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AEM Technical Lead at Scholastic in New York, NY

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The AEM Technical Lead will be responsible for the design, development and support of product solutions for Scholastic that leverage the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) platform.

This is a hands-on technical position that requires excellent technical design and development skills. In addition to being accountable for technology deliverables, the position will also play a prominent role in architectural design, agile project planning and guiding/mentoring other team members.

The candidate should have a solid overall understanding of the system/application architecture of AEM, its templates, widgets, components and workflows including knowledge of out of the box search capabilities and custom integration with enterprise services.


A successful candidate will have the following:

* Experience architecting and providing hands on technical leadership for development of large scale Enterprise Content Management platforms
* Deep knowledge of Adobe Experience Manager including best practices for developing highly customizable templates.
* Experience with agile software development
* Track record of delivering scalable performant solutions as well as experience in performance tuning and optimization
* Strong sense of ownership and accountability with a commitment to delivering high quality software that balance technical and business goals
* Broad web and digital knowledge, an aptitude for troubleshooting and problem solving
* Familiarity with RESTful web services
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to establish goals and set clear expectations, prioritize activities, and follow through to completion

Responsibilities include:

* Designs and develops architectural approaches and solutions, documents current systems and develops recommendations of how to implement solutions to address business needs
* Provides technical leadership and guidance to agile teams including on site and remote/offshore resources
* Ensures software conforms to Scholastic's high quality standards and engineering best practices.
* Works with other groups within Scholastic Technology Services organization to ensure seamless cross-platform integrations.
* Owns and is accountable for delivering quality outcomes that balance technical and business goals
* Identifies and provides recommendations for system process improvements
* Works with system engineers to ensure deployment architecture, system automation, monitoring and operational procedures are robust.


* Deep knowledge of the contemporary Java ecosystem, tooling, and best practices.
* Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming, Model View Controller paradigm
* Past experience with enterprise CMS (CQ5, Adobe AEM, Drupal)
* OSGi modular Java platform experience
* Experience developing highly fault-tolerant systems that can meet exacting service level and operational requirements.
* Familiarity with front end development including HTML/CSS/Bootstrap markup, server side templates and Javascript libraries such as jQuery, ext js and Angular
* Extensive work experience with Mongo & Java Content Repository (JCR)
* Strong troubleshooting skills in both development/testing as well as production environments
* Experience leading teams including on site and remote/offshore resources.
* Experience writing unit and integration tests required. Test Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) experience a strong plus.
* Assist on team activities to analyze and improve system performance
* Enforce application development standards and best practices
* Experience using and developing RESTful services
* Solid understanding of SQL/relational database concepts
* 2+ years of experience in developing, enhancing and operating digital content platforms with at least 3-5 years of hands and/or technical leadership on AEM/Adobe CQ platform
* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

The following are beneficial to the position, but not required:

* Experience designing software and systems that can operate efficiently and effectively in highly dynamic, highly automated, on-demand infrastructures, such as Amazon Web Services.
* Experience with Apache Jackrabbit and/or Apache Sling
* Experience with Apache Maven
* Experience with hierarchical/XML based storage system
* Experience in git, JIRA, Crucible, Sonar, Jenkins


Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com

Some benefits that we offer:

* 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
* Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.

Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination. To view the full EOE policy, click here.

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