Salesforce Platform Architect

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 19 May 2024

  • Full-time position
  • Hybrid role, 3 days (minimum) based at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • Fixed term, 12 month contract

About the position

This position is responsible for planning both functional and technical guidance and solution design relating to the development, ongoing maintenance and usage of major technology platforms for La Trobe University.  The candidate will be responsible for the application design, development and support of LTU’s Salesforce platform . The candidate must demonstrate progressive leadership in the full life cycle of the software development environment. 

Through the use of diagrams, design documentation and best-practice methodologies, you will be help prepare the detailed design of  platforms related projects from inception through production.  You will be responsible for ensuring that the system accurately meets the defined expectations of the business unit, ensuring that proper testing is implemented and performance requirements are closely monitored by working with the development teams.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the management of significant human and material resources, or postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience, or experience and expertise in the provision of strategic policy advice affecting the direction of the University, or an equivalent alternate combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated high level of theoretical and applied knowledge in professional area of expertise.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in liaising with staff at all levels of an organisation, negotiating effective outcomes, consultation, and facilitation of group discussions.
  • Proven ability to deal with concepts, decisions and complex information or situations in an efficient and effective manner.  Capable, agile, flexible, and patient with process, and the ideas of others.
  • Proven record of developing innovative solutions and practical implementations for strategic change.
  • Strong leadership skills including the ability to negotiate, motivate, influence, and build relationships.
  • Ability to be responsible for architecture and strategy for the Salesforce Platform and implementation.
  • Advanced knowledge, experience and practical application of architectural frameworks, principles, methodologies, models, and standards, such as TOGAF or Australian Government Architecture Reference Models, and expertise and experience in service-oriented architecture (SOA) principles.
  • Proven substantial experience as an Architecture practitioner, with expertise in the alignment of business strategy, technical strategy, and information lifecycle management.
  • Ability to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the Salesforce platform and associated technologies and development tools.
  • Ability to engage with project teams and stakeholders at different stages of  projects: during design, implementation, go-live support and after go-live operational / development support.
  • Experience developing innovative solutions and contributing to strategic planning.
  • Prior experience in system development and support and demonstrable customer service skills.
  • Ability to provide hands on development leadership to different levels of users.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm on Sunday 19th May 2024

Position Enquiries: Melissa Stevens, Delivery Director, Student Experience – E: [email protected]

Recruitment Enquiries:  Jacqueline Lava, Talent Acquisition Consultant - E: [email protected]

Position Description below:

 PD - Salesforce Platform Architect.pdf

Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume;
  • A separate document addressing each bullet point under the Essential Criteria ‘Skills and knowledge required for the position’, which is located in the position description.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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