• Salesforce Architect

    Location : Location US-TN-Nashville
    Operations & Technology
    Position Type
  • Company Overview

    AllianceBernstein (AB) is a global investment-management firm providing industry-leading research and investment solutions through a combination of innovation, intellectual curiosity and relentless ingenuity. We offer high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional and individual investors worldwide. Our clients include some of the world's top institutions as well as private-wealth clients and retail investors. Through close partnerships with our clients, we collaborate on investment strategies across regions and sectors to inspire innovative thinking and deliver superior outcomes.

    We invest in our people and in the communities in which we operate, and we celebrate our diversity to showcase what makes us unique. We offer our talent the opportunity to grow professionally while working on cutting-edge ideas and outcomes in a global culture that operates as a tight-knit community.

    If you're ready to innovate and grow your career, join us.


    IT Group Description

    Client Group Technology creates and supports business innovating technology for the Client Group. The team is responsible for business innovation, project and relationship management, data and business intelligence, vendor management, and software development as it relates to the tools used by the over 500 Client Group staff globally.


    The Client Group has a presence in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is composed of five main areas:

    • Sales & Client Services works with financial intermediaries and institutions to offer diversified investment solutions that help clients build and preserve their wealth
    • Business Development is a conduit to the firm’s investment teams and supports our clients and internal business partners through investment-platform and product content, messaging, competitive analysis and education
    • Product Strategy & Development designs, develops and manages the firm’s global lineup of investment services and considers clients’ evolving needs to identify new opportunities
    • Marketing promotes the firm and its services by creating, packaging and distributing content and messaging to engage diverse audiences through digital platforms and initiatives, strategic campaigns, and events

    Business Transformation looks to evolve and scale our business, leveraging digital and data, to drive topline growth and improve profitability


    IT Job Description:

    We are seeking a Nashville based Salesforce Architect to join our CRM Team in Client Group Technology.


    Describe the role:

    Lead development and configuration for our CRM platform providing strategic enhancements as well as production support.


    Describe the applications and business or enterprise functions the role supports:

    Most immediately the role will be in support of a broad revamping of our data and toolsets for the Client Group that needs to take place to fuel our future growth globally across channels. This includes the improving the data structures, bringing together client interactions, sales, content, readership, and third-party data sets, to enable more nimble, effective, and predictive business intelligence, a re-organization and simplification of our CRM, and the build out of new front-end tools for our global Sales teams. This role will be key for continuing to deliver changes for our instance and associated applications.


    The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Key job responsibilities include leading full development lifecycle and production support for CRM platform.

    • Collaborate with our internal and external technology and business partners to implement product changes.
    • Hands-on design and development (front-end and server-side development), hands-on database development including schema design and business logic implementation, working closely with other developers to ensure all code is consistent with architectural standards and design.
    • Manage remote teams.
    • Produce technical specification and design documents as required.


    What makes this role unique or interesting?

    The role will provide a wide variety of experiences and exposures, across different business units, processes, and technology.


    Job Qualifications (The ideal candidate should have the following):

    Qualifications, Experience, Education:

    • At least 7+ years of rigorous design and programming experience
    • A proven professional with multiple full lifecycle SFDC implementations and at least 4+ years of experience working with SFDC (Apex, Visual Force, Lightening)
    • Strong SFDC knowledge and Integration components for SFDC
    • Proven experience in overseeing the technical direction, development, and implementation of SFDC software solutions
    • Familiar with ETL tools and using them in the Salesforce environment; Informatica preferred
    • Experience developing and delivering enterprise class solutions to real customer problems, preferably with an emphasis on Sales, Client Service, and/or Marketing issues
    • Effectively manage on-site/off-site development staff to accomplish SFDC project deliverables
    • Strong knowledge of AGILE/SCRUM Processes
    • Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics



    • Salesforce Administration and Development
    • Data analysis and reconciliations
    • Strong Excel capabilities
    • Familiarity with SQL, databases
    • Web technologies and Scripting


    Special Knowledge:

    • Certified Salesforce Application Architect or equivalent experience


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