Salesforce, the world leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), provides many opportunities for Salesforce careers. These specialty positions primarily include Salesforce Administrators, Salesforce Consultants and Salesforce Developers. To write this blog, we sat down with our resident Salesforce Developer Amit Joshi and asked him, “What does a Salesforce developer do?”
Are There Any Requirements for Becoming a Salesforce Developer?
“Although a higher education degree such as a college degree is not necessary to become a Salesforce Developer, an understanding of Object Oriented Programming Principles, Model-View-Controller design pattern, .NET Programming or Java is very helpful. I personally have a degree in Computer Science and Engineering with a minor in Japanese.
Salesforce offers certification programs to those looking to learn more about the different facets of Salesforce such as Sales Cloud, Marketing Cloud, etc. A Salesforce Developer is not required to have certifications but Salesforce certifications, certainly help in establishing credibility when looking for a job or providing qualifications to a client. I have the Salesforce Certified Developer certification. Our CTO, Mike Ravagnani has both the Salesforce Certified Developer certification as well as the Salesforce Certified Advanced Developer. The Revolution Group Salesforce Services team has a total of 7 certified developers so that we can provide the best customization experience for our customers.”
Can you list some programming languages a Salesforce Developer uses and why?
What are Three of Your Favorite Things About Being a Salesforce Developer?
“I love that Salesforce designed the platform with development in mind from the beginning. The platform is optimized for Developers like myself, making for a positive experience. I also enjoy the ability to customize a Salesforce environment to fit the customers’ needs with little to no restrictions. That’s really a huge benefit for us to be able to provide our clients with a solution that will grow with their company and works like they need it to. I would say my third favorite thing about being a Salesforce Developer is the ability to integrate across systems and present data in the right place at the right time using the tools and platform provided by Salesforce.
In the three years that I have been a Salesforce Developer, I’ve found that the way the Salesforce platform is setup really makes my job enjoyable.”
What is your least favorite thing about being a Salesforce Developer?
“If we’re being honest, the thing I like least about being a Developer in the Salesforce platform is that there’s not a really good IDE (Integrated Development Environment) which can make the process more tedious at times.”