Salesforce Developer at Octo (Washington DC)

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Octo is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government's most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region's best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Job Description You
As a Salesforce Developer with Octo, you will join an Agile program responsible for the development, maintenance, security, and operational support of new and existing applications using the Salesforce platform. You are a cross-functional Salesforce Developer skilled in developing and Administering Salesforce Applications and providing operational support. You have a passion for high-quality, reliable, and maintainable code. You are agile and retrospective, and not afraid to identify what we are doing wrong so we can fix it, and what we are doing right so we can improve on it.


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client's missions.

The Program Mission

T his program will support the agency's Information Technology mission to provide development and operational support of new and existing legacy mission-enabling applications.
Skills & Requirements
What we'd like to see
  • Design, develop, implement, and support custom solutions using the Salesforce platform
  • Perform data migration and integration activities
  • Design, develop, implement, and support API development
  • Use development best practices to ensure high code quality standards are met
  • Follow the team's established Agile processes, which include both short- and long-term planning, cross functional support, and demonstrating working software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Salesforce platform and data structure, and how to leverage the tool to meet customer needs
  • Salesforce Certified App Builder, Platform Developer 1
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce Lightning
  • Working knowledge of agile lifecycle tools such as JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience with SFDC APIs, REST based web services, XML, and JavaScript
  • Experience designing and implementing automated build and deployment pipelines and supporting platform
  • Working knowledge of cloud services
  • Working knowledge of web service environments, languages, and formats such as RESTful APIs, SOAP, FTP/SFTP, HTML, JavaScript, XML, and JSON
  • Ability to connect technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Able to clearly communicate and provide positive recommendation of improvements to existing software applications
  • Understanding of the importance of clean code and integrated testing while following design best practices (data structure and design patterns)
  • Must be able to comply with Executive Order No 13991

Desired Skills:
  • Experience supporting government agencies.
  • Working experience with CI/CD pipelines; including technologies such as Jenkins and Github
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II
  • Experience working in an Agile environment and knowledge of Agile philosophies

Years of Experience: 3 + years of relevant experience

Education: Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience

Location: DC Metro Area

Clearance: U.S. Citizen and ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust

Octo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.
More Information on Octo
Octo operates in the Artificial Intelligence industry. The company is located in Reston, VA, Columbia, MD, Alexandria, VA, Burlington, MA, Greenwood Village, CO and Phoenix, AZ. Octo was founded in 2006. It has 1001 total employees. To see all 11 open jobs at Octo, click here.
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