Salesforce Software Engineer

Job description

Company Presentation

Uniplaces is building a trusted, global brand for students. We believe in empowering student mobility and we have started by making the process of finding accommodation easier. We’re solving real life pains and we’re backed by top tier investors such as Atomico, Octopus Investments, Shilling Capital Partners and Caixa Capital to help us achieve this better and faster.


We are an internationally minded company with an extremely talented team and global ambitions. Our decisions are driven by our core values of Passion, Impact, Trust and Team Spirit - with which we aim at having a company where everyone feels accountable and empowered to achieve their full potential.


About the Tech Team:

We’re a technology based startup and we depend on our online platform to provide the best possible service to students and landlords. This is where the tech team comes in and why it is core to Uniplaces. The team works very tightly with Product and Product Design and operational product roadmap decisions are taken with everyone’s input - whether you’re playing with code, data, scripts or infrastructure you’ll collaborate with the wider team.


 The successful candidate will lead the development of the internal Salesforce Platform, provide support for current utilisation, identify improvement opportunities, propose and implement changes and/or new features to guarantee optimal use of the platform in all operational teams.


In this role, your mission is to:

  • Function as the primary technical resource for all projects and initiatives that plan to leverage, or can benefit from the use of the platform;

  • Research, scope, plan and execute deployments or new enhancements on an ongoing basis according to best practices of the tool, including creation of custom objects, workflows, Dashboards, validation rules, approval processes, triggers, and email alerts;

  • Create and customize new report capabilities to ad hoc reporting requests and provide production support (correction of bugs and fixes) and perform any evolutionary and/or corrective maintenance;

  • Research and propose changes in upcoming versions of and other integrated applications;

  • Gather constant and structured feedback from end users and functional leads to optimize the use of Salesforce;

  • Train and communicate system changes to the internal customers so they can use Salesforce in the best way possible.


Your track record:

  • 2 to 3 years of Salesforce administration experience;

  • Strong reporting background using standard reporting tools including standard reporting functionality;

  • Previous re-engineering experience updating an existing configuration to provide solutions for reporting, workflows and enhanced functions;

  • Proven ability to utilize as a sales analysis tool;

  • In-depth knowledge of the standard capabilities of SFDC and successful expansion on those capabilities through the use of custom code (Apex, s-controls) and/or integration with external systems;

  • Minimum expectation of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience.


  • Administrator certification is a preference.

Your style:

  • The start up environment is something that you crave for, as you really want to belong to a really fast paced reality;

  • You love to work amongst amazing people and being part of a team - interpersonal skills are of your assets;

  • With strong problem solving skills and detail orientation, you never rest until you crack the solutions

  • Detail oriented and self-starter with strong written and interpersonal skills;

  • Although you are able to work independently, you’re a team player as well, with a positive “can do attitude”

This is why you’ll love this role:

  • A company culture that is people-driven and that focuses on personal development and training to help you tap your talent into its full;

  • You will have a direct contact with the senior team, with management responsibilities and decision making ownership;

  • Access to a pool of talent that is hard to find. Your stakeholders and peers will come from world class backgrounds and will have stepped up within Uniplaces. You’ll find mentors and role models;

  • Working in Lisbon, one of the coolest up and coming start-up hubs in Europe, where the sun always shines and the seafood is delicious.

What else do you need to know?

  • The role is based in Lisbon;

  • You will start on a 12 month fixed term contract;

  • For this position, we do not sponsor working visas, but we offer a relocation package in case you are not in Portugal.