PAID Salesforce Autism@Work Pilot, San Francisco

Informational Workshop: September 9th or September 10th

Assessment: Monday, September 23th – October 18th

Click here to download the Recruitment Guide (PDF).

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Specialisterne USA

Specialisterne USA is a non-profit social enterprise that pioneered the Autism @ Work movement in the US. We collaborate with corporations, universities, high schools, and community agencies to enhance recruiting by examining traditional recruiting, training and on-boarding practices to help companies to employ work-ready neurodiverse talent.  Specialisterne USA works to ensure every neurodiverse person who wants a job, gets a job.


EvoLibri Consulting is a socially-responsible, fee-for-service agency serving teens and adults with specific challenges which — without targeted services — keep them from reaching their full potential. Founded by Jan Johnston-Tyler in 2007, we have served over 1,000 clients and their families, helping them Make Life Work.

Program Overview

Bring your skills and strengths to a place that embraces diversity.  At Salesforce, we believe who you are – including everything that makes you unique – contributes to how you add value to what you do.  We are committed to fostering a supportive environment that welcomes and celebrates all ideas and perspectives.  

Important Dates (Attendance is mandatory)

Each event will take place in Salesforce Tower, in Downtown San Francisco

  1. Application deadline: August 23, 2019
  2. Information Workshops: September 9th and 10th 
  3. Assessment Program schedule: September 23rd – October 18th

Application and Selection Process

Applying for this autism@work program means you are self-identifying as autistic and successful candidates will be a part of the first Salesforce Autism@Work program.

How to Apply

The application process for the Specialisterne Informational Workshops and for the Assessment Program is managed by Specialisterne USA.  

Apply by August 23, 2019:
  1. Use the following naming convention when naming your documents: First, Last, type of document. For example, John Doe Resume.
  2. Apply by filling out the Specialisterne questionnaire. Click here

*Please note, former applications to Specialisterne USA will not register you as applied to Salesforce.  Please make sure you fill out the Salesforce application survey.

Informational Workshops

The Informational Workshops will be conducted so applicants can be introduced to Specialisterne’s Assessment process as well as Salesforce and the positions that are available as part of this program.  

Candidates must bring:

  • Written autistic diagnosis

Post-Informational Workshops

Successful candidates will be asked to solve a HackerRank problem in Java before the final invite to join the Four-Week Specialisterne Assessment.

If selected and successfully passed HackerRank, candidates must enroll to their local Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) office if they have not already done so. 

PAID Four-Week Specialisterne Assessment

Those demonstrating appropriate interest and aptitude at the Informational Workshops may be invited to take an online coding exercise and participate in a four-week skills evaluation and assessment program at Salesforce offices.  The slots available as part of this assessment are limited. All transportation and accommodations will be paid by each individual participant, however a generous stipend will be given to successful candidates invited to the four-week assessment.

During the four-week assessment, applicants for this pilot program will be evaluated, assessed and selected according to the standard Specialisterne methodology, while becoming familiar with Salesforce. 

Please note:  Candidates who successfully complete the Specialisterne USA Assessment will be able to add Agile Scrum and the Specialisterne Work Ready Certification to their resumes.  

A committee of Specialisterne, EvoLibri and Salesforce employees will conclude which candidates are most suitable to get a offer of employment.

Those not selected for this assessment may elect to continue working with Specialisterne and EvoLibri in identifying alternative roles, programs and employment opportunities.

**Participation in any of the above programs is not considered employment and DOES NOT guarantee employment.

Job Profiles and Descriptions 

Software Engineer (all levels)

Location: San Francisco, CA

Salesforce is starting their autism@work program and we are looking for extremely talented software developers who want their lines of code to have significant and measurable positive impact for users, the company’s bottom line and the industry. 

You will be working with a group of world-class engineers to build the breakthrough features our customers will love, adopt and use while keeping our trusted platform stable and scalable. The software engineer role at Salesforce encompasses architecture, design, implementation, and testing to ensure we build products right and release them with high quality.  

Basic Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences, STEM or equivalent experience

Deep understanding of Java, and object oriented programming 

Experience in automated testing including unit and functional testing using Java, i.e. JUnit, JSUnite and Selenium.

Nice to Have Experience or interest in:

  • UI/UX Development
  • developer tools for example: git, Maven and Eclipse IDE, Perforce, IntelliJ
  • general API design, i.e. SOAP/REST APIs 
  • agile development methodology
  • database technologies such as SQL, PL/SQL and relational database schema design

Infrastructure Software Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA

We are recruiting for a Software Engineer who is looking to build scalable backend microservices.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences, STEM or equivalent experience
  • Experience or interest in building microservices/and distributive systems
  • Deep understanding of object oriented programming for example Python and/or Java, C++, C#
  • Fullstack position requiring functional and unit testing 
  • Solid knowledge of Database technologies such as SQL, PL/SQL and relational database schema design

Very Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge or experience with Docker Kubernetes
  • Exposure of or interest in public cloud AWS, Azure, GCP etc
  • Experience with developer tools for example: git, Maven and Eclipse IDE
  • SOAP/REST APIs and General API design/troubleshooting
  • Experience with agile development methodology

Software Engineer, Customer Centric Engineering

Location: San Francisco, CA

We are looking for a person who enjoys:

  • Figuring out ways to “find the bug” utilizing top-notch troubleshooting techniques and all the tools and systems available within the R&D organization, and digging deep into code
  • Identifying root causes, proposing test cases and fixes, and developing new debugging tools while working closely with product teams
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences, STEM or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of Java and object oriented programming concepts. Development experience with at least one object oriented programming language (Java, C++, C#, Ruby, Python)
  • Experience with developer tools for example: git and Eclipse IDE

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with agile development methodology
  • Troubleshooting experience with Javascript
  • TCP stack knowledge
  • SSL/TLS authentication troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of Database technologies such as SQL and relational database schema design
  • Federal Clearance / Top Secret Security Clearance

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