Working with a Salesforce developer
The Best Salesforce Developers are specialized
Given the complexity of the Salesforce platform, the best way to hire dedicated Salesforce Developers is to identify individuals that are specialized in a particular area of the platform.
Here are a few areas you can narrow the search criteria and find the best Salesforce Developer for your unique needs.
Hire Salesforce Lightning Developers
Companies now have the ability to take control over the user interface (UI) and customize how the page looks for both internal and external users thanks to LWC. This is a very different skill set from a core Apex Developer, so you want to find individuals that have focused in this area specifically
Salesforce Community Cloud Developers
It requires specific knowledge of the Community Cloud platform architecture and features. Additionally, you will need a Lightning Developer to design the custom interface, which is a primary reason to leverage Community Cloud.
Hire Salesforce API Developers
This is often achieved by using the Salesforce API or tools like MuleSoft (Integration Cloud), which require experience that is different from your standard Apex Developer.
When a custom app is built on Salesforce, it is done so by building a 'managed package'. Again, this is a very different process from doing custom Apex development on a single instance of Salesforce, so you need to hire a Salesforce AppExchange Developer with experience deploying in this environment.
CPQ Salesforce Developer
While SteelBrick was a managed package (natively built on top of the Salesforce platform), it has a set of features that are distinct from the core Sales Cloud or Service Cloud products and requires highly specialize knowledge in order to properly setup.
CPQ Cloud is a Salesforce tool that is highly dependent on an established business processes within Sales and Finance, engaging a specialized Salesforce CPQ Developer, Administrator, or Architect is critical to success with this tool.
Salesforce Lightning vs Visualforce
Any company that wants to build a more user-friendly instance of Salesforce should be using LWC and hiring a dedicated Salesforce Lightning Developer for the build.