Principal, Software engineer- Salesforce

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne | UK-Manchester
Job ID
Product Delivery
Position Type


Job: Salesforce Software Developer

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne or Manchester

Job posted: 03rd May 2017 and closing date:1st August 2017

Salary- Competitive


Sage has an exciting opening for a Salesforce Developer to support our Sage Global Customer and Partner Engagement Systems by providing development capabilities as a team member of our Engagement Systems Organization. The team’s vision is to function as a single global team supporting Customer and Partner engagement platforms offering a coherent end-to-end proposition that drives extraordinary experience and commercial performance. 


This role will be responsible for customizing, developing and supporting solutions on the platform along with other integrated platforms and tools and providing production support for applications by trouble shooting issues, proposing solutions, testing fixes, and migrating solutions.


Required Skills

  • Experience in enterprise software development, with a salesforce development experience architecture experience with salesforce
  • Experience with development tools and techniques, e.g. APEX language, custom development, triggers, controllers, SOAP and REST APIs, JSON, sObjects, SOQL, SOSL, Chatter APIs, outbound messaging and creating Visual Force pages
  • Salesforce Lightning experience a big plus
  • Experience integrating with enterprise-level applications though all available integration channels
  • Knowledgeable in standard functions/ modules of Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Community Cloud, and AppExchange/App cloud application integration
  • Using Visualforce, Apex, Java, JavaScript, and other technologies to build customized solutions that support critical business functions
  • Understanding of object-oriented concepts and design patterns, as well as experience with object-oriented languages (Java, Ruby, C#, C++, .Net)
  • Demonstrated experience in configuration, testing and deployment of functionality
  • Experience with large scale system implementation, integration, interfaces and data conversion
  • Experience in using efficient methodologies (e.g. Agile – Extreme programing, writing user stories, and test driven development)
  • Proven ability to analyze, design, and optimize business processes via technology and integration.
  • A particular desire to continually study new technologies and functionality, as well as be involved in projects that push the capabilities of existing technologies.
  • Proficiency in English language, verbal and written.
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Experience working in a global environment with remote resources


  • BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical field required
  • Certified Developer (401), Advanced Developer (501) certifications. One of Salesforce Sales Cloud or Salesforce Service Cloud certification.

Company Information

Our Story

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


An innovator today and tomorrow     

Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


Inventing the future 

We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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