Hire a Salesforce Administrator with the exact experience you need.

We connect you with thousands of Salesforce Administrators available for full-time positions and project-based work.

Hire a Salesforce Developer with the exact experience you need.

List a Project and we will match you with the exact Salesforce Developer skill set you need to execute the work.

OUR PROCESS

How it Works

We make it as simple as a few clicks for you to start connecting with Salesforce Administrators interested in working with you.

1

Create Listing

Share a few quick details on the Salesforce Admin tasks.

2

Select Admins

We recommend the 2 best Salesforce Admins available.

3

Interview

We coordinate interviews with both Salesforce Admins.

4

Start Work

Select your choice and start working immediately.

OUR PROCESS

How it Works

We make it as simple as a few clicks for you to start connecting with Salesforce Developers interested in working with you.

1

Create Listing

Share a few quick details on the project for this Salesforce Developer.

2

Select Developers

We recommend the 3 best Salesforce Developers available for you.

3

Interview

We coordinate interviews with Salesforce Developers you choose.

4

Start Work

Select your choice and start working immediately.

DEFINE THE JOB

The Role of a Salesforce Admin

DEFINE THE JOB

How to Hire the right Salesforce Developer

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

Lightning Web Components (LWC) were initially released in 2018 and effectively replace Aura Components (which took over for Visualforce).
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

Communities (now called Experience Cloud) is a Salesforce platform that allows companies to build experiences for external users. This is done with a separate license than what is used by  internal users and the process for deploying Community Cloud is different.
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

While there is a lot of simple integrations a Salesforce Administrator can setup in your org, particularly for products listed on the AppExchange, when it comes to complex data flow, trigger-based automation between systems, and enterprise application environment with specific security requirements, you will want to build custom integrations.
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.

AppExchange Developers

The Salesforce platform allows companies to build custom Salesforce applications on top of their core infrastructure - in fact, some of the biggest SaaS companies are built entirely on top of Salesforce.
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

Salesforce CPQ is a core element to Revenue Cloud but used to be a standalone company, SteelBrick, that was acquired by Salesforce.
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

The old way of doing front-end Salesforce Development was to use Visualforce pages. Until the release of Aura Components and Lightning Web Components, companies weren't able to customize the user-interface as much.

LWC is a modern web development framework built using HTML and JavaScript, which are the tools used to design the look and feel of virtually every website on the internet.
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.
TESTIMONIALS

Companies we helped hire Salesforce Admins

Partnered with Deel during their explosive growth from $4m ARR to $50mm ARR in 2021, helping to identify multiple Salesforce Administrators to drive Sales Cloud and CPQ forward.

Deel
Series D, SaaS

AuditBoard's Director of Revenue Systems was working to scale the in-house Admin team and we provided 2 Freelancer Admins to pick up the slack in the meantime.

Both 6 month engagements.

AuditBoard
Series B, SaaS

SCCA was piloting Health Cloud and Salesforce Maps but needed help with the initial setup and configuration of Maps, so we found a hybrid Admin / Business Analyst to lead the way!

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Enterprise, Non-Profit

Following a $125m Series D close in November 2021, this was just a matter of getting quality Salesforce Admins in place FAST.

Density
Series D, SaaS

Identified a Salesforce Admin / Consultant to lead a small scale Service Cloud implementation and work on a variety of Sales Cloud improvements and new automation builds.

Hyperfine
Public, Healthcare

Small startup that had no need for a full-time SalesforceAdmin but wanted 'fractional' help on Sales Cloud and Pardot, which meant about 5-10 hours per week on an ongoing basis. 😍

BookNook
Series A, EdTech

All kinds of work done by a Lead Salesforce Admin and Sr. Salesforce Admin (both Freelancers from FoundHQ) across Sales Cloud, CPQ, Conga, and various other AppExchange integrations.

Komodo Health
Late Venture, SaaS
Find the Salesforce expertise you need.

Hire Salesforce Developers from Top Companies

The Salesforce platform requires specialized knowledge across each Cloud, Lightning Web Components, and Integrations. We help you hire Salesforce Developers with the expertise you need, all with backgrounds working at top companies.
A curated network of Salesforce expertise

Talk to Salesforce Contractors

Whether you’re established or just starting out, they've done it.

Georgia

$
90
per hour, total cost
Certified Platform Developer II with 5 years in Salesforce
  • Available 25 hrs/week
  • Sales, Service, CPQ
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    Some work on Communities and Health Cloud
  • Mostly Seres B + C Startups
Top Rated*
Just off Project!

