Salesforce Senior Software Developer (Remote)

at CarMax
Location Richmond, VA
Date Posted October 21, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


7041 - CarMax Shockoe - 140 Virginia Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219

CarMax, the way your career should be! 

Your expertise shapes our business

At CarMax, we want to disrupt our industry by empowering customers to buy a car on their own terms. And at the heart of that innovation are new digital products. Working on many different aspects of the customer experience, our Software Developers research and discover new opportunities, and shape products to fulfil them. From inception to completion, you will develop tools and technology, learning quickly from our spirit of experimentation. Overall, you will have a direct impact on improving the performance of our business and ensuring customers can buy the vehicles they want in a way that’s right for them.

What you will do – Essential responsibilities

  • Build and maintain the Salesforce Marketing Cloude platform and associated services

  • Partner with Salesforce on platform innovation and DevOps maturity

  • Plan and implement solutions to optimize the delivery pipeline

  • Onboard new product and marketing teams to the platform

  • Provide technical consulting and engineering solutions to marketing teams 

  • Review and implement new tools and capabilities

  • Create technical runbooks, documentation and training

  • Implement site reliability engineering best practices

  • Assist product and platform teams to achieve their goals

  • Foster forward strategic planning and vision

  • Provide architectural guidelines and principles

  • Implement platform security and stability solutions

  • Vet new technology and advise on pros/cons

  • Plan and conduct pilots of new functionality

  • Encourage innovation

Transform the customer experience

It takes a passion for technology to develop ground-breaking products. Working collaboratively and creatively as part of a close-knit product team, you will be part of the development process from end to end: consulting users, carrying out experiments, tackling complex business problems and implementing new products. You’re able to balance customer needs with business goals and know how to deliver technical solutions that enhance business value. Creative, curious and highly analytical, you never stop learning and thrive on constant change in the digital marketplace.

Qualifications and requirements

  • 5+ years of full stack application development experience required
  • Experience as a software developer working with product teams
  • Working knowledge of programming languages/platforms such as C#, .Net, Azure, cloud-based SaaS and PaaS solutions is preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of relational databases such as MS and SQL server is preferred
  • Experience with API design and integration is preferred
  • A degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Exceptional communication skills



  • 5+ years of full stack application development experience required
  • 3 or more years of experience implementing Salesforce custom applications for sales, service, or business office users using the Apex language.
  • Solid understanding of Salesforce custom application design including knowledge of limits, throttling, security, APIs, etc., on the Salesforce platform.
  • Experience with agile development teams and practices. SAFe methodology experience preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Proven skills and experience mentoring team members is expected.
  • Self-organize and multi-task in a highly collaborative team environment is required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Apex and Lightning frameworks
  • Experience with Salesforce customization and administration
  • Experience with API First construction techniques. FFLib experience a bonus.
  • Salesforce Developer Certifications preferred
  • Proven experience working effectively with multiple areas of the business community in order to gather requirements and translate those requirements into solutions

  • Interact with and direct the tasks of outside consultants in a professional manner while helping them drive to successful project completion

  • Demonstrated ability to compare and contrast alternative approaches to meet objectives while assessing risk both quantitatively and qualitatively

  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills

  • Demonstrated flexibility

  • Education preference 4 year degree in Technology related course of study

  • Influence and communicate effectively with business and technology associates

  • Document findings and solutions that meet the business needs

  • Present alternative solutions to technology management and business users

  • Possess effective presentation development and delivery skills including the ability to adjust presentations to match appropriate audience

  • Exhibit good written and verbal communication skills

  • Convey a professional and positive image in all situations

  • Requires strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated ability in statistical analysis, advanced calculations, and reporting

  • Demonstrated ability to gather, evaluate, and present performance metrics and benchmarks to resolve or prevent system problems

  • Evaluate and interpret complex system error logs, performance metrics, and other application or server output in order to identify problems in server performance or application execution

  • Evaluate the ROI (Return On Investment) of systems development & enhancements and effectively weigh the financial alternatives involved with various technical solutions and proposals

  • Proven experience solving technical problems and presenting solutions

  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills

  • Performs well in high pressure or stressful situations

  • Proven ability to take a business requirement and design a technical solution that successfully meets the business needs

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively estimate effort, duration and impact required to accomplish requested tasks/projects

  • Evaluate long term impacts when making recommendations and decisions

  • Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation as scheduled, and perform after hours support as needed


About CarMax

CarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide.

Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community.  We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For.

CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application.