Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Salesforce Developer

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Technology Services Group2 (TSG2)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Help us cure childhood cancer
  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • 12-Month Fixed Term contract with strong potential to extend
  • Based in Randwick


Children’s Cancer Institute is the only medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to curing childhood cancer and one of the leading medical childhood cancer research institutes worldwide. Our vision is to save the lives of all children with cancer and improve their long-term health, we don’t just hope to do it, we will do it; and we’re looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children’s Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff thrive with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

This role will involve meeting with project managers and key stakeholders, analysing project objectives, coding new Salesforce applications, creating workflows, custom Salesforce development and integration with third-party services and troubleshooting applications errors.

To ensure success as a Salesforce Developer, you should have extensive experience working with Salesforce CRM platforms, specifically the Salesforce NPSP platform, application development skills, and the ability to solve complex software problems. Ultimately, a top-class Salesforce Developer can create dynamic and scalable Salesforce applications that perfectly meet the evolving needs of the company.

Working as part of an agile team where daily conversations are the norm, you will be comfortable working in both a highly structured and ambiguous environment. A self-starter with a passion for delivering high quality work that meets and exceeds business expectations. The Salesforce Developer will be a critical part of the Salesforce team and is responsible for the development of Salesforce to ensure full utilisation and tailoring the platform to match and support business objectives using agile methodologies. This role will review and analyse business processes, services and information needs with a view to implementing change management initiatives to improve the user experience and increase productivity.

You will have a solid background in agile development complimented by great exposure to Salesforce and the lightning interface – these are essential requirements. Experience in SQL and Power BI will be highly regarded.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop customized solutions within the Salesforce platform to support critical business functions and meet project objectives, stakeholder requirements and company goals
  • Communicate with project managers, stakeholders and other team members to design cohesive project strategies and ensure effective collaboration throughout all phases of development, testing and deployment
  • Maintain a flexible and proactive work environment to facilitate a quick response to changing project requirements and customer objectives, and innovate ways to meet mission goals successfully
  • Interact directly with stakeholders, managers and end users as necessary to analyse project objectives and capability requirements, including specifications for user interfaces, customised applications and interactions with internal Salesforce instances
  • Provide system administration support of internal and customer-facing Salesforce environment, especially related to customised applications, user permissions, security settings, custom objects and workflow
  • Collaborate with various internal departments to ensure Salesforce environment supports internal needs relating to functionality and performance
  • Perform configuration and customization of the platform.
  • Participate in efforts to develop and execute testing, training and documentation
  • Willing to be hands-on in producing tangible deliverables (requirements specifications, design deliverables, status reports, project plans)
  • Utilize best practices to perform operational support, enhancements, bug fixes as needed to the platform

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field or
  • 6+ years of experience in development of Salesforce’s Cloud Functionality
  • Apex, Visualforce, Lightning Component, Native, MySQL and JavaScript development, design, configuration, testing and deployment of solutions
  • In depth knowledge of REST/SOAP APIs and experience building integrations with
  • Knowledge of Salesforce permissions, roles, reports, dashboards, and logical formulas
  • Experience in migrating data and customizations across Salesforce environments
  • Strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Extensive NPSP Salesforce experience.


Children’s Cancer Institute is strongly committed to the growth of their employees, so all team members can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, on-site parking options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.