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.

As a Salesforce Developer, you’ll be equally willing to dive into code or config. You'll be comfortable collaborating with Stakeholders to make meaningful changes that have impact to our users.

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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Your interests go beyond just your team’s objectives; you are curious about where the organisation is moving as a whole.
  • You have a strong interest in growing your skills even further.

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 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.

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 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.