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Guidehouse Salesforce Solution Architect (Associate Director) in Annapolis, Maryland

Job Family :

SAAS/PAAS/Cloud Consulting

Travel Required :

Up to 25%

Clearance Required :


What You Will Do :

The Salesforce.com Solution Architect at Guidehouse is a client-facing, subject-matter expert role. Candidates should have deep functional Salesforce Platform expertise and strong interpersonal skills. The Solution Architect is responsible for client delivery, proposal support, new business opportunity identification, knowledge management, and must be able to materially influence the successful outcome of specific objectives of the Guidehouse Salesforce practice growth. The Solution Architect owns the solution construction including the engagement approach and technical components presented to the client.

  • Responsible for the overall design of the functional Salesforce.com solution and for recommending best practice solution designs based on client business needs

  • Manage complex projects including responsibility for project timelines, deliverables, and resources during all project phases, from requirements gathering through go-live and post deployment client support

  • Provide detailed level of pre-sales support to include effort estimates and staffing decisions for proposed solutions

  • Lead Discovery and requirements refinement sessions to uncover customers’ business, functional, and technological requirements and synthesize requirements to create clear and comprehensive user stories and solution design documentation

  • Design elegant, innovative Salesforce solutions involving: configuration of Salesforce and Managed Packages, creation and refinement of complex data models, external integration, business process automation, and other custom functionality

  • Articulate the benefits and risks to a solution’s feasibility and functionality

  • Participate in practice development and continuously look to improve the delivery model and implementation process

  • Contribute significantly to thought leadership across the platform including ideation and design of new accelerators

  • Follow and understand new Salesforce product and technical capabilities resulting from product releases and acquisitions

  • Provide hands-on, expert-level technical assistance, coaching and mentoring to developers and other junior staff

What You Will Need :

  • Active multi-cloud Salesforce certifications and ability to achieve additional relevant certifications upon hire

  • US Citizenship is contractually required

  • 10 years of professional experience

  • Proven ability to design and optimize business processes and integrate processes across disparate systems, incorporating best practices

  • Experience writing user stories to capture Salesforce requirements

  • Experience designing or building Salesforce integrations with 3rd party applications

  • Experience with data migrations from third party systems to Salesforce

  • Excellent client-facing written and oral communications skills, relationship focus, and strong technical and business acumen

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to quickly assimilate and apply new concepts, business models, and technologies

  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to multi-task, and a high degree of emotional intelligence

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Business

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

  • Compensation may vary based on education, skills, experience and location.

  • This is an exempt level role that may require more than 40 hours of work per week.

  • Selected Candidate must be able to work Eastern Standard Hours.

What Would Be Nice To Have :

  • 7+ years of external consulting experience

  • 7+ years of Salesforce implementation experience in an agile development environment

  • 7+ years project management experience in a technology or consulting setting

The annual salary range for this position is $123,700.00-$247,400.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.

What We Offer :

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Student Loan PayDown

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.