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Software Engineering Architect or Principal Architect

San Francisco, CA, USA | MuleSoft

  • Industry:
    Computer Software / Computer Games
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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Job Details

Salesforce has various Software Architect/Principal Architect opportunities throughout the company. These positions require excellent technical skills and outstanding analytical and influencing skills paired with great business insight. It is a cross-functional role that requires alignment building and communication within a large engineering organization.

See some of the current openings at the bottom of the job description. Your application will be considered for all open Architect opportunities.


Oversees and drives the end-to-end architecture of the product

Determines overall architectural principles, frameworks, and standards

Designs solutions that are enterprise scalable and maintainable

Drive strategic technology initiatives, working with Product Managers, other Architects,, Engineers,, SME's and the broader Salesforce organization

Works in a consultative fashion to improve communication, collaboration and alignment amongst teams inside and outside of the organization.

Analyzes and provides feedback on product strategy

Provides input into long-range product requirements, best practices, and operational guidelines, with focus on continuous improvement of platform reliability and serviceability

Drives research, case studies, and prototypes on leading edge technologies and how they can be leveraged

Ensures that we are continuously raising our standard of engineering excellence

Skills and Experience:

Mastery in multiple programming languages and platforms

More than 15 years of software development experience

Ability to independently design and deliver large complex projects

Ability to provide (informal) coaching to team members to support their understanding of the architecture and aid in their technical development

Experience with Agile development methodology (e.g., Scrum)

Ability to work with other architects, principal architects, and Chief Technology Officers to shape the architectural vision and roadmap for the organization.

Develops technical performance architecture that solves most complex performance issues.

Ability to drive long-term design strategies that span multiple complex projects, deliver technical reports and performance presentations to customers and at industry events

Ability to create an environment for honest and open discussion of all issues. You involve the right people, from your team and others, to resolve critical issues.

Experience in short release cycles, the full software lifecycle. Some roles require experience on a product that was released for public consumption across multiple releases

BS in related field and at least 15 years experience in the Information Technology arena, at least 3 years management or leadership experience in this field

Preferred Skills:

Familiarity with Salesforce platform can be a plus


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