Salesforce Tech Lead
Manchester, Greater Manchester / £85000 - £95000
£85000 - £95000
Manchester, Greater Manchester
SALESFORCE TECH LEAD
UP TO £90,000 base plus bonus
This role is a fantastic opportunity for a Salesforce tech specialist to work for an exciting banking company
The banking company are renowned for putting the customer first, having been born out of tough times to support smaller businesses as opposed to major organisations. They have made a difference to thousands of businesses and individuals
The day to day of the role will typically include:
-Lead a team to deliver business value as a result of development practices
- Work alongside stakeholders, analysts and product owners to make building recommendations
- Manage a team of other developers
- Ensure software and documentation meets a high quality standard
- Identify new technology opportunities
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
You will need as a minimum:
- 4 years Salesforce experience
- APEX expertise
- Strong communication skills
- Implementation experience
- Up to £90,000 and an extra allowance
- Bonus up to 15%
- Hybrid working
HOW TO APPLY
Register your interest by sending your CV to Harry via the apply link on this page
Why Texas is the place to be for technology jobs | Harnham US Recruitment
Why Texas is the place to be for technology jobsThe big data market is heating up the world over, and perhaps no more so than in Texas. The Dallas, Austin and Houston areas in particular are experiencing a massive boom in big data jobs, with many large tech companies making the move from Silicon Valley to enjoy all that Texas has to offer. But why the shift towards the southern state, and what does it mean for candidates looking big data jobs and broader technology roles?Tax-free TexasThe Texan market is looking increasingly lucrative for both young start-ups and established tech companies alike. One of the most significant factors in this rapid growth is the favourable tax conditions in the state. There’s no corporate or individual income tax, with Texas ranking 47 out of 50 states when it comes to taxes paid per $1,000 of personal income. As California tax rates hitting up to 10.84 for corporations and 12.3% for individuals, it’s understandable that entrepreneurs and big business alike are looking to the southern state for bigger breaks on tax day.On top of this, Texas offers favourable funding and regulatory conditions for young and growing businesses, providing a ‘pro-business’ environment for corporations to thrive. Texas State offers billions of dollars in incentives to businesses every year, providing all the more reasons for those in the technology industry to think hard about making the move.With a state government that celebrates business and provides easy to navigate laws and regulations, many businesses find the transition from Silicon Valley to Austin smooth and seamless. As organisations in San Francisco are priced out of the area, some of the nation’s top talent are moving to pastures greener – and for many, that means Texas.The living is easyOn top of the tax breaks gained when moving to Texas, many movers and shakers experience a favourable quality of life. The cost of living is low – for example, the median home value in Austin is $321,600 compared to San Francisco’s $1,1943,300 – with relatively cheap utilities and the second-largest GDP in the nation. The market is robust, which has resulted in money being poured back into cities and communities to make them more attractive to businesses and young families. People can move to Austin and get more bang for their buck than they can in many other parts of the country, enjoying not only a booming technology market, but also superior housing and affordable living. Add in a comfortable climate and famously friendly locals and you’ve got a part of the country that is becoming increasingly appealing to even the most seasoned technology professionals.Technology is taking offTexas is huge when it comes to the technology industry. There was a 41.4% jump in technology industry employment between 2001 and 2013, resulting in large numbers of jobs being taken up across Austin and the wider state. And in 2016 alone, Texas added a huge 11,000 new technology jobs to its market, ranking it second of the 50 states in tech industry employment.The tech hub of Austin alone is home to employers such as Dell, Apple, Microsoft and Samsung, plus an increasingly significant number of start-ups peppering the landscape with innovation. There are a range of incubators and universities that feed into the city’s talent pool, with Austin ranking third in the list of US cities providing the most technology jobs in 2017. However, such growth doesn’t stop Austin and its other Texan counterparts from being a friendly and accessible place to work. There is less of the cut-throat nature that comes with tech in Silicon Valley, and more of a community, collaborative approach.Meanwhile, Dallas-Fort Worth is enjoying being the second-largest data center market in the country, offering an abundance of big data jobs to savvy business people. Find your next data job in TexasMuch of the Texas technology market is geared towards candidates currently, with more jobs than skilled employees to fill them. Companies are doing more to attract top talent to Texas, including offering generous benefits packages, relocation allowances and flexible work conditions, and the expectation is that this market will only continue to grow.If you’re looking for technology jobs in Austin or further afield in Texas, we might have just what you’re looking for. Take a look at our US data and technology jobs here.
Ten Tips for Writing the Perfect Data & Analytics CV | Harnham Recruitment post
It’s no secret that jobs within the Data & Analytics market are more competitive than ever and with some jobs having hundreds of applicants (if not more), having a CV that stands out is more important than ever. It’s well known that many Hiring Managers spend a short amount of time reviewing a candidate, so you need to consider what they can do to have the best impact. We’ve seen it all over the years, from resumes sorely lacking detail through to those that have almost every accomplishment written over too many pages – so we’ve complied a list of the 10 things that could help you create a resume that makes an impact, complete with top tips from our team of experienced recruiters.1. Keep it Simple All of our recruiters are unanimous in suggesting to candidates that the perfect CV length is no more than two pages, or one for a graduate or more junior candidate. Sam, our Corporate Accounts manager suggests that candidates keep it simple:“In analytics, it’s all about the detail and less about how fun your CV looks. My best piece of advice would be to keep it to two pages, use the same font without boxes or pictures, and bold titles for the company and role. It sounds pretty simple but it’s really effective and often what our clients seem to be drawn to the most”. 2. Consider the audience & avoid jargon Before your CV gets to the Hiring Manager, it may be screened by an HR or recruitment professional so it’s crucial to ensure that your CV is understandable enough that every person reviewing it could gauge your fit. Whilst showing your technical ability is important, ensure that you save yourself from anything excessively technical meaning only the Hiring Manager could understand what you have been doing. 3. Showcase your technical skills There is, of course, a need to showcase your technical skills. However, you should avoid a long list of technologies, instead clarify your years of experience and competence with each of the tools. Within the Data & Analytics market specifically, clarifying the tools that you used to analyse or model is very important and writing those within your work experience can be very helpful. Wesley, who heads up our French team, explained where candidates can often go wrong: “Candidates often write technical languages on their CV in long lists and forget to make them come to life. My clients are looking for them to give examples of how and when they have used the listed tools and languages”4. Consider the impact of your workJust writing words such as ‘leadership’ or ‘collaboration’ can often easily be over-looked. It’s important that you are able to showcase the impact that you work has beyond the traditionally technical. Think about how you can showcase the projects that you have lead or contributed to and what impact it had on the business. Often people forget the CV isn’t about listing your duties, it’s about listening your accomplishments. Ewan, our Nordics Senior Manager brings this to life: “I would always tell someone that whenever you are stating something you did in a job you always follow up with the result of that. For example, ‘I implemented an Acquisition Credit Risk Strategy from start to finish’ – but then adding, ‘which meant that we saw an uplift of 15% of credit card use’”. Joe, New York Senior Manager, concurs: “Actionable insights are important, results driven candidates are what our clients are looking for. So instead of ‘Implemented A/B Testing’, I’d get my candidates to make that more commercial, such as ‘Implemented A/B test that result in 80% increase in conversion’”. 5. Use your Personal Summary A personal summary is effective when it comes to technical positions, as some people can often overlook them. Use this to summarise your experience and progression as well as indicate the type of role and opportunity you are looking for. If this is highly tailored to the role you are applying for, it can have an extremely positive impact. For example: ‘Highly accomplished Data Scientist, with proven experience in both retail and banking environments. Prior experience managing a team of five, and proven ability in both a strategic and hands on capabilities. Proven skills in Machine Learning and Statistical Modelling with advanced knowledge of Python, R and Hadoop. Seeking Data Science Manager role in a fast-paced organisation with data-centric thinking at it’s heart’. 6. Consider what work and non-work experience is relevant If you’ve been working in the commercial technical sphere for more than five years, it’s likely that your part time work experience during university or the non-technical roles that you took before you moved into your space are no longer as relevant. Ensure you are using your space to offer the Hiring Manager recent, relevant and commercially focused information. However, do not leave gaps just because you took a role that didn’t relate to your chosen field, you don’t need to describe what you did but have the job title, company and dates to ensure you are highlighting a clear history of your experience. It’s important to note that you are more than just your work experience as well, Principal Consultant Conor advises candidates to talk about more than just their work accomplishments:“Listing non work achievements can help make the CV stand out. If someone has a broad range of achievements and proven drive outside of work, they will probably be good at their job too. Plus, it’s a differentiating point. My clients have found interesting talking points with people who have excelled in sports, instruments, languages and more specifically for the Analytics community – things like maths and Rubik’s cube competitions”. 7. Don’t forget your education For most technical roles, education is an important factor. Ensure that you include your degree and university/college clearly as well as the technical exposure you had within this. If you did not undertake a traditionally technical subject, make sure you highlight further courses and qualifications that you have completed near this section to highlight to the Hiring Manager that you have the relevant level of technical competence for the role. 8. Don’t include exaggerated statementsIt goes without saying that if you are going to detail your experience with a certain technical tool or software that you could be asked to evidence it. Saying your proficient in R when you’ve done a few courses on it won’t go over well, especially if there are technical tests involved in the interview process. At the same time, don’t undervalue your expertise in certain areas either, your strengths are what the Hiring Managers is looking for. 9. Don’t get too creativeUnless you’re in a creative role it’s unlikely that the Hiring Manager will be looking for something unique when it comes to the CV. In fact, very few people can pull of an overly flashy CV, most of them being those that work specifically in design. When in doubt, stick to standard templates and muted tones. 10. Tailor, Tailor, Tailor! Time is of the essence and when it comes to reviewing CVs and you don’t have long to make an impact. Make sure to customise your resume using keywords and phrases that match the job description (if they match your own, of course). For example, if the role is looking for a Business Intelligence Analyst with proven skills in Tableau you would not just claim, “experience in Data Visualisation”, you’d list the software name, “experience in Tableau based Data Visualisation”. Although every job description is different, all it takes is a few small tweaks to ensure your maximising your skillset. If you’re looking for your next Data & Analytics role or are seeking the best candidates on the market, we may be able to help. Take a look at our latest opportunities or get in touch with one of our expert consultants to find out more.
Data & Analytics In The Arizona Tech Corridor | Harnham US Recruitment post
Move over, Silicon Valley, there’s a new tech sheriff in town. Actually, there are two up and comers – Phoenix, Arizona and Austin, Texas. But today we’re focused on the tech industry, specifically, the Data and Analytics state-of-the-market, in the greater Phoenix area.The tech industry in Arizona has exploded in the last 3 – 5 years, and more specifically in the last 12-24 months. Thanks in no small part to cost of living, COVID, quality candidates and schools like Arizona State University who have been on the cutting-edge with its Data Science program. Though there are a variety of factors for this explosion of tech-centric companies choosing to locate or relocate to the southwest, let’s take a look at a broad strokes overview of the state of the market in what some may call, the Arizona Tech Corridor. Why PHOENIX Could Be the Next Tier 1 CityArizona is a big state. It’s got plenty of real estate and land for such projects as autonomous vehicles, Robotics, Computer Vision, AI, Machine Learning and more. It is also cheaper to live and run businesses here. Overhead costs are cut exponentially and this is even driving such large companies as Amazon to open a Data Center which will ultimately employ around 50,000 people.For businesses, COVID made them realize they could hire employees from anywhere in the world. That remote working works and that their pool of quality candidates becomes expanded exponentially. So, a lot of companies have chosen to move to Phoenix, relocated their headquarters here, or are founding businesses locally with the benefit of finding the best specialists and tech employees from around the country available at their fingertips.For employees, the cost of living is far less expensive than other Tier 1 cities like San Francisco, LA, and New York just to name a few. Over the last 12-24 months, the data and analytics industry has grown exponentially and it’s going to continue to grow as more and more companies choose to move here or begin here. The growth we’ve seen will pick up at 2 and 3 times the speed it’s at now, and Phoenix will slowly morph into the next Tier 1 city. What’s Changed in the Last 12-24 Months?During COVID, a lot of companies realized they didn’t have to look for people in their local market to find the best candidate. The world had changed, not just the world of Data and Analytics, but businesses in all industries were noting the changes. They can open it up fully using remote workers, and specific to the Phoenix, Arizona market, they’re looking at less overhead so they can focus on finding the best candidate. This is leading to exponential growth, and candidate-wise, we’ve seen an uptick of jobs and quality of jobs here. But the most important realization is that Data and Analytics drives all business decisions. So, jobs have increased quite a bit whether it’s the housing market, healthcare, tech companies and it’s helped facilitate growth for these companies within that space. Here in Arizona, in the last 6 months, I’ve seen 10 or more companies get funding, a couple more have gone public, and there’s been a big uptick in production and reach that hasn’t existed before now, in let’s say, the last two years. There’s also been a shift as Phoenix and Austin take on the moniker of perhaps a growing market or maybe a mini-Silicon Valley. These two cities are having something of a renaissance not unlike that of Silicon Valley in the early 90s.PHX: In Flight from a Tier 2 to a Tier 1 CityPhoenix and Austin are toe-to-toe and are on the cusp of becoming the next tech hub outside the Tier 1 cities of New York or San Francisco. Startup and established companies are being founded, growing, or are coming to Austin, so I think the southwest in general will be the next tech hub.While the industry itself has been growing in Phoenix and throughout the Southwest, ASU has been putting new technology, new platforms, and new tools out in the industry and are always adapting their program for cutting-edge Analytics or Data Science. For example, autonomous vehicles are huge in this area. Every day we see autonomous vehicles on the road with ‘drivers’ logging miles and other Data to determine if this is doable, and improving the technology day by day. Though Phoenix is the 6th largest city in the country, it’s also the youngest, which means when it was being built, the roads were bigger and built on a grid system. A win for the future of driverless cars testing. ASU’s Data Science program, in relation to the industry, feeds good workers into the market.Arizona is coming into its own. In fact, with all the benefits Arizona and the Southwest has to offer, there’s an even better chance of innovation, creation, and explosion of opportunity since there’s a greater runway, and it’s no less than any other Tier 1 city. Arizona may not be the first state that comes to mind when you think technology, innovation, or cutting-edge, but it’s the wild, wild west out here for the tech industry, and it’s a good time to be a part of it. If you’re interested in AI, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, or Robotics or other specialisms in the Data and Analytics industry, Harnham may have a role for you. Check out our current vacancies or contact one of our expert consultants to learn more. For our Arizona Team, contact us at (602) 562 7011 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For our West Coast Team, contact us at (415) 614 – 4999 or send an email to email@example.com. For our Mid-West and East Coast teams contact us at (212) 796-6070 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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