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Salesforce Core Developer

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 13 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 500 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Aalto University IT Services supports our researchers, teachers, students and other staff by producing world class services that make their work easier, more flexible, comprehensive and secure regardless of time and location. We are a community of over 140 committed and talented IT experts.

Want to be a game changer?

Are you a Developer wanting to work with Salesforce Platform in societally meaningful organization? In that case, read further - you might be the Salesforce Core Developer we are looking for!

In this role you will be a part of Service Platform Team working mainly with Salesforce platform, Service cloud, Experience cloud and Sales cloud development activities. Our Service Platform team consists of eight team members with different roles and duties e.g. Product owner, Developers, Admins, Architect and Team Leader. Team is heavily following Scrum practices and using this framework on our daily work. Development Team supports the product owner in her job by providing needed estimates for product backlog items and selecting sprint goals with team’s capability. Salesforce Developer participates in all stages of the software development activities together with the team: planning needed requirements and technical efforts, coding and configuration, testing, debugging and deploying software packages. Developer also creates needed technical documentation and ensures it is up to date.

In addition to all this, we are curious about your ideas – you will be able to shape your work based on your areas of interest. In this position, you will get to work with and support Finland’s top gurus from different fields and be a part of an ambitious working environment that you can be proud of.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Perform software development, configuration and customization using Flows, Apex and LWC.​
  • Working with product Release deployments, version control and API access ​
  • You will participate in the designing of the specifications, testing and documenting of Aalto’s Salesforce environment.
  • You will be supporting our DevOps model for operational work including Salesforce releases, platform enhancements and bug fixes to the Salesforce platform as needed.
  • Experience in developing the inbound and outbound integrations​

What we offer

Aalto University is technically unique and interesting: we have a rich and versatile IT environment with leading edge technologies and latest developments in the field of IT research. Our significant in-house IT resources and capabilities enable experimenting and committed long-term IT development. We have an ambitious digitalization strategy and a diverse and vast community of innovative users.

We offer you an interesting, independent and contributing role in heart of Aalto’s digitalization. Although you are independently responsible of your own area of work, we offer you support and coaching when you feel you need it. We offer you great possibilities for competence development and career advancement as we are looking for potential to grow into even more demanding IT roles.

With us you will be part of an inspiring and supportive work community of ambitious game-changers who are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. We support a culture of learning and experimentation. We fail fast and learn faster – together.

Aalto University puts great focus on employee wellbeing, offering flexible working time and location opportunities to suit your working style. We will work with you to form the best possible work experience during your employment in Aalto University!

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Your experience and ambitions:

What will help you to succeed and enjoy working in this position:

  • Platform Developer I, ​Advantage if you have Platform Developer II certification​
  • At least 2 years working experience with Salesforce platform / clouds​
  • Understanding in practice Scrum/Agile framework, Scrum team and its events​
  • Work experience in DevOps automation using Github actions or similar for the deployments​.
  • Understanding how to integrate Salesforce with other systems.​
  • Advantage if you have knowledge on other products such as Education Cloud, SSH, Analytics CRM, data-model experience​.
  • Understanding Sharing and Security concepts in Salesforce​

As a person, we wish you are collaborative and communicative. We hope you enjoy working in collaboration with diverse stakeholders throughout the university as well as with IT vendors and have the ability to find the common ground to deliver results. You are a creative thinker who can easily see the bigger picture. You are based in Finland. We hope you have the ability to communicate in English, whereas Finnish is not a must but considered as an advantage. You can succeed and enjoy working in this position coming from many different backgrounds.

More than anything, we hope you are passionate about your field of work and enthusiastic about constantly innovating and learning something new together with others!

Ready to apply?

To hear more, you can reach out to Service Platform Team leader Petri Huhtariihi (Email: petri.huhtariihi(at)

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system by Sunday, October 1 st, 2023. As we are eager to find the right game changer to join our team, we will start reviewing applications immediately.

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