Salesforce Architect

Job Location US
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/11/2020 4:55 PM)
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Design. Disrupt. Repeat.

Be an agent of change on a team committed to achieving client-focused, mission-driven excellence. Steampunk is looking for an experienced Salesforce Architect with an appetite for taking on new challenges.


Who We Are

Steampunk is the explosive collision of human-centered design and traditional government contracting. An employee-owned company with a startup mindset and time-tested approaches tailored for the federal government, we’re passionate about creating solutions that are impactful, practical, scalable, and most importantly, that meet our clients’ ever-changing needs.

At Steampunk, we believe in disrupting the status quo and setting the pace in the ecosystem of government contractors, while repurposing tried-and-true methodologies. We believe in empowering our people to find creative solutions to intractable problems. We believe the best environment in which to grow and thrive is outside our comfort zone.

While good design makes for a good product, we believe human-centered design makes for an excellent one.


We also believe effective teams are powered by diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. To that end, Steampunk is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status, amongst our ranks.  Additionally, we participate in the E-Verify program.


Why Steampunk?

Our people are the very core of what we do; their expertise and hunger for new and exciting challenges fuel our relentless pursuit of mission success. As part of our team of “Punks,” you’ll test the status quo, explore new boundaries, and set the bar high for how government clients expect to engage with contractors.

Because we value our employees’ work/life balance (and believe those who work hard deserve to play hard), we offer a very competitive benefits package, including telework/flex scheduling, health/dental with orthodontics/vision insurance upon hire, paid time off with a sell-back benefit and carryover option, 11 Federal Holidays, 100% paid military leave, 100% 401(k) plan match upon hire, professional development/education reimbursement, all flexible spending accounts, and more



As a Steampunk Salesforce Application Architect, you will be responsible for crafting and executing innovative solutions that push the boundaries of what is possible using the Salesforce platform. Our architects' welcome the challenge of blending declarative and programmatic development resources including lightning components, apex, triggers, workflows, approval processes, validation rules and visualforce pages. You will oversee the development of solutions, leading code reviews, developing project and platform standards, and providing constructive feedback to your team. Steampunk architects aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty with configuration and development and are integral parts to delivering cutting edge solutions to our clients.

  • Embrace and promote a culture of continuous learning and development by leading internal upcoming release briefings, contributing to internal technology solution reviews, and supporting the creation of a common component library
  • Design, develop, test, and deploy high quality Salesforce solutions utilizing SFDC best practices while balancing the unique needs of our clients
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within your teams
  • Support business customers closely with support and remediation for bugs/outages
  • Implement O&M plans for existing solutions, including development of new features and functionality based on the product backlog
  • Collaborate with fellow architects to creatively solve client problems across the business, and design solutions that can be repurposed across business units
  • Identify and develop reusable assets and accelerators based on reoccurring client themes
  • Communicate project status and blockers to client stakeholders, and engage fellow architects as needed to maintain project velocity
  • Implement AppExchange and other non-native platforms to extend base Salesforce functionality
  • Maintain Salesforce credentials and stay current on the latest technologies to communicate trends and future needs to clients as well as leadership
  • Develop solutions which adhere to Salesforce platform governor limits and performance best practices
  • Collaborate with business analysts and technical developers to bridge the gap between functional requirements and product delivery
  • Build meaningful relationships with clients to enable the delivery of innovative and high-quality Salesforce solutions



  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience
  • Eligible to obtain and maintain and government security clearance
  • Proficiency with declarative Salesforce development, including but not limited to objects, workflows, process builders, lightning app builder, approval processes, visual flows, email alerts, communities
  • Proven knowledge and practical application of Salesforce development, including but not limited to lightning visualforce, apex, lightning components, APIs and web services
  • Demonstrate sharp, analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to grasp concepts quickly
  • Functional knowledge of data structure and understanding of how to leverage the tool to meet complex process and reporting requirements
  • Ability to work across multiple projects/priorities while maintaining sound development practices to ensure the quality delivery of enterprise solutions

 Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with MuleSoft, Heroku, Einstein Analytics
  • Experience with GitLab, GitHub, Jenkins, SonarQube, Checkmarx
  • Unique combination of being business-minded and highly analytical while also having a strong and deep technical background in
  • Able and willing to work independently and in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as excellent communication skills, verbal and written to both technical and non-technical audiences that are in a geographically dispersed environment (conference calls, Skype, face-to-face)
  • Take initiative to recommend process improvements and demonstrate creative thinking
  • Knowledge and experience with Agile and DevSecOps methodologies

 Preferred Certifications:

  • Salesforce Certified System Architect
  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
  • Salesforce Certified App Builder

About steampunk


Steampunk is a Change Agent in the Federal contracting industry, bringing new thinking to clients in the Homeland, Federal Civilian, Health and DoD sectors.  Through our Human-Centered delivery methodology, we are fundamentally changing the expectations our Federal clients have for true shared accountability in solving their toughest mission challenges.  As an employee owned company, we focus on investing in our employees to enable them to do the greatest work of their careers – and rewarding them for outstanding contributions to our growth. If you want to learn more about our story, visit


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program. 


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