avatar

Ankit Taneja

Freelance Salesforce Consultant

I am an experienced Salesforce Developer / Consultant. My goal is to help your business units (sales/service/marketing/etc.) achieve highest level of success by improving and automating your business process'. I produce high quality code / solutions for my clients that are both well performing and well tested. Lately, I work more in a Product Owner role where I am responsible for gathering requirements, designing soutions and ensuring timely delivery of the projects.

I have also had the honor of co-leading the Berlin Salesforce Developer User Group for last few years. In my freetime, I do a podcast and blog about entrepreneurship in Salesforce cosmos at Forcepreneur.com. Please check it out.

service_crew_member

Work

Please contact me if you want a PDF version of my CV.
  1. Freelance Salesforce Developer / Business Analyst / Project Manager
    company Self-employed
    location Berlin, Germany
    1. Analyze client’s business requirements and processes through interviews, workshops and document analysis.
    2. Create user stories, then split them into features and sub-tasks. Hence, crafting a roadmap.
    3. Negotiating budget and timelines with stakeholders. Planning and executing feature sprints with internal and / or external teams.
    4. Planning and executing feature sprints with internal and / or external teams. Also participating as a developer as and when need arises.
    5. Creating new Objects, Fields, Flows, Process’, Email Templates, etc. to help ease the business flow.
    6. Developing new solutions using Apex, Visualforce, Lightning Web Components, JavaScript as well as other technologies.
    7. Conduct 5+ levels of testing including functional, regression, user acceptance, security and performance to verify the client’s needs are met.
    8. Designing, developing as well as helping clients with security reviews before listing apps on Salesforce AppExchange.
    9. Prepare documentation: Training presentation, User handbook, Code documentation, etc.
    01/2015 - till date
  2. success
    Technical Co-founder
    company MRM - MobileResourceManagement GmbH
    location Darmstadt / Berlin, Germany
    1. Led teams across broad technical and business disciplines. Focused technical teams on business objectives and tracked progress to ensure project milestones were completed on time, on budget and with the desired results.
    2. Developed two apps for Salesforce AppExchange. Participated from Ideation, planning through security review and successful launch on the app store.
    3. Consulted various clients on how to get the best out of their Salesforce system.
    4. Organized weekly calls to update stakeholders about the progress. Developed, detailed project road maps, release schedules, reports and dashboard for the same.
    5. Gave presentations and took part in hackathons at the local and foreign user group to raise awareness about the company.
    6. Defined processes and tools best suited to each project after careful analysis of available technologies.
    7. Created detailed project road maps, release schedules, etc.
    8. Perform code reviews and explain concepts to junior developers. Act as final checkpoint before any release.
    9. Managing the IT Budget and resource planning. Negotiating deals with vendors.
    10. Contributed to the development team by writing code in Apex, Visualforce and JavaScript.
    04/2012 - 12/2014
  3. success
    Research Assistent
    company Fraunhofer Institut für Sichere Informationstechnologie
    location Darmstadt, Germany
    1. Architected and developed a Multimedia Forensic Tool, capable of recovering files from a disk image and perform further analysis.
    2. Prepared IT security challenges and respective documentation for Cloud Security Lab contest & successfully organized 6th European Trusted Infrastructure Summer School with other members of my team.
    3. Published the research work at 46th AES Conference on Audio Forensics.
    05/2011 - 03/2012
  4. success
    Team Lead - Operations
    company iYogi Technical Services
    location Gurgaon (now Gurugram), India
    1. Managed call center operations of various clients (Computer Associates (CA), McAfee, AVAST).
    2. Supervised a team of technical specialists/consultants, ensuring delivery, meeting all parameters, within the boundaries of the Service Level Agreement.
    3. Helping the client improve IT security products by providing constant feedback.
    4. Organizing IT Security workshops for employees along with client and external partners.
    05/2009 - 03/2011
skill

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Apex
Visualforce
LWC
Javascript
Node Js
Yarn
VueJs 💛
Gulp
HTML 5
CSS 3
Workflow
checkMobile-First, Responsive Design
checkCross Browser Testing & Debugging
checkCross Functional teams
checkAgile Developement & Scrum
checkCutting edge Javascript frameworks
goals

