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Federal - Salesforce Architect

Job Location: DC, DC - Washington, VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00647425

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Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location:  DC, VA, MD

 

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.


Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

AFS is seeking Salesforce Architects who are passionate, hands-on experts with the Salesforce Platform. You enjoy working closely with executives, program and product managers, and analysts to design and architect Salesforce solution implementations, including the appropriate Salesforce product and integrations. You will play various roles from prototyping to proposal technical support to implementation.


In a delivery capacity, you will ensure effective solution design to meet business requirements in a variety of industry contexts. You are currently certified and have hands-on experience of all aspects of Salesforce.com (SFDC) including design, configuration, customization and implementation of applications and 3rd party integrations. The Architect collaborates with internal and customer stakeholders and development teams to design and build solutions in SFDC that support processes for continuous improvement and for reuse in other engagements. The Architect has proven experience with Visualforce, APEX programming, Force.com APIs.


The Architect possesses these personality traits necessary to succeed:
1. Tenacity: Takes the initiative, actively, to solve problems themselves without help and with a high degree of success. The candidate is someone that will not wait for work to be assigned to them, rather will find and solve problems on their own and seeks out ways to make the client’s systems more efficient, more user-friendly, and more secure.
2. Credibility: Should do their homework and know what they are talking about at all times. The candidate should seek out knowledge about the assigned systems actively and be able to read/understand documentation and historical knowledge bases to draw their own expert understanding of the systems in order to be a trusted advisor to the client.
3. Consistency: The candidate is present at all meetings, is prepared for them and is active in them. The candidate is available during the client’s working hours on a consistent and reliable basis. The candidate responds to calls, instant messages, and electronic mails immediately and has a base instinct about perception management with regard to client interaction and with management.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

• Serves as the primary leader, accountable for completion of team delivery efforts including quality assurance activities and client acceptance

• Ensures client value is being delivered by understanding client needs, team skills, and cost implications

• Fosters and promotes innovative thinking across the client environment

• Works with back office teams (e.g., contracts, recruiting, finance and HR) to ensure effectively and timely actions are taken on a variety of internal and external requirements

• Drives capture and business development efforts, creates downstream opportunities, and maintains relationships and a network to engage with clients and/or industry on future opportunities

• Builds and maintains client relationships, serving as the leader in developing a strategic vision for clients and internal teams

• Builds trust with client executives and internal teams

• Handles challenging client situations and offer guidance & direction to client executives

• Establishes and presents a seamless AFS face to client through effective coordination with colleagues inside and outside of the projects

• Provide intellectual capital and thought leadership and contributes to AFS reputation in the external marketplace

• Manages staff to create opportunities and monitor professional development

• Assists in / escalates reducing roadblocks for employees so they can focus on doing what is right for the client

• Mentors team, helping them to develop skills and capabilities in support of their professional growth


Basic Qualifications: 


• Bachelor's Degree
• 5+ years of industry experience as a Salesforce.com developer or architect
• Salesforce Administrator and Developer certifications (current) are required

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Salesforce Technical Architect certification is preferred 

• Provide superior group/team facilitation skills

• Ability to enter client environment and provide recommendations after assessing the requirements and the current state

• Demonstrated experience managing the expectations of high profile clients and building a reputation of trust

• Possess strong oral and written communication, presentation skills, project management, and mentoring skills

 

 An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.


Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 


Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).


Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


Equal Employment Opportunity 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.


Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.




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