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Technical Architect - Thunder

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Job Title
Technical Architect
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United States
Job Description


Technical Architect (Salesforce)

Location: United States (Fully Remote - Preferred locations SF Bay Area/NYC

At Thunder, we're building a different kind of Salesforce shop: we're people who love Salesforce and want our customers to love it as well. As a Thunder Technical Architect, you will build innovative solutions on Salesforce, but also show our customers how they can love this platform like we do.

Here's your chance to showcase your grit and help define how technical architecture can be delivered differently, focused on digging deep to solve customer problems as much as technical problems.


Thunder’s Technical Architect (TA) leads and collaborates with our customers' technology and business stakeholders to develop a scalable Salesforce architecture, vision, and strategy that enables business outcomes. 

You hold responsibility for the technical design of any integration or development, as well as technology selection and development methodology. In this role, you’ll deliver and/or govern the execution of development deliverables.

Ideal TA candidates will share their expertise and industry perspective on leading technical projects within the Salesforce ecosystem, bringing depth in designing and developing components, complex data models, and integrations. Technical Architects at Thunder are problem-solvers, consulting closely with their teammates and our customer’s teams.

Technical skill set should include system design and architecture, Lightning Component development, Flows definition, Salesforce configuration, Apex class development, and API integration.

Roles + Responsibilities

Reporting into our Technical Architecture Community Lead, the Technical Architect will design solutions leveraging the Salesforce platform and 3rd party tools, as needed.

The TA is responsible for application design, development and support of Salesforce-related projects. Ideal candidates will demonstrate progressive leadership in the full software development life cycle, and work closely with our customers to ensure we are recommending the optimal solutions/architecture.

You'll create diagrams, draft design documentation, and employ best practices to lead the technical aspects of Salesforce implementation and optimization projects from inception through support. You will ensure that the system meets the expectations of the client’s business, that proper testing is conducted, and performance is monitored by overseeing the development team.

  • Serve as Technical leader for customer engagements
  • Partner with offshore and nearshore resources to conduct code reviews, uphold coding standards, and clarify design decisions
  • Translate business requirements into well-architected solutions that best leverage the Salesforce platforms and products
  • Forecast detailed estimates for proposed solutions and articulate the benefits and risks to a solution’s feasibility and functionality
  • Define the system architecture to identify gaps between current and desired end-states and deliver a CRM solution
  • Design and manage the execution of test plans to ensure quality
  • Help to define and enforce coding and documentation standards at Thunder
  • Remain current on Salesforce product and technical capabilities
  • Support sales efforts to accurately estimate the technical level of effort
  • Demonstrate thought leadership through blog writing, public speaking, and client presentations

Required Qualifications

  • 5-7+ years’ of technical or consulting experience within the Salesforce ecosystem, specifically as an architect, solution engineer, IT consultant or developer in a customer-facing role that provided differentiated software technology solutions
  • 2+ years’ experience as a Technical Architect or Technical Consulting Lead 
  • Expert in custom and managed-package API integrations (RESTful + SOAP)
  • Proven implementation using Salesforce Integration Patterns
  • Expertise in data modeling and complex data migrations
  • Active Salesforce certifications and willingness to achieve additional certifications on emerging technologies
  • Required: Salesforce Admin, plus at least 2-3 out of the following Strongly recommended Certifications:

Strongly Recommended certifications:

      • Platform App Builder
      • Platform Developer I 
      • Sharing and Visibility Architect 
      • Data Architect

Nice to Have certifications:

    • Sales Cloud Consultant
    • Service Cloud Consultant
    • Experience Cloud Consultant
    • Platform Developer II
    • Javascript Developer
    • Mulesoft Integrations Architect 
    • Identity and Access Management Architect 
    • Deployment Lifecycle and Deployment Architect 
    • Application Architect
    • System Architect


The Perks:

  • Blue California Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life/Disability Insurance. No waiting period and better than most start-ups you've worked for! 
  • Stock options in a fast-moving, growth company - all employees have ownership in what we are building 
  • Real Opportunity to Develop your Salesforce Through Mentorship + Certifications 
  • People-First Leave Policies and Benefits
  • $1,800 Technology/Computer/Home Office Stipend

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role. If most of this job description describes you, then we encourage you to please apply for this role.

Thunder | The Opportunity, Mission + Culture

Thunder is here to help organizations love Salesforce, forever. We’re passionate about customer success, and seek out innovative consultants with an appetite to provide best-in-class consulting services that we’re proud to deliver:

We are building a remote-first culture - with "Thundercats" based from Hawaii to NYC to the Philippines - of intellectually curious, collaborative, solution-oriented teammates who love partnering with each other to deliver great work for our customers. We aren’t afraid to roll up our sleeves to solve problems, create or refine process. One cultural common denominator: we understand that at this stage of our life cycle, we’re here to build! 

Thunder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies. All resumes submitted by recruitment agencies to any employee via email, the Internet (including LinkedIn), or directly without a fully-executed search agreement will be deemed the sole property of Thunder, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired.



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Thunder Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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Thunder Company Size

Between 100 - 200 employees

Thunder Founded Year


Thunder Total Amount Raised


Thunder Funding Rounds

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  • Series A

    $16,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $2,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $6,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $1,877,281 USD

  • Series B

    $7,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $1,774,999 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $2,700,000 USD