Projects

  1. Smaato Inc.
    location Hamburg, Germany
    Smaato is a Mobile Advertising company using Salesforce in all major business units namely, Sales, Service and Marketing (Formely Hubspot now Pardot). My role was to assist the client in getting the most of the system. Over many years, several improvements and additions were made to business process' / integrations to ensure smooth flow of work for employees
    1. Sales Cloud
    2. Service Cloud
    3. Hubspot Integration
    4. REST API
    5. Automated Email Responses
    05/2014 - 12/2018
  2. Alfred H. Schütte GmbH & Co. KG
    location Cologne, Germany
    The client is a major player in custom machines built for manufacturing companies all across the world. They implemented Salesforce for their Field Service team who were now equipped with a tablet (previously they carried pen / paper). My task was to migrate all offline process' to online and integrate Service cloud with SAP for fast and efficient invoice generation.
    1. Service Cloud
    2. SAP Integration
    3. Mobile App
    4. Functional Offline App
    05/2013 - 12/2014
  3. Solvemate GmbH
    location Berlin, Germany
    Solvemate are a pioneers in offering chatbots which use machine learning to assist with advanced customer service. I created an app to connect a customers Salesforce and Solvemate systems to enable better sharing of data. The app is pending security review but can be used as an un-managed package.
    1. Service Cloud
    2. Salesforce App
    3. AppExchange
    05/2013 - 12/2014
  4. General Salesforce Implementations
    location Berlin / Hamburg, Germany
    Over the years, I have helped many customers get the best out of their Salesforce system. I sometimes worked in a team, but most of the time it was just me. My tasks usually revolved around gathering requirements, write Apex classes, creating Lightning Web Components, improving existing code, testing, releasing. The concerned products were mostly Service Cloud, Sales Cloud, Marketing Cloud and Pardot. It will be not possible to write them all but here are some honorable mentions.
    1. DHL Express Germany GmbH
    2. Coca-Cola Deutschland
    3. Zalando AG
    4. eBay Deutschland(Mobile.de)
    5. KitchenAdvisor GmbH
    05/2012 - Present
education

Education

  1. Bachelor In Commerce

    Delhi University
    03/2009
  2. Masters In Information Technology

    Sikkim Manipal University
    03/2011
reward

Certifications

  1. Platform Developer I

    Salesforce
    11/2017
    Certified Platform Developer I (PDI) developers understand how to develop and deploy custom business logic and custom interfaces using the programmatic capabilities of the Lightning Platform. They know when to use declarative versus programmatic methods, and can extend the Lightning Platform using Apex and Visualforce.
  2. Sharing and Visibility Designer

    Salesforce
    01/2019
    Certified Sharing and Visibility Designers are fluent in designing sound, scalable, and high-performing technical solutions on the Salesforce Platform that meet sharing and visibility security requirements.
rtc_presence

Talks and Presentations

  1. Level up your Salesforce CLI with Gulp

    Londons Calling 2020, Virtual / London, United Kingdom - 03/2020
    If you are an automation junkie like us and are looking for ways to boost your productivity, in this talk we will show you how to create an SFDX plugin with Gulp in it. Co-speaker: Sebastian Bresin
  2. Behind Every Device is a Customer

    YeurDreamin 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 06/2019
    IoT provides an opportunity for businesses of all sizes to add value to their bottom line, improve customer satisfaction and other KPIs. Click the title and watch the video to learn more about how to connect IoT devices to Salesforce.
  3. Time Out – A Lightning component that gives you a break and makes you a Coffee!

    FrenchTouchDreamin 2018, Paris, France - 11/2018
    In this talk, I talked about Time Out, a Lightning Component which helps you in keeping healthy by reminding to take breaks at regular intervals. That’s not all, when connected to your coffee machine, you can order your coffee from your seat and enjoy it with some fresh air. This was a Proof of Concept talk to demonstrate the various possibilities of Utility Bar and IoT cloud.