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Salesforce Developer (Senior)

Business Unit:  Discovery Central Services
Function:  Information Technology
Date:  3 Apr 2024

Discovery – Group Shared Services- Systems of Engagement: CRM



Developer (Senior) (Salesforce)


About Discovery


Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.


About CRM


Working in a high performance organization that prides itself in attracting the finest talent, we challenge ourselves to find solutions that make a difference in the world. Our environment is always buzzing with energy and smart, motivated people working on finding the best way to move forward.



Key Purpose


Work closely with a passionate development team to design, develop and maintain Java based solutions for a dynamic, multi-national company that sets the benchmark in its industry.

Must be a team player and have the ability to work with both vertical and horizontal colleagues both in a formal and informal setting. 




Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to


  • Develop, test, and maintain high quality Salesforce Platform application software.
  • Analyse, maintain and enhance existing application and troubleshoot issues. 
  • Assist with the production of technical specifications and designs.
  • Promote new technologies and share knowledge within the team.  
  • Recommend improvements to development processes, contribute to implementation plans, and assist in rollout.
  • Adhere to coding standards and know best practices
  • Perform code reviews.


Personal Attributes and Skills


  • Passionate about technology and development
  • Results oriented with the ability to work under pressure and cope with multiple concurrent projects with changing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to deal with complexity and migrate between detailed and high level requirements
  • Self-starter who takes ownership and accountability, and is able to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Education and Experience



  • Matric/Grade 12 and formal Java/Salesforce qualifications/certifications
  • IT related Degree or Diploma (BSc/BTech or similar).



  • 5 years Salesforce systems development experience in a high-paced environment.
  • Experience in Presentation layer development (HTML5, Lightening, Pardot Upgrades, Conga CSS, JSP, TypeScript / JavaScript, Spring MVC, Angular 1 & 2)
  • Solid understanding of Salesforce Platform Development
  • SDLC, Agile
  • Experience in application frameworks
  • Unit testing and mocking frameworks.
  • Integration experience


  • ElasticSearch or SOLR experience, Java,
  • Experience with Business Rules Management Frameworks.
  • Experience using formal modelling languages (UML, ArchiMate etc) and modelling tools (Enterprise   Architect, Visual Paradigm etc.)
  • Exposure to Agile principles and methodologies, including Continuous Integration and Test-Driven Development

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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