SalesForce

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Software Architect (Distributed System Infrastructure)

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Products and Technology

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Locations - Burlington, MA; San Francisco, CA; Bellevue, WA; Herndon, VA; Indianapolis, IN

About Salesforce Infrastructure Engineering

Salesforce hosts web services and applications written by thousands of internal developers and tens of thousands of customers to provide the largest business automation cloud on the planet. We are building out our teams to reinvigorate the way we deliver, deploy, operate, secure, monitor, and repair our data centers and the code that runs across them - at consumer web scale. We are looking to add experienced distributed systems engineers who can step up and own big chunks of that vision.

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Infrastructure Software Architect Description:

In the role of Principal Infrastructure Software Architect, you will lead software development architecture roadmap, be a significant evangelist for the latest, most relevant technologies and software engineering best practices, and mentor leaders of the teams that define and implement software, tools, and processes to run our distributed services.

The team will draw on your past experience leading software engineering efforts, providing architectural direction, overseeing large development projects, product definition through authoring engineering plans, epics and user stories, and overall team health and efficiency. Successful candidates will possess software development and project management delivery experience, having landed large and complex software programs with a proven ability to motivate teams that are innovative, delivery focused, and highly effective.

Your Impact:

  • Be an expert in Software Engineering and Architecture
  • Align Infrastructure strategy and planning with the company's business goals
  • Build scalable, reliable, and efficient mechanisms required to meet our rapidly increasing demand for Infrastructure resources
  • Provide effective strategy for data collection, establish rational metrics and create a plan to analyze and report on relevant business drivers and KPIs
  • Lead project scoping, roadmap, and architecture discussions with business stakeholders and Infrastructure leadership
  • Promote a metrics-based software development culture of quality, collaboration, rapid delivery
  • Build reliable, self-healing services on unreliable hardware
  • Design, develop, debug, and operate resilient distributed systems that run across thousands of compute nodes in multiple datacenters
  • Drive and deliver thin slices of functionality on a regular cadence with data-driven feedback loops in an agile environment

Staff development:

  • Mentoring team members through dotted-line relationships to build core competencies in architecture, standards development, and recommended practices
  • Assist in the hiring process when appropriate to strengthen the team or fill gaps in core competencies. Be able to define needed competencies and provide expert interviewing and assessment of potential candidates

Basic Requirements:

  • 10+ years of software development experience
  • 5+ years experience working in Software Architecture for dynamic software development organizations at scale
  • Experience in a Linux/UNIX data center environment
  • Any of the following languages: Java, C++, C, C#, Ruby, Go, Scala, Python, Bash
  • In-depth understanding of OOP, design patterns, data structures, algorithms, and concurrency
  • Experience building large scale distributed, fault-tolerant systems
  • Experience with Agile Development Methodologies and Test-Driven Development
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Loves to explain the technology and has a gift for concisely explaining complex topics
  • Lives for the whiteboard. Block diagrams, process development, and turning those whiteboard photos into documented development plans and code are a must

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with software-based infrastructure such as AWS, Azure, GCE, OpenStack, CoreOS
  • Experience with container orchestration systems Kubernetes, Docker, Helios, Fleet
  • Network technologies like DNS, Load Balancing, SSL, TCP/IP, SQL, HTTP
  • Experience with open source projects like HBase, Phoenix, Kafka, HDFS, Hadoop, Cassandra, Zookeeper, OpenTSDB, Logstash, ElasticSearch, Splunk
  • Experience using SQL and/or NoSQL datastores e.g. Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, etc

Education:

  • MS in Computer Science or related field, or
  • BS in Computer Science plus relevant job-related experience


Are you an upcoming or recent graduate (within the past 2.5 years)? Please check out our FutureForce program at www.salesforce.com/futureforce. We appreciate your interest but we are seeking industry experienced engineers.


Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes’s “World’s Most Innovative Company” five years in a row and one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” eight years in a row. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce. Together, with our whole Ohana (Hawaiian for "family") made up of our employees, customers, partners and communities, we are working to improve the state of the world.

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