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Systems Engineering Architect



Software Engineering, IT
Virginia, USA · Washington, DC, USA · Remote
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

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Software Engineering

Job Details

About Salesforce

We’re Salesforce, the Customer Company, inspiring the future of business with AI+ Data +CRM. Leading with our core values, we help companies across every industry blaze new trails and connect with customers in a whole new way. And, we empower you to be a Trailblazer, too — driving your performance and career growth, charting new paths, and improving the state of the world. If you believe in business as the greatest platform for change and in companies doing well and doing good – you’ve come to the right place.

Salesforce is the world’s #1 CRM business and Trust is our #1 value. We commit to Trust by building and operating cloud environments and services that deliver comprehensive market-leading capabilities to our public sector customers, capable of meeting the strictest U.S. government security and compliance requirements.

We have an immediate opportunity for a GovCloud systems integration architect who wants to help design and build next generation Government Cloud environments and offerings. In the role of a GovCloud Architect, you are at the center of the action, leading the architecture and integration of market leading Salesforce products and services into new and existing GovCloud environments. Leveraging your strong architectural and technical foundation, you will collaborate to deliver Salesforce’s market-leading Customer 360 suite of products to our higher education, state and local, federal, military and other public sector customers. As a GovCloud Architect, you will work hand in hand with Salesforce product and service teams to bring their capabilities into Salesforce’s GovCloud architecture, provide expert insight to help teams better understand and adapt to GovCloud’s unique requirements, as well as enable GovCloud innovation to be broadly leveraged across Salesforce. As such, GovCloud systems integration architects are uniquely positioned to make significant impacts for Salesforce, our customers, and for the nation.


  • Acts as the primary architect for one or more GovCloud systems and/or major products or functional areas

  • Serves as a subject matter expert on GovCloud architecture, requirements and processes

  • Collaborates with architects and engineering teams across Salesforce to share requirements, develops innovative solutions, engages in architecture and code reviews, and answers technical onboarding questions

  • Identifies opportunities for ongoing improvement and delivers innovative, repeatable solutions for stakeholders

  • Develops and enhances architectural and onboarding training, documentation, processes and tooling


  • Education:

    • M.S. in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent field (or equivalent experience)

  • Industry:

    • 10+ years of information technology industry experience

    • 5+ years of experience in IT architecture, software architecture or equivalent field

  • Skills:

    • Broad experience in software architecture, development, and deployment patterns and methods

      • Preferred experience with functional driven design, distributed systems, and micro-services

    • Experience architecting end to end, complex (large-scale) solutions for public cloud environments

      • Preferred experience with DevOps, zero-trust security models and container technologies

      • Preferred experience with production systems operating in AWS dedicated regions

    • Demonstrated technical expertise in multiple infrastructure, middleware and/or applications domains

      • Preferred experience with service ownership and designing self-healing, scalable services

    • Experience synthesizing functional and non-functional requirements for individual service teams

      • Preferred experience leading development of architectural designs, articles and training

    • Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills

      • Preferred experience tailoring content for executive, technical and non-technical audiences

**TS/SCI with Polygraph required


This candidate must be a U.S. citizen (U.S. born or naturalized) who does not hold dual citizenship and agrees to complete a U.S. federal government Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) for a Moderate Public Trust position.


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