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Salesforce Developer



Part of the dynamic and fast-moving financial services industry, we are a global organisation with around 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. We help people and businesses manage their risks – from homes and cars to some of the largest multinational corporations on the planet.  
We invest in providing our people with training and development so they can enjoy rewarding and challenging careers, whether in more traditional insurance roles like Underwriting or Claims, or the many other areas such as IT, HR, Marketing and Finance.  
Here in Ireland, we’re one of the largest insurers in the country, with a team of more than 1,400 people based in either Dublin or Wexford.  We also have a proud history of supporting our local communities and encourage our colleagues to get involved in our many corporate social responsibility programmes.
Team/Department Background/overview:  

Zurich IT Department is currently divided between two locations in Dublin (Ballsbridge & Blackrock).
The role advertised will be predominately based in Ballsbridge with the primary focus on supporting the Zurich General Insurance business. 

The IT team & test team works closely with local Business Change, local subject matter experts and key 3rd parties to deliver and manage IT solutions that support the business strategy of Zurich Ireland.

Zurich Ireland is committed to transforming the current application landscape. The dynamic of Zurich IT department will evolve over time with the development of these transformation programmes. This will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to develop new skills and further career opportunities.

Zurich Insurance Plc is looking for a Salesforce Developer to play a key role in the IT Department and be involved in the wider project team on the end to end delivery of complex software solutions. Yu will lead the end to end delivery of the smaller business critical software enhancements and be proactive in the development of the Salesforce & application integration capabilities with Zurich Ireland

Your Role:

As a Salesforce Developer your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Lead on the design & development of Zurich Ireland Salesforce platforms
  • Working on cross functional project team implement complex business solution
  • Lead on decision making in the design of the Salesforce platforms and the integration to existing Services Orientated Architecture
  • Upskilling of & supporting existing team members
  • Tracking, control and resolution of software issues and queries.


Additional Job Functions:

  • Builds good working relationships with Enterprise Architect, Team members within IT Department, Test Team and Project Management.
  • Ability to help keep team motivated in high pressure situations.
  • Experience in all areas of the software development life cycle.
  • Responds maturely to ambiguity and complexity.


Your Skills and Experience

As a Salesforce Developer your skills and qualifications will include: 

  • Having one or more of the following technical competencies:
    • Project delivery in a multi-tier enterprise grade applications
    • Extensive Salesforce configuration and APEX development experience
    • Preferably Salesforce Platform Developer I and II certifie
    • Object-Oriented Software development experience and associated development languages, 
    • API Integration (SOAP, Rest) experienc
    • Mulesoft Knowledge and advantage
    • Experience with data structures and querying languages SOQL/SOSL
    • Experience on Continuous Integration tools like Team city or Bamboo or equivalen
    • General Insurance industry knowledge, would be an advantage
    • Experience with working with offshore colleagues, would be an advantage

Competencies and behaviours

Non-Technical Competencies:

  • Proactive, enthusiastic with a hunger for excellence
  • Able to cope with fast moving environment with varying workloads and pressures.
  • Problem solving and judgement skills
  • A good team worker, building team spirit
  • Sets high standards for quality and quantity
  • Takes personal responsibility for resolving issues
  • An ability to work independently and under limited supervision 
  • Good interpersonal skills and the confidence to deal with customers and 3rd Parties on a pro-active basis
  • Works in a systematic, methodical & orderly way
  • Strong influencing skills.


Competencies & Behaviours:

  • Demonstrate commitment to corporate values.
  • Take accountability for participating in the Performance management cycle. 
  • Approach tasks with a ‘Can Do’ attitude, 
  • Take action to improve performance on the job.
  • Assist and support co-workers.
  • Take action to manage own personal development.

Additional Information

Primary work location is Dublin. Position is Ballsbridge-based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Marie Byrne is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.


Who we are 

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford. 

Zurich is a strong brand. Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer a competitive compensation package and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit. 

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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