Shorelight Education — Salesforce Developer

Boston, Massachusetts


About Us 

Shorelight Education is reinventing the international education experience for both students and universities. In partnership with leading U.S. institutions, we build innovative degree programs—whether on campus or cloud-based, in the United States or students’ home countries—that help students thrive and create a new generation of successful, globally minded alumni. 


Job Overview 

The Salesforce Developer will perform hands-on technical implementation, with a focus on delivering functional solutions on the Salesforce platform. The Salesforce Developer will contribute to the design, implementation, deployment and documentation of projects that leverage the toolset.  The Salesforce Developer may perform any of the following duties: 

  • Design and develop solutions on the Salesforce platform using Apex and Visualforce 
  • Design and develop client-side solutions using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript 
  • Design and develop solutions that integrate with Managed Packages from Salesforce Partners 
  • Design and develop software integrations using APIs from Salesforce and 3rd parties 
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for solution architecture that includes installation, configuration, development, integration and customization of complex environments 
  • Liaise with internal clients and users to understand their business needs in developing solutions through Salesforce 
  • Ad hoc analysis and projects as needed 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop code and unit tests to implement business requirements as part of an Agile Scrum Development team 
  • Make accurate Level of Effort estimates 
  • Perform unit testing and defect fixes 
  • Use and maintain version control and continuous integration processes 
  • Conduct design and code reviews with peers and third-party development team members 
  • Write clear and accurate technical documentation 
  • Assist with the development of project definition and scope with applicable stakeholders  
  • Manage time in an Agile environment to ensure the project is delivered on time and aligned with customer expectations 
  • Build relationships with business partners, internal and external  


  • BS/MS degree required, preferably a degree in computer science, engineering, or a related subject  
  • 4+ years’ experience implementing Salesforce solutions 
  • One or more Salesforce certifications demonstrating current knowledge as a developer 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Salesforce development best practices 
  • Proficiency with the IDE, Git, and other common development tools 
  • Experience with web technologies, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, REST, SOAP 
  • Experience with ETL (Informatica) a plus 
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and understanding of relational databases 
  • Proficient in writing clean, robust, readable code 
  • Experience with at least one other object-oriented programming language, such as Java, C#, C++ 
  • Experience gathering requirements from stakeholders and documenting requirement specifications 
  • Experience planning and executing projects using Agile Scrum methodology 
  • Experience working with remote third-party development teams 
  • Experience designing and implementing Salesforce solutions within the Sales and Service Clouds 
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to make executivelevel presentations to stakeholders and organizational leadership 
  • Ability to learn and adopt new technologies and to stay current on existing ones, pursuing experience and certifications in leadingedge or primary technology areas 
  • Eligibility to work in, and travel freely to and from, the United States without sponsorship 


Application Process 

To apply for this position, please visit the Shorelight Careers page to submit an application with a resume and cover letter. 

Shorelight Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.