Senior Salesforce Developer
Here at The Guardian, we believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better.
More people than ever before are reading, watching and listening to Guardian journalism from across the world. Over the past year The Guardian achieved record digital traffic with our highest number of regular readers and monthly page views averaging over 1.1 billion.
In 2019 we hit our highest revenues in a decade and achieved the goal we set three years earlier to break even. We’re now on a path to achieve the goal of two million people supporting The Guardian by 2022.
That is where you come in.
We are looking for a Senior Salesforce Developer to create great tooling for our user help team, our call centre team and providing our supporters with a suite of self service applications.
You will be working to streamline workflows within Salesforce and help architect solutions that need to go off platform to retrieve data and enrich our supporter's experiences.
We strive for transparency in remuneration. The salary for new senior developers at the Guardian is £65.2k.
What you’ll be doing
- You’ll mostly be working with Apex, SOQL and Lightning Web Components, but we use the tool that best fits the problem.
- Developing new features in Salesforce, integrating with our own internal services and 3rd parties.
- Providing the occasional piece of 3rd line support helping resolve some of our more complicated queries.
- Modernising deployment and testing to be in line with the rest of our agile processes.
- You’ll be working in a cross-functional team, which is empowered to rapidly iterate and release new features.
- You won’t be coding in isolation - our culture is strongly collaborative, whether pair programming with other developers or working closely with editorial and commercial colleagues.
- You contribute to the direction of your team's products
- You are passionate about spreading engineering best practice beyond your immediate team.
- You are excited by the opportunity to shape the future of digital journalism.
- Flexible working (see below for details)
- Generous pension scheme; if you contribute 5% then the Guardian will contribute 8-12% (depending on your age)
- Mental and physical health insurance and dental scheme
- 26 days annual leave and the option to purchase an extra 5 days
- Up to 18 weeks of parental leave at full pay
- Multi-faith prayer room
- Cycle to work scheme and subsidised gym membership
- Paid volunteering days
- Annual season ticket loan
To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you’d love to take on this role, and why you’re a great match for what we’re looking for.
Our interview process involves three stages: a phone interview, a pairing test and a face to face interview.
All interview stages are currently being conducted remotely.
We welcome applicants who have taken traditional and non-traditional career paths into software development.
Find out more about our hiring process here.
The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year.
We have a strong commitment to your learning, development and well-being, with hundreds of different courses available - ranging from bite-sized e-learning courses, to on-site workshops and professional certifications.
It’s the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that make us who we are. Across our business we have some of the brightest and best people in media and beyond: award winning journalists, cutting edge commercial teams, industry leading digital talent and much, much more.
We are a vibrant and diverse community with many events groups and forums to get involved in. Our Kings Place offices overlook Regents Canal, with the newly-developed Coal Drops Yard, Granary Square and St Pancras Square shops, restaurants and pop-ups.
We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.
At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.