Solutions Architect
Build It Green - Oakland, CA

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Who are we?
Build It Green is a professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient buildings in California. Supported by a solid foundation of outreach and education, Build It Green connects consumers and building professionals with tools and technical expertise to build quality green buildings. Build It Green fosters collaboration with key stakeholder groups to accelerate the adoption of green building practices, policies and programs. For more information, visit

Why Join Our Team?
Build It Green is a rapidly growing, multifaceted organization that provides an industrious and exciting work culture comprised of experts in the field of green energy and green building practices. Build It Green’s offices offer sweeping skyline views with loads of natural light and are conveniently located in downtown Oakland near the City Center with easy access to great eateries, 12th Street BART, major AC Transit bus lines and other great amenities. Build It Green offers competitive salaries and a benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching; paid holidays and paid time off.

What is the Opportunity?
Build It Green is seeking a Solutions Architect to join our team!

The Solutions Architect is responsible for leading the design and deployment of a web-integrated database system based on Salesforce. The role is responsible for evaluating our organizational requirements and designing complete solutions leveraging Salesforce, Apps, and ancillary web tools that help us deliver high quality services to our customers.

The Solutions Architect will manage an external Salesforce consulting team to develop an effective solution that meets our budget and timeline. The Salesforce/ Solutions Architect role requires experience across a range of different focus areas. Ideally the candidate will have experience in both infrastructure and software development arenas.

The key duties and responsibilities of the Solutions Architect are…

  • Gathering, analyzing, and summarizing business and user needs, documenting requirements and process flows.
  • Working with management to identify new and creative opportunities to leverage the database to support additional business processes or functions.
  • Designing data models and system architecture for the developers to implement.
  • Managing outsourced implementation partners to define scope, design, planning, build-out, and testing of systems.
  • Developing a data migration plan from current data sources to new system, and oversee execution.
  • Leading and work with developers remotely.
  • Creating and managing complex workflow rules, data validation, and system triggers.
  • Evaluating AppExchange tools for feasibility and impact to the business, such as email marketing and event management tools.
  • Evaluating non-Salesforce CMS, events registration, directories, and marketing communications tools and ensure seamless integration with Salesforce.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications…

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited university in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience in web application design or development with with Java, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office Suite and Windows operating system.
  • Must have 1+ years working in a Salesforce environment and platform (Apex, Visualforce, Trigger, Workflow, etc)
  • Must have 1+ experience with application integrations using SOAP or REST API
  • Strong understanding of database design & implementation (Relational Database & strong SQL)
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing platform (Amazon EC2 & Platform)
  • 2+ years managing projects and vendors

How Can You Be Considered to Join Our Team?
E-mail your cover letter, resume and references to Jobs at for consideration. Please type “Job Code – Solutions Architect” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be screened for qualifications and experience, and all required application elements. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be offered an interview. To be eligible for hire applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Build It Green does not currently offer visa sponsorships.

When is the Deadline to Apply?
Please submit all required application materials by January 3, 2013.

Build It Green is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to reflect the diverse community it serves. All applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

No phone calls please.

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Build It Green is a professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient...