A Salesforce developer design, code, test and implement new Salesforce software applications to meet project objectives and support new or expanding business objectives. Many aspects of the job are similar to those of a software developer, including analysis, testing, and deployment of new or updated software applications. The ability to code in the Apex language is essential, and knowledge of other coding languages is helpful. A Salesforce developer should understand the basic principles of business software design and customer relationship management. Creativity and analytical skills are also important.
Salesforce Developer Salary
|USA||Junior||$112,000||$80 per hour|
|USA||Mid||$140,000||$105 per hour|
|USA||Senior||$160,000||$130 per hour|
|UK||Junior||£50,000||£600 per day|
|UK||Mid||£66,000||£750 per day|
|UK||Senior||£80,000||£900 per day|
Design, implement and test
The main function of the developer is to set up features and / or applications according to the needs of the business, the company. The developer must:
- Reflect upstream on what is configurable as standard
- Identify the gaps between the solution and the customer’s needs
- Code, test, fix bugs and deploy
Maintain and improve performance
In order to ensure that the entire Salesforce platform is operating at peak capacity, the developer must continually ensure that good programming practices are followed. It implements performance and responsiveness tests of the platform to ensure good user experience and thus improve the adoption rate of Salesforce in the company.
When training users on new features deployed, the developer may be led to lead training workshops and exchange (to collect feedback for example).
It is also an opportunity for the developer to understand the needs of users with whom he interacts very little because it is essentially the role of the administrator or the project manager.
- Analytical Mindset
- Curiosity and Inquisitiveness
- Team Player
- Technical Mindset
- Bluefactory.io to backup your Salesforce data and metadata
- Dataloader to import/export mass data
- Workbench to interact with Salesforce.com via APIs
- Force.com IDE to create, modify, and deploy applications
- SF Quick Metadata Lookup to search for your metadata (Chrome extension)
- Lead developer
- Salesforce Architect
- Salesforce Consultant