2021-22 FELLOWSHIP

Solutions Engineer

Join our innovative, global team using technology to transform the way the social sector engages with data. We run on passion, blending diverse skill sets and experiences with a collective mission to help organizations tackle challenges and achieve greater impact. We encourage all staff to push their own boundaries and drive the company in exciting new directions. As a social enterprise and certified B Corporation, we reinvest a majority of our profits in our growth and continued pursuit of our mission and vision.

Position Overview

As the Solutions Engineering Consultant, you’ll be part of the Solutions Engineering team, working closely with our partners to recommend and support the rollout of Salesforce systems for our clients working in the social sector. You may be required to participate in short- or medium-term assignments for discovery and design workshops or assist the consulting team to conduct training on newly-implemented systems. At Vera, you will join a team of passionate individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all dedicated to improving the way social impact organisations operate. We’re a self-motivated, creative group, and we emphasize collaboration, flexibility, and professionalism. Vera is a young, rapidly growing company; we encourage all team members to push their own boundaries and drive the company in new directions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and implement solutions built around Amp Impact
  • Drive successful engagements with partners to implement Amp Impact
  • Support sales teams on bids including design and build of demo and trial systems
  • Participate in client-facing workshops with partners to collect and synthesise user requirements into technical documentation for system design (i.e. Epics, User Stories, etc.)
  • Supporting partners with Amp configuration
  • Prepare and facilitate client training sessions, webinars, and workshops based on partner or client needs
  • Research new technologies, methodologies, and tools relevant to Vera’s core focus areas: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Project & Grant Management, Sales & Supply Chain, and Fundraising & CRM
  • Develop and maintain partner-facing documentation
  • Gather feedback from partners about Amp and funneling it to the Product team
  • Provide technical support to broader products team throughout the product development life cycle/sprints
  • Support Customer Success team by addressing support tickets/issues as needed
  • Help drive continuous improvement of our internal processes

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • 2-4 years of experience in a technology role, particularly in implementing cloud and/or mobile solutions
  • Demonstrated interest in working with social sector clients or experience in a social sector organisation
  • Advanced degree with preference to the technical courses in relevant fields
  • Awareness of core social sector concepts such as Grant Management, Impact Measurement, Fundraising etc.
  • Strong aptitude for using technology to manage and visualise data (i.e. developing reports & dashboards)
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot in a structured way
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills used to draft technical documentation, translate challenging concepts into simple, yet accurate terms, and collaborate effectively and professionally with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to self-manage tasks with varying urgency and priority across a diverse project portfolio
  • Enthusiasm for working in a small, dynamic, international environment, often collaborating with colleagues cross-team and cross-hub
  • Ability to carry tasks forward independently or collaboratively with the reporting team.
  • Meticulousness, punctuality, and outstanding attention to detail

Preferred

  • Significant experience with data analysis software (Example – Power BI, Stata etc.)
  • Significant experience working with CRM and other data management tools/platforms, particularly Salesforce
  • 2+ years of technology consulting or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of Salesforce consulting experience
  • 2+ years working on the Salesforce Lightning Platform
  • Proficient in the use of G-Suite applications or other common cloud-based software (i.e. Dropbox, Box, etc.)

Onboarding & Training

The 2021-22 Fellowship will kick off in mid-May with a comprehensive virtual onboarding and training program. Through a mix of dynamic sessions, technical trainings, and team-building activities, you will gain a holistic understanding of Vera’s work, meet with teammates around the globe, and work in groups to apply your learnings through an intensive case study exercise. 

Compensation and Benefits

Vera Solutions offers fair compensation (including benefits), commensurate with experience.

To apply, fill out an online application (attaching CV).

Please contact jobs@verasolutions.org with any additional questions.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At Vera we celebrate diversity; not only do we value the diversity of our workforce, we rely on it. Employees with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences inform our approach to our work, driving us to ask questions and challenge assumptions, solve problems creatively, and foster strong relationships with each other and our clients. We are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, in which all of our staff feel safe and thrive.

What makes Vera such a great place to work?

Our Values

In everything we do, we’re guided by our core values: Excellence, Sustainability, Teamwork, Leadership, and Impact

Our Mission

As a certified B Corporation, we meet the highestsocial and environmental standards in pursuit of our mission.

Our Global Team

Our wonderfully diverse team spans 5 continents and speaks more than 15 different languages.

Growth Opportunities

We are invested in and committed to making training, learning, and development one of Vera’s signature strengths.

Diversity & Inclusion

We value our culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We bring our full selves to work and position each other to thrive.

Rising Leaders Program

We run an annual leadership development initiative for emerging leaders at Vera.