What does a Senior Salesforce Developer do?

A SalesForce Developer is a programmer who creates functionality and solves problems in SalesForce software using a variety of web languages, software programs, and technologies. As a SalesForce Developer, your responsibilities will include creating and maintaining websites and applications both for the public and internal sites for companies, and teams. You will work with Web Designers, Project Managers, Copywriters, Creative Directors and others who assist in creating websites and website concepts.

Although a college degree is not necessary to become a Salesforce Developer, you must enjoy learning new software and web languages and keeping up with ever-changing industry standards. SalesForce Developers often start out as general Web developers or programmers who learn SalesForce on the job. Previous SalesForce experience is valuable for this position.

  • Maintain subject matter expert of SalesForce
  • Survey and edit websites and applications as needed
  • Implement web solutions and best practices
  • Assist Project Managers with planning site redesigns and updates
  • Maintain communication with Creative Directors and Project Managers on scope of projects
  • Mentor Programmers and Designers on back-end web functionality
  • Maintain knowledge of web languages including APEX, JAVA, and Python
  • Assist Project Managers in keeping development tasks on schedule and budget
  • Seven + years experience as a Programmer, Developer or Web Engineer
  • Analytical Skills
  • Knowledge of web coding including HTML and CSS
  • Strong Communications skills
  • Ability to solve problem sets
  • Familiarity with Big Data
  • Ability to multitask
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to liaison with non programmers
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Salesforce Developer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$80,254 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $80K
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Senior Salesforce Developer Career Path

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Salesforce Administrator
Dec. 13, 2021

“oriented company and ask you how you want to go in your career and create opportunities accordingly.”

Sfdc Developer
Jan. 6, 2021

“It's a good place to start your career and gain professional and technical skills.”

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Salesforce Developer
Oct. 20, 2021

“2) College based salary and not skill based which is the worst thing itself.”

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Salesforce Associate
Jul. 22, 2021

“Great opportunity for those who want to learn from the best mentors of the Industry and kickstart their career.”

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Salesforce Consultant
Oct. 12, 2021

“There are always endless opportunities to advance your career and the people here are the best.”

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Salesforce Associate
Jul. 22, 2021

“It was a great learning and working experience for me both on a personal and professional level.”

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Salesforce Developer
Oct. 31, 2019

“MFTA provides world leading Salelsforce Training and provides opportunities to both Salesforce Administrator certificaion and Salesforce Platform Developer I certification.”

Salesforce Developer
Jul. 21, 2021

“Members get here the opportunity to directly interact with clients which is good to develop our skillset.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a senior salesforce developer

When working as a senior salesforce developer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Service Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Javascript, Agile Software Development and SOQL.

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The most common qualifications to become a senior salesforce developer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.