Salesforce Architect

Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Published 12 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
July 30, 2024
Experience Level
At least USD $139,800 / year


Job Title: Salesforce Architect

Team: Systems

Location: Hybrid in Atlanta (GA), Chicago (IL), Newark (NJ), or New York City (NYC)

Employment Type: Full-time

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Start Date: ASAP

About Braven

Braven is a career-accelerating program that prepares promising young people—many of whom are people of color, from low income backgrounds, and the first in their families to attend college—to secure a strong first opportunity after college graduation. 

We work with higher education and employer partners to offer a life-changing experience that begins with a semester-long course for college students followed by support that lasts through graduation.  

Together, we are helping to open up access to the American Promise, empowering a generation of leaders who mirror the diversity of our country.

To learn more, take a look at Braven’s Impact Report and Jobs Report.

About the Role

In order to achieve its ambition of serving 80,000-100,000 Fellows over the next decade, Braven is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Salesforce Architect who will lead our team of Salesforce Developers and execute on the architecture, development, and optimization of our Salesforce infrastructure. In this role, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to design and implement robust Salesforce solutions that align with Braven’s mission and strategic goals.

This role is on the Systems team and reports directly to the Managing Director, Salesforce Development and Operations.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage & Collaborate (50%)
  • Manage and develop a team of full-time Salesforce developers and contractors to achieve group and individual goals, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.
  • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders, including those on the systems, strategy, design, and engineering teams to ensure cohesive development and strategies.
  • Work alongside Braven project scrum leaders to gather and analyze requirements for Salesforce solutions and ensure successful project delivery.
  • Strategy and Vision (25%)
  • Develop a comprehensive vision for our Salesforce data model and architecture in alignment with Braven’s strategic objectives.
  • Engage internal and external stakeholders, building consensus and alignment around the architecture vision. 
  • Develop and prioritize a Salesforce roadmap that balances the overarching vision with engineering, UX, and business constraints.
  • Establish and maintain a culture of strong documentation, ensuring that all Salesforce configurations, customizations, and processes are well-documented and easily accessible to team members.
  • Data Architecture & Technical Solutions (25%)
  • Execute the design and vision for innovative Salesforce solutions that align with Braven’s goals and adhere to Salesforce best practices.
  • Provide technical expertise to define data requirements and models, with a strong focus on data security, integrity, and clean-up.
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of the latest Salesforce features and releases and incorporate updates into existing solutions.
  • Other Duties as Assigned


Minimum Requirements

  • At least 5 years of professional experience as a Salesforce Architect with a proven track record of designing and implementing complex Salesforce solutions.
  • At least 2 years successfully managing and developing others
  • Experience in Salesforce development environments, including Apex triggers / classes, Lightning Web Components, Flows, Visualforce pages / controllers, and advanced Salesforce configuration such as Sharing and Profile & Permission Set security

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of professional experience managing sandbox environments and change sets
  • Salesforce Certifications: Salesforce Data Architect
  • Experience in a non profit setting using Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP)
  • Experience with one or more relevant tools that integrate with Salesforce such as Campaign Monitor, Duplicate Check, Excel/Google Sheets, FormAssembly, Mogli, and Tableau
  • Experience in Agile methodologies and project management tools (e.g., Asana, Jira, etc.) preferred.
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Strong design sense when crafting data models, creating schemas that balance ease of use, efficiency, and data integrity.
  • Ability to translate complex business requirements into technical solutions
  • Strong collaborative skills with a clear understanding of how data and operations contribute to organizational goals.
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional and strategically important projects while maintaining attention to detail in daily operations. 
  • Ability to thrive and lead multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Alignment with Braven’s core values.
  • Experiences that inform a belief in Braven’s mission and prepare you to work with, or for, Braven’s student Fellow population.

Please know that no one ever meets 100% of the preferred qualifications. If much of this describes you, we encourage you to apply.

Work Demands

  • Ability to work in-person in Atlanta (GA), Chicago (IL), Newark (NJ), or New York City (NYC) at least 3 days per week
  • Travel 1-2 times per year

Additional Requirements

  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of such by the date of hire. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.

Application & Interview Process

While the interview process may vary slightly, the general process will be:

  • Phone screen with Talent Team member
  • Technical Interview with Hiring Manager
  • Panel Interview with Key Partners
  • Reference Checks


Compensation and Benefits

The salary for this position, which depends on prior work experience and our assessment of your demonstrated fit for the role, will likely be between $139,800-$174,700 in Atlanta, $147,000-$183,800 in Chicago, and $161,800-$202,200 in Newark and New York City. Braven offers competitive base salaries based on the midpoint of the market among not-for-profit organizations of similar size, with opportunities for salary growth over time. We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact on behalf of the organization, and take internal and external equity seriously. Given our commitment to equity, Braven does not negotiate salary offers; instead each salary offer is determined carefully using external and internal benchmarking. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

Braven also provides competitive, comprehensive benefits, recognition, and career development. While Braven reserves the right to change benefits at any time, current benefits include: 

  • Unlimited vacation time in addition to org-wide holidays and week-long shutdowns in July and the end of the calendar year (this is a minimum of 19 days per year)
  • Match of your 401K contribution up to 5% of your base annual salary, starting your first full month
  • Coverage of 85% of health insurance premium for employee and dependents
  • A one-month paid sabbatical after 4 years on staff


We gather in the office at least 3 days per week (on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and often work remotely 2 days per week (although certain commitments might adjust that from time to time). Therefore, we require teammates to live within commuting distance of one of our hubs in Atlanta, Chicago Newark or New York. We believe in the magic, connection, and collaboration that happens when people work together face-to-face and we believe in giving people flexibility to focus, balance personal priorities, and save themselves two commutes per week.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

At Braven, we are committed to attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining a diverse team. Braven operates in the context of our American culture, against the backdrop of systemic racism and oppression of marginalized people since our country’s founding. We are committed to assembling leaders at our organization who have emerged from everywhere, with a particular emphasis on those who share the racial and income backgrounds of our Fellows, and creating an inclusive culture that allows all teammates, of all experiences and identities, to thrive.  

Braven is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.  We encourage talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Job Title: Salesforce Architect

Team: Systems

Location: Hybrid in Atlanta (GA), Chicago (IL), Newark (NJ), or New York City (NYC)

Employment Type: Full-time

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Start Date: ASAP

About Braven

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