Staff Salesforce Engineer

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 160,000-180,000 Annually
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About the role:

The Senior Salesforce Engineer is a pivotal role responsible for strategizing, architecting, developing, and administering Kong's go-to-market (GTM) technology stack, primarily focusing on Salesforce. This role encompasses the integration of systems and tools utilized by sales, marketing, customer success, services, and support teams to generate leads, progress and close deals, manage customer relationships, and provide support.

In this capacity, you will deliver multiple concurrent, high-impact projects across cross-functional teams. You're expected to drive development and configurations throughout all phases of the project lifecycle. Additionally, you will develop and implement a GTM technology and architecture strategy that aligns with Kong's overall business goals, evaluate and select new technologies and tools to support the GTM team, ensure the efficient and effective use of GTM systems and tools, partner with cross-functional teams to identify and solve GTM challenges, and drive continuous improvement of the GTM technology stack.

We are seeking a leader with extensive GTM domain knowledge and operational experience, and a proven track record of driving business growth. You will join a small, talented team of builders laying the foundation for scalable operations. This global role reports to the Director of GTM Engineering.

Why should you want to work at Kong?

Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!

Why APIs Matter? APIs have been enabling innovation for decades!

Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!

Technical Leadership - We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.

Marco, our CTO/co-founder - “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” - CUBE Conversation, March 2021

We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!

Amazing Team & Culture - Come be a "Konger" and find out what we mean.

Great Place to Work Certified in 2020 & 2021

Kong employees exemplify our culture at our 2022 Sales Kickoff

2022 Forbes Cloud 100 Honoree

Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!

Kong Named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant

Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway! Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!


  • Design, develop, test, and deploy high-quality Salesforce solutions, including custom apps, integrations, and workflows, that meet business requirements.
  • Implement integration with other enterprise systems and third-party applications, and automate business processes using Salesforce tools.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to define system requirements, customize the platform, and maximize the utility of Salesforce technology.
  • Maintain a holistic view of all business processes and users to understand cross-functional impacts regarding configuration, process, workflow, and reporting.
  • Lead the implementation of new Salesforce features and functionalities, ensuring the platform's stability and scalability.
  • Provide technical leadership, guidance, and mentorship to junior team members.
  • Ensure compliance with all security standards and policies in Salesforce implementations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement innovative solutions focusing on user experience and business value.
  • Stay up-to-date with Salesforce releases, features, and best practices to drive continuous improvement.
  • Maintain system integrity, security, and scalability in coordination with Engineering, IT, and operations.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve GTM workflow disruptions.
  • Drive the execution and completion of projects, ensuring high-quality technical and process design and implementation.
  • And any additional tasks required by manager.


  • 7+ years of experience in Salesforce development, including custom Apex coding, Salesforce Lightning, Flow/low-code, and API integrations.
  • Strong understanding of Salesforce best practices and functionality, with Salesforce certifications (e.g., Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I/II) highly preferred.
  • Proven ability to design, implement, and document complex Salesforce solutions in a scalable and maintainable manner.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, focusing on delivering high-quality, user-centered solutions.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools, such as Jira.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a remote team environment.
  • Experience in CI/CD pipelines and version control tools (e.g., Git) is a plus.
  • Expert knowledge of CRM and related systems, specifically Salesforce's Sales Cloud, Salesforce CPQ, and Service Cloud.
  • Proficiency in modern GTM tech stack architecture and integrations, especially tools such as Marketo, Tableau, Hightouch, Fivetran, AWS, and other sales engagement or support tools.
  • Proven track record of developing and executing GTM technology roadmaps aligned with business goals.
  • Solid experience in cross-functional collaboration, notably with sales, marketing, support, and IT departments.
  • A passion for continuous improvement in GTM processes and technology.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field; Master's preferred

Kong has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. Compensation varies depending on a wide array of factors, including but not limited to specific candidate location, role, skill set and level of experience. Certain roles are eligible for additional rewards including sales incentives depending on the terms of the applicable plan and role. Benefits may vary depending on location. US based employees are typically offered access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan, short and long term disability benefits, basic life and AD&D insurance, among others. The typical base pay range for this role in the US is $160,000 - 180,000.

What is a Konger? 

We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services. 

We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications. 

We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform. 

We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.

Kong Core Values: 

Be Inclusive. We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger. 

Be Authentic. We are genuine, principled and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments. 

Be Relentlessly Resourceful. We work with purpose, obsession and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things build muscle. 

Be Customer Obsessed. We care. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything you do. We are all empowered to make an impact. 

Be Curious. We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way. 

Be an Owner. We are drivers not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.

About Kong: 

Kong is THE cloud native API platform with the fastest, most adopted API gateway in the world (over 300m downloads!). Loved by developers and trusted with enterprises’ most critical traffic volumes, Kong helps startups and Fortune 500 companies build with confidence – allowing them to bring solutions to market faster with API and service connectivity that scales easily and securely. 

83% of web traffic today is API calls! APIs are the connective tissue of the cloud and the underlying technology that allows software to talk and interact with one another. Therefore, we believe that APIs act as the nervous system of the cloud. Our audacious mission is to build the nervous system that will safely and reliably connect all of humankind!  

For more information about Kong, please visit or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

More Information on Kong
Kong operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Kong was founded in 2017. It has 354 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance, 401(K), Employee stock purchase plan and Flexible work schedule. To see all 62 open jobs at Kong, click here.
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