Centrica • Ireland

Senior Salesforce Engineer

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Senior Salesforce Engineer

Reference: R0050402

DTS - Dublin Based


Reporting to: Head of Development and App Run Ireland

Bord Gáis Energy generates, sells and trades energy for use in the Republic of Ireland. We’ve been in operation since 1976 and today we supply over 730,000 customers with energy in Ireland. In 2014 we became part of Centrica plc. We are a progressive company with a reputation for experience and expertise in the energy market, and are committed to ensuring that all of our activity is aimed at benefiting and serving our customers.

We have an exciting Senior Salesforce Engineer Role within Bord Gáis Energy’s Salesforce Application team, responsible for Development and Operational capabilities of the Salesforce platform across Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and Marketing Cloud components. This role is an opportunity to be at the forefront of a newly established Salesforce Energy & Utilities implementation focused on using technical innovation to provide industry leading sales and customer service. Experience with Omni-studio, CPQ, EPC would be an advantage, mastering these skills will be part of this role.

In this role you will be a driving force for leverage of the Salesforce platform within the company including adoption and harnessing of Salesforce-led AI opportunities. While primarily skilled in Salesforce.com a general knowledge of the following would also be required: Serverless Technologies AWS / Azure, Integration and microservices.

Our team is supporting significant digital transformation across the organisation, including transforming the experience, the technology, and our ways of working. We’re building products that help our customers manage their energy and their homes. The Senior Salesforce Engineer will be responsible for Development and Operational capabilities of the Bord Gáis Energy Salesforce platform. You will maintain, consolidate, optimise, and continuously enhance the Salesforce solutions and capability they provide to our business.

This Senior role will lead a team of developers and involve being required to provide oversight and support to multiple scrum teams, including hands on development, while also delivering on strategic vision for Bord Gáis Energy on the Salesforce platform.

About the Role


Responsible for prioritising and managing own workload, and others as required.

Maintains standards and sets design patterns and implementation approach for projects/programmes to follow and adhere to

Provide direction to Architects on how the vendor technology roadmap should be mapped and implemented according to the business strategy.

Assess the requirements of each individual change raised by the Business. Liaising with the Business sponsor and Subject Matters Experts were necessary to gain a full understanding of the Business requirements and objectives.

Drive the development of the business, functional, technical roadmaps into design policies.

Financial Responsibilities

Works to define a costed and prioritised programme of systems development which supports the

organisation’s objectives and strategic plans

Customer Outcomes

Ensure the Sales/Service Platform technologies underpinning are performing and evolving in such a way to provide an excellent sales/service journeys for customers across web, app, call centre and partner sales

Operational Responsibilities

Responsible for setting standards for programming tools, techniques, methods, and best practice

Supports the assessment of system requirements, identifying and addressing any potential issues prior to implementation

Provides direction and guidance on new and existing development frameworks taking into account considerations for the future

Actively pursues technology trends and incorporates into the technology roadmap

Work closely with Senior Solution Architects to document end to end solutions

Work as part of SCRUM teams to deliver the required functionality across Sales, Service, Fulfilment, Payment, Billing, Support

Evaluates impact analysis on major design options and proposes approach and implementation strategy. · Completes development deliverables in a timely manner and to the appropriate level of quality so that the delivered solutions are fit-for purpose, can be efficiently supported and the impact of future change requests can be assessed.

Inputs into plans for Technical Verification/Regression testing plans, as required

Ensures peer reviews and unit tests are prepared and executed for their own work to the appropriate standards

Uses understanding and knowledge of budgetary and estimation process to provide effort estimates for own work required to develop software.

Creates and updates application documentation according to documentation standards.

Follows change control procedures and puts in place full version control and configuration management to ensure that the production service is not compromised

Ensures compliance with statutory and company procedures, including security policies.

Drives and contributes to retrospectives and lessons learnt exercises to move the organisation forward and improve the quality of deliverables

Identifies and implements opportunities to improve development standards, processes, and tools

Maintains an understanding of relevant industry trends and current knowledge of the technology deployed in the business area

About You

10 years advanced Salesforce development (Customisation and Configuration) experience

3 - 5 years team lead experience, mentoring, guiding multiple team members

Technical Architecture and Integration experience – the platform involves multiple integrated systems and 3rd parties.

Ideally knowledge of wider Sales/Product Catalogue/Payment/Billing platforms

Understanding of Sales lifecycle and product modelling – propositions, offers, subscriptions etc.

Understanding of key billing and payment concepts – payment methods, integration with payment gateways, the role of payment gateways, card issuers etc

Understanding of key fulfilment concepts – SKUs, Warehouse concepts etc

Understanding of the role of machine learning and AI in a Sales context

Understanding of metrics required to measure Sales technology effectiveness to ‘close the loop’ and constantly optimise activity

Strong technical “guru level” knowledge across Salesforce technologies - Lightning Web Components, Aura, Apex, SOQL

JEST knowledge nice to have but not essential

Deep understanding of Git Branch workflow

Azure Dev ops experience for CI/CD, including automation pipelines

Demonstrate an appetite to learn and be adept at learning new technologies such as Energy & ,Utilities cloud, velocity

Process driven, structured and an analytical approach.

Ability to engage, build and sustain stakeholder relationships.

Experience within Utilities / Insurance / Telco desirable.

Wider functional and technical knowledge in utilities/insurance/telco domains

Bord Gáis Energy are committed to placing equality, diversity, care and respect at the heart of our policies and everyday practices. We encourage everyone to take part in our active employee networks, including the Women's network, REACH (Race, Ethnicity, & Cultural Heritage) network, Neurodiversity network, Carer’s network, and BRÓD, our LGBTQ+ network. We're proud of the work our networks and allies do to help us promote a culture of inclusion, empowering our colleagues to be themselves and do their best work. Our vision is to employ a diverse mix of people who reflect the societies we work in and the customers we serve, so we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives.

Our Flexible First working model empowers our people to find a better balance between home and office working. You can enjoy the convenience of working from home combined with time spent onsite in a way that works for you, our customers, and our business. Our office is used as a place to connect and collaborate with colleagues, rather than your default place of work each day.

Here in Bord Gáis Energy we’re helping to create a more sustainable and inclusive future that supports our communities, our planet – and each other. The prevention of family homelessness in Ireland is an area where we believe we can make a real difference and through our partnership with Focus Ireland, we have been working on making this a reality since 2015. We encourage all colleagues to get involved in the partnership, with everyone receiving 2 days' volunteering leave to participate in initiatives or events supporting Focus Ireland.

Our Values

care | delivery | collaboration | agility | courage

The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 12 April 2024

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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