GLO – Senior Salesforce Developer (Programmer V)

Published October 11, 2023
Location Austin, TX
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Description

The Texas General Land Office primarily serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas. The agency does so by preserving our history, maximizing state revenue through innovative administration, and through the prudent stewardship of state lands and natural resources. This position is with our Information Technology Services area of the agency. To be successful the candidate must model the GLO's competencies of Integrity, Open Communications, Teamwork, Innovation and Proficiency. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the GLO's Information Technology Services team.

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) computer programming work for the SaaS Development team in Information Technology Services. Work involves overseeing programming projects; analyzing proposed applications; and designing software solutions. May supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

In order to receive Veterans' preference, a copy of Form DD#214 is required at time of interview.


  • Free Parking
  • Defined Retirement Benefit Plan
  • Optional 401(k) and 457 accounts
  • Medical Insurance - State pays 100% of the health plan premium for eligible full-time employees and 50% of the premium for their eligible dependents. State pays 50% of the eligible part-time employee's premium and 25% for eligible dependents.
  • Optional Benefits such as dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Minimum of 96+ Hours of Annual Leave a year Annual leave increases with length of service

Essential Job Duties

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) coding tasks in various programming languages and related technologies while adhering to GLO established architecture, software design, development, and coding standards.

Oversees and/or performs work on programming projects including those that are highly complex in nature and/or large in scale.Contributes on and/or leads development activities to ensure tasks and projects are completed within established time frames.

Oversees and/or evaluates business requests and leads the design of solutions aligned with project goals and objectives which leverage commercial products, and software-as-a-service offerings first over custom development as needed.

Oversees and/or performs software application testing activities such as: unit, integration, and performance testing.

Oversees and/or performs research and analysis required for project proposals, software and systems modifications, and collaborates with peers and leadership regarding the technologies, products, services, and strategies needed to successfully align technology with agency business needs.

Oversees and/or evaluates proposals and work products of third-party vendors to determine the quality, accuracy, and completeness.

Manages, tracks and documents all work in the respective work management system based on the type of work being performed.

Produces and reviews technical specification documents, support documentation and diagrams as required by standard team practices.


Minimum Qualifications:

10 years of professional experience working in information technology or similar industry.

Full-time experience in software development or Salesforce development.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in information systems, accounting, public administration, business, or closely related field.

8 years or more experience working as a software developer.

6 years or more experience working on the Salesforce platform.

Experience working with or leading teams that follow an Agile delivery methodology.

Experience developing in the Salesforce platform including Apex, Lightning Components, Visualforce, Workflows, Triggers, Communities.

Experience with Salesforce administration tasks such as user management, security, and configuration.

Experience administering, maintaining, supporting and developing Salesforce applications.

Experience using AWS SDK to develop secure and scalable cloud applications.

Experience working with MuleSoft Anypoint Platform, SSIS, Azure Dev Ops, Git, Bitbucket, Visual Studio, Eclipse, REST API services and/or other similar tools and technologies to design, develop, test, troubleshoot, and support enterprise-class web applications.

One or more of the following certifications:

Salesforce Administrator Certification

Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification

Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification

Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant Certification

Salesforce Business Analyst Certification

Salesforce Architect Certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of software development and the full software development life cycle (SDLC)

Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, and testing.

Knowledge of database development, relational database design, and database protocols.

Knowledge of computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms design, and problem solving.

Knowledge of application CI/CD pipelines: infrastructure as code, integration testing, automated deployment, and rollback.

Knowledge of Salesforce platform, architecture, functionality, and best practices.

Skill analyzing software applications, defects, and business problems to draw evidence-based conclusions and devise innovative solutions.

Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to any level of the organization in a clear and concise manner.

Ability to create and validate test classes and move code and other components into Production environment.

Ability to work under pressure and successfully manage multiple overlapping deadlines.

Ability to lead technical requirement gathering sessions and building solutions from those requirements.

Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback.

Physical Requirements

This position requires the employee to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (moving around the work-site) is routinely required to carry out some duties. This position requires extensive computer, telephone and client/ customer contact and communication. It requires the ability to move and position oneself as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Ability to read printed materials and computer screens. The individual must be able to move and transport records, documents, boxes, and all related information and materials, weighing up to 20 pounds when required.