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Systems - Salesforce Solution Architect (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Position Summary

About GreatAmerica

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 600 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead. We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding in 1992.

GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers. There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere. When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

About the Role

This position is responsible for setting standards, guidelines and procedures for our Salesforce platform using industry best practices, designing, overseeing configuration and development initiatives of Salesforce for a wide variety of business needs. This is a key member of GreatAmerica team to ensure smooth and efficient implementation and integration between technical and functional system requirements using Salesforce.

Please note, this full-time, salaried position is in Cedar Rapids, IA with a partially remote option available.

Essential Functions

  • GreatAmerica Core
    • Lives the GreatAmerica principles; involved in cross functional team efforts as required and assigned.
  • Communication/Team work Attributes
    • Ability to read communication styles of customers, project team, and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines and tailor communication to fit.
    • Able to effectively develop materials that are appropriate for the audience.
    • Ability to communicate effectively to both the technology and business communities
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and excels at communicating shifts in prioritization
    • Ability to adapt to shifting business priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
    • Candidates must possess the exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with internal& external resources, clients, and third parties.
    • Candidates can be able to manage key relationships with internal & external resources, clients, and third parties.
  • Functional Core
    • Provide functional architecture strategy and guidance for all Salesforce rollouts
    • Translate business requirements into well architected solutions that best leverage Salesforce
    • Reviews functional design, logical architecture and integration design for Salesforce initiatives
    • Lead technical detailed design sessions
    • Provide detailed architecture design and document detailed technical solutions and analysis aligned with business objectives
    • Perform fit-gap analysis between business requirements and Salesforce capabilities
    • Responsible for matching business process and automation requirements to the capabilities of Salesforce, including, but not limited to, managed and unmanaged packages, complex data model, integration, role hierarchy, sharing and security model
    • Articulate to the stakeholders the value of recommended solutions and approach
    • Set standards and procedures based on industry best practices for design, configuration and development on Salesforce
    • Provide oversight and governance for Salesforce Administrators and Developers involved in the initiatives
    • Assist in prototyping, troubleshooting, identifying dependencies and issues, and outlining mitigation plan against any risk for all Salesforce rollouts
    • Be able to train, mentor and oversee a group of Salesforce Administrators and Developers on the team
    • Lead code reviews during projects to ensure quality and appropriate standards and procedures are followed
    • Help provide input for training materials and programs for the Salesforce Administrators and Developers in the roll out of new or enhanced Salesforce capability
    • Answer qualified support calls from users
    • Ability to take all perspectives into account for a given project
    • Proactively seek out new Salesforce features and capabilities and works with GreatAmerica’s Salesforce community to develop and execute a roadmap for adding these features for the organization.
    • Lead initiatives to foster the Salesforce community by sharing new features and capabilities and best practices of Salesforce platform to the stakeholders.
  • Others
    • Extended hours may be required to meet deadlines
    • Performs additional duties as required
Position Qualifications

Education, experience and skills required:


For all GreatAmerica team members:  Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability

For this position: Creative, Detail-Oriented, Goal-Oriented, Systems Analysis, and Technical Aptitude

Education: Bachelor’s degree required in Information Systems or equivalent of at least 15 years practical relevant work experience. Must have Salesforce Advanced Admin and App Builder certificates and kept them up to date. Technical Architect certification preferred.


  • 10+ years of experience delivering large scale multi-million dollar solutions and strategies working with Big 4 SIs
  • Must have 8-12 years' experience in Salesforce Architecture, working for major F500 company, Big 4, or major SI consulting practice implementing at least 3-5 large Salesforce projects
  • 5-10 years Financial services or related experience - equipment leasing, asset leasing, commercial lending , loans, originations management, FinTech preferred
  • 5-10 yearsLease loan business process experience: originations management process automation CPQ, credit app, credit scoring, contract documentation and booking, billing and invoices, contract operations
  • Must have an expert level understanding and 10+ years of directly working with of the Salesforce product suite, including Sales, Service, Community, Marketing, Financial and Community Clouds
  • 10+ years Salesforce business process design and rules configuration
  • Must have an extensive knowledge with platform authentication patterns (SAML, SSO, OAuth)
  • 10+ years multi-tier architecture design for scalable solutions with accounting and financial systems
  • 8+ years Integration architecture and tools experience - real-time APIs and ETL - tools such as Informatica, Mulesoft and Salesforce connect; knowledge of Salesforce platform events and integration with ESBs (e.g. Azure)
  • Expertise in full Salesforce application lifecycle development, including solutioning, planning, development, testing, environment management, release management, code versioning best practices, and deployment methodologies and operationalizing
  •  Must have an expert level of knowledge in configuration as well as in declarative customization and APEX development
  • Expertise with Salesforce and enterprise architecture best practices design - weighing balance between configuration, customization, use of managed packages, appexchange apps, accelerators, and connectors
  • Must have an extensive experience with data migrations from third party systems to Salesforce
  • Must have a proven desire to continue to grow their knowledge inside the Salesforce ecosystem
  • Must have an extensive experience with platform security capabilities (TLS, SSL)
  • Must have 12+ years' experience in developing technology solutions

Computer Skills: Expert knowledge of MS Office products and Design & Development best practices preferred

Essential Information:

Work Authorization: United States (required)
Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a remote option available

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please follow the online application process at  Be sure to fully complete the form, including your resume, and complete the Predictive Index assessment.