George Mason University, Information Technology Services (ITS) – located on the Fairfax, Va., campus—invites applications for a Salesforce Developer/Analyst position within the Enterprise Applications, IT Projects and Information Services team. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Are you an experienced Salesforce developer who is always looking for new ways to solve problems, meet challenges and improve software capability and functionality? If so, we want you to join our team and contribute your expertise to design and build world-class solutions to meet evolving requirements and improve our internal and student-facing Salesforce based applications/systems. You will be working in a supportive and fast-paced team and will enjoy numerous opportunities to contribute to development of our CRM and increase your professional knowledge and accomplish valuable goals.
Develop and enhance customized solutions within the Salesforce platform to support critical business functions and meet project objectives, client requirements and company goals
Assist in daily support and maintenance of the Salesforce instances, and conduct long-term improvement operations to ensure compatibility with evolving mission requirements
Work with project managers, clients and other team members and administrators to design cohesive project strategies and ensure effective collaboration throughout all phases of development, testing and deployment
Maintain a flexible and proactive work environment to facilitate a quick response to changing project requirements and constituent objectives, and innovate ways to meet mission goals successfully
Interact directly with clients, managers and end users as necessary to analyze project objectives and capability requirements, including specifications for user interfaces, customized applications and interactions with internal Salesforce instances
Provide system administration support of internal and student-facing Salesforce environment, especially related to customized applications, user permissions, security settings, custom objects and workflow
Collaborate with various internal departments, including Enrollment Management, University Life, other ITS Teams, to ensure Salesforce environment supports internal needs relating to functionality and performance
Bachelor's degree in computer science/IT or related field of study; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Extensive knowledge/experience with development on the Salesforce platform design/development technologies, techniques and best practices as well as security standards and techniques to improve stability and security of new and existing systems;
Good understanding of integration methods through Web Service/API creation and consumption using SOAP/REST/JSON;
Proven ability to follow instructions and complete assigned tasks;
Experience and knowledge of best practices related to user requirements gathering and analysis, technical writing/specification and documentation to assist with methodology implementation/enforcement efforts;
Good understanding of business process analysis; and
Experience with user interface issues pertaining to navigation, usability and functionality.
Salesforce Developer Certification;
Higher Education experience/CRM;
Proficiency in one or more programming languages other than Apex/Salesforce such as: .Net/C#/Razor, PHP, ASP.NET, JAVA, XML, HTML, DHTML, HTML5;
Proficiency with one or more commonly used development tools, preferably MS Visual Studio;
Experience with user interface issues pertaining to navigation, usability and functionality;
Understanding of and demonstrated ability to validate compliance with accessibility related standards (W3C, ADA, Section 508, etc.);
Demonstrated work experience with software development; and
Significant experience with Salesforce application development.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
George Mason University is a great place to work where employees are given an opportunity to develop skills and expand horizons. We have tuition waivers; telecommuting (typically one day a week) and flextime schedules; facilities that will meet your physical fitness needs; and the campus environment is dynamic and ethnically and culturally diverse.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position 02900z by May 22, 2019 at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3) professional references. References must include name, email address and phone number.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 45464
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.