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Salesforce Developer

Use expert knowledge of Salesforce proprietary programming languages to develop software for users of Salesforce products.

What's it like to be a Salesforce Developer?

A Salesforce Developer is a Software Developer who specialises in the development of software and products for users of the software company Salesforce.com, often using Salesforce’s proprietary programming languages.

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Tasks and duties

  • Gathering project requirements by liaising with clients, team members and stakeholders.
  • Designing solutions and features that meet the project requirements.
  • Writing and modifying programming code.
  • Testing code for bugs and implementing improvements and fixes.
  • Solving problems using logic and methodical testing processes.
  • Developing testing and validation processes.
  • Deploying code to the live environment.
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Salesforce Developers can attain certifications in the company’s proprietary programming languages through online training courses. They are usually experienced Software Developers with knowledge of other widely used programming languages such as HTML, Java, JavaScript and PHP.

What can I earn as a Salesforce Developer?

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Salesforce Developer roles in AUS were typically advertised between $110k and $150k over the last 3 months.
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How to become a Salesforce Developer


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It is possible to work as a Salesforce Developer without formal qualifications, however many employers prefer individuals to have qualifications in the field of computer science, as well as achieving certification through Salesforce’s proprietary training programs.

  1. Complete a qualification in Computer Science with a focus on web development. This could be a Certificate IV in Web-based Technologies (ICT40315), a Diploma of Website Development (ICT50615) or a Bachelor degree majoring in website development.
  2. Achieve certification in Salesforce proprietary programming languages via one or more of the Salesforce.com training programs.
  3. Look for roles with companies who are active users of Salesforce products.

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Latest Salesforce Developer reviews

Latest reviews from 3 Salesforce Developers surveyed on SEEK
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Mar 2021
Salesforce platform gives you plenty of flexibility
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Development
The good things
The Salesforce platform is very robust, so you almost never need to worry about downtime unless it's self-inflicted by a change you made. There are a lot of options for configuring the environment if ...
The challenges
With pre-built components they often given some configuration, but often not as flexible as building your own components. This means you can get very close to the solution you are looking for but leav...
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May 2021
Quite a cool job
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
CyberSecurity
The good things
Full stack development involving various of technologies
The challenges
To work as a Salesforce Developer you have to know Salesforce ecosystem, OOP, JS, HTML, CSS and basic DB knowledges
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