Principal Salesforce Software Engineer

at Wintrust Financial
Published March 17, 2023
Location Salt Lake City, UT
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)

  • Competitive pay and discretionary bonus eligible

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few

  • Promote from within culture

Why join this team?

  • We hold ourselves accountable to high standards, share wins, operate ethically, and have fun

  • This role offers the ability to make an impact and interface with all of IT and the various aspects of Wintrust’s business

  • We support a wide array of Salesforce orgs and products. Lots of opportunities to grow within the Salesforce world.

Position Overview

The Principal Software Engineer is primarily responsible for the design, architecture, development, and maintenance of applications, including requirements analysis, customizations, database changes, screen changes, security definition and workflow.  This is a lead or managerial position that works with and oversees other developers in their work, and represents the team with the business.


  • Responsible for technical development, implementation, administration and support of Saleforce CRM, using leading edge technologies. Participate in the development and deployment new features to support business initiatives, playing a leading role in the design of new/improved interfaces to Salesforce.

  • Develops new applications and functionality including modifying existing website, micro-sites, and application sites for Salesforce. Develop and document functional specifications.

  • Leads a team of Developers to fulfill requested enhancements.

  • Conducts and manages code reviews, and Pair-Programming Sessions.

  • Responsible for the software release management of team projects including packaging for deployment and working with Configuration Management for the release of, and integration of released applications into open web projects.

  • Provide production support for Salesforce CRM including afterhours support when necessary.

  • Participate in the full SDLC (Agile), including requirement analysis, design and implementation, estimations and other aspects of iterative development.

  • Develop production application support plans, schedules, and assignments as required. Estimate the level of effort related to technical design, coding, and unit testing.

  • Able to effectively communicate across teams and roles.

  • Demonstrable ability to work within a highly collaborative team to deliver projects on time, with high quality, and within budget.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or a related field

  • 7+ years’ experience working with Salesforce CRM

  • Salesforce Platform Developer 1 and 2 Certification

  • Experience managing development teams and pipelines

  • Technical expertise and knowledge of software and application development

  • Strong knowledge and use of object-oriented methodologies and frameworks and WebService technologies

  • Experience with Continuous Integration and automated testing strategies is a strong plus

  • Experience working with Lightning, and Lightning Web Components

  • Documentation of designs, installations and technical administrative procedures

  • Software development lifecycle methodologies and discipline

  • Proficiency in a variety of programming related technologies and tools including:

    • APEX, Agile, GearSet, Git, Mulesoft, Visual Studio Code

Working Relationships


  • Reports to an software development manager and works with Senior or Principal Software Engineers

  • Works directly with all areas in IT, with close working relationship with IT peer group.

  • Has regular contact with the user community.


  • Has contact with outside vendors, contractors/consultants, and industry trade groups.

  • Attends conferences and belongs to professional organizations and user groups.


From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago’s Bank and Wisconsin's Bank, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.