Salesforce Platform Manager | Minnestar

Minnesota IT Services

Working Title: Salesforce Platform Manager
Job Class: Information Syst Manager
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 04/25/2024
  • Closing Date: 05/01/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: Department of Human Services / Application Services Division
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $40.69 – $69.63 / hourly; $84,960 – $145,387 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 – Middle Management Association/MMA
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Executive
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Join the 2,500+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position serves our partners at Minnesota’s largest state agency, the Department of Human Services (DHS). The MNIT DHS team supports complex and varied technical needs, including systems that provide health care coverage, deliver child protection and welfare services, and provide support for Minnesotans with special needs including mental illness, chemical dependencies, and physical or developmental disabilities.

Job Summary

Job Summary

Minnesota IT Services partnering with the Department of Human Services (MNIT DHS) is seeking a dynamic Salesforce Public Sector Solutions Platform Manager to lead a dedicated Salesforce team committed to the delivery of digital services that create a more efficient, responsive, and impactful customer-centric experience for the residents of Minnesota. We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated servant leader to set the strategic direction for the MNIT DHS Salesforce Platform and to lead a cross functional delivery team focused on outcome-based delivery of value. If you are a seasoned Salesforce professional with a passion for servant leadership and driven by a mission to transform the delivery of digital services for the residents of Minnesota, come join our team!

In support of this mission, you will:

  • Provide leadership, vision, and managerial oversight for the Salesforce Public Sector Solutions Platform within the MNIT DHS/MNsure organization.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop the Salesforce team responsible for the development, deployment, and operational functions assuring a high-quality foundation for digital service delivery now and in the future on the Salesforce Public Sector Solutions Platform.
  • Determine the appropriate resource needs for development and support of the products on the Salesforce Public Sector Solutions Platform.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key business stakeholders, MN.IT Enterprise, and the Salesforce community to foster collaboration, gain support, and secure the necessary human and fiscal resources for transformational success.

This position is currently eligible for full-time telework: 

Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume: 

Position requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience in driving adoption and implementation of innovative technologies AND a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Experience must include:

  • 3 years of experience in Salesforce administration, configuration, and customization.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading a complex Salesforce implementation from inception to completion.
  • Experience mentoring Salesforce developers or administrators and active involvement in Salesforce Community user groups.
  • Experience managing external vendors, implementors, or independent software vendors, and Salesforce platform costs so that outcomes and value are realized.
  • Ability to deliver effective verbal or written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding on both parties.
  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.

Two (2) years of experience in a Systems Architect classification or two (2) years of experience in an external IT Architect role may substitute for the required supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active certifications of Salesforce Certified Administrator, Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant and at least 150 Trailhead badges.
  • Experience with product and/or agile delivery methodology.
  • Commitment to transforming digital government services.
  • Active leadership in Salesforce community user groups
  • Salesforce Golden Hoodie recipient.
  • A demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal professional development and mentorship of others through participation in Salesforce events, speaking engagements, and development of individual mentees.
  • Development and execution of training programs or centers of excellence.
  • Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas, including F-1 STEM OPT extensions. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. 

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: $40.69 - $69.63 / hourly - $84,960 - $145,387 / annually
Compensation Type: Exempt
Location: St Paul, MN - Telework
Posted by Karla Larson on April 27, 2024