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POST DATE 9/17/2017
END DATE 2/21/2018 San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


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Salesforce is looking for a Manager/Director to lead our software engineering teams. We need someone who is technically strong, energetic, highly collaborative and passionate about the product and our customers.
You will manage and lead a team of exceptional developers and QE working on applications written in languages such as Java, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, jQuery and React deployed on Heroku. We work in a collaborative environment and we value transparent communication and feedback, code reviews, and making learning fun.


* Drive the execution and delivery of features by collaborating with many cross functional teams, architects, product owners and engineer

* Make critical decisions that attribute to the success of the product

* Proactive in foreseeing issues and resolve it before it happens

* Daily management of standups as the ScrumMaster for no more than two engineering teams

* Partner with PO to align with objectives, priorities , tradeoffs and risk

* Ensuring teams have clear priorities and adequate resources

* Empowering the delivery team to self organize

* Be a multiplier and have a passion for team and team members' success

* Providing technical guidance, career development, and mentoring to team members

* Maintaining high morale and motivating the delivery team to go above and beyond

* Vocally advocating for technical excellence and helping the teams make good decisions

* Participating in architecture discussions and planning

* Participating in cross-functional coordination, planning, and reviews with leads from other engineering teams

* Maintaining and fostering our culture by interviewing and hiring only the most qualified individuals with an eye towards diversity

* Occasionally contributing to development tasks such as coding and feature verifications to assist teams with release commitments, to gain understanding of the deeply technical product as well as to keep your technical acumen sharp


* Masters / Bachelors degree required in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Equivalent Experience

* 3+ years experience leading software development projects with a distinguished track record on technically demanding projects

* 2+ years experience as a ScrumMaster of one or more fast-paced & dynamic engineering teams

* Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational and time management skills

* Ability to be nimble, proactive, comfortable working with minimal specifications

* Experience with short release cycles, the full software lifecycle, and experience working on a product that's been released for public consumption

* Experience in hiring smart, talented engineers

* Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices including coding standards, code reviews, SCM, CI, build processes, testing, and operations

* Experience with Agile development methodologies. ScrumMaster experience required

* Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and project management to understand requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs

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" six years in a row and one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" nine 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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