• Salesforce Solution Architect

    Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento | US-Washington DC | US-IL-Chicago | US-TX-Austin | US-NY-New York City
    Client Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    What do you get when you bring together the brightest minds and place them into an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards based on impact, not tenure? 


    You get one of the fastest growing consulting companies in the United States. While we may be a new name in consultancy, we were born from a storied one. Guidehouse was founded in 2018 as an evolution of PwC Public Sector with a mission to help our clients deliver on their mission; providing bold new strategies that catalyze transformative results across all ends of the enterprise. We embrace brilliance. We embrace independence. Join us.


    The Salesforce.com Solution Architect at Guidehouse is a client-facing, subject-matter expert role. Candidates should have deep functional Salesforce Platform expertise and strong interpersonal skills. The Solution Architect is responsible for client delivery, proposal support, new business opportunity identification, knowledge management, and must be able to materially influence the successful outcome of specific objectives of the Guidehouse Salesforce practice growth. The Solution Architect owns the solution construction including the engagement approach and technical components presented to the client. 


    • Responsible for the overall design of the functional Salesforce.com solution and for recommending best practice solution designs based on client business needs
    • Manage complex projects including responsibility for project timelines, deliverables, and resources during all project phases, from requirements gathering through go-live and post deployment client support
    • Provide detailed level of pre-sales support to include effort estimates and staffing decisions for proposed solutions
    • Lead Discovery and requirements refinement sessions to uncover customers’ business, functional, and technological requirements and synthesize requirements to create clear and comprehensive user stories and solution design documentation
    • Design elegant, innovative Salesforce solutions involving: configuration of Salesforce and Managed Packages, creation and refinement of complex data models, external integration, business process automation, and other custom functionality
    • Articulate the benefits and risks to a solution’s feasibility and functionality
    • Participate in practice development and continuously look to improve the delivery model and implementation process
    • Contribute significantly to thought leadership across the platform including ideation and design of new accelerators
    • Follow and understand new Salesforce product and technical capabilities resulting from product releases and acquisitions
    • Provide hands-on, expert-level technical assistance, coaching and mentoring to developers and other junior staff



    • Active multi-cloud Salesforce certifications and ability to achieve additional relevant certifications upon hire
    • 7+ years of external consulting experience
    • 5+ years (7+ years preferred) of Salesforce implementation experience in an agile development environment
    • 5+ years of experience identifying and documenting business process requirements, developing process flow analysis, data modeling, functional design experience, and creating project plans
    • 5+ years project management experience in a technology or consulting setting
    • 5+ years leading dynamic and highly effective teams on both small and enterprise engagements, facilitate meetings, lead customer support projects, mentor teams of junior team members and effectively manage client escalations
    • Proven ability to design and optimize business processes and integrate processes across disparate systems, incorporating best practices
    • Experience writing user stories to capture Salesforce requirements
    • Experience designing or building Salesforce integrations with 3rd party applications
    • Experience with data migrations from third party systems to Salesforce
    • Excellent client-facing written and oral communications skills, relationship focus, and strong technical and business acumen
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to quickly assimilate and apply new concepts, business models, and technologies
    • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to multi-task, and a high degree of emotional intelligence
    • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Business


    • MBA preferred
    • Public Sector experience preferred, but not required

    Additional Requirements

    • This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment verification.
    • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


    Guidehouse is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other characteristics protected by law.


    If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.


    Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.


    Benefits include:

    • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
    • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Student Loan Paydown
    • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
    • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
    • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
    • Skills Development & Certifications
    • Employee Referral Program
    • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
    • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program


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