Customer Success Group
Program Architect, part of our EMEA Advisory Business
Program Architects play a critical role within Salesforce Services, serving as a strategic advisor and Salesforce product and platform expert to the company’s largest, most complex enterprise customers.
They will typically work with one customer at a time, engaging at C-level and driving conversations with our customer’s enterprise architects and business stakeholders armed with best practices for enterprise architecture functions such as security, performance, development process, and application governance.
Advise and mentor diverse teams, which include customer and partner resources in technical and functional delivery aspects at a program level, using influence and adaptive communication strategies in scenarios where Senior Architect does not have direct authority over all resources.
Contribute to a program vision while advising and articulating program / project strategies on enabling technologies
Provide guidance on application and integration development best practices, Enterprise Architecture standards, functional and technical solution architecture & design, environment management, testing, and Platform education
Drive the creation of application and technical design documents which leverage best practices and effectively integrate Salesforce into the customer’s infrastructure
Troubleshoot key customer implementation issues and demonstrate ability to drive to successful resolution. Lead the evaluation of business and technical requirements from a senior level
Review and correcting project / program direction, approach and key artifacts to keep programs on track and solutions extendable and maintainable going forward
Identification and pro-active management of risk areas and commitment to seeing an issue through to complete resolution
Manage customer expectations; negotiate solutions to complex problems with both the customer and third-party partners
Build relationships with business partners, internal and external, and contributing to broader goals and growth beyond the scope of a single customer engagement
Experience / Skills Required
Extensive enterprise consulting experience, including implementation experience with one or more common enterprise software solutions, specifically CRM or Salesforce (if in Salesforce you will have credentials such as certifications), filling positions of increasing responsibility and management of more junior technical resources
Experience as a Senior Architect and / or Chief Technology Officer in a mid to large sized organization with demonstrated leadership driving an organizational transformation in a matrixed organization.
Experience with key areas of enterprise architecture, including integration technologies, single sign on, and master data management
Ability to work independently and be a self-starter. Proven results leading and overseeing customer and / or partner success stories in the following domains : front- and back-end solution architecture, development and release management strategies, change management, and direct leadership in designing solutions that meet or exceed customer needs.
Proven ability to analyze, design, and optimize business processes via technology and integration
Please note our CSG business is a consulting organisation largely working onsite with our customers. Depending on your location, business needs and customer expectations, the need for travel can vary substantially
We can in certain circumstances consider applicants without local language skills, but is our strong preference to hire employees speaking business level local language(s) and English
Benefits & perks :
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