Salesforce Developer

Guardian Media Group (GMG) is a leading global media organisation, the publisher of the Guardian, which celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2021, the Observer and the Guardian.com, which attracts over 200 million global unique browsers each month. We are renowned for our ground-breaking independent journalism and our award-winning digital products.

We are looking for a 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Sometimes deciding what code to write is as hard as writing the code itself. As an engineer you’ll be involved in product decisions as well as technical ones.
  • You’ll be encouraged to help others grow - you will pass on your expertise to other developers, whilst continuing to grow yourself.

About You

  • As a Salesforce engineer, you’ll be equally willing to dive into code or config
  • 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.

We strive for transparency in remuneration. The salary for Salesforce developers is between £49.6k to £65.2k.

You can see the full job description here

What we offer

  • 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

How to apply

To apply, please upload your latest CV.

Our interview process involves two stages, 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.

More about flexible working

We encourage flexible working to better balance the needs of the company and employees as their circumstances change over time, and in order to attract and retain a diverse team. No two situations are identical, so please discuss with us at or before offer stage. In order to help applicants, here are some broad guidelines of the level of flexibility we are able to give for remote working. With the current pandemic situation almost everyone is currently working from home all the time, but this is a temporary situation and we are currently not forecasting to have people remote working all their time in the medium term, once the situation will enable people to commute and work safely from the office.

If you are a full time employee and wish to work at home, expect to be required to work in the office while you get up to speed, and then at least 60% time in the office after that in order to maintain a relationship with the wider team. In the long term it may be possible to go as low as 1 day a week.

About Us

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 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.