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FoundHQ is a global community of 3,500+ Salesforce Consultants.
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Matt Casciano
Head of Enterprise Applications
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"Finding Consultants that are of this quality in Salesforce is extremely hard. Let alone being able to hire in a matter of weeks. Finally having a partner I can trust, who can deliver the right talent every time, was a game changer.”
Alexis Devonish
Director, Revenue Systems
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"I love that I can scale the GTM Systems team up or down as I need to without having to worry about minimum hours.

It makes it incredibly easy to prioritize our projects without worrying about team bandwidth, which is why we have successfully hired 7 Contractors from FoundHQ in the past 18 months.”
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Sr. Director, Biz Apps
Coupa Software
"We needed top-notch Salesforce Contractors that could come in and have an immediate impact. FoundHQ delivered a shortlist of 3 Contractors in just a few days, all of whom we could have hired.
Super impressed and happy to be working with them."
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Hire the best Salesforce Developer globally.

Jordan
IL
Salesforce Experience
4 years
Rate
$105/hour

Senior Salesforce Engineer with extensive custom Force.com application development experience as well as a background at Startups.

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Service Cloud
Custom Apps
Lightning Web Components
Jay
NY
Salesforce Experience
7 years
Rate
$125/hour

Veteran Salesforce Engineer with experience at Accenture and other top-tier Consulting Firms, bringing deep knowledge of custom Force.com application development, Dev Ops, and complex integration build.

Expert In
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Service Cloud
Experience Cloud
Lightning Web Components
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Lokesh
India
Salesforce Experience
5 years
Rate
$50/hour

Platform Developer II Certified Sr. Salesforce Engineer with 5+ years exp. on the platform working at top-tier Consulting Firms.

Expert In
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Service Cloud
Experience Cloud
Lightning Web Components
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How to Hire a Salesforce Developer with FoundHQ

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

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

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

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

A Salesforce Developer 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.

Implementations

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.

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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.
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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.
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Reference Check

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

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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.

Speed

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.

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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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Do you need to hire Offshore Salesforce Engineers?

Companies are increasingly turning to a truly global hiring strategy when it comes to building internal Salesforce teams. However, there are questions to ask yourself when determining if hiring a team of offshore Salesforce Engineers is the right fit for your organization.

Let's take a look at the potential benefits for your company; how other companies are hiring offshore Salesforce Development teams; and the best way to start the process.

Benefits of hiring Offshore Salesforce Engineers

Are you thinking of adopting an Offshore Salesforce Support strategy to assist with ongoing project work?

There are a number of ways you can go about it and the different options provide different benefits. For starters, you can partner with an Offshore Development company, which is a vendor that supplies a team of their employees to work on your projects. Alternatively, you can hire a team of Independent Salesforce Consultants directly, which allows you to have more control over team selection and management of the work to be done.

Regardless of which approach you take, here are some of the key benefits that make Offshore Salesforce Development an attractive option for US-based companies.

Increases your Talent Pool

Why limit yourself to hiring only people who live in the same time zone, country, or city as you?

By deciding to hire offshore Salesforce Engineers, you immediately increase the pool of talent in the market, which is especially necessarily when dealing in a highly competitive market like Salesforce. You are more likely to find higher quality Engineers if you are willing to hire people based anywhere in the world.

Hire for Specialized Skill Sets

The challenge with hiring full-time Salesforce Engineers is that you need to identify skill sets that can be used on an ongoing basis, across a wide range of projects.

For example, you might only have 2 months worth of CPQ Cloud projects - what are you going to do with that individual when the CPQ work finishes?

Offshore Salesforce Freelancers are available for short-term project engagements, so you can onboard an Engineer for a specific set of tasks and offboard them when the work is finished.

Allow Your Company And Projects To Scale

Hiring Offshore Salesforce Engineers can help you easily increase your company’s development capacity when projects call for it and decrease it during slower periods of work. Perhaps your in-house team is fully occupied with strategic projects and you need a Salesforce Engineer to focus on inbound requests when they surge.

There is incredible flexibility for companies hiring offshore teams of Consultants.

Save Money

By hiring Offshore Salesforce Engineers, you can save a lot of money.

