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Application Lead

McLean, VA | Other | Remote
16 Days Ago

Job Description


Provides task-unique functional expertise and in-depth knowledge necessary to interpret requirements, ensure responsiveness and achieve successful performance in a particular business, operational, engineering, mathematics, or scientific area. Participates in all phases of the project lifecycle, as needed, and advises IT consultants with the extensive knowledge needed from the specialist for effective implementation. This labor category is designed for other than Information Technology functional expertise, but the expertise is required to support an IT task. This labor category is offered only in conjunction with IT Professional labor categories. In general, work complexity and responsibility will be greater at higher levels.


As a Steampunk Application Lead, you will work with Technical/Solutions Architects and Developers to translate business requirements into well‐architected solutions that best leverage the Salesforce platform.  Develop, test, document and maintain solutions, integrations, and data migration elements of a Salesforce implementation using Salesforce declarative or programmatic development resources such as triggers, workflows, validations, approvals, Apex classes, Visualforce pages and Lightning components. Execute test plans to ensure quality delivery using test code and unit tests.  Follow coding standards and participate in code reviews during projects to ensure appropriate design patterns are followed.

●      Handle administrative functions in Salesforce applications including maintenance of user accounts, profiles, roles, security and data access, setting up workflows, sharing rules and permission sets.

●      Administer standard and custom fields, map them out across integrations

●      Analyze database issues and troubleshoot problems.

●      Assist in training rollouts to new users, and grow the application knowledge.

●      Envision, develop, and deploy tools to streamline processes to gain efficiencies and improve key metrics

●      Keep up-to-date on new Salesforce features and help determine if we should implement internally.

●      Provide Quality Assurance Support and Services to the government staff.



  • Salesforce certified professional with a minimum of 2 years of Salesforce functional experience. 
  • Minimum Years of Experience: 4 years
  • Must have a BA/BS degree and four years of work experience.
  • Experience working with product owners to understand business needs and translate them into Salesforce specific user stories. 
  • Experience delivering a Salesforce project using Agile. 
  • Experience leading grooming sessions, developing the product backlog, leading Sprint ceremonies,  planning and conducting testing and other functional related activities. 
  • Problem solving and technical troubleshooting skills with ability to creatively delivery solution recommendations to the client
  • Communicating with clients and converting business needs to technical functions and capabilities
  • Ability to thoroughly assess existing processes, governance methods, project management practices, and development methodologies and identify areas for improvement
  • Experience working in government and solid understanding of the government processes, procedures and chain of command. Excellent communication skills in both oral and written forms
  • Operational experience and hands on support in the areas of Project Management and Quality Assurance using government system development and project life cycle methods.

About steampunk


Steampunk is a Change Agent in the Federal contracting industry, bringing new thinking to clients in the Homeland, Federal Civilian, Health and DoD sectors.  Through our Human-Centered delivery methodology, we are fundamentally changing the expectations our Federal clients have for true shared accountability in solving their toughest mission challenges.  As an employee owned company, we focus on investing in our employees to enable them to do the greatest work of their careers – and rewarding them for outstanding contributions to our growth. If you want to learn more about our story, visit


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program. 

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