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Hire the best Salesforce Architects globally.

Salesforce Experience
5 years
$70 per hour

For the past, 10+ years I have worked in Software & Data Engineering with a recent 5 years specialized in Salesforce.

Currently, I lead a boutique Salesforce Consulting Firm based in LATAM with hands-on project experience in Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Experience Coud, Pardot, CPQ, Field Service, and custom integrations.

To date, we have worked on a range of projects spanning new implementations, rescue projects, ongoing managed services / strategy, and general support.

Expert In
Sales Cloud
Service Cloud
Experience Cloud
CPQ Cloud
Field Service
Salesforce Experience
10+ years

Veteran Salesforce Consultant and Delivery Lead with 15+ years of experience working at top-tier Partners like Accenture and Slalom.

Expert In
Sales Cloud
Service Cloud
Experience Cloud
Salesforce Experience
10+ years

Enterprise Salesforce Architect with strong cross-platform Salesforce expertise and a history leading mid-market and enterprise transformations.

Expert In
Sales Cloud
Service Cloud
Experience Cloud
Marketing Cloud
Salesforce Experience
10+ years

Enterprise Salesforce Architect with experience advising and scaling the orgs at Yelp, Google, Twilio, Greenhouse, Adobe, Deel, and dozens of other top companies.

Expert In
Sales Cloud
Service Cloud
CPQ Cloud
Custom Apps
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How to Hire a Salesforce Architect with FoundHQ


Kickoff a Project
Tell us about the work you need to get done by listing a project or scheduling a call with FoundHQ.


Evaluate Shortlist
We narrow our community of 3,000 Salesforce Freelancers to the top 3 for your specific project.


Schedule Interviews
Our team facilitates 1:1 interviews for you to meet each Consultant presented and find the best match.


Start Work
We handle all on-boarding, payroll, and compliance so you can start working as soon as you find the right fit.

A Salesforce Architect for every project

Depending on the type of work you need to get done, FoundHQ will hand-select the right Salesforce Contractors to fit the needs of the project, engagement duration, and team fit.


Veteran Consultants to lead end-to-end deployments of new Salesforce products.

Rescue Projects

Specialized Consultants focused on dropping in and turning troubled projects around.

Managed Services

Partner with outside Salesforce Specialists to manage your ongoing product strategy, roadmap, and project execution.

Staff Augmentation

Extend the bandwidth of your internal team by adding experienced Salesforce talent in a full-time capacity.

Ad Hoc

On-demand Salesforce Contractors for break-fixes, small scale enhancements, integrations, and ongoing tasks.


Companies we helped hire Salesforce Architects

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Our Vetting Process


Behavioral and Soft Skills Interview

A 30 minute pre-screen for a full walk through of Consultant's Salesforce work history, prior projects and team structures, core competencies, and an assessment of communication skills.

Technical Assessment

A deep-dive technical interview or live coding exercise to validate core competency within Salesforce.
This interview is conducted by the Top 1% of Consultants in Our Network.

Reference Check

We conduct backchannel references with peers, prior Managers, or previous customers worked with on Salesforce projects.

Not a Consulting Firm. Not a Recruiter. FoundHQ.

Resourcing Strategy

Whether you're hiring Salesforce Admin #1 or building a Center of Excellence from the ground up, we help define the hiring plans.

Talent Network

We provide direct access to a network of 2,500+ global Salesforce Contractors from world-class companies.

Flexible Pricing

Our model is designed to maximize flexibility. Projects are all pay-per-hour, only invoiced after work is delivered each month.

No Commitment

Service contracts have no minimum hourly commitment or duration, so you can cancel or change any time.


Following kickoff with our team, we provide hand-selected Contractor recommendations within 48 hours.

Full Service

We handle any project - from CPQ Architects rescuing a failed implementation to building an entire Salesforce Development team.


Any Questions?

Are there any Recruitment Fees with FoundHQ?

There is NO FEE to List a Project or conduct interviews via FoundHQ.
You don't pay a thing until you find a Salesforce Consultant and start working.
Our service fees are accounted for in the hourly rate you pre-approve before interviewing and hiring the Consultant through us.

Every Consultant's profile will have an hourly rate listed, which is the total cost to you.

-What’s the typical hourly rate for the Consultants?

Average rate depends on the specific type of Consultant you're hiring.
For example, a Salesforce Admin Contractor will be in the range of $85/hour to $115/hour, while a Salesforce Developer Contractor will be around $90/hour to $140/hour.

You can view a complete breakdown of Typical Salesforce Consultant Hourly Rates.

What if my Consultant doesn't work out?

The beauty of working with Salesforce Consultant on FoundHQ is the flexibility it provides.
If you engage a Consultant that doesn't end up being the right fit, we terminate the engagement and replace the Consultant immediately.
Additionally, we will provide a refund for work performed up to the point of termination.

To date, FoundHQ has facilitated 200+ projects with a success rate of 98.5%.

How does payment work?

All Consultants are engaged as subcontractors of FoundHQ.
You don't need to worry about any onboarding, compliance, timesheets, or payment.

The Consultant will track all hours worked on a weekly basis.
FoundHQ will submit an invoice at the end of each month for all approved hours work.
Invoices are payable NET 30.

How does communication with my Consultant work?

FoundHQ Consultants embed directly into your team and fit into your existing processes.
You can add them to the company Slack, create a corporate email and anything else you might need.

The Consultant is a resource for YOUR team, no need to go through FoundHQ for any work related items.

Are there minimum commitments that need to be met?

Absolutely not. You can decide how much work you need done in a give week or month but you aren't locked in to any minimum number of hours or project duration.

It may be 20 hours this week and only 10 hours next week. Everything is flexible.
You pay for actual work delivered.

