Salesforce Lead Developer

at Stanford University
Published October 31, 2023
Location Redwood City, CA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Purpose:
Are you an experienced Salesforce Developer and admin? Then, you may want to join Stanford's Enterprise Technology team to work on Alumni and Development Applications Platform Transition (ADAPT) program applications and related services. In this position, you will influence strategic direction and hands-on oversight in the analysis, design, configuration, development, troubleshooting, and support of creative solutions on the Salesforce Platform and interrelated applications. The role is responsible for complex programming and analysis work typically involving multi-project development and broad technical disciplines. The responsibilities include hands-on development, mentoring other developers in the team, data integration, technical design, technical specifications, DevOps, implementing technical best practices, and tooling. Additional responsibilities include the presentation of proof of concepts, demo solutions to appropriate stakeholders

This position is hybrid eligible. Must be able to come into the Stanford Redwood City, California office at least two days a week per current hybrid work arrangement.
Core Duties:

  • Develop solutions from end to end and be responsible for the development of scalable, maintainable components and documentation.
  • Involved in development, testing, debugging, change control, and documentation for major projects within the program.
  • Mentor other developers as necessary, working on all phases of the application development lifecycle.
  • Contribute in defining complex application development administration and programming standards.
  • Work on supporting, maintaining , and upgrades of applications.
  • Resolve complex technical problems.
  • Review and optimize the performance of the current system as needed.
  • Work with other technical developers and administrators to develop standard documentation, processes, and procedures.
  • Other duties may also be assigned

Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and eight years of experience or combination of education and relevant experience are required. 6+ years of overall Salesforce development experience along with 2+ years of experience in leading other Salesforce developers in a team setting.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and programming tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications.
  • Strong understanding of data design, architecture, relational databases, and data modeling.
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of software development lifecycle and quality control practices.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.
  • Demonstrated experience leading activities on structured team development projects.
  • Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
  • Ability to recognize and recommend needed changes in user and/or operations procedures.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive experience using development tools and techniques such as APEX, SOQL, SOSL, Lightning Components, Communities, Custom Development, Process Builder, Approval Process, Data Security model, Triggers, Visualforce, Flow, Reports, Dashboards, Dynamic forms, and others.
  • Extensive experience using Salesforce's standard development tooling such as CLI, Data Loader, VS Code, and Salesforce Extensions.
  • Experience leading implementations for multiple Salesforce products: Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Data Cloud,, and third-party AppExchange solutions.
  • Experience working on large-scale implementations of CRM solutions.
  • Experience with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Experience with Salesforce API and Web Services (REST/SOAP/Bulk).
  • Nice to have experience with ETL and Salesforce integration tools (MuleSoft, Informatica, SnapLogic).
  • Experience with environment management, data management, release management, source control, code coverage, and CI/CD deployment methodologies.
  • Experience collaborating with developers, designers, and product owners.
  • Experience working with on Salesforce EDA data model is preferred.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Must have Salesforce Administrator and Platform Developer certification.
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud, Educational Cloud, and Experience Cloud certifications are nice to have.

Physical Requirements*:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand.
  • Rarely use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Conditions:

  • May work extended hours, evenings, and weekends.

Work Standards:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to stay in sync with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in Stanford's Administrative Guide,

The expected pay range for this position is $139,000 - 185,000 per annum.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford's extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

Why Stanford is for You:
Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts, and more.
  • Redwood City. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus, opened in 2019, will be the workplace for approximately 2,700 staff, including University IT, whose jobs are important to supporting the University's mission. The campus will offer amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a childcare center for Stanford families.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.