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Salesforce Technical Architect - Aperio, VP

BlackRock

BlackRock

IT, Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023
Description

About this role

About Aperio

At Aperio (part of BlackRock), our strategies are designed to put our clients’ and their clients’ interests at the center of our investment advice; to minimize costs and taxes; and to incorporate each client’s unique environmental, social, and governance (ESG) preferences. We are a purposefully growing quantitative/index-tracking investment management business specializing in managing customized equity portfolios tax efficiently.

At Aperio, we work hard and move...

Description

About this role

About Aperio

At Aperio (part of BlackRock), our strategies are designed to put our clients’ and their clients’ interests at the center of our investment advice; to minimize costs and taxes; and to incorporate each client’s unique environmental, social, and governance (ESG) preferences. We are a purposefully growing quantitative/index-tracking investment management business specializing in managing customized equity portfolios tax efficiently.

At Aperio, we work hard and move quickly as a well-coordinated, collaborative team whose exceptional people are focused on providing extraordinary client service. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, industry-disruptive, fast-paced environment, Aperio is the place for you.

About this role

We are seeking a seasoned Salesforce Technical Architect to join our team at Aperio by BlackRock. As a Salesforce Technical Architect, you will be responsible for designing and implementing robust, scalable, and secure solutions on the Salesforce platform with a focus to build custom reusable web components, data integrations and solve technical challenges for multiple business units. You will serve as a lead in a multi-functional team that addresses strategic business initiatives involving customer relationship management, client onboarding, investment operations and servicing workflows.

Our highly customized growing multi-org Salesforce setup acts as a central system that serves end-to-end prospect to client lifecycle journey and supports full range of asset & wealth management services provided by our lines of business. To ensure success in this role, you should be familiar with Salesforce event-driven messaging bus, development tools, APIs, and be comfortable with hands-on development for 70-80% of time working closely with product owners, developers, cross-functional engineering, data engineering and infrastructure teams. You will work with a growing team of technical professionals with a critical position to allow the Salesforce product and development team to deliver solutions at scale without introducing more tech debt.

Key responsibilities

  • Influence a growing team while acting as a technical guide, being able to speak conceptually, document architecturally and be comfortable doing hands on coding as well
  • Design scalable solutions using a mixture of configuration and code to support business functions and product goals, knowing how to work in and around the limits of the platform
  • Create and maintain Salesforce-centric architecture diagrams, including system landscape, ERD, integration sequence flows, login flows, etc. of current state and future
  • Communicate with product managers, cross functional development teams, network infrastructure, information security, data privacy & compliance and salesforce solution architects to ensure a cohesive technical strategy is designed and executed upon
  • Be part of the entire development lifecycle of a product from the intake, architecture, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance
  • Support and maintain current Salesforce instance(s), including the data model, coding best practices, user permissions, integrations with third party and internal applications, security settings
  • Design and implement integrations between Salesforce and external systems, utilizing Salesforce APIs, middleware tools, and custom development. Identify integration patterns, recommend integration technologies, and ensure data integrity and security
  • Possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Salesforce platform, including its declarative capabilities, data model, security model, and integration options. Stay up to date with the latest Salesforce releases, features, and functionalities, and provide guidance on leveraging new capabilities
  • Create and maintain technical documentation, including solution design documents, technical specifications, data models, and architectural diagrams. Ensure that all technical documentation is accurate, up-to-date, and easily understandable by technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Communicate complex technical concepts effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, providing guidance, recommendations, and explanations as needed
  • Stay current with emerging Salesforce and industry trends, best practices, and technologies. Identify opportunities for process improvement, system optimization, and automation to enhance the overall efficiency, performance, and user experience of Salesforce solutions

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or related field
  • Salesforce Certified System Architect or Salesforce Certified Technical Architect certifications preferred
  • 10+ years of software development background with prior core Java experience
  • 7+ years’ experience in Salesforce Development including Custom Objects, Apex, Triggers, Web Services, Visualforce, REST APIs, SOAP Web Services and Migration Tools
  • 4+ years’ experience in building custom UI solutions using Salesforce Lightning design system (SLDS), Salesforce Lightning UI, LWC, web technologies (HTML 5, CSS3, XML, jQuery, JavaScript)
  • Experience with Salesforce Platform events, Streaming API, Change data capture
  • Experience with Salesforce APIs, Salesforce connectors, middleware solutions like Kafka, MuleSoft
  • Experience in an Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure ecosystem (+)
  • Experience working with / in financial services (+)

For New York City and California only the salary range for this position is $161,500 – $200,000. Additionally, employees are eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, and benefits including heath care, leave benefits, and retirement benefits. BlackRock operates a pay-for-performance compensation philosophy and your total compensation may vary based on role, location, and firm, department and individual performance.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock’s hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week; some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. Beginning in September, all employees will shift to at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.