Salesforce Lead Developer



Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024
As a Package Consultant at IBM, get ready to tackle numerous mission-critical company directives. Our team takes on the challenge of designing, developing and re-engineering highly complex application components and integrating software packages using various tools. You will use a mix of consultative skills, business knowledge, and technical expertise to effectively integrate packaged technology into our clients’ business environment and achieve business results.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Octo, an IBM company, is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of technical solutions for the federal government. At Octo, we specialize 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!


As a Salesforce Lead Developer at Octo, you will be responsible for supporting multiple delivery projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The ideal candidate for this position enjoys problem-solving, has come up through the technical ranks, and has worked as a Salesforce platform developer. Responsibilities include solving technical problems on a daily basis while handling escalated requests and mentoring Salesforce declarative and programmatic developers on solving technical issues.


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.

Program Mission…

The Digital Transformation Center (DTC) supports Veterans Affairs (VA) with onboarding and maintaining enterprise SaaS and PaaS solutions used to support the mission of serving our Veterans and their associated stakeholders. We are digitizing information and processes for improved implementation, leveraging modern tools and low code/no code for reusability and faster delivery.


  • Providing Salesforce architecture best practice insight for secure application development.
  • Analyzing organizational capabilities in order to suggest process and performance improvement.
  • Supporting & guiding a team of mid-level and senior developers.
  • Support quality assurance testing efforts
  • Analyzing organizational capabilities in order to suggest process and performance improvement.
  • Implementation of enterprise apex patterns frameworks at scale.
  • Troubleshooting of performance issues using tools like debug logs and dev console.
  • Troubleshooting system configuration and data management issues.
  • Partner cross-functionally on platform innovation and DevOps maturity.
  • Apex and/or Jest LWC Unit testing best practice recommendations.
  • Collaborating with internal and client staff in identifying, planning, executing, tracking, and reporting all activities for security and compliance-related activities.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex data loads (e.g., governor limits, performance, process builders, apex timeouts).

Years of Experience: 10+ years of relevant experience. 5+ years of experience with Salesforce, with a minimum of 3 years of Salesforce development experience. Prior team leadership experience required.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering or other technical discipline required.

Location: Remote within the United States.

Clearance: Ability to obtain government clearance

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Prior technical team leadership experience
  • Must have at least 8-10+ years of experience in software development. Prefer at least 5+ years as Salesforce developer (APEX, Visualforce, Aura, LWC) is required.
  • Experience with other Object-Oriented Languages (JAVA, .NET, Ruby, etc.)
  • 3+ Years working in an Agile environment.
  • Deep knowledge of invokable method development, custom settings, and custom metadata types.
  • Capable of conducting code reviews and architectural reviews.
  • Experience with Git-based version control.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on cross-functional teams.
  • Skill in interpersonal and verbal/written communications, presentations, math, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Certifications:
      • Salesforce Certified Administrator
      • Salesforce Platform Developer I
      • Salesforce Platform Developer II
      • Salesforce Certified App Builder
      • other Salesforce certifications (e.g., Architecture Certifications preferred; Cloud Consultant certifications a plus).
  • Experience with Salesforce DX CI/CD toolset, optimization & troubleshooting of relevant processes.
  • Experience with multiple salesforce org environment and troubleshooting.
  • Experience and general understanding of networking technologies, firewalls to troubleshoot networking issues and determine root causes (i.e., Salesforce versus network cause).
  • Must be able to use a computer.
  • Must be able to communicate both verbally and in written form.
  • Must be able to obtain a government security clearance.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must have reliable internet service that allows for effective telecommuting.
  • Clearance: Ability to obtain government clearance.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise