Salesforce Architect (Remote)

TradeRev, Chicago, Illinois

Revolutionizing Automotive Sales

Duration: Full-Time

Who We Are:
KAR Global powers the world’s most trusted automotive marketplaces through innovation, technology and people. Our end-to-end platform serves the remarketing needs of the world’s largest OEMs, dealers, fleet operators, rental companies and financial institutions.
We’re a technology company delivering next generation tools to accelerate and simplify remarketing.
We’re an analytics company leveraging data to inform and empower our customers with clear, actionable insights.
And we’re an auction company powering the world’s most advanced and integrated mobile, digital and physical auction marketplaces.

Come help us revolutionize and innovate vehicle auctions in the automotive industry.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Responsible for the overarching systems design and systems architecture for all Salesforce applications
  • Maintain a technical understanding of the end-to-end product
  • Establish and manage the architectural direction for the product
  • Mentor development teams and review design and implementation plans
  • Investigate and plan the adoption of new technologies
  • Work with partners and customers to communicate the technical aspects of the product and develop solutions for their particular needs
  • Represent Architecture to potential customers, communicating the technical aspects of our offering and interpreting opportunities based on our offering
  • Work with key partners to interpret, communicate and align the product roadmap
  • Actively participate in all aspects of the development process
  • Strong skills in innovative thinking, initiative and communication will be required and used regularly.
  • Collaborate and participate in receiving and providing feedback on design and code reviews
  • Work closely with Operations Engineering to ensure tight alignment between systems architecture, applications, deployment pipelines, security initiatives, and underlying platform architecture.
  • Committed to proper automated test coverage (unit, integration, automated UI, etc.)
  • Creating impact assessments of new requirements on existing functionality
  • Acting as a key Subject Matter Expert in a 24/7 production on-call role for priority escalations
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications & Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science required or equivalent work experience
  • Solid understanding of systems development life cycles, tools, processes and best practices.  Deep and extensive understanding of Salesforce architecture concerns from a polyglot perspective.
  • Responsible for application design, development and support of Salesforce projects
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills (verbal & written)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and highly collaborative
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • 8+ years of solid professional programming experience in Salesforce and Java
  • Fluent in Java, Apex, Visualforce, Lightning Web Components, JavaScript Mobile Frameworks, Platform Events and Salesforce Mobile SDK
  • Experience building scalable and maintainable Salesforce apps in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience driving agile development methodologies
  • Well versed in security methodologies and principles, object-oriented design and common design patterns
  • Project/Feature scoping and estimating
  • A proven record of developing robust and scalable cloud and enterprise systems solutions


  • Extremely detail-oriented and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to proactively solve data problems and provide actionable recommendations
  • A passion for constant personal growth and growth of others
  • Aptitude for troubleshooting and problem solving with a keen attention to detail
  • Desire to seek solutions to complex problems, and never afraid to take on something new
  • We are looking for someone that will always look for ways to improve, iterate, and re-invent
  • A long-standing habit of continuous learning, and of applying new tech, architectures, and methodologies to improve both your team and your code base
  • Resourcefulness in the face of complexity and uncertainty
  • Ability to think critically and see the big picture

About TradeRev

TradeRev is unique because it was created for dealers by a group of people who love cars and are passionate about the industry. With this came a deep understanding of the age-old process of dealing with trade-ins and the challenges that existed within the sales infrastructure. We believe if the industry as a whole advances and evolves, we can live in a world where when it comes to buying a car, everyone comes out a winner.

 TradeRev Co-Founder Mark Endras recognized these challenges and a truly innovative solution was envisioned: a system that connects dealers all over North America to make moving wholesale inventory quicker, easier and more efficient than ever. The objective was to create technology that powers next-generation automotive marketplaces and, perhaps most ambitious of all, see a world where automotive transactions are fair and easy for everyone. Emboldened by his vision and determined to share his solution, Mark, along with co-founders Wade Chia, Jae Pak and James Tani, worked towards the launch of TradeRev in Toronto in 2011.


Want to learn more about TradeRev? Visit TradeRev's website.