Skerdilaid Gjoni, Developer in Tirana, Tirana County, Albania
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Skerdilaid Gjoni

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Salesforce Developer

Location
Tirana, Tirana County, Albania
Toptal Member Since
February 18, 2022

Skerdi has been a software developer since 2014. In addition to specializing in the full range of Salesforce technologies, he has worked with Java and other tech stacks. While working for IT solutions companies based in Germany, Italy, and Albania, Skerdi delivered projects across many industries and led one small development team. His hands-on experience is backed by a bachelor's and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Tirana's Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Portfolio

Lufthansa Industry Solutions Sh.p.k.
Salesforce, Salesforce DX, Salesforce Apex, Salesforce API, Salesforce REST API...
LIQID Investments
Salesforce, Apex, APEX Code, Batch Apex, Apex Classes, Apex Triggers...
Digital Zolutions (Freelance)
Unit Testing, Visualforce Pages, Visualforce, ApexPages, Apex Triggers...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Developer Console, IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse IDE, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS, Linux, Windows, API Design, APIs, Salesforce Apex

The most amazing...

...project I've led was developing a very large Salesforce community from scratch with a team of two junior developers.

Work Experience

Senior Salesforce Developer

2023 - PRESENT
Lufthansa Industry Solutions Sh.p.k.
  • Implemented Salesforce Sales Cloud for a freight and logistics services company.
  • Implemented a configurable dynamic automated live dashboards app using Apex, Lightning Web Components (LWCs), and Salesforce's Metadata API.
  • Worked towards App Architect Certification while also focusing on training and leadership.
Technologies: Salesforce, Salesforce DX, Salesforce Apex, Salesforce API, Salesforce REST API, Salesforce Reports, Salesforce Community, Salesforce Lightning, Salesforce SOQL/SOSL, Salesforce Cloud Flow, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce Reporting & Dashboards, CRM Implementation (Salesforce), Salesforce Object Search Language (SOSL), Salesforce Programming, Salesforce.com Administration, Salesforce System Administration, Salesforce Deployment, CSS, Flow, Integration, CSV, Salesforce Bulk API, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Customization

Freelance Salesforce Developer

2021 - 2023
LIQID Investments
  • Implemented various back-end logic and front-end components for the customer community and those used internally on Salesforce, all while following Salesforce best practices like Apex Enterprise Patterns, etc.
  • Tracked, implemented, and documented user stories, bugs, etc., using Jira and Confluence.
  • Took an active part in release management processes by managing the pipeline through GitHub and GearSet.
Technologies: Salesforce, Apex, APEX Code, Batch Apex, Apex Classes, Apex Triggers, Salesforce Apex, Queueable Apex, Salesforce Lightning, Lightning Design System, Lightning Components, Lightning Communities, JavaScript, TypeScript, Git, Jira, Gearset, Postman, Confluence, Salesforce Cloud Flow, Process Builder, Auth0 API, GitHub, API Design, Salesforce API, CI/CD Pipelines, APIs, Software Development, Salesforce REST API, HTML, Databases, Relational Databases, Agile, Scrum, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Salesforce Programming, Salesforce Development Community (SFDC), Back-end, Front-end, Force.com, Best Practices, Data Modeling, Architecture, Salesforce SOQL/SOSL, Email, Automation, CSS, Integration, Finance, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Customization

Senior Salesforce Developer

2020 - 2021
Digital Zolutions (Freelance)
  • Co-developed and assisted in launching a Salesforce app package that integrates Salesforce and a business registry entity.
  • Configured and coded new components in Aura and LWC to assist customers in switching to Lightning.
  • Played a key role in increasing code coverage and quality by extending unit tests and modifying existing Apex classes, triggers, and Lightning Components.
  • Analyzed and fixed many bugs while working part-time for various clients.
Technologies: Unit Testing, Visualforce Pages, Visualforce, ApexPages, Apex Triggers, Field Service Lightning, Lightning Design System, JavaScript, JavaScript 6, Google Apps Script, Salesforce Object Search Language (SOSL), SOQL, Salesforce SOQL/SOSL, Lightning Components, Salesforce Lightning, Salesforce REST API, Salesforce API, Salesforce Apex, Salesforce, Apex, Apex Classes, APEX Code, Salesforce Sales Cloud, API Design, CI/CD Pipelines, APIs, Software Development, Lightning Communities, HTML, Databases, Relational Databases, Agile, Scrum, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Salesforce Programming, Salesforce Development Community (SFDC), Consulting, IT Consulting, Back-end, Front-end, Force.com, Best Practices, Data Modeling, Architecture, Email, Automation, Force.com Migration Tool, CSS, Flow, Integration, Salesforce Bulk API, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Customization, Salesforce System Administration

Senior Salesforce Developer

2018 - 2021
Lufthansa Industry Solutions
  • Built up two Salesforce Communities (partner and customer) for one of Europe's largest retail stores, using mainly Lightning Components (Aura and LWC) and Apex. My team built the customer community from scratch.
  • Led and provided technical support to a team of three other developers while also working with customers in retail, energy, travel, food, and logistics.
  • Built integration applications to integrate Salesforce APIs to work with Excel, CSV, and even PowerPoint files, using Java, JavaScript, Heroku, OpenCSV, and Apache POI.
Technologies: JavaScript, JavaScript 6, Unit Testing, Apex Triggers, Apex Classes, Scrum, ApexPages, Agile, Spring, Heroku, Apache POI, Java 8, Java, Salesforce REST API, AutoRABIT, Git, Salesforce Object Search Language (SOSL), SOQL, Salesforce SOQL/SOSL, Salesforce Lightning, Salesforce Community, Salesforce Knowledge Base, Salesforce DX, Visualforce, Lightning Design System, Lightning Communities, Lightning Components, APEX Code, Apex, Salesforce, Salesforce Cloud Flow, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce API, CI/CD Pipelines, APIs, Salesforce Apex, Software Development, HTML, Databases, Relational Databases, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Salesforce Programming, Salesforce Development Community (SFDC), Consulting, IT Consulting, Back-end, Front-end, Force.com, Best Practices, Leadership, Technical Leadership, Data Modeling, Architecture, Salesforce Reports, Email, Automation, Force.com IDE, Force.com Migration Tool, CSS, Flow, Integration, CSV, Salesforce Bulk API, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Customization, Salesforce System Administration

Senior Java Developer

2017 - 2018
Lufthansa Industry Solutions
  • Developed new functionalities and interfaces in the admin-facing application for a well-known discount travel product.
  • Tracked, tested, and fixed bugs using codeBeamer ALM.
  • Built front-end to back-end functionalities using Java, Spring, and Wicket.
Technologies: Java, codeBeamer ALM, Scrum, EasyMock, PowerMock, JUnit, MariaDB, Subversion (SVN), Apache Maven, MySQL, PrimeFaces, JSF, SQL, Java 8, iBATIS, MyBatis, Apache Wicket, Spring, CI/CD Pipelines, Software Development, HTML, Databases, Relational Databases, Agile, Eclipse IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, Salesforce Programming, Ext JS, Consulting, IT Consulting, Back-end, Best Practices, Architecture

Java Developer

2017 - 2017
Jakala S.p.A
  • Developed Spring Batch applications for mass CSV importation and exportation of reports and data.
  • Built JSP XSLT pages, doing both front-end and back-end development.
  • Delivered features for clients' software solutions related to marketing and loyalty programs, including eCommerce, point systems, and SSO.
Technologies: Subversion (SVN), Spring Batch, Spring Core, XSLT, XSL, Jakarta Server Pages (JSP), Java 8, Java, Spring, Spring MVC, Java EE, Software Development, HTML, Databases, Relational Databases, Eclipse IDE, Salesforce Programming, Back-end, CSS, CSV

Junior Salesforce and Java Developer

2014 - 2017
Enuwa Technologies Albania
  • Created integrations between Salesforce and FTP servers with Excel dumps via a Java app in Heroku.
  • Built Java-Selenium web scratchers to automate public transport timetable collections from websites that did not offer APIs for their data.
  • Developed a custom Salesforce-to-Google Maps address lookup functionality that used a Google Maps API to check existing sObjects address fields and enrich them with data from Google if possible.
  • Delivered Visualforce, JavaScript, and Apex applications and custom functionalities for customers, mainly in the Italian market.
Technologies: Lightning Components, JavaScript, Salesforce SOQL/SOSL, SOQL, Selenium, Apache POI, Spring, Visualforce, APEX Code, Apex, Salesforce, Java, Salesforce Sales Cloud, APIs, Salesforce Apex, Software Development, HTML, Databases, Relational Databases, Eclipse IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, Salesforce Programming, Consulting, IT Consulting, Back-end, Front-end, Force.com, Data Modeling, Automation, Force.com IDE, Force.com Migration Tool, CSS, CSV, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Customization

Customer Community - Portfolio Management (Digital Wealth Manager)

A customer community where users can log in, have an overview and manage their investment portfolios. This community is a one-stop shop for everything that clients do, from signup and onboarding to accessing everything related to their investments.

Customer Community - Customer Support (International Discount Retailer)

A Lightning Community app built for customer service, product search, FAQs, and more. As a full-stack developer, my main focus was on Apex and Lightning Components. I also co-developed separate apps that assisted in integrating analytics data from this community into tools such as Salesforce Einstein.

Sales Cloud Implementation

I implemented Sales Cloud based on the client's business processes. To ensure a seamless translation of their needs, I transformed business requirements into clear technical specifications and comprehensive documentation. Also, I used declarative and imperative Salesforce programming to implement solutions based on Salesforce best practices. Additionally, I built an integration with Lobster middleware.
2013 - 2016

Master's Degree in Software Engineering

University of Tirana - Tirana, Albania

2010 - 2013

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Tirana - Tirana, Albania

JULY 2023 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified JavaScript Developer I

Salesforce

JULY 2023 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Associate

Salesforce

JANUARY 2020 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Platform Developer

Salesforce

DECEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder

Salesforce

Libraries/APIs

Salesforce REST API, Salesforce API, Salesforce Bulk API, MyBatis, Apache POI, EasyMock, REST APIs, Auth0 API

Tools

Lightning Communities, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce DX, Batch Apex, Visualforce Pages, Lightning Design System, Flow, Force.com Migration Tool, Eclipse IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, Subversion (SVN), Apache Maven, Salesforce Knowledge Base, Git, Field Service Lightning, Jira, Gearset, Postman, Confluence, Process Builder, GitHub, Slack

Frameworks

Lightning Components, Visualforce, Spring, Apache Wicket, Selenium, Jakarta Server Pages (JSP), Spring Core, Spring Batch, iBATIS, JSF, PrimeFaces, JUnit, PowerMock, Spring MVC, Ext JS

Languages

Apex, APEX Code, Java, HTML, JavaScript, SOQL, Java 8, XSL, XSLT, SQL, Salesforce Object Search Language (SOSL), JavaScript 6, Google Apps Script, TypeScript, ECMAScript (ES6), CSS

Paradigms

Best Practices, Automation, Agile, Scrum, Unit Testing, REST

Platforms

Salesforce, Salesforce SOQL/SOSL, Linux, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Salesforce 1, Heroku, Windows, MacOS, Java EE, Force.com IDE

Storage

Databases, Relational Databases, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB

Other

Salesforce Apex, Salesforce Programming, Apex Classes, Salesforce Lightning, Salesforce Development Community (SFDC), Back-end, Force.com, CSV, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Customization, Software Development, Software Engineering, Salesforce Cloud Flow, Salesforce Service Cloud, API Design, CI/CD Pipelines, APIs, Consulting, IT Consulting, Front-end, Leadership, Technical Leadership, Data Modeling, Architecture, Salesforce Reports, Email, Salesforce System Administration, Integration, Salesforce Reporting & Dashboards, Salesforce.com Administration, Salesforce.com Data Loader, ApexPages, codeBeamer ALM, Salesforce Community, AutoRABIT, Apex Triggers, Developer Console, Queueable Apex, Apex Scheduler, CRM Implementation (Salesforce), Authentication, Salesforce Deployment, Finance

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