Job: Solutions Engineer

Focus: Salesforce platform, process design, data systems, development-sector consulting, impact measurement, cloud and mobile technology

Supervisor: Director of Solutions Engineering

Location: Cape Town, Mumbai, São Paulo, or Remote

About Vera

Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and certified B Corporation building cloud and mobile applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients — more than 300 organizations in over 70 countries — include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations. Our solutions help organizations working in health, education, and development to collect, analyze, and utilize real-time, high-quality programmatic data, automate processes, and work more efficiently and effectively. Vera’s work is centered on the Force.com platform, the world’s leading cloud application development platform. Vera is a growing organization, with more than 75 full-time staff based in Cape Town, Geneva, London, Mumbai, São Paulo, and Washington DC. We have been honored with Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, Dasra Social Impact, and Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowships and have been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 30 Startups to Watch.

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.)

Compensation and Benefits

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

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

For additional information, please contact jobs@verasolutions.org.

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.

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