Building a Rockstar Salesforce Development Team

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One of the biggest obstacles that enterprises face in deploying Salesforce is hiring skilled developers. It's a seller's market, and you need to widen your search to cover both existing employees and external talent. Join us as we provide the practical techniques one company used to assemble a rockstar development team.

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Building a Rockstar Salesforce Development Team

  1. 1. Building a Rockstar Salesforce Development Team Kevin Shuk, Palantir, Salesforce Architect @surfous Derek Lansing, Palantir, Salesforce Developer @dereklansing
  2. 2. All about Palantir
  3. 3. What obstacles are you facing? Tweet your biggest hiring obstacle with the hashtag #DF13Rockstar
  4. 4. Agenda • Where to look for talent • Who to look for • How to interview • Additional Resources • Q&A
  5. 5. Where to look for talent • Job description on website alone doesn’t work • Social Networks – OK • Community Engagement – Better • Referrals – Best • Bonus: People who already work for you
  6. 6. Who to look for • Developer • At scale, software design matters • Existing developers who enjoy building business applications • Java/C#/other OOP languages are beneficial • The same tools that make a good developer make a good SFDC developer
  7. 7. Who to look for • Administrator • Power user turned admin • Problem solving mentality • Enjoys helping people • “Renaissance Man”
  8. 8. Interviewing • Treat salesforce developers like any other dev in your organization • Utilize DE/Training Orgs to create real world scenarios • Code in the interview • Use problems you’ve encountered as interview questions (but be realistic in your expectations)
  9. 9. Other resources • Top #DF13Rockstar hits • Example interviews will be posted in the chatter group for this session
  10. 10. Kevin Shuk Derek Lansing Salesforce Architect, Palantir @surfous Salesforce Developer, Palantir @dereklansing

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