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Staff Salesforce Engineer

    • Remote (United States)
  • Digital, Data & Technology
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The Salesforce Staff Engineer brings passion, enthusiasm, and a growth mindset to Thrivent’s Engineering Culture. They are a trusted expert who applies business, industry, and technical knowledge to assigned assets, domains, platforms, technologies, and vendors. Collaborates with team members to ensure quality solution delivery. Leads the implementation, execution, and maintenance of technology solutions to mitigate risk and drive business results. Provides development expertise on mid-large sized product delivery teams, focused on solving complex problems.

At Thrivent, we are focused on a digital transformation that will deliver modern, innovative experiences for our clients, financial advisors, and employees. We are investing in data and technology, using DevOps practices, and building an engineering culture of empowered technical experts. Our technologists are involved in work that includes cloud native development, digital architecture and integration, automation, cloud data platforms, artificial intelligence, and machine learning as well as maximizing platforms such as Salesforce, AWS and Microsoft.

Position Summary: 

The Staff Salesforce Engineer will have exposure to Financial Service, Sales, Service, Marketing Cloud functionality within the Salesforce Platform. The Staff Engineer is responsible for leading the design, build (configuration and customization), implement, documentation, and maintenance of functionality that meets the needs identified by Product Leadership. Successful candidates will have experience with large implementations along with broad knowledge of Salesforce and externally integrated capabilities. Candidates will possess strong technical skills while emphasizing a user experience and design-first approach. 

Position Roles / Responsibilities / Accountabilities: 

Solution Architecture / Systems Design:  

  • Collaborate with product owners to develop, review, and present user stories. 

  • Define system solutions that ensure alignment with industry best practices, technical strategies, and priorities. 

  • Proficient in data modeling, designing custom objects, fields, and relationships to meet end-user needs. 

  • Designing and implementing custom user-guided experience workflows. 

  • Expertise in integrating Salesforce with external systems using APIs and middleware. 

  • Understanding various integration patterns, including point-to-point integrations, middleware-based integrations, and event-driven architectures. 


  • Provide Technical leadership to a product delivery team of 2-4 Salesforce Engineers. 

  • Provide coaching/mentorship to delivery team Engineers on technical focused topics. 

  • Be the model for oneself and the delivery team on keeping skill sets and expertise relevant with the latest Salesforce releases, features, and industry best practices. 

  • Active participation in the technology community through forums, events, and/or open-source or personal project contributions. 

Application Implementation & Oversight:  

  • Provide oversight of delivery team code review processes to ensure the security, scalability, and maintainability of Salesforce solutions. 

  • Deep understanding of patterns and value of unit testing, test classes, and test data creation to ensure code coverage and quality. 

  • Thorough documentation of design decisions, code, and configurations or both development and end-user understanding. 

Position Qualifications:  

  • 7 - 10+ years of experience in the Salesforce engineering environment, taking abstract concepts and ideas and formulating a detailed software engineering plan to deliver 

  • Extensive knowledge of Financial Service, Sales, and Service Clouds and Marketing Clouds. 

  • Highly proficient in developing Apex Classes, Apex triggers, Batch Apex, JavaScript, Lightning Web Components (LWC), Visual Force (VF Pages). 

  • Preferred 1-3 years recent work experience in several of the following integration technologies: Java, REST/ SOAP API, Spring Boot, Mongo DB, Confluent Kafka, Change Data Capture, Platform Events, OpenShift, Docker, TC Server, Messaging Queues (RabbitMQ, IBM MQ). 

  • Experience with CI/CD DevOps including using tools such as Visual Studio Code, Salesforce CLI, Git, Github, Github actions, Bitbucket, and Jira. 

  • Exposure to working in a product operating model, leveraging an Agile scrum execution framework. 

  • Experience working directly with product owners and business partners. 

  • Salesforce Admin and Developer certifications preferred. 

We exist to help people achieve financial clarity. At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given. 

At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.

Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.

Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to  or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.


Staff Salesforce Engineer


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We believe that humanity thrives when people make the most of all they've been given, which includes our history, heritage, individual and collective experiences. Take a moment to pause with us, reflect on where Thrivent is at in our DEI journey and look forward to the future in anticipation of great things to come.

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