University of Maryland, College Park Salesforce Solution Architect in College Park, Maryland

Posting Details

Campus/College Information

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) is seeking a Salesforce Solution Architect on a contingent contractual hourly basis for an initial six-month basis with renewal options. This position is assisting with developing the full application architecture and developing solutions that translates business requirements into functioning software systems, services and solutions. The Salesforce Solution Architect will be expected to work with the UMD Salesforce project team and UMD clients togather requirements and develop the Salesforce solutions based on business needs with robust documentation. The Salesforce Solution Architect will require a strong knowledge of application development, database design, systems implementation and crafting technical solutions to complex business needs. The best candidates will be a highly technical professional experienced in data architecture/database programming and web application development. Candidates should have extensive development experience with the Salesforce platform.

The Salesforce Solution Architect will be expected to engage with clients and crucially understanding key client needs. He/she will be comfortable in crafting, proposing and presenting Cloud solutions at senior levels.

Essential Duties Summary:

  • Collaborating with the client to understand their business objectives and shepherding them through the intricacies of the Salesforce platform. Analyze and review of business, functional, and technical requirements

  • Design and create application architecture and develop solutions that achieve the customer’s objectives that are secure, scalable and maintainable; translating business requirements into systems, services, and solutions. Implementing automation to improve processes

  • Participate in project team meetings and communicate effectively with business and technical team members and stakeholders, include across team and organizational boundaries – 10%

  • Reporting project status as required – 5%

  • Other duties as assigned – 5%

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Certified on one or more of the following: – Architect or Developer; additional Salesforce certifications preferred

  • Technical/Solution Architect with 10+ years’ experience including 4+ years architecting solutions on SFDC; advanced experience with Salesforce configuration and custom development

  • Full understanding Agile principles of project life cycle and development methodologies

  • Knowledgeable on all Salesforce offerings, sales cloud, service cloud,, etc.

  • Strong customer interfacing skills – consulting/advisory capability to understand the customer business paradigm and provide value added solutions

  • SFDC CRM application (Sales and Service Cloud) capabilities and constraints development best practices

  • SOSL and SOQL,’s Web Services and APIs, and the SalesForce Security model

  • Process Analysis, Workflows, Page Layouts, Roles, Profiles, Reports & Dashboards

  • Architecting and building solutions within the SalesForce Portal

  • Integrating SFDC using Web Methods, Web services, SSO, etc.

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without limitation

  • Master Degree in an IT-related discipline

  • Experience in higher education

  • Experience with broad, higher education-wide community/open source initiatives (such as Sakai,

Kuali, uAchieve, CollegeNET, etc.)

Physical Demands

This position does not include any particular physical demands

Diversity Statement

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Position Number: 4617327

Title: Salesforce Solution Architect

Functional Title: Salesforce Solution Architect

Category Status: 34-Exempt Contingent Category 1

Applicant Search Category: Staff

Unit: SVPAAP-Enrollment Management

Posting Date: 04/06/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Best Consideration Date: 04/20/2017