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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 4717122
Title: Salesforce Developer
Functional Title: Salesforce Developer
Category Status: 34-Exempt Contingent Category 1
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE:
Unit: SVPAAP-Enrollment Management
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) is seeking a Salesforce developer on a contingent contractual hourly basis for an initial six-month basis with renewal options. This position is assisting with the full development life-cycle from technical design to development, testing, and deployment. The Salesforce Developer will be expected to work with the UMD Salesforce project team and UMD clients to gather requirements and configure the Salesforce application based on business needs with robust documentation. The best candidates will be a highly technical professional experienced in web application development. Candidates should have extensive development experience with the Salesforce platform. He/she will be comfortable communicating and presenting to technical and non-technical audiences.

Essential Duties Summary:
-Build custom applications on the platform
-Leverage the Salesforce provided Application Programming Interface
-Understand business requirements and create functional prototypes to address the business needs
-Follow established Salesforce development standards and best practices
-Create, manage, and document complex workflow rules, data validation, and system
-Maintain existing applications with an eye to continuous automation and improvement
-Assist in troubleshooting difficult technical issues as needed
-Participate in project team meetings and communicate effectively with business and
technical team members and stakeholders, including across team and organizational
boundaries – 10%
-Reporting project status as required – 5%
-Other duties as assigned – 5%

Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree
● Active Developer Certification/s (Developer, Advanced Developer, Admin)
● 3+ years of software development experience, ideally in a consulting environment
● 2+ years of experience developing on the platform
● Proficiency in programming using Salesforce SFDC,, Java, JavaScript, and XML and their use in the development of CRM solutions
● Strong experience with configuration, customization, programming with APEX APIs, APEX Triggers, and implementing new instances of from scratch
● Ability to gather and translate business requirements into well-architected solutions that best leverage the platform
● Strong technical design skills and an ability to deliver customer driven solutions
● Deliver results on time and produce high quality deliverables
● Proficient on programming best practices, design patterns and design trade-offs on
internet and cloud based platform
● Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without limitation


● Master Degree in an IT-related discipline

● Experience working in higher education

● Project management experience

● Previous custom development experience in implementing other technologies

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 04/07/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 04/21/2017
Physical Demands

No particular physical demands are expected of this position

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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