Career Opportunities

Lead Salesforce Engineer



Sales & Business Development
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

At Definitive Healthcare, our passion is to transform data, analytics and expertise into healthcare commercial intelligence. We help clients uncover the right markets, opportunities and people, so they can shape tomorrow’s healthcare industry. Our SaaS platform creates new paths to commercial success in the healthcare market, so companies can identify where to go next.

Our employees are kind, collaborative, energetic, approachable and driven. On top of that, we value the unique perspectives, backgrounds and voices of our employees. Why? Because their diverse experiences drive new ideas and help us build a better community.

For over 10 years, we’ve built a collaborative culture driven by employees who share a passion for improving the healthcare ecosystem, enjoy giving back to the local community and value diversity and inclusion.

One of the hallmarks of our culture is our commitment to community service. Through the DefinitiveCares program, employees can work with their choice of more than 40 charitable organizations, supporting causes from hunger and homelessness to healthcare, LGBTQ+ issues, racial justice, women’s initiatives and more. 2021 marked the sixth year that we had 100% employee participation in DefinitiveCares.

We also provide a range of opportunities for employees to connect with each other. Employees can join any of our employee run affinity groups supporting causes such as women’s empowerment, LGBTQ+, Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), disabilities and working parents and potential for many more. Affinity groups often enable greater education companywide through training, events and speaker series.

We’re also a great place to work. For five years in a row, we’ve been recognized by the Boston Business Journal and the Boston Globe as a best place to work in Massachusetts. In 2022, Energage recognized us for Culture Excellence in Compensation & Benefits, Innovation, Great Leadership, Purpose & Value and Work-Life Flexibility!

Think you’d be a good addition to our team? Explore our available positions here. We’d love the chance to get to know you.

The Lead Salesforce Engineer role will act as a senior technical resource for the Salesforce development team at Definitive Healthcare. This is a hands-on role, where the ideal candidate can split time between IC development work and guiding the development team in delivering high quality artifacts based on product and sprint goals, as identified by the product team and Salesforce architect in standard Agile ceremonies such as grooming and sprint planning.

The Lead Salesforce Engineer will work with the product team, the architect, and the development team to ensure that development tasks are in alignment with the product roadmap and ensure that development cadence is in alignment with the agreed product/feature roadmap.

In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to act as first-line technical responder to questions forwarded by the Customer Success and Value Delivery teams regarding routine Salesforce questions, and technical questions regarding the Definitive Salesforce products.


  • Executes software solutions, design, development, and technical troubleshooting with ability to think beyond routine or conventional approaches to build solutions or break down technical problems
  • Leads and participates in technical discussions and code reviews with the development team, and provides actionable feedback on code written by others
  • Identifies opportunities to improve overall operational stability of software applications and systems
  • Collaborate with architects, business partners, and the product team
  • Develops secure high-quality production code using key Salesforce core programing languages (Apex, Lightning Web Components, SOSL, SOQL, Visualforce)
  • Use Salesforce APIs to integrate Salesforce with other tools and third-party applications
  • Acts as first-line technical resource to respond to support questions from Customer Success and Value Delivery teams
  • Maintains and optimizes CICD process for application development and delivery


  • 7+ years as a Salesforce Developer
  • 2+ years' experience in a Senior / Lead capacity
  • Hands-on practical experience delivering system design, application development, testing, and operational stability
  • Mastery of Salesforce development tools including APEX coding, Lightning Framework/Web Components, API’s and Salesforce Data Model.
  • Strong understanding of declarative automation features within the platform
  • Robust experience and understanding of Salesforce APIs, integration patterns, and hands-on knowledge on writing custom web services
  • Solid understanding of Salesforce coding best practices, design patterns and enterprise patterns
  • In-depth knowledge of Apex with a strong experience with Apex Classes, Controllers, and Triggers
  • Experience with repository-based development processes and tools such as Git, scratch orgs and SFDX CLI
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively in a professional business environment

Nice to Have

  • Experience with development outside of the Salesforce ecosystem
  • ISV managed package development experience
  • Salesforce CRM Analytics development experience; template development a plus
  • Hands-on Data Cloud experience
  • Experience working with distributed teams
  • Health Cloud development experience
  • Experience with Salesforce Code Builder environment

Why we love Definitive, and why you will too!

  • Industry leading products
  • Work hard, and have fun doing it
  • Incredibly fast growth means limitless opportunity
  • Flexible and dynamic culture
  • Work alongside some of the most talented and dedicated teammates
  • Definitive Cares, our community service group, gives all of us a chance to give back
  • Competitive benefits package including great healthcare benefits and a 401(k) match

What our Employees are saying about us on Glassdoor:

“Great Work atmosphere, great work life balance, excellent company to work for, amazing top notch product, incredible customer service, lots of tools to help you succeed.”

-Business Development Manager

“Great team. Amazing growth. Employees are treated very well.”

-Research Analyst

“I have waited 36 years to work at a dream job for a dream company and I am so happy to have finally got there.”

-Profile Analyst

If you don’t fit all of these qualifications, but believe you’re still a great fit, feel free to apply and tell us why in your cover letter.

If you are a California, Colorado, New York City or Washington resident and this role is a remote role, you can receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request.

Definitive Hiring Philosophy

Definitive Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace with equal opportunity for all applicants and teammates. Our goal is to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other status. If you’re interested in working in a fast growing, exciting working environment – we encourage you to apply!

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Please note: All communications regarding the hiring process at Definitive Healthcare will come directly from one of our corporate recruiters or coordinators with an @definitivehc.com email address. We will never request any money transfer or purchase of equipment with a promise of reimbursement. If you receive any suspicious communications, please reach out to careers@definfitivehc.com to confirm your status in the application process.