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Salesforce Engineer



Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Biotechnology is rewriting life as we know it, from the medicines we take, to the crops we grow, the materials we wear, and the household goods that we rely on every day. But moving at the new speed of science requires better technology.

Benchling’s mission is to unlock the power of biotechnology. The world’s most innovative biotech companies use Benchling’s R&D Cloud to power the development of breakthrough products and accelerate time to milestone and market.

Come help us bring modern software to modern science.


The Business Technology Applications team at Benchling is looking for an experienced Salesforce Engineer who has deep experience scaling and optimizing a rapidly growing Salesforce instance. As a Senior Salesforce Engineer, you will work alongside BT development teams and other business stakeholders across the organization. Salesforce is one of our most critical business platforms, and this person will create and implement impactful processes and frameworks that ultimately guide and support the overall business strategies for our sales, customer experience and revenue teams.


  • Own and manage the end-to-end Salesforce ecosystem at Benchling while developing a strong understanding of implementations of any related integrations with Salesforce
  • Collaborate closely with Sales, Professional Services, Customer Experience, Product, Engineering, BT team members, and Stakeholders operating as a project owner
  • Work closely with other business systems team members on your direct team in order to understand and refine requirements, objectives, and processes to drive strategic solutions
  • Evaluate, select, implement, and integrate technology tools into a solution to support key business unit stakeholders
  • Implement Salesforce solutions that adhere to platform best practices, and perform peer and vendor code reviews
  • Design, build and test scalable enhancements such as custom objects, alerts, page layouts, and more within Salesforce
  • Build and configure APIs with internal and 3rd party cloud solutions
  • Improve and build solutions to address architectural gaps or technical debt
  • Monitor performance and scalability and refactor existing sub-optimal feature functionality


  • Minimum of 5+ years of Salesforce application development experience
  • Certified Platform App Builder, Platform Developer 1 & 2, Administrator 201
  • Experienced either in Java, Go, Python
  • Experience in Lightning, Apex, VisualForce, SOQL/SOSL, and Javascript
  • Experienced with Salesforce SOAP API, REST API, and BULK API
  • Experienced with Web UI frameworks in Visualforce pages or Lightning components
  • Experienced with data management and data migration principles and application
  • Experienced in Jira, Agile, Scrum, CI/CD
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Have a business-first approach to building systems and applications. You care about the business impact of your technical work
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, related field or equivalent work experience


Benchling takes a market-based approach to pay. The candidate's starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, interview performance, and work location. For this role the base salary range is $166,260 to $224,940.

To help you determine which zone applies to your location, please see this resource. If you have questions regarding a specific location's zone designation, please contact a recruiter for additional information.

Total Compensation includes the following:
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Broad range of medical, dental, and vision plans for employees and their dependents
  • Fertility healthcare and family-forming benefits
  • Four months of fully paid parental leave
  • 401(k) + Employer Match
  • Commuter benefits for in-office employees and a generous home office set up stipend for remote employees
  • Mental health benefits, including therapy and coaching, for employees and their dependents
  • Monthly Wellness stipend
  • Learning and development stipend
  • Generous and flexible vacation
  • Company-wide Summer & Winter holiday shutdown
  • Sabbaticals for 5-year and 10-year anniversaries

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Benchling welcomes everyone.

We believe diversity enriches our team so we hire people with a wide range of identities, backgrounds, and experiences.

We are an equal opportunity employer. That means we don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.