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Lead Salesforce Developer

Orca Bio

Orca Bio

Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development
Menlo Park, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024
More than one million people in the United States today are fighting blood cancer. While a traditional allogeneic stem cell transplant has been the best hope for many, the transplant itself can prove fatal or lead to serious conditions, such as graft vs. host disease. Orca Bio is a late-stage biotechnology company redefining the transplant process by developing next-generation cell therapies with the goal of providing significantly better survival rates with dramatically fewer risks. With our purified, high-precision investigational cell therapies we hope to not only replace patients' blood and immune systems with healthy ones, but also restore their lives.
Summary: We are seeking a Lead Salesforce Developer to spearhead the implementation of the 2nd generation of our in-house "Orca Link" platform, critical software will support the commercialization of our lead product, Orca-T. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in Salesforce development, with a proven track record of building scalable solutions in complex environments. Additionally, experience in API-based integration, particularly interfacing with API developers, and a solid understanding of the healthcare industry, including compliance standards such as 21 CFR, HIPAA/PHI, are highly desirable.


  • Develop and implement scalable and maintainable solutions on the Salesforce platform, ensuring alignment with best practices and industry standards.
  • Lead the development and integration of COTS and custom features and functionalities within the Orca Link platform ecosystem, leveraging functionality from integrated systems as well as Salesforce technologies such as Apex, Visualforce, Lightning Web Components, etc.
  • Support the integration of the Orca Link platform with external systems and APIs, working closely with API developers to ensure seamless data exchange.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to development teams, promoting knowledge sharing and adherence to development principles.
  • Conduct regular code reviews and perform quality assurance checks to maintain code integrity and optimize performance.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends, proactively identifying opportunities for innovation and improvement within the Orca Link platform ecosystem.

Required Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a Salesforce Developer (5+ years of relevant development experience), with a deep understanding of Salesforce platform capabilities and limitations.
  • Strong proficiency in Salesforce development tools and technologies, including Apex, Visualforce, Lightning Web Components, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement complex solutions on the Salesforce platform, with a focus on scalability and maintainability.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively liaise between technical and non-technical stakeholders and third-party developers.

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience with Salesforce architecture.
  • Experience with API-based integration and interfacing with API developers to facilitate data exchange between systems.
  • Background in the healthcare industry, particularly in hospital, clinical, or biopharmaceutical settings (Salesforce Health Cloud).
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements such as 21 CFR compliance, HIPAA/PHI regulations, and other relevant healthcare standards.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degrees or certifications in Salesforce development or related areas are a plus.
The anticipated annual salary range for this job is based on prior experience in the role/industry, education, location, internal equity, and other job-related factors as permitted by law. For remote-based candidates, this range may vary based on your local market. You will also be eligible to receive pre-IPO equity, in addition to medical, dental, and vision benefits, flexible PTO, 401(k) plan, life and accidental death and disability coverage, and parental leave benefits. Other perks include free daily lunches and snacks at our on-site locations.
Who we are
We are driven by a passion for science and compassion for patients. We act with urgency to ensure our treatments are one day accessible to all who need them.
We live by our core values of passion, courage, and integrity. Excellence in our work means the chance to unlock a better quality of life for our patients, and with that comes tremendous responsibility.
We innovate on a path that hasn’t been paved. We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and take calculated risks to achieve our mission. We aren’t afraid to ask “why not” and challenge the status quo.
We maintain a start-up culture of camaraderie and leadership by example, regardless of title.
We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and recognize that celebrating our differences creates stronger, lasting solutions that better serve our team, our patients and their healthcare providers.
Notice to staffing firms
Orca Bio does not accept resumes from staffing agencies with which we do not have a written agreement and specific engagement for a particular opening. Our employment activities, inquiries and offers are managed through our HR/Talent team, and all candidates are presented through this channel only. We do not accept unsolicited resumes, and we rarely outsource recruitment.