directly with other team members and stakeholders on a daily basis.

Your qualities

  • Self-starter: you are able to translate product requirements into technical solutions, and deliver these with high levels of autonomy whilst staying aligned to stakeholder expectations.

  • Communication: you are an strong communicator and can interpret technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders

  • Innovative: You stay abreast of new functionality and Salesforce releases and proactively look for ways to improve the platform and leverage new functionality.

  • Accountable: you take ownership of the path to production, and the operational quality of the product.

  • Delivery focused: you identify and act on opportunities to increase throughput without compromising on quality. You are able to work around temporary impediments and remain productive.

  • Collaborative: you pro-actively liaise with other teams to set best practice, share knowledge and ensure early identification and resolution of dependencies and impediments.

  • Quality driven: you understand that quality control starts with you, and are experienced in the tools and techniques used to test quality in an automated CI/CD pipeline.

  • Thorough: you consider the full-picture, and understand that details can matter.

  • Calm: you're positive under pressure and happy to take the lead in challenging times.

You belong here

At Schroders Personal Wealth, we welcome all. All colours, cultures, genders, beliefs, religions, ages, people.

We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us meet our ambitions.

We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Schroders Personal Wealth is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact and reach their potential.

Work in a way that works for you

When it comes to flexible working, we'll do our best to accommodate your needs with our flexible working policy. Please enquire in your interview.

What we'll give you

You can expect a career that's full of opportunity and support to help you develop. We offer a competitive total reward package, which means you share in the success you help create.

  • A market leading defined contribution pension scheme.

  • An additional 4% of your annual salary in a Flexible benefits package that you can select and pay for conveniently via a salary deduction or take as cash.

  • 25 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays.

  • An incentive scheme, based on the company's performance and your contribution to it.

About us

Schroders Personal Wealth combines over 400 years of expertise from Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders plc, two leading British companies partnering to bring financial planning services to more people in the UK.

Our focus is on the personal relationship we develop with our customers, underpinned by leading edge technology, multi-channel customer reach and global investment expertise.

We aim to become a top UK financial planning business within five years. Would you like to be part of making this possible?

Join us

Does this sound like a role that you'd like to know more about? If like us, you're more motivated by customers than by targets, and you'd thrive in a culture that is values and client led - then we'd love to hear from you.