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Senior Salesforce Software Engineer

Rosemont IL Wintrust Financial

Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)

  • Competitive pay and discretionary bonus eligible

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few

  • Promote from within culture

Why join this team?

  • We hold ourselves accountable to high standards, share wins, operate ethically, and have fun

  • This role offers the ability to make an impact and interface with all of IT and the various aspects of Wintrust’s business

  • We support a wide array of Salesforce orgs and products. Lots of opportunities to grow within the Salesforce world.

Position Overview

The Senior Software Engineer is primarily responsible for the design, architecture, development, and maintenance of applications, including requirements analysis, customizations, database changes, screen changes, security definition and workflow.  Converts system requirements into logical program designs, code modules and stable application systems.

This is a senior-level position that works with a team of technical resources focusing on development for a resident software platform. Works with systems managers and engineers, architects, business analysts and quality engineers in a highly collaborative environment to define product features, estimates and deliverables.  This person must be able to create and communicate innovative solutions to business issues and processes leveraging their knowledge of the software platform and is responsible for assigning resources to specific application design and development tasks, defect resolution and production application support.  


  • Responsible for technical development, implementation, administration and support of the Salesforce CRM platform. Participate in the development and deployment of new features to support business initiatives, playing a leading role in the design of new/improved interfaces and functions within the platform.

  • Participates in peer Code Review/Pair-Programming Sessions.

  • Provide application design expertise for application development, database design and maintenance, software architecture, software development lifecycle management and application monitoring for the relevant platform(s). Help architect efficient and scalable software solutions for business application platforms.

  • Convert system requirements into logical program designs, code modules and stable application systems. Develops technical design documents for software solutions independently.

  • Provide production support for Salesforce sites including afterhours support when necessary.

  • Participate in the full SDLC (Agile), including requirement analysis, design and implementation, estimations and other aspects of iterative development.

  • Perform unit, integration, and system level tests and develops any necessary supporting documentation.

  • Report status to development management and project/systems management.

  • Develop specification documents outlining technical requirements with associated solutions.

  • Provide technical support for maintenance of existing applications.  

  • Able to effectively communicate across teams and roles.

  • Demonstrable ability to work within a highly collaborative team to deliver projects on time, with high quality, and within budget.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field

  • 5+ years of experience working with Salesforce CRM

  • Salesforce Platform Developer 1 Certification

  • Technical expertise and knowledge of software and application development

  • Strong knowledge and use of object-oriented methodologies and frameworks and WebService technologies

  • Experience with Continuous Integration and automated testing strategies is a strong plus

  • Documentation of designs, installations and technical administrative procedures

  • Software development lifecycle methodologies and discipline

  • Ability to maintain professional business relationships and effectively lead, triage, prioritize and resolve issues that arise in unpredicted situations

  • Proficiency in a variety of programming related technologies and tools including:

    • APEX, Agile, GearSet, Mulesoft, Visual Studio Code

Working Relationships


  • Reports to an software development manager and works with senior or principal Senior Software Engineers

  • Works directly with all areas in IT, with close working relationship with IT peer group.

  • Has regular contact with the user community.


  • Has contact with outside vendors, contractors/consultants, and industry trade groups.

  • Attends conferences and belongs to professional organizations and user groups.


From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago’s Bank® and Wisconsin's Bank®, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

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