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Solution Architect - Advancement

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Fully Remote


Who We Seek:

  • Passion Seekers. You genuinely care about the work that you do and its impact on society.
  • Self-Starters. You’re a go-getter who isn’t afraid to step up and disrupt the status quo.
  • Entrepreneurs. You bring fresh ideas to the table, work hard, develop business and consistently seek new challenges.
  • Collaborators. You’re a great contributor to a high performing team that accomplishes great feats for our clients.


As a leading management, technology, and strategy consulting firm, our professionals provide innovative solutions to revolutionize education, nonprofit, healthcare, and state and local government organizations. We’re an innovative and values-driven firm working to disrupt the status quo to change the world and improve the lives of those we serve.


What You Will Do:

The candidate will be responsible for leading data migration and integration projects through the requirements definition and solution design phases. The candidate will be responsible for the overall solution design to meet the business requirements and fulfill user stories, and for leading a team of resources through the build, test, and deployment phases for data migrations and integrations. The candidate must demonstrate progressive leadership in the full life cycle of the software development environment.

Through user story definition, logical data model design, functional system design, and best-practice methodologies, you will be responsible for the detailed design of enterprise-level Salesforce and related technology projects from inception through production support. You will be responsible for providing industry best practices as a trusted advisor to key business and technology stakeholders and identifying areas of product growth.


Required Skills:

  • Experience in enterprise-level Salesforce projects using both waterfall and agile software development methodologies throughout the whole life cycle with repeated and demonstrable success
  • Expert level understanding of the Salesforce product suite – especially the Ascend managed package – in relation to data structure and data model.
  • Extensive experience with Ellucian’s Advance product, both end-user interaction and the underlying data structures. 
  • Extensive experience with RDBMS platforms and SQL, in particular Oracle RDBMS
  • Extensive experience with reporting and dashboard tools such as Cognos and Tableau
  • Experience and working knowledge of Higher Education Advancement business operations such as: prospect management, annual giving, major gift giving, planned gifts, donor stewardship, gift receipting, and pledge reminders.
  • Extensive experience in the technical migration from legacy CRM platforms to state-of-the-art solutions such as UCI’s ascend.  This includes data migrations, system integrations, reporting, testing, and deployment
  • Experience managing the daily support of a complex Higher Education IT environment. This includes help desk ticketing response, proactive system maintenance, vendor management, change request prioritization, ongoing project delivery, and communication to business and IT stakeholders.
  • Experience defining business requirements, writing user stories, and providing detailed Salesforce system and functional designs
  • Experience in documenting current state business processes and wireframing system designs using process flow diagram tools, sequence diagrams, etc. as well as making recommendations for future state improved processes and system designs
  • Expert level experience defining the system architecture landscape, identifying gaps between current and desired end-states, and delivering a comprehensive solution that will enable achievement of the desired business outcomes
  • A strong background in database design and system architecture
  • Experience integrating Salesforce with different business systems, as well as working with ETL integration tools such as Oracle SQL Developer and Mulesoft
  • Expert level understanding of environment management, release management, code versioning best practices, and deployment methodologies
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree
  • Must be authorized to work for any U.S. employer
  • Salesforce Admin Certification


Desired Skills:

  • 10+ years direct experience in software development life cycle
  • 5-8 years’ experience in implementing data integration and migration processes with Salesforce-based CRM systems
  • Proven experience in overseeing the direction, development, and implementation of best-practiced migration and integration projects
  • Experience using Salesforce, UCI ascend
  • Higher Education, Nonprofit Cloud certifications (desired but not required)
  • Project management skills and experience in managing teams
  • Knowledge of Document Management Solutions and their interaction with CRMs systems.
  • Experience with other higher education fundraising CRM platforms (e.g., Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge) is a plus.
  • Experience managing staff including making staffing decision and facilitating employee career development
  • Experience with managing the development and delivery of 3rd party software to clients
  • Strong knowledge of data management, including data capture, warehousing, segmentation, storing, cleansing, and security
  • Strong knowledge of CRM software quality assurance best practices and methodologies
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication, presenting, meeting facilitation, negotiation, decision making, and problem solving skills
  • Must be a team player as demonstrated through a customer qualification of a large scale/enterprise implementation with multiple workstreams



About Us:

Attain Partners is a place for great ideas and the people who have them. As a management, technology, and strategy consulting firm, our professionals provide innovative solutions to revolutionize government, education, health, and nonprofit organizations and positively impact those they serve. We are business analysts, technologists, digital strategists, managers of change, and forward thinkers, with the entrepreneurial drive to shape the future. Our team is present in 35 states and the District of Columbia.


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Attain Partners is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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