Fw: Blackboard – Senior Salesforce Developer

— On Thu, 3/28/13, Frank Sprague wrote:

From: Frank Sprague
Subject: Blackboard – Senior Salesforce Developer
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 3:24 PM


I came across your resume and believe you may be a good fit an open position we have at Blackboard.

This is a full time direct hire position; if you are interested let me know the best time and number to reach you to discuss the opportunity further.

Position:  Senior Salesforce.com Developer
Location: Washington, DC

Blackboard is helping education leaders enhance every aspect of the teaching and learning experience. Blackboard’s broad reach covers our traditional, market-leading e-Learning
solutions, in addition to mass notification, campus security, and commerce.  We are dedicated to fostering a culture of lifelong education and growth.  Across courses, campuses, organizations, companies, government agencies, and communities, Blackboard is
powering the educational age around the globe


Reporting to the Senior Manager of eBusiness Technologies within the Technology Solutions Group “TSG”, Senior Salesforce developer will be involved in complex SalesForce.com
development & maintenance projects. This is a hands-on role focused on identifying, planning, and implementing new Salesforce.com features and functions in response to business needs.
The individual in this position will have the ability to conceptualize creative solutions that are consistent with the client’s business requirements, its enterprise architecture,
and the intended usage and capabilities of Salesforce.com. In addition to working directly with the Sales and Support teams, this person will also work with other business partners to identify practical solutions through existing and/or new business systems
technology, and will be responsible for the administration and ongoing support of the application in cooperation with the business and areas of TSG.
Specifically s/he will be responsible for:Bottom of Form

Work with business and functional teams to gather requirements, design quality solutions, and create development specificationsDevelopment and configuration of the Blackboard  Salesforce.com instance in our highly customized CRM systemProvide on-going support of existing SFDC instance containing Sales and Service clouds and integrated applicationsPartner with TSG teams, ensuring timely delivery of work to business stakeholdersClearly communicate project expectations and solutions to team members and business usersContribute to the overall application design and layoutEvaluate data entry, import processes and ensure proper data quality standards exist for the CRM applicationsWork with team, functional leads to transform new requirements into design and implementationResponsible for unit testing for new enhancements and/or fixes and system integrationWork effectively in a team environment consisting of project leads, technical leads, developers,
contractors, business analysts, support
staff and/or system usersFollow established SDLC process and help realize application performance maturationEffectively balance and prioritize multiple projects concurrentlyWorks with technical teams and senior architects to finalize architecture specifications, and creates design as it relates to the customization
and/or integration of a CRM systemCapable of recommending alternate choices, trade-offs, and impact analysisDocumenting and producing blueprint diagrams based on understanding of process/data flows.


Four years college degree in a technical or business field of study or equivalent related experienceCertified Force.com Developer/Advanced Developer is highly desirableCertified Force.com Administrator/Advanced Administrator is optional
Extensive experience with Salesforce.com, APEX, and Visualforce (including custom advanced controllers)Strong familiarity with Eclipse (Force.com IDE) application lifecycle management5+ years of custom development within Force.com; experience in sales and service cloud3+ years of experience with the full life-cycle of service-oriented architecture (SOA) including XML, SOAP, and WSDL technologies  Demonstrated
work experience in working with diverse set of users  E.g. Sales , Back office personnel and managementPast experience in highly customized SFDC Environment – developing, administering and providing customizationsExposure/hands on experience with a variety of CRM technologies a plusStrong business knowledge in Sales Force Automation, Opportunity/Lead management, Quote, Case Management and Customer portal functionalities5+ years object oriented programming experience using Java, C# or a similar languageProficient in writing Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL) queriesGood understanding of Salesforce governance limits and ability to brainstorm workaroundsAdvanced knowledge of data management (including Data Loader)
Experienced in integrating 3rd party systems with Salesforce.comWorking knowledge of data warehousingExperience with Software-as-a-Service and/or cloud-based conceptsProficiency in HTML, XML, JavaScriptSkilled with data modeling, process modeling, and revision control systemsAbility to follow an agile or iterative software development methodologyExperience using Subversion (or other version control tools)Experience packaging and promoting code between environments (preferably using Snapshot and/or Cloud Deploy)Working knowledge of network protocols and common services including HTTP, FTP, TCP and emailExcellent unit testing abilities with strong attention to detailExperience with an integration tool such as Cast Iron is a plus but not requiredBusiness Analyst skills and experience with business systems a plusExceptional written and verbal communication skillsAbility to lead a small team of developersAbility to effectively work in team environment with
varying skill set levelsStrong capabilities performing independently and as part of a cross-functional team in a fast paced environment
Ability to effectively work within a geographically diverse team

Let me know if you are no longer looking for new opportunities and feel free to pass the email on to anyone who may be interested.

Frank Sprague
Technical Recruiter
Blackboard Inc.
650 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington DC 20001
Phone: (202) 463-4860 x2071
Mobile (703) 304-3158
Educate. Innovate. Everywhere.


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