Solution Architect

Role Overview

Gerent is looking for Solution Architects who will join the Delivery team at Gerent who shares our vision of bringing the power of cloud computing to enterprises. Solution Architects are experienced professionals on our project teams responsible for overseeing the overall solution and deliverables. They work closely with various technical and non-technical team members, managing and running complex, enterprise and strategic projects.


They are the subject matter expert, who actively participates in the project, scoping, design, build, implementation and successful deployment of various Salesforce initiatives, with the end goal of delivering value for customers. 


The Solution Architect will have the opportunity to grow into a Certified Technical Architect (CTA) in Salesforce. Gerent pays for all the examination vouchers for any Salesforce certifications and ensures that you have time to prepare and pass the certification exams.


We are looking to hire well rounded individuals that have and will constantly strive to improve upon the following consulting and people skills besides the technical competency skills.

  • Client Focus and Accountability
  • People Leadership/Drive to Succeed
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Innovation, Creativity and Problem solving 


We are looking for Solution Architects with various degrees of experience at this time. Outlined below are the responsibilities and qualifications that are typically expected of our Solution Architects. The actual responsibilities and qualifications may vary slightly based on the experience and the level at which a candidate may get hired.



What you’ll do: 


  • Serve as a Trusted Advisor, drive conversations with our customer's Enterprise Architects and Business Stakeholders armed with best practices for enterprise architecture functions such as Security, Performance, Development Process, and Application Governance.
  • Responsible for Design and managing the implementation of Salesforce solutions that meet business requirements
  • Advise and mentor diverse teams, which include customer and partner resources in technical and

functional delivery aspects at a program level, using influence and adaptive communication strategies in scenarios where Senior Architect does not have direct authority over all resources.

  • Contribute to a program vision while advising and articulating program/project strategies on enabling technologies including the Force. com Platform.
  • Provide guidance on application and integration development best practices, Enterprise Architecture standards, functional and technical solution architecture & design, environment management, testing, and Force. com Platform education.
  • Drive the creation of application and technical design documents which leverage Salesforce best practices and effectively integrate Salesforce into the customer's infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoot key customer implementation issues and demonstrate ability to drive to successful resolution. Lead the evaluation of business and technical requirements from a senior level.
  • Build relationships with business partners, internal and external, and contribute to broader goals and growth beyond the scope of a single customer engagement.
  • Contribute to the growth of the Services Practice by identifying and leading internal strategic initiatives to grow the consulting practice, leveraging junior teammates to achieve individual as well as team growth; serving as an active contributor to the practice knowledge and resource base; mentor, educate, and enrich technical and non-technical Salesforce customer and partner colleagues
  • Identify opportunities to leverage the Salesforce platform and various integration tools.
  • Participate in end to end implementation planning including project management, issue management, communication and change management.
  • Establish and maintain trusted advisor relationships with client project stakeholders by providing vision and future product roadmap.


Gerent is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and provides an inclusive work environment. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, Aboriginal/Indigenous status or any other factors considered discriminatory. We try our best to accommodate any candidate taking part in the selection process upon request.

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What we’re looking for:


Experience

  • 5+ years of enterprise consulting experience, including implementation experience with one or more common enterprise software solutions (e. g. CRM, ERP), filling positions of increasing responsibility and management of more junior technical resources.
  • 2+ years of experience as an Architect in a mid-sized organization with demonstrated leadership 
  • 2+ years of external consulting experience, including 3+ years of CRM consulting; and hands-on experience with one or more CRM software products such as Salesforce, Siebel, Oracle, Clarify, Vantive, PeopleSoft, NetSuite, etc.
  • Experience with key areas of enterprise architecture, including integration technologies, single sign on, and master data management.
  • Experience with Waterfall and/or Agile implementation methodologies.
  • Multiple Salesforce.com Certifications (Admin, Sales Cloud Consultant, Service Cloud Consultant, App Builder, Platform developer 1, Marketing Cloud, CPQ etc.)
  • Application development experience (JavaScript, XML, HTTP, Java, C++, ASP and SQL)
  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and/or Information Technology (or equivalent experience).


Soft skills:

  • People leadership — Must have demonstrated leadership skills in developing and growing long term, high value client relationships
  • Teamwork Ability to effectively team with peers in a large, matrixed organizations, including significant experience with off-shore teams and delivery
  • Client focus — Must apply a client-centric mindset and ensure that all projects keep clients’ stated needs and goals top of mind.  
  • Accountability — Must be willing to take ownership of and responsibility for clients success
  • Communication and presentation skills — Must present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • Innovation, creativity, and problem-solving —  Should be willing to think outside the box when confronting project challenges, building out practice assets and defining methods to train delivery resources. 
  • Strategy - Must be able to lay out a strategy or roadmap for clients onboarding or amidst a digital transformation anchored in Financial Services use cases


Leadership Qualities:

  • Must have a strong commitment to living in service to others
  • Be of outstanding character; a leader who influences others to become the best versions of themselves and demonstrates wisdom, integrity and resilience even in tough times 
  • Be a keenly intelligent builder, dedicated doer, and empathetic leader who enjoys developing teams and creative strategies



What we can offer you:


  • Competitive salary
  • Full-time WFH
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid major holidays
  • Healthcare, dental, vision coverage
  • 401k 

Don’t wait; start growing your career with Gerent today!


At Gerent, we recognize that our people are our strongest asset. Since our founding, we’ve sought to harness the power of people and technology to fuel meaningful, positive connections between businesses and consumers. Our thriving community of creative thinkers and makers sets us apart by continually finding new ways to turn innovative technology solutions into remarkable customer experiences.  


The quality of their collective work speaks for itself — today, Gerent stands as a Salesforce Summit Partner and, after 900+ implementations, holds a 5-Star Customer Satisfaction Score. Our services span the gamut from strategy to consulting, implementation, digital experience, innovation, and managed services. 


Our ultimate goal is to become a trusted advisor in the Salesforce ecosystem. To that end, we’ve gathered some of the best and brightest in tech to ensure that Gerent’s collective strategic knowledge, business acumen, industry knowledge, and deep technical expertise set us apart from our competitors. 


We’ve built a solid foundation over the past 13 years. Now, we have a pivotal opportunity to expand exponentially over the next few years. We need talented professionals who can help us grow — and want to grow alongside us. 





Why work with Gerent?


  • Relationships are our gold standard.

We put our people first because we know the way we treat our employees is the way they’ll treat our customers.


  • Learning never stops.

Our team has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. We embrace curiosity and continuous learning, pushing ourselves to skill up and stay abreast of industry and technical innovations.


  • Working to live.

Work is just one facet of a person’s life, and we intend to keep it that way. That’s why our entire team works remotely – because we’ve found that working from home means having more time to spend on our passions and with our families. 


  • Embracing our differences. 

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths. By including people from all walks of life, we can generate the best ideas and solutions.


  • We see and seek the best in people.

We assume the best of those we work with. We’ve found that assuming positive intent from our clients and colleagues leads to a positive work environment where everyone thrives.


  • Greater than the sum of our parts.

We believe we’re at our best when we work together. We’ve created a culture in which team members come together and elevate one another to perform at a higher standard than they ever could alone.


  • Constantly striving for excellence.

When something is good, we want to make it great. It’s in our company DNA to challenge the status quo and push the envelope. We’re not afraid to ask hard questions that improve our work.


  • Doing the right thing.

We keep our moral compass close at hand. We strive to do the right thing in every situation, no matter how big or small. 


We’re always looking for talented professionals who can help make our company — and team — stronger and more capable. Apply today! 


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