Salesforce Developer

Labs team · LONDON, London, City of
Department Labs team
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Job title: Salesforce Developer

Department: Lightful Labs

Seniority: Minimum 3 years of working in Salesforce development

Salary: Competitive

Location: Remote working, then London or Bristol, flexible working


About Lightful

At Lightful, we believe that those doing the greatest good deserve the best technology.

We’re passionate about making the best technology accessible to charities and nonprofits. Our products and solutions help organisations unleash the power of technology and make the good work they do even greater. Our products and services are designed to simplify the work and amplify the impact of charities and nonprofits. 

We offer three main services to charities and nonprofits; the Lightful Social Platform, the BRIDGE Programme and Lightful Labs. 

The Lightful Social Platform allows organisations to create, schedule and publish content to their social media pages. It is the only social media platform designed specifically for those in the charity sector and was ranked the number 1 for Social Media Management platforms built for non-profits. 

BRIDGE (Building Resilience in Digital through Growth and Engagement) combines a learning syllabus, delivered through a combination of live and recorded sessions and webinars, with the Lightful Social Platform. BRIDGE is supported by foundations and other funders, and offered out to small to medium charities that they support. The use of our social media manager helps participants to save time, learn best practice and collaborate internally more effectively. The syllabus focuses on four key digital foundations - fundamentals, storytelling, fundraising and insights. We take participants through these foundations helping them to improve confidence and competence. The BRIDGE team has worked with organisations like Comic Relief, DCMS and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We have been running a COVID-19 adapted curriculum based on Response, Recovery and Resilience themes since May this year, with 200 nonprofits from around the world currently enrolled.

Lightful Labs is a digital consultancy that offers customised services to help teams to do more. Lightful has particularly broad experience scoping, designing and implementing technology solutions and delivering products and advice for trusts, foundations and charities. Our team members have extensive experience in both the private and third sectors, including management consultancy, project management, impact analysis, user metrics, CRM, web and app development, creative and branding, and product marketing. We have built our team so comprehensively because we have experience of the underperformance, lack of sustainability and confusion that comes from focusing on only one or two of these aspects to the exclusion of the others.The Lightful Labs team have worked with amazing organisations like Help Refugees, Citizens Advice, London’s Air Ambulance and the Rhodes Trust to name a few. 

We now have an opening for a Salesforce Developer to join our rapidly expanding Lightful Labs team. This role, which will involve working closely with Lightful’s senior clients, global foundations and charities, as well as the entire team. The role will be fast paced, varied, and rewarding. 


Lightful Beliefs and Values

Our Beliefs and Values are integral to the Lightful culture. The Lightful Values are: 


  • To act with audacity while remembering humility 
  • To understand the importance of both listening and leadership
  • To practice generosity whilst showing accountability 
  • These all lay on the foundation of respect and integrity 


  • Work on projects to develop new user features, update and constantly refining existing feature sets 
  • Build reusable code, components and libraries for future use
  • Ownership of allocated tickets in sprint including clarification, development, developer review and deployment within sprint timelines
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders to ensure client work is delivered on time

Key Skills Requirements

  • 3+ years of working in Salesforce development
  • Certified to a minimum of Platform Developer 1 and nearing Platform Developer 2 certification level or equivalent experience
  • Proficient understanding of Apex code, Lightning Web Components, Javascript and Visualforce
  • Experienced in Salesforce configuration, maintenance and installation of 3rd party apps
  • Able to own allocated tickets within sprint from development, pull requests and deployment
  • Experienced in peer testing, debugging and providing feedback to other members of the development team
  • Experience in custom development of Experience integrating with other external systems
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, specifically GIT
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and Accessibility principles and how to manage them 
  • Experience participating in Agile Development Life Cycle methodologies
  • Experience in working with Salesforce Communities, NPSP and HEDA packages and non profit processes is an advantage
  • Knowledge of Angular and web markup, including HTML5, CSS is an advantage

Personal Qualities

  • A creative thinker and problem solver
  • Committed Salesforce developer who actively researches new Salesforce functionality
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise since services may be required on different projects at the same time
  • Interest in working with nonprofits and educational institutions
  • A self-motivated individual who can work well within a team-oriented environment as well as independently
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to incorporate best practices outlined by the business
  • Excellent team player with a positive, fun and can-do attitude

Additional Requirement

Eligible to work in the UK without the need of visa support/sponsorship


You will be a part of our exciting culture that fosters personal growth and development. As we expand, you will be given the opportunity to thrive in a close-knit team environment.

  • Stock options - every team member shares in the success of Lightful
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package adapted for lockdown life, including free access to Asana Rebel and free access to Headspace
  • Tax free contribution to additional home-working costs
  • Health cash back plan with Simply Health
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Personal development programme
  • Working from home buddy to integrate you into the team
  • Remote working and health a priority - we won’t require people to travel to an office (in London or Bristol) until UK government COVID scale reaches level 1

Inclusion of a diverse range of opinions and perspectives is core to Lightful’s open culture and ongoing success. Therefore we never discriminate on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.


*No recruitment agency requests please* *We only work with direct applicants* 

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  • Location
    LONDON, London, City of
  • Department
    Labs team
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience