Gangha Kaliyan, Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Gangha Kaliyan

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Salesforce Developer

Location
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
September 17, 2021

Gangha is a software engineer with 10+ years of experience in the Salesforce ecosystem. He has worked with large enterprise clients in the retail, healthcare, and energy sectors. Gangha's expertise includes Salesforce Sales, Service, and Community Cloud implementations; Apex, Visualforce, Aura, and Lightning Web Components; and Salesforce integration and data migration. Gangha's industry experience is backed by nine Salesforce certifications.

Portfolio

Motorola Solutions
Apex, Visualforce, Lightning Components, Lightning Communities...
Pluralsight
Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce, Salesforce API, Salesforce Apex, Apex...
Groundswell Cloud Solutions
Apex, Lightning Components, Aura, Salesforce Sales Cloud...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Apex, Lightning Components, Salesforce, Certified Salesforce Administrator

The most amazing...

...experience is to understand clients' requirements and exceed their expectations.

Work Experience

Salesforce Architect and Developer

2020 - PRESENT
Motorola Solutions
  • Co-developed and enhanced an eCommerce platform using Salesforce B2B Commerce.
  • Configured and developed the Salesforce Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) tool.
  • Co-developed approval processes using the Salesforce Advanced Approvals package.
  • Improved the development process using trigger frameworks and SoC patterns.
  • Contributed to solutions and technical designs to meet various requirements.
Technologies: Apex, Visualforce, Lightning Components, Lightning Communities, Community Clouds, Single Sign-on (SSO), API Integration, Git, B2B, Salesforce CPQ, Commerce, Salesforce Lightning, Salesforce Enterprise Edition, Certified Salesforce Administrator, Data Modeling, Architecture, Best Practices

Salesforce Developer

2022 - 2022
Pluralsight
  • Developed REST endpoints for accounts, contacts, and subscriptions.
  • Established trigger and logger frameworks that were adopted by the development team.
  • Participated in the technical design of a messaging framework.
Technologies: Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce, Salesforce API, Salesforce Apex, Apex, GitHub, Gamesight, Copado, CPQ, Data Modeling, Architecture, Best Practices

Senior Salesforce Consultant and Architect

2017 - 2020
Groundswell Cloud Solutions
  • Designed and implemented solutions for a high-volume community userbase.
  • Spearheaded front-end development using Lightning Web Components.
  • Played a key role in Salesforce Sales, Service, and Community Cloud implementations.
  • Implemented custom territory management for a sales process.
  • Improved deployment processes and established CI/CD for projects.
  • Adopted SoC patterns to enable better management of codebases.
  • Implemented static code analysis to ensure coding standards were maintained.
  • Brainstormed and designed an efficient branching strategy for various implementations.
  • Performed org audit checks and suggested improvements.
  • Analyzed and implemented platform events for integration.
Technologies: Apex, Lightning Components, Aura, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce Service Cloud, Community Clouds, Salesforce Lightning, Salesforce Enterprise Edition, Certified Salesforce Administrator, Data Modeling, Architecture, Best Practices

Senior Salesforce Developer

2014 - 2017
Bits In Glass
  • Integrated Salesforce with Microsoft Great Plains, ServiceNow, and QuickBooks.
  • Worked on an org merge and migration from one Salesforce instance to another.
  • Developed Single Page Applications using Lightning components and Lightning Design System.
  • Created custom UI components using jQuery, JavaScript, and AngularJS.
  • Implemented custom map components using Leaflet maps in Salesforce.
  • Developed and exposed Apex REST Services for external systems to consume.
  • Worked on a command-line data loader for scheduling data loads.
  • Prepared technical design documents, developed an environment strategy, and designed a data model.
  • Installed and configured Salesforce AppExchange apps such as Conga Composer and DocuSign.
  • Played a key role in migrating from Salesforce Classic to Lightning Experience.
Technologies: Apex, Force.com, Salesforce, Aura, Salesforce Lightning, Salesforce Enterprise Edition, Certified Salesforce Administrator, Data Modeling, Best Practices

Salesforce Analyst

2013 - 2014
Nubik Inc
  • Developed classes, triggers, Visualforce Pages, asynchronous processes (batch and future methods) and a REST API based on requirements.
  • Worked on a payment integration between Salesforce and Braintree.
  • Developed unit tests for overall quality and code coverage.
  • Worked on a FinancialForce configuration and development project.
  • Assisted with the configuration of Salesforce1 (a Salesforce mobile app).
  • Optimized code to improve performance and avoid governor limits.
Technologies: Apex, Visualforce, Unit Testing, Salesforce Sales Cloud, FinancialForce, Salesforce Service Cloud, Salesforce Enterprise Edition, Certified Salesforce Administrator, Best Practices

Salesforce Developer

2010 - 2012
Wipro
  • Developed classes, triggers, and web service calls based on requirements.
  • Performed data augmentation using Apex Scheduler and the Data Loader utility.
  • Prepared a migration checklist and deployed it using the Ant Migration Tool.
  • Prepared POCs for new solutions to be implemented.
  • Stayed up to date on recent releases in the Salesforce ecosystem to implement the best solutions for clients.
Technologies: Apex, Visualforce, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce Service Cloud, Salesforce Enterprise Edition, Certified Salesforce Administrator

Quoting Integration

Designed and developed integration of Salesforce CPQ and an external quoting tool. This involved integrating the quote, opportunity, and relevant information between the two systems. The integration allowed sales reps to use the extended quote configuration provided by the external quoting tool and manage the complex discounting logic that Salesforce CPQ offers.
2012 - 2014

Master's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Concordia University - Montreal, Quebec, CA

APRIL 2020 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer

Salesforce

APRIL 2020 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Application Architect

Salesforce

MARCH 2020 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer

Salesforce

APRIL 2018 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II

Salesforce

JULY 2017 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Platform Developer

Salesforce

NOVEMBER 2016 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder

Salesforce

MAY 2015 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant

Salesforce

MAY 2015 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant

Salesforce

SEPTEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Administrator

Salesforce

Libraries/APIs

Salesforce API, Salesforce SOAP API, Salesforce REST API, Salesforce Bulk API, SystemC, REST APIs

Tools

Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce DX, Git, Salesforce CPQ, FinancialForce, Lightning Communities, GitHub

Languages

Apex, C++

Platforms

Salesforce, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Illuminated Cloud, Salesforce SOQL/SOSL, Copado

Paradigms

Best Practices, Unit Testing, B2B

Frameworks

Lightning Components, Visualforce

Other

Force.com, Salesforce Enterprise Edition, Salesforce Apex, Data Modeling, Aura, Salesforce Service Cloud, Community Clouds, SFDC Configuration, Salesforce Development Community (SFDC), Salesforce Community, Salesforce Reports, Salesforce Cloud Flow, Salesforce Programming, SFDC Customization, Salesforce Lightning, Certified Salesforce Administrator, Architecture, Software, API Integration, Single Sign-on (SSO), Commerce, Gamesight, CPQ

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