California

$
125
per hour, total cost
Java Engineer turned 4+ year in-house Salesforce Developer
  • Available 30 hrs/week
  • Sales, CPQ, LWC
  • 5x Certified

Illinois

$
115
per hour, total cost
ex-Big 4 Consultant focused on Healthcare + Insurance
  • Available 40+ hrs/week
  • Sales, Service, MuleSoft
  • 9 years in Salesforce
Primary Function

Salesforce Developer

All Salesforce Consultants on FoundHQ are vetted by our team and grouped by their Primary Function, so you can easily find the right experience.
  • Sales Cloud
  • Commerce Cloud
  • Service Cloud
  • Marketing Cloud
  • Communities
  • Health Cloud
  • MuleSoft
  • Vlocity
  • Complex Automation
    Push beyond the limits of configuration and work on back-end Apex development, creating triggers, controllers, and classes to extend the out-of-the-box functionality of Salesforce
  • API
    Work with native integration tools like MuleSoft, other MDM platforms, and build custom data integrations using SOQL and SOSL to maximize data visibility across the business
  • Technical Documentation
    Maintain coding standards and best practices as the Salesforce instance evolves to maintain a clean code base and ensure the ability to build a scalable instance.
  • Lightning Web Components
    Enhance the front-end functionality / UI of Salesforce using Aura and Lightning Web Components, especially for external facing applications (Communities, Commerce etc.)
  • Custom Apps
    Design and build managed packages on the Force.com platform, build and manage apps on SalesforceDX, and deploy highly scalable solutions on Heroku
Why our Customers hire a
Salesforce Developer

Common
Use Cases

The way Customers utilize a Salesforce Contractor varies depending on whether you have an ongoing need or a temporary fix.
Create Company Profile
CEO
Consulting Partner
We're a 10-person Consulting Partner and won a major Healthcare rollout, so we needed a Lead Developer ASAP.
Director of Operations
Sales, Service, FSL
We did a big deployment in Q1 but there are some FSL automations we want to build on mobile, so needed a Developer to take the reigns.
Sales Ops Manager
Sales Cloud, CPQ
It's just me and my Administrator but we have big changes we need to make in CPQ after implementing it and need Dev experience.
Director, Enterprise Apps
Sales, Service, Communities
Pretty specialized need for us - I have a few Developers strong with Sales, Service Clouds but we had Communities and LWC projects put on our plate.

How to Find and Hire a Salesforce Developer for the Long Run

Every firm is unique. Accordingly, you’ll need to find the right developer when searching for talent to manage your Salesforce deployment. Still, it can prove challenging to find the right Salesforce expert. Writing code is an essential part of extending any CRM platform, software, or product. However, coding isn’t necessary for many Salesforce projects. Salesforce provides developers with a comprehensive toolbox. It includes drag-and-drop capability for databases and user interfaces as well as editable point-and-click tools. It’s possible to create a customized and advanced business solution using only the Salesforce software development tools. In many instances, developers need not write a line of code. However, Salesforce experts must have coding capabilities when the need for it arises.

To learn more about how to find and hire a Salesforce developer for the long run, continue reading.

Why You Need to Get Salesforce Deployment Right

Many companies don’t base their CRM strategy on their customers’ needs. They fail to forge deeper relationships with their customers. Here lies an opportunity for you to outdo your competition. With Salesforce, you can deliver personalized customer engagements consistently. You can also routinely improve the customer experience. By doing so, you’ll ensure customer loyalty. Customers always appreciate when you go above and beyond their expectations.

Read on ...

Filling the Salesforce Talent Gap

Large companies dig deep into their vast treasure chests to implement internal Salesforce training. They hope that this practice will shield them from the current Salesforce talent drought. Many of these companies use resources such as e-learning platforms. This kind of learning tool helps them to develop a pipeline of workers to fill Salesforce Developer roles. They also use e-learning to train for other positions they may need in the future. However, training an army of experts is cost-prohibitive for most small-to-mid sized businesses (SMB). Accordingly, a growing number of SMBs are turning to Independent Consultants to keep their ranks strong.

In this way, companies can gain fast access to cloud-based Salesforce Development professionals, and this tactic makes good sense. The need for this kind of talent is enormous.

The Right Skills for the Job

FoundHQ can help you tap into a diverse range of Salesforce Developers. Unlike generic recruiting firms, FoundHQ is a pre-vetted network of Salesforce-specific Consultants. We can help you find talent capable of managing even the most complex Salesforce coding tasks when needed. When seeking a CRM Developer, you need a Certified Salesforce Developer familiar with Salesforce’s drag-and-drop tools and custom development tools like Apex, SOQL, Lightning Components, and more. Salesforce Developers should also have skills in other areas such as the platform’s custom query and programming language. The average Developer rarely has this specific and broad range of skillsets. When it comes time to fill this type of role, it’s tough to know the right questions to ask to prove out their experience.

