Senior Salesforce Developer

CoStar Group, US-VA Richmond

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Senior Salesforce Developer

Job Description


CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) is a leading global provider of commercial and residential real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces.  Included in the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100, CoStar Group is on a mission to digitize the world’s real estate, empowering all people to discover properties, insights and connections that improve their businesses and lives. 

We have been living and breathing the world of real estate information and online marketplaces for over 35 years, giving us the perspective to create truly unique and valuable offerings to our customers.  We’ve continually refined, transformed and perfected our approach to our business, creating a language that has become standard in our industry, for our customers, and even our competitors.  We continue that effort today and are always working to improve and drive innovation.  This is how we deliver for our customers, our employees, and investors.  By equipping the brightest minds with the best resources available, we provide an invaluable edge in real estate.   

The Salesforce Developer is responsible for the overall development and configuration of the Salesforce solution for Costar and several Costar companies. This position will be responsible for all technical aspects of the platform, primarily focusing on writing Apex code, data migrations, data quality, systems integrations, and Lightning UI development.  This individual will identify new functionality and drive automation to increase efficiency in business processes.  We are searching for an experienced Senior Salesforce Developer to join our Richmond team and drive the full-lifecycle development of this critical product.

This position is located in Richmond, Virginia and offers the following hybrid schedule options:

-3 days a week onsite with 2 remote work days

-4, 10 hour work days onsite with a 3 day weekend


  • Define application data model and automate business processes through use of customized solutions in the form of custom apps, 3rd party apps, system triggers, workflow, etc.

  • Ownership of all technical aspects of, including data migrations, data quality, systems integrations, 3rd party applications, AppExchange products, and custom code

  • Responsible for developing in Visualforce, Apex, JSON, and other technologies to build customized solutions that support business requirements and drive key business decisions

  • Seek out ways to utilize SFDC to improve processes and productivity, and make recommendations to support an organization scaling at a rapid pace

  • Define, communicate, and manage a change management (release) process to develop and implement new applications/code and updates to existing applications/code

  • Work closely with administrator, internal teams, external implementation partners and vendors to create unique business solutions leveraging the full power of and the Salesforce platform

  • Increase efficiencies through effective management of Salesforce capabilities, capacity and storage

  • Maintain and support custom code and code coverage, custom settings, and custom metadata.


  • 4+ years of experience as a developer with proven experience developing custom apps using Apex.

  • Implementation of and integration with standard and custom objects, triggers, flows, custom metadata, and custom settings internally and externally

  • Solid understanding of and detailed experience with architecture and API

  • Detailed experience writing Visualforce and Apex classes and triggers

  • Experience integrating with other applications via real-time, batch, sync/async, etc.

  • Ability to coordinate with implementation partners, other IT managers and developers in providing solution suggestions and constructive feedback

  • Keen attention to detail and complex problem-solving abilities from operational and technical perspective

  • Must be creative, innovative and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to abstract detail into larger patterns, familiarity with user-centered analysis and evaluation techniques

  • Ability to interact with technical and functional staff at all levels

  • Experience with third-party tools and managed packages (e.g. Data Loader, Heroku, Heap, etc.)

  • Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification

  • Fluency in Apex

  • Experience in end-to-end implementation cycle of Salesforce across all phases, preferably in a complex, dynamic environment

  • A Bachelor’s Degree


  • Experience with marketing automation tools such as Pardot a strong plus

  • Salesforce Platform Developer II Certification

  • Experience with Einstein Analytics and AI desired

  • Fluency in SOQL

  • Proficiency in JSON, JavaScript, SQL, SOAP-based web services, and MySQL

  • Expertise with complex external integrations

  • Expertise with Source Control, such as Git

  • Expertise with Cloud platforms such as AWS or Azure is a plus

  • Ability to work independently and engage supervisor as needed

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

What’s in it for You

When you join CoStar Group, you’ll experience a collaborative and innovative culture working alongside the best and brightest to empower our people and customers to succeed.

We offer you generous compensation and performance-based incentives. CoStar Group also invests in your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug

  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance

  • Virtual and in person mental health counseling services for individuals and family

  • Commuter and parking benefits

  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • On-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent), with yoga studio, Pelotons, personal training, group exercise classes

  • Access to CoStar Group’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Employee Resource Groups

  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar Group is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.



CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

About CoStar Group

CoStar Group is the leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information, and analytics in the commercial and residential property markets.

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