TIAA Adobe Experience Manager - Sr. Tech Lead in Springfield, Illinois
Sr Technical Lead
The Sr Technical Lead is responsible for leading analysis, programming, and configuration of end user applications or systems software including both systems analysis and programming or configuration of packaged products created by third parties. While working as a thought leader within the department, this job recommends operational strategies and plans that have direct impact on results. This role also influences business decisions made by leadership.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Develops strategy and roadmap for delivering innovation and automation while analyzing detailed business requirements and specifications for the application.
Configures internally developed applications and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) applications using programming, scripting, and database languages.
Plans application testing, deployment, maintenance, and evolution activities by correcting programming errors, responding to scope changes, and coding application enhancements.
Maintains relationships with clients while communicating with IT and business management and monitors prompt response and support for technical issues.
Receives activity and progress reports regarding applications systems analysis and programming sections
Lead process improvements, cost reduction efforts, tool development to improve the software development and support process in a way that reduces complexity, improves service, and reduces cost.
Coaches, reviews and delegates work to lower level professionals.
8 Years Required; 10 Years Preferred
University (Degree), Preferred
Additional Education Requirements
- Bachelor's Degree
- Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work
- University (Degree)
Currently, TIAA has a career opportunity for an AEM) Technical Lead for the design, development, and delivery of solutions on the AEM platform for a multi-year program to replace the legacy Oracle WCM Platform. The new AEM platform includes providing Content as a platform, Content as a Service and User Generated Content for over 6000 websites.
This role will have accountability for the planning and estimation, implementation, testing, deployment, support, documentation, and overall technical ownership of the AEM platform. In addition, this role will manage a team of developers onshore and offshore but is also expected to write code hands-on as needed.
The ideal candidate will have strong technical knowledge of the AEM platform. This position will interface with diverse stakeholders across our enterprise. The candidate will build and maintain trusted relationships with various business and technology stakeholders.
Key job responsibilities:
Lead the technical design, development, code reviews, testing, deployment, web site performance and stability, strong coding standards for efficiency and reuse of Adobe Experience Manager solutions.
Perform hands-on coding of templates, components, dialogs, workflows, models, and services, OSGi services, optimization of dispatcher caching behavior.
Manage the development workload across a team of AEM developers, onshore and offshore.
Provide technical guidance and mentorship to the team on software development best practices using clean code, solid architecture and craftsmanship.
Determine feasibility and scalability of AEM to solve business needs, interacting with business and product owners in order to define technical solutions.
Interpret and translate wireframes and creative designs into functional requirements and technical designs.
Integrate RESTful APIs and third-party systems as part of the overall architecture.
Drive the adoption of automated testing and CI/CD best practices.
5+ Years of experience with the full cycle of AEM implementations using version 6.3+ (AEM component development, Asset workflow development, Schedulers, Metadata & Tag Management plus integrating AEM with other applications).
3+ Years of experience with AEM touch UI/modern components.
2+ years of experience using Adobe Digital Asset Manager (DAM) integrating with Adobe Sites and enterprise asset management solutions.
8+ years of software development experience using Java/JEE, spring, TDD and related frameworks.
2+ years with cloud adoption using AWS or Azure and experience using Route 53, VPC, Subnet, ELBs, EC2 instances etc.
3+ years executing projects using Agile Methodologies. SAFE Agile certification a plus.
Hands-on development Java/J2EE, servlets, and web services, spring framework.
Hand-on development of CRX/JCR, Apache Sling, Apache Felix, and OSGi frameworks.
Hands-on developing AEM sites, DAM, templates, components, dialogs, workflows, models, and services.
Expert in integration with third party and other Adobe solutions using REST APIs.
Proficient in build automation using Maven and Maven release process.
Expertise in advanced dispatcher and CDN caching strategies.
Proficient with application performance testing, unit testing and automated testing tools.
Expertise with AEM Multi Site Manager and security best practices.
Ability to work in a diverse environment with multiple stakeholders and geographically separate project teams.
Proven knowledge in breaking down high level objectives into discrete, measurable tasks with estimates of development effort for planning purposes.
Experience with other Adobe Marketing Cloud products (Target, Analytics, Campaign, and Audience) preferred.
Familiar with tools like JIRA, Confluence etc.
Potential Salary: $176,100.00 USD
Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).
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