Starting the Skills Discussion with Candidates

There’s no need to learn advanced coding skills to learn how to hire the right Salesforce Developer. However, it may help to learn the right questions to ask during an interview.

The following questions may help you screen Salesforce developer candidates.

What Collections Are Available In Apex?

Apex supports three collections in Salesforce—lists, maps and sets. The lists are ordered collections of elements. The elements are distinguished by their indices.

Developers use lists when they want to identify an element by its index. Here, it’s vital to understand that lists can contain duplicates. Meanwhile, maps are collections of key-value pairs. Each unique key maps to a value. Conversely, sets are on ordered collections of elements that do not contain duplicate values.

What Are the Transaction Control Limits in Apex?

Salesforce exists in a multi-tenant environment. What this means is that Salesforce users share their resources. The platform enforces process limits to maintain system availability and performance. Quality Salesforce developers know about these limits. They affect how developers engineer solutions.

For example, one of the most important limitations is that static variables are not reverted doing a RollBack. Also, the ID of an sObject inserted after establishing a SavePoint is not cleared after a RollBack. Additionally, each RollBack or SavePoint counts against the governor limit for DML statements.

Also, references to SavePoints do not trigger invocations. Each invocation is a new trigger context. Finally, if a developer sets more than one SavePoint, then rolls back to a SavePoint, its not the last generated SavePoint. The latter SavePoint variables become invalid.

What’s the Time Limit For Synchronous Apex Requests?

If asynchronous Apex request runs for more than five seconds, it’s considered long-running. Developers can use several strategies to prevent asynchronous Apex requests from reaching this limit. For example, they can tune SOQL and DML operations. However, they’ll need to make sure that the queries are selective.

A developer can also check whether batch Apex is a possible alternative. If so, they can use this method to convert asynchronous process into an asynchronous process. A developer might also limit calls to synchronous web services. A qualified Salesforce developer should know these standard solutions.

What’s the Primary Difference Between a Global and Public Class in Apex?

In Apex, global classes are visible in any application or namespace. Alternatively, public classes are only visible within a specified application or namespace. Classes with the public access modifier are only accessible within your own application or namespace. However, classes with global access are accessible by Apex everywhere. An example of a class with global access is an external application invoking an Apex Web service to perform an action in Salesforce.

How to Hire a Salesforce Developer

Compared to the supply, the demand for Salesforce Developers is incredibly high. There’s a massive shortage of Salesforce Software Developers in today’s market. Earning Salesforce Developer certifications is challenging. As a result, many developers choose other specialties.

Still, that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to find the right Salesforce developer for your firm. All you have to do is look in the right place. Alternatively, you could start looking for word-of-mouth referrals. This tactic allows you to start looking for referrals in the closest places.

Word-of-mouth is a powerful reference. You might have trusted friends or family members and the IT industry. Alternatively, you may know friends who work in the field. You may also try various IT job sites, such as Stack Overflow and Git Hub. These are the most popular ways of finding IT personnel.

You can even try a business social networking site such as LinkedIn. Of course, finding and vetting Salesforce admins using these methods is a Herculean task. Fortunately, there’s a much faster, easier, and efficient way to find well-qualified Salesforce Developers.

Identify the Type of Salesforce Developer Needed

At this stage, the Salesforce product is so mature that it requires specialized Salesforce development experience.

Back in 2008, Apex was just released and the job title "Salesforce Developer" was pretty much all you needed to jumpstart a search. Now, you can hire Salesforce API Developers, Salesforce CPQ Developers, a Salesforce Community Developer, a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Developer, and more.

Be sure to identify the specific Salesforce Product expertise you need and conduct a technical assessment specific around those areas of the platform.

Cost to Hire Salesforce App Developers

A typical Salesforce Developer salary (in the case of FTEs) or hourly rate (in the case of Contractors) can vary based on several factors, including overall seniority, where they are located, and what area of Salesforce they are specialized. While that may be surprising, a Salesforce Lightning Developer (typically focused on front-end development with Lightning Web Components) will command slightly lower compensation than if you hire Salesforce Commerce Cloud Developers. This is based solely on supply and demand - some skill sets are harder to find in the market, thus command higher compensation.

