• SR Salesforce Developer

    Job Locations US-MN-Edina
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Western National is seeking a Senior Salesforce Developer to provide our team with support in all aspects of the Salesforce.com software development lifecycle; including design, development, testing, and implementation. This position will collaborate across business units to play an important role in supporting our customer service infrastructure.


    The ideal candidate has at least 5+ years of Development experience and an interest in learning  Salesforce development. Previous experience working with Agile is preferred, and a demonstrated ability to work well as a member of a cross functional team.  If you are looking for a challenging Developer position that will provide real value to an organization, we encourage you to apply.


    • Perform technical evaluations, identify solutions, and design approaches to business needs.
    • Translate functional requirements into technical design and develop robust solutions for Western National's Salesforce platform.
    • Provide technical support and development as needed for integration services to our core systems.
    • Identify opportunities that can help improve efficiency of business processes through software enhancements.
    • Prepare written technical design specifications, flow charts and data flow diagrams as needed for new and existing applications. Code, debug and/or modify new and existing applications to meet the business requirements as outlined by the Business Analysts.
    • Assist in preparing work estimates for assigned projects.
    • Meet required deadlines as outlined by project team and business partners.
    • Prepare and execute unit tests on all new and modified code.
    • Prepare documentation for deployment purposes and respond to any implementation issues as needed to ensure quality deliverable has been met.
    • Assist in troubleshooting software application issues and help identify modifications needed in existing applications to meet changing business needs.
    • Facilitate transfer of primary developer responsibilities from implementation partner to Western National team through the establishment of internal support, resources, and expertise.


    • 5+ years of web application development experience, including solid experience with Java (or .NET), as well as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS is strongly preferred.
    • 5+ years of development(Web focused development is preferred) experience required.
    • Experience in developing, testing and supporting Apex, Visualforce, SOQL is preferred.
    • Some experience with jQuery and/or other JavaScript toolkits required.
    • Previous experience in web service/api implementations including: XML, SOAP, and REST is strongly preferred.
    • Experience required in software change control practices using any of the following: Git and Jenkins.
    • Salesforce Developer certification preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent training/education/ experience required. 


    Western National Insurance is a growing, A+ rated (A.M. Best) group of property-and-casualty insurance companies serving individuals, families, and businesses in 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. plus Alaska. Currently ranked as the 57th largest private company by revenue in Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal), Western National has consistently earned accolades as an employer of choice, including as a Star Tribune Top Workplace (2011 – 2016), and previously as a recipient of the Minnesota Business Ethics Award, as a Minnesota Business Magazine Top 100 Workplace, as a Principal Financial “10 Best” Company, and as a finalist for the Alfred P. Sloan “When Work Works” Award.

    Western National is known as “The Relationship Company®”, and caring for employees is a key part of that relationship commitment. Western National offers competitive pay, advancement opportunities, a generous benefits package, a robust wellbeing program, and a healthy work/life balance (including three weeks of paid time off, nine paid holidays, and eight hours of paid volunteer time as a starting point for new employees). These attributes are just some of the reasons why nearly half of our employees choose to stay on the Western National team for 10 years or more.


    Our benefits package includes:

    • 401(k) company match
    • Medical insurance – We offer affordable (thanks to a strong employer subsidy), above-average coverage and the choice of either a traditional Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) option OR a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) option
    • Western Wellbeing program – Including on-site massage, yoga classes, salad and healthy snack days, sit/stand workstations, nutrition seminars, and more
    • 100% company-paid tuition reimbursement for approved, job-relevant coursework
    • Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
    • Other standard employee benefits – Including dental insurance, vision benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, and more


    We could continue to list the things that we think make Western National a great place to work, but why not hear it instead from actual current and former employees? Here are some quotes that Western National employees have posted to the Glassdoor public review site:

    • “Excellent company which prioritizes customer service and community service.”
    • “Just a great place to come to work, and stay for a career. I love the personal touch from [the] executive suite on down. [The] CEO is on a first-name basis with everyone.”
    • “Above-average benefits, especially on the health insurance front.”
    • “I have felt welcomed here and I feel like the Senior Management cares.”


    (For more reviews from current and former Western National employees, you can visit the company’s Glassdoor page here: http://bit.ly/2qXtl4A .)


    ***Western National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.***


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