Application Engineer Force.com

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Date Posted: 04-26-2014
BROAD FUNCTION AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

The salesforce.com Force.com Application Engineer will design and build internal (and potentially external) customer-based solutions for extending the value of our Force.com application environment. The application engineering life cycle includes the requirements gathering, analysis, design, development, configuration, implementation, testing, administration and maintenance of enterprise-level application solutions. The Application Engineer III has a strong command of all segments of the full Force.com application engineering life cycle.


PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Using the salesforce.com platform and the force.com developer toolkits (i.e. Apex, Visualforce, Force.com IDE, Heroku, Force.com Migration Tool, and Web Services & Metadata APIs), this resource will build salesforce.com product extensions and develop new native products on the force.com platform based on business requirements.
• Must independently deliver systems solutions under limited supervision applying a strong understanding of application service functions, excellent analysis capabilities to determine root cause, and a full command of Force.com concepts.
• The Application Engineer III must possess the ability to multi-task and interact with IT personnel and their Big Heart Pet Brands business unit customers.
• Perform technical evaluations, solution and design approaches to business solution needs.
• Manage internal customer relationships with the business and lead technical solutions to meet business challenges.
• Perform detailed analysis of business and technical requirements.
• Write functional and technical approach and design documentation.
• Create integration and development project plans and designs.
• Act as an internal consultant to the Big Heart Pet Brands Force.com team.
• Responsible for the timely management of projects.
• Coordinates application modifications with various teams.
• Work to improve and automate processes for better effectiveness, efficiency and opportunities for optimization.
• Maintain integrity of applications and systems with new developments.
• Evaluate costs and benefits of various changes to ensure value and alignment with business strategies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: B.S. in Business, Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or equivalent work experience
Years of Experience: More than 5 years of Information Systems experience. Minimum 4 years’ experience in the CPG industry or minimum 4 years with Force.com or Salesforce experience.
Skill Requirements: • Client-focused attitude. A customer advocate
• Technical skills: Apex, Force configuration, Visual Force development, Java, JSP/ASP, HTML, and style sheet
• Understanding of XML, SQL, and enterprise application integration
• Fundamental understanding of Web Services
o SOAP/XML/Https
o Services Oriented Design Principles (SOA)
• Object Oriented Development Skills
Special Requirements: The ideal candidate has the following work and skills related experience:
• Strong technical design skills with a creative flare in devising products and solutions to meet business needs
• Current Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Developer preferred
• Knowledge of enterprise systems: SFA, CRM, ERP, and MES
• Proven ability to design and optimize business processes and to integrate business processes across disparate systems.
• Experience with Enterprise Integration (Tibco)
• Experience with extract, transformation and load tools (Data Loader)
• Demonstrated deployments of enterprise software systems using industry standard environments including XML, HTTP/HTTPS, Java, C++, and ASP
• Excellent oral, presentation, and written communication skills
EQUITY PERSONNEL
Providing IT Solutions and Staffing 
http://www.equitypersonnel.com/
Pittsburgh, PA
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