Salesforce Marketing Cloud Technical Consultant - 6 month contract
Prodigy Finance Limited
Cape Town
7d ago

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Prodigy Finance - who we are

Prodigy Finance is a platform that enables financing for international postgraduate students at the world’s best universities, whilst delivering competitive financial and social returns to alumni, institutional and private investors.

This borderless and innovative model enables education loan financing to students from across the globe, whilst using predicted post-

degree affordability rather than present-day salary. Since 2007, Prodigy Finance has extended over US$500 million through the platform to fund over 12,000 students from over 120 countries.

Our team of over 150 (and growing) is already truly global. Our head office is in London with much of the team being based in beautiful Cape Town.

We also have an office in New York plus team members based across Europe and Asia.

We are funded by some of the best, pre-eminent institutions in the world including Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, AlphaCode, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.

Why this is an amazing opportunity

This role is perfect for an experienced Salesforce Technical Architect who wants to experience first-hand what it is like to be part of an energetic, extremely fast-

growing company. The role will start as a 6-month contract with the possibility for an extension. You will be working on a Salesforce Marketing Cloud integration project tasked with integrating custom 3rd party applications into the Marketing Cloud.

The sense of impact and reward will be huge. Prodigy Finance can only achieve its goals with the tools to communicate in a meaningful way with its customers, and the marketing function is responsible for delivering beautiful, informative, and compelling communications to our customers, exactly when they need it.

You will help to structure our primary software that drives customer communications, Salesforce, which will enable us to communicate effectively with over 10,300 diverse customers.

Our communications inform and encourage our customers, so they are able to fulfil their dream of studying at the world’s top universities and schools.

Our team is international, non-hierarchical and very sociable; you will interact with everyone in the business around the world on a regular basis.

One of our goals is to build one of the top Fintech teams and cultures anywhere in the world. This means putting a lot of time into ensuring we only hire people with exceptional potential and creating the best working environment possible.

If you want to work somewhere where you're learning from some of the best brains in Fintech, this would be a good fit.

Why join Prodigy Finance

  • Be a part of a pioneering global growth company
  • Experience the excitement and learn from being part of an incredibly fast-growing young company. No kidding exponential growth. Happening right now
  • Be pivotal in scaling the business by identifying smart solutions and partners with tech at the heart of it
  • Enjoy the agility and flexibility offered by a startup culture. A sociable, relaxed and friendly work environment (with a serious coffee culture where you can wear shorts to work)
  • We will help you make your mark. Make a real impact on the business and experience a steep learning curve with huge opportunities to grow and develop
  • Gain an inside perspective on the functioning of a venture-backed FinTech startup, backed by one of the top European VCs, learn day-
  • to-day management and build functional expertise

  • Build a platform that helps to make a very real difference in the world
  • What you will do in the role

    This role will be a unique opportunity to help build the tools that our Marketing and Product teams need to power their exponential growth.

    You will play a significant role by helping us to create the Salesforce Marketing Cloud infrastructure that powers our customer communications.

    Key responsibilities for this 6-month contract are to :

  • Build a custom integration for Salesforce Contact Builder using data from the Prodigy Finance platform
  • Structure data pulls and push requests from Salesforce to our data warehouse infrastructure
  • Create custom reports in Salesforce Marketing Cloud that will allow our team to analyse customer success throughout the journeys of our applicants and borrowers
  • Enable email migration from other email send platforms into Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • Integrate Salesforce Marketing Cloud with other customer service platforms, including Zendesk, Geckoboard, etc
  • Set up additional Salesforce Marketing Cloud apps, including mobile studio (SMS set up and journey integration, and push notifications), social studio, advertising studio, web studio
  • What you will be measured on

  • Successful integration of 3rd party applications with Salesforce Marketing Cloud (Zendesk, etc)
  • Successful set-up of all specified Salesforce Marketing Cloud apps (Mobile studio, social studio, etc)
  • Successful migration of all existing triggered email sends to Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • What you need to be great at

  • Implementing Salesforce Marketing Cloud to serve custom business needs
  • Understanding of the customer life cycle and how Salesforce can offer solutions; can correctly process large amounts of data from disparate sources
  • Analytical thinking capability; strong attention to detail; logical, systematic, focus on 100% accuracy
  • Optimistic, positive outlook, upbeat and energetic. Enjoy building rapport and trust, can foster a sense of open communication
  • Bias to action; pragmatic, gets stuff done
  • Ability to work autonomously without micro-management but with clear direction, in a rapidly changing and often ambiguous environment
  • Possess the self-motivation and inner drive to set and deliver against tight deadlines.
  • Breaking down tasks and problems into manageable components independently and able to design and execute individual work plans in order to deliver on the overall team objectives
  • Takes responsibility for personal actions and frame problems as opportunities
  • Startup DNA; resilient, gets things done, 80 / 20, carpe diem, adaptable to change, huge capacity for hard work in a relentlessly fast-paced environment
  • Who we are looking for; track record must haves

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent
  • Experience leading Salesforce Marketing Cloud implementation projects
  • Experience with both the technical and functional aspects of Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • Expert-level experience with AMPScript, HTML and CSS
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience that would be nice to have (but we’ll trade off if everything else fits)

  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist preferable
  • Programming experience with Ruby on Rails
  • The Prodigy Finance fit; attributes which run true in everyone at Team Prodigy

    To be an A player at Prodigy Finance, you need to possess in spades - the following attributes :

    Innovative + Smart

    Be curious enough to want to know more, think out the box, maybe even break the box, show initiative and be smart about it to find implementable, impactful solutions.

    International + Accountable

    Push yourself to be better every day. Work with others across the world, be resilient, add value and then hold yourself accountable.

    Encourage and celebrate each other.

    Energetic + Fun

    Sense of humour survival. Bring energy and fun. Wear your heart on your sleeve. Work hard and find the time to play. We’re in this together.

    Do you want to be our next Salesforce Marketing Cloud Technical Consultant? Here’s what to do now :

    If this sounds exciting and you'd like to have an informal chat, get in touch below and tell us why you want to work at Prodigy Finance.

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