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Salesforce Developer

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.

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.
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?

The most common salary  for a Salesforce Developer is between $100k and $120k
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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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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Verbal skills
  • Team work
  • Written skills
  • Autonomy
  • Resilience
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How do Salesforce Developers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 2 Salesforce Developers surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of technology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
IT industry ( Telecom)
The good things
I Think, the developers in the know can find more than a few reasons for joining the Salesforce world, but I’ll try to just stick to the main tempting arguments in its favor. First, it’s the amount o...
The challenges
Not much as I can think of. Even if any individual is not having any background of coding and Willing to take the challenge to learn Salesforce,it's achievable.As Salesforce has worlds best learning p...
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Honours diploma
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
The challenges
Keeping up to date with new technologies
Source: SEEK Role Reviews

What are the job opportunities for Salesforce Developers?

Find out how the job market is trending

Job opportunities

Salesforce Developer jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
21%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Software and Applications Programmers
Latest Salesforce Developer jobs on SEEK
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Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Salesforce Developer wanted for interesting and challenging projects
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Working for world renowned medical organisation, you will be hoping to build the customer engagement platform worldwide
Interpro - VIC
Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Salesforce Developer Permanent Opportunity Melbourne Inner Suburb Location
Mason Frank International
Brisbane
Talented Team, CBD Location
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