If you are thinking about hiring Salesforce Developers, check out the Cost to Hire a Salesforce Consultant for a full breakdown of how much different skill sets will cost.

There’s a Better Way to Find the Right Candidates

FoundHQ is your source for qualified and 100% pre-vetted Salesforce Developers. We assess and qualify every Consultant before onboarding.

Most of our Salesforce Freelancers have worked in the space for five or more years. Whether you need a Salesforce Developer for a limited engagement or as a full-time staff member, we can help you to find the right candidate. When you partner with FoundHQ, you can spend less time searching for the right Salesforce Developer and more time getting things done. If our freelancers don’t meet your expectations, we’ll refund you for their hours. We’ll also find a new contractor to take their place.

Learn about how FoundHQ hired a 7-person, global Salesforce Development team (hybrid onshore and offshore) for ACV Auctions in just a few weeks!

Hire the Best Salesforce Developers Fast

Now you know more about how to find and hire a Salesforce Developer for the long run. With FoundHQ, there’s no need to launch a project to find the right talent. We’ll do all the heavy lifting.

You may need a Developer for a new or existing Salesforce deployment. In either case, we’ll help you find the perfect Engineer for your needs. Our Salesforce Contractors are categorized by their primary function, making it easy to find talent with the right skillset and expertise.

Sign up today to browse hundreds of pre-vetted Salesforce Developer profiles from all over the globe. Also get free access to confidential Salesforce Partner and product recommendations from our trusted community of Experts.

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Company FAQ

What makes FoundHQ different?

We have a singular focus - curating a network of world class Salesforce Freelancers. We are not a project-based Consulting Partner nor are we a Traditional Staffing Firm blindly sending resumes through a database. We are in the business of identifying talent and empowering select, dedicated Freelancers to build the career they've always envisioned.

We deliver flexibility. Our customers receive the benefits of engaging highly motivated, satisfied Freelancers without the additional costs associated with traditional services-based companies. Our customers build relationships directly with Freelancers and retain them for project needs well into the future.

Where does FoundHQ identify your Freelancers?

The largest percentage of our Freelancer network (85%) comes from Salesforce Consultants looking to depart the rigorous lifestyle of working for a major Salesforce Consulting Partner.

We spend time proactively building relationships with these Consultants and when the timing is right, we staff them on a project that launches their career as a Freelancer.

Our mission truly is to empower these individuals to move forward.
We not only offer more flexibility in their lifestyle but also the ability for Consultants to select their own projects. This leads to our Freelancers working for companies and people they believe in and a closer personal interest in their work than traditional employment offered.

What is the process of working with FoundHQ?

We request an upfront call with all Freelancers and Customers prior to providing access to the site. Our priority is quality control over growth and this is our way to ensure it.
We will discuss your Salesforce project and resource needs. You then create a profile (it takes 5 minutes or we can do it for you). At that point, you can browse all Salesforce Freelancers on our platform or we can send you select profiles to review.
We help coordinate the interview process start to finish. You select a Freelancer to hire. We sign a simple, flexible work schedule detailing the agreed upon hourly rate (the rest is open-ended and you can cancel at any time).

We on-board the Freelancer, who works directly with your team throughout the engagement, submitting weekly timesheets for approval, and FoundHQ invoices bi-weekly for approved hours worked.

Can I hire part-time and full-time Freelancers?

Yes. We have small customers that use Salesforce Developers & Administrators for as little as 5-10 hours per week and customers hiring full-time (40 hour per week), dedicated Freelancers for 6+ months.

Can you staff an entire project team?

Yes. Our customers include both Salesforce Customers and Consulting Partners.
Some use the platform to identify individual Freelancers and others are looking to build a multi-disciplinary project team for enterprise projects. We can help to build a team with the necessary skill sets and experience having worked together in the past.

Do you place full-time employees as well as Freelancers?

Sort of. It's not our core focus (yet) but we have begun developing a network of Salesforce Professionals only looking to join a team full-time. Fill out the form below with a bit of information on the type of position & location, so we can see if our current network will support the search. If so, we operate on a flat 12.5% placement fee.

Do you have sample profiles I can see before signing up?

We can send fully anonymized profiles for any Freelancer featured on our platform, which will include location, hourly rate, years of experience, Salesforce platform experience, Certifications, and project/work history.

Fill out the form below with some details about the skill sets you'd like to see.

What is the cost?

The platform is free to access forever.

Freelancer's profiles will all detail an hourly bill rate - this is the all inclusive cost to the customer. These Freelancers will be engaged subcontractors of FoundHQ and the hourly rate includes the Freelancers pay rate + our margin.

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