On average, a Sr. Salesforce Engineer in the United States will charge an hourly rate of $120/hour-$145/hour, while a Sr. Salesforce Engineer in India is typically around $50/hour-$65/hour.

Companies that are willing to invest in onboarding offshore Development teams and building the processes necessary for them to succeed can ultimately benefit from huge cost savings.

Receive The Completed Work Faster

When building a global Salesforce Development team with Engineers scattered across different time zones, you are able to adopt a continuous development process.

That’s because there will always be someone working on the project, essentially 24 hours a day. This is in contrast to hiring Salesforce Engineers based in a single time zone, where you only have work getting done for 8-10 hours per day.

Companies hiring global Salesforce Developers see massive productivity gains and reduction in overall delivery timelines.

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Challenges hiring Offshore Salesforce Engineers

Adopting this strategy may have a ton of benefits but it doesn't come without challenges. This resource model requires proactive decision making from a company, so they can plan and prepare for onboarding a global Salesforce Development team.

Quality Control

Companies are typically hiring the majority of their teams from existing networks - previous colleagues, referrals, friends of friends, professional recommendations etc. However, when companies start hiring in different countries, they are inevitably wading into unknown territory.

It's particularly important to take your time with the vetting process. Conduct multiple rounds of video interviews to meet the Salesforce Engineer and communication at length. Be sure to conduct technical assessments (ideally a live coding exercise, so you can watch how they work) and most definitely check previous references on the individual.

Dev Ops Process

This is perhaps the most important factor when hiring offshore Salesforce Engineers.

Because you will have a continuous development process with multiple individuals working on a code base simultaneously, you need to have proper Dev Ops processes and controls in place. The development org can get messy and delay production timelines if you don't have the proper tools, processes, and QA methodology implemented at the start.

Expectation Setting

At the start of an engagement with Offshore Salesforce Engineers, you want to be clear on what you expect from them.

What is the turnaround time you expect to see on new requests? How often are they attending stand ups? Are they interfacing heavily with other team members and stakeholders?

Set these expectations upfront to ensure everyone is aligned.

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Companies hiring offshore Salesforce Engineers

As US companies become more comfortable with remote work, we are seeing a huge increase in the adoption of offshore Salesforce Development services.

Cargill, a global manufacturing company has a team of 14 based in India, spanning Salesforce Engineers, Administrators, Architects, and Business Analysts. Other companies building offshore Salesforce Development teams include PayPal, Workday, Coupa Software, Uber, Snowflake, MongoDB, and many others.

FoundHQ recently partnered with ACV Auctions to scale an Offshore and Nearshore Salesforce Development team. Over a 6 week period in early 2022, we helped them define the needs and successfully hire a team of 7 Salesforce Engineers, based throughout Latin America and India.

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Where You Can Find Offshore Salesforce Engineers

There are still limited options for reliably hiring Offshore Salesforce Engineers.

There are some Development Partners that exist with HQ locations in various countries and teams dedicated to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring Salesforce Engineers to put on projects with US companies. Some of these can be good options; however, companies that operate locally are paying in that local currency, which means the Engineers they are able to hire tend to be junior.

The most experience Salesforce Engineers are either taking full-time jobs with US companies or they are Freelancing directly with US based companies, both of which offer them a significant increase in earnings compared to joining a company Headquartered in their Region.

For that reason, the best option is to build a direct relationship with these Engineers.

This is where some of the risk comes into play if you don't have an intermediary helping to vet the talent and guarantee reliability.

To save time and be assured that the team you hire is made up of true Salesforce Experts, you might want to consider hiring through a specialized Freelancer platform like FoundHQ.

Our team has spent 10 years focused entirely on Salesforce talent acquisition. We have built a trusted network of 2,500+ Salesforce Freelancers globally and every individual on the platform has been pre-vetted and verified by our team.

These include offshore Salesforce Engineers from companies like Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, Stripe, Uber, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and dozens of other Fortune 500s.

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How to find the right Salesforce Developer

Finding the right Salesforce Developer depends on your current team and environment setup. Here is a quick guide for how to think about identifying the right Salesforce Engineer and beginning that process!

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Hiring a Salesforce Developer

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.

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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