Sara Sali, Developer in Antwerp, Belgium
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Sara Sali

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Location
Antwerp, Belgium
Toptal Member Since
January 27, 2020

Sara is a software engineer focused on Force.com implementations. She has a master's in computer science and presented at the RefTest Workshop (XP 2016), French Touch Dreaming 2017, the Belgian Developer Group, Amsterdam World Tour 2018, DreamOlé 2018, and Dreamforce 2018. She loves experimenting, learning, coding, and teamwork!

Portfolio

Johnson & Johnson
Salesforce Maps, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce Service Cloud...
Toptal
Remote Team Leadership, IT Systems Architecture, Requirements Analysis...
4C
Agile Software Testing, Agile Software Development, Requirements Analysis...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Salesforce, WebStorm, IntelliJ IDEA, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a mutation testing tool for Salesforce that I presented at Dreamforce in 2018.

Work Experience

Software Engineer

2019 - PRESENT
Johnson & Johnson
  • Coordinated development tasks and contributed to technical project plans.
  • Guided and shaped plans to onboard other future applications into the platform.
  • Monitored technical debt in the SDFC platform continuously with data model analysis, static code analysis tools, and code reviews.
  • Identified and recommended release process improvements.
Technologies: Salesforce Maps, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce Service Cloud, Enterprise Application Design, Salesforce SOQL/SOSL, Salesforce DX, Salesforce, Software Release Management, Software Engineering, Field Service Lightning, Lightning Components, Lightning Design System, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, APIs, Force.com, Salesforce Lightning, Visualforce, Apex

Lead Salesforce Developer and Architect

2020 - 2020
Toptal
  • Designed a custom lightning web components solution on the Salesforce.com platform based on business requirements and collaborated on the UX design.
  • Tracked requirements and team progress in Jira 50% of the time. Reviewed code 20%. Investigated and wrote POC for novel requirements 30%.
  • Oversaw a team of three developers and one tester during a digital transformation project for a fintech company.
  • Oversaw the process of spreadsheet data cleanup and automation of data migration to a cloud-based CRM with a data scientist.
Technologies: Remote Team Leadership, IT Systems Architecture, Requirements Analysis, Database Architecture, Data Architecture, Visualforce Pages, Lightning Components, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce

Salesforce Technical Consultant

2016 - 2019
4C
  • Presented at French Touch Dreaming 2017, the Belgian Developer Group, Amsterdam World Tour 2018, DreamOlé 2018, and Dreamforce 2018.
  • Researched, conducted market surveys, worked with the sales team, designed, and developed a side product that evaluates unit test quality in Salesforce.
  • Became the go-to person for Talend questions in the company. Provided documentation and best practices for this tool.
  • Analyzed end-user requirements and designed valuable solutions while facilitating meetings with stakeholders.
  • Implemented Salesforce changes in Apex, Visualforce, Lightning, and declarative platform tools.
  • Tested, documented, and maintained Salesforce implementations with Apex unit testing, Selenium, and Browserstack.
  • Worked in a team with Scrum and Kanban using Jira and Agile Accelerator on SFDC.
Technologies: Agile Software Testing, Agile Software Development, Requirements Analysis, Salesforce REST API, Salesforce Tooling API, Salesforce Apex, Salesforce Bulk API, Salesforce DX, Salesforce Sales Cloud, APIs, Salesforce Service Cloud, Jira, Kanban, Scrum, BrowserStack, Selenium, Angular, Python, Talend, Visualforce, Salesforce Lightning, Apex

Technical Intern

2015 - 2015
IBM
  • Developed a hybrid mobile application for AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme 2015. The application was available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for only a week and was downloaded 1,214 times. The hybrid app was build using Cordova, AngularJS, and Ionic and the map incorporated in the app was powered by Mapbox.
Technologies: AngularJS, Ionic, Cordova, JavaScript

Mutation Testing for Salesforce

https://www.salesforce.com/video/3620282/
A side-project written in Python, Angular, Java, and Salesforce APIs that evaluates unit test quality in Salesforce. The product is linked to a sandbox where it fetches all code and test classes. It then mutates the code by adding bugs (statistically proven mistakes developers do) and runs the tests to see if they are able to catch these new bugs. If the tests fail, then they are good. Learn more in the Dreamforce presentation link attached.

LightApp

LightApp is a web and mobile application developed by IT4C (IT for Change) to help the navigation of blind people for the Imagine Cup competition. Its interface is based on a study called "The Slide Rule", made by the University of Washington. It was a great experience to learn more about Windows Phone 8 SDK, C# Razor, ASP .NET MVC 4, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Ajax, Bing Maps API, SQL Server 2012, and more. This project got third place in the Imagine Cup Albania 2014 (Microsoft Albania).
2014 - 2017

Master of Science Degree in Computer Science

University of Antwerp - Antwerp, Belgium

2010 - 2013

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science

University of Tirana - Tirana, Albania

AUGUST 2022 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant

Salesforce

JANUARY 2022 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Architect

Salesforce

JANUARY 2022 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Application Architect

Salesforce

JUNE 2021 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer

Salesforce

DECEMBER 2020 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Einstein Analytics and Discovery Consultant

Salesforce

NOVEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Field Service Lightning Consultant

Salesforce

JULY 2019 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified System Architect

Salesforce

JULY 2019 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant

Salesforce

JULY 2019 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer

Salesforce

APRIL 2019 - PRESENT

Salesforce Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer

Salesforce

JANUARY 2019 - PRESENT

Salesforce Integration Architecture Designer

Salesforce

MARCH 2018 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator

Salesforce

JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT

Salesforce Platform App Builder

Salesforce

DECEMBER 2017 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Platform Developer 1

Salesforce

JULY 2016 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Administrator

Salesforce

Libraries/APIs

Salesforce REST API, Salesforce Bulk API, jQuery, Bing Maps API

Tools

Visualforce Pages, Git, IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm, BrowserStack, Jira, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Lightning Design System, Field Service Lightning, Salesforce DX, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce Einstein

Languages

Apex, APEX Code, JavaScript, Java, Python 3, CSS3, HTML5, Python, C, C++, PHP

Platforms

Salesforce, Talend, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Salesforce SOQL/SOSL, Windows Phone 8, Oracle

Storage

SQL Server 2012, Database Architecture, MySQL

Frameworks

Lightning Components, Ionic, AngularJS, Visualforce, Angular, Selenium, ASP.NET MVC 4

Paradigms

Agile Software Development, Scrum, Kanban, Requirements Analysis, Unit Testing, Change Management

Other

Salesforce Apex, UML Diagrams, Cordova, Salesforce Lightning, Force.com, APIs, Software Engineering, Software Release Management, Enterprise Application Design, Salesforce Service Cloud, Salesforce Tooling API, Agile Software Testing, Salesforce Maps, Ajax, Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Predictive Modeling, Data Visualization, Data Architecture, IT Systems Architecture, Remote Team Leadership, Data Management, Algorithms, Data Structures, Animation, Product Sales, Web Marketing, IT Consulting, IT Project Management, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Software Troubleshooting, Design Documentation

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