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A Guide to Working with a Salesforce Architect

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Salesforce Architects are one of the most important and highly sought after functions in the Salesforce ecosystem. Given the complexity of the Salesforce platform, there are a variety of different skill sets that fall under the 'Salesforce Architect' umbrella - we help breakdown the difference between each, the job they do, and the Salesforce skills you should be looking for when hiring an Architect.

What does a Salesforce Architect do?

Manages Business Stakeholders

Typically, the Salesforce Architect will lead the strategy across end-to-end implementations and a key piece of that role is managing both Business and Technical stakeholders. The value of a Salesforce Architect comes from the fact that they are able to help optimize business processes, while translating those into technical solutions on the Salesforce platform, and bringing all of your systems & data together in one place.

Designs Technical Solutions on Salesforce

A Salesforce Architect knows the capabilities and limitations of what the platform can do - they are versed in multiple Clouds and understand when to use configuration vs. custom Apex development, how to use out of the box integration tools or work with APIs and custom integrations, and they are able to guide both Technical and Functional Delivery teams.

Architects Integrations

Depending on the Salesforce platforms being deployed and complexity of the broader systems environment, degree of difficulty with integrations will vary. Salesforce offers a 'native' integration platform - Mulesoft - that requires technical expertise but is a simple way to connect Salesforce with other applications being utilized. The methods will vary but Salesforce Architects can identify the right integration / middleware platform and design the integration roadmap.

Builds a Security & Data Model

As part of platform architecture and integration strategy, Salesforce Technical Architects will build a security and data model to ensure company data isn't vulnerable. Particularly when dealing with Health Cloud, Financial Services Cloud, and other industries with compliance requirements, this is a key element to the Architect's skill set.

Oversee Salesforce Project Team

In addition to leading the strategy, a Salesforce Architect will often manage the day-to-day Deliver team. Technical Architects will write technical requirements, lead Scrum meetings, and manage the Salesforce Engineering team while Solution Architect will play a similar role over top of Business Analysts or Administrators.

Different Types of Salesforce Architects

Salesforce Solution Architects

In general, think of a Solution Architect as the Business Strategist that understands Technology but isn't as well versed on the technical limitations of what Salesforce can do. Their knowledge of customization is typically centered around configuration / "point-and-click" but they aren't able to write Apex code from scratch.

Role of a Salesforce Solution Architect

Salesforce Technical Architects

The Technical Architect is a combination of a Solution Architect and a Salesforce Developer. Bringing much of the business savvy you'll get from a Solution Architect, they are able to get hands-on with programming in Apex or building Lightning Web Components, managing Engineers, and leading technical solutions discussions with CTOs or CIOs.

Role of a Salesforce Technical Architect

Application Architect

The term 'Application Architect' is typically used to describe the more functional discipline and concentrates on things like complex configuration and workflow automation, sharing & visibility, and basic platform app development. This side of the Architect pyramid is the less technical aspect and more about the basic concepts and components of a Salesforce implementation like developing and building data architecture tools and applications for enterprises.

The knowledge that serves as the building blocks for an Application Architect, include: Sharing and Visibility Designer (understanding sharing structure, who see what in Salesforce ecosystems etc.); Platform Developer and Platform App Builder – ability to navigate complex configuration and declarative development on the platform; and Data Architecture and Management Designer.

System Architect

The more technical side of the Architect pyramid is someone that can manage the development lifecycle and deployments on Salesforce, while also understanding how to work with outside systems. This is a step beyond just application architecture  and involves data security models, integration architecture, and solutions design on Salesforce.

You will typically see a Identity & Access Management Designer background as well as Integration Architecture Designer accolades with a Certified System Architect.

Integration Architect

While a System Architect focuses on both Salesforce platform architecture and integration strategy, an Integration Architect is more heavily concentrated on the middleware layer used to build enterprise-grade, scalable, highly secure integrations between Salesforce and other applications.

An Integration Architect works with a variety of tools, including Integration Cloud (formerly Mulesoft), Boomi, Jitterbit, and a number of other applications built specifically for creating two way syncs between Salesforce and other enterprise SaaS products.

Salesforce Architect Certifications

Application Architect Certification

As described by Salesforce, the Salesforce Application Architect has a deep understanding of native Salesforce features and functionality, as well as the ability to model a role hierarchy, data model, and appropriate sharing mechanisms.

B2B Solution Architect Certification

The Salesforce B2B Solution Architect is well-versed in working across multiple 'Clouds' and leading functional solutions design that deliver business value for the customer - typical focus will be around core products like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, CPQ, Marketing Cloud, and others.

B2C Solution Architect Certification

The Salesforce B2C Solution Architect designs multi-cloud solutions on Salesforce that delivered powerful customer experiences - Salesforce Architects focused on B2C digital experiences are typically working with Experience Cloud (formerly Communities) and Lightning Web Components.

B2C Commerce Architect Certification

The Salesforce B2C Commerce Architect has experience designing global eCommerce experiences that support multiple brands and channels using standard design patterns within Commerce Cloud.

Heroku Architecture Designer Certification

The Heroku Architecture Designer credential sits a bit outside the 'core' Salesforce product offering and is reserved for Architects with knowledge architecting scalable solutions, deploying and managing apps, and managing teams and build-workflows on Heroku.

System Architect Certification

System Architects focus on off-platform systems, integration, securing access between systems as well as managing governance and testing capabilities for deployment and ongoing Salesforce modification requirements.

Certified Technical Architect

This is the highest accreditation an Architect can receive in their Salesforce career.

The Salesforce Technical Architect possesses broad knowledge across multiple development platforms and draws on their skills and experience to assess customer requirements and architecture in order to design secure, high-performance technical solutions that maximize the potential of the Salesforce platform.

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