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Salesforce Developer

You believe any repetitive task should be automated with code. You dig into juicy problems and work through the night until you have an elegant solution. Coding Apex and custom applications for Salesforce instances or building Visualforce pages and controllers are some of the tasks you enjoy tackling.
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$125,000
average salary (US data)
 
10,890
jobs last 12 months (US data)
 
21%
annual growth rate
18%
% entry-level roles
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A Day in the Life of a Salesforce Developer

 
 
9am
ZZZZZzzzzz….Put on a free t-shirt from last year’s Dreamforce. Out the door.
 
10am
First up is coffee time. Read up on the latest tech news. Check email for any fire drills or user problems that may have come up overnight and need to get addressed urgently.
 
10:30am
Look at calendar for the day. Hopefully not too many meetings. Dreamt about a solution to a gnarly problem last night and want to work on that today. Push a few meetings to later in the week.
 
11am
Standup meeting with team to review what they did yesterday, what they're going to do today, and any blockers/obstacles impeding their progress. Luckily these meetings are quick.
 
12pm
Do some reading about Lightning over lunch. Want to start using this new technology. Run into a colleague in the kitchen who has already built a component and ask a few questions.
 
1pm
Time to start coding. Code, code, code....Coding unit tests. Coding code.
 
2pm
More code, code, code...
 
3pm
Keep jamming away at this code until hit upon a small problem. Post a question to Stack Exchange to see if anyone has run into this before.
 
4pm
Break time. Time to clear the cache. Get up and play some ping pong with coworkers. Pick up some free snacks and second cup of coffee on way back to desk.
 
5pm
Got a response on Stack Exchange. Starting to get into a coding groove. On a roll with solving this problem finally! Stand up and yell “YES!”.
 
6pm
Back to coding.
 
8pm
Have been rewriting the same line of code too many times. Time to stop and watch a Silicon Valley episode.
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