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Software Engineer Backend

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Pune, MH, IN

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 18329

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“Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a high-purpose, high-performing, leading K-12 EdTech company, powered by values and culture that support continuous learning and rapid innovation. Known for serving more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150+ countries, we provide learning to countless students and teachers, transforming lives, supporting communities, and making our society more open, just, and inclusive for all. HMH Technology India Pvt. Ltd. is our technology and innovation arm in India, focused on developing products and solutions using cutting-edge technology in order to better serve education globally. We aim to help employees grow as people, not just as professionals. We do work that matters and are in a unique position to support and empower people’s lives.”




Job Title: Salesforce Developer



HMH is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators, and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students' potential and extend teachers' capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries.  



Job Description:

The Salesforce Developer is responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining custom solutions within the Salesforce platform. This includes creating custom workflows, custom objects, Apex code, and Visualforce pages. The developer will work with other members of the development team, as well as with business stakeholders, to understand requirements and develop solutions that meet business needs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop custom Salesforce solutions, including workflows, custom objects, Apex code, and Visualforce pages.
  • Work with business stakeholders to gather and document requirements.
  • Design and develop solutions that meet business needs.
  • Test and deploy custom solutions in Salesforce.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with existing Salesforce solutions.
  • Maintain and update existing Salesforce solutions as needed.
  • Collaborate with other developers and stakeholders to ensure that custom solutions are aligned with the overall architecture and roadmap.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest Salesforce technologies and developments.
  • Follow best practices and standards for Salesforce development.
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure quality and adherence to standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in Salesforce development.
  • Proficient in Apex, Visualforce, and SOQL.
  • Experience with Salesforce Lightning Design System.
  • Experience with Salesforce APIs and integrations.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·     Experience in an Agile organization
·     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
·     Ability to work cohesively in a team environment
·     Ability to use business acumen to develop solutions to functional and technical
issues and be results driven

·     In-depth application troubleshooting skills
·     Understanding of regulations applicable to IT applications (GxP, SOX, GDPR)
·     Ability to provide feedback to manager, peers and team members
·     Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
·     A strong sense of customer service, with proven experience in a similar role
·     In depth application troubleshooting skills.












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