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Adobe AEM/CQ Architect

New York, NY 
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Adobe AEM/CQ 5.5, JQuery, ExtJS, JSON, CMS, SQL, Java JSP, XML, HTML, MVC, Struts, JSF, REST, SOAP, XML/RPC, JBoss, Tomcat, CSS, Java Servlets, JEE and JavaScript 
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is looking for an Adobe AEM/CQ CMS Architect who has recent digital consumer experience with the Adobe AEM/CQ product suite, including CQ, CRX, CQ WCM, DAM and Social Collaboration.  The candidate should be a strong Java developer capable of creating technical designs and architecture, as well as expertise in setting up and configuring Adobe AEM/CQ.
Candidates must have IT consulting experience, be familiar with a team approach to execution, and possess effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Interact with clients to create end-to-end specifications for content and collaboration solutions
  • Translate client requirements into technical designs and architecture
  • Design and implement customer engagement strategies to support multi-site, multi-channel, multi-lingual delivery environments
  • Develop digital consumer experiences based on the foundational Adobe AEM/CQ product suite, including CQ, CRX/CRXDE, CQ WCM, DAM and Social Collaboration
  • Design and implement components for the Adobe CQ platform
  • Build solutions on top of the Adobe WCM, DAM and Social Collaboration modules
  • Create and integrate content-driven applications on top of the Adobe CQ core platform
  • Define implementation processes, quality gates and standards
  • Define best practices to manage performance and scalability of the content management and content delivery solution
  • Diagnose and solve technical problems related to content management implementation
  • Adopt and utilize iterative/Agile methodology as needed or requested
  • Lead the technical team in the installation, configuration and implementation of the designed Adobe AEM/CQ product suite solution
  • Experience with running teams and partnering with their PM counterparts

Required Experience / Skills

  • 8+ years experience implementing solutions with one or more web content management systems
  • 3+ year experience implementing solutions using Adobe CQ 5.5+
  • Bachelors degree or higher in computer science or engineering
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and production diagnostic skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the Adobe CQ 5.5/5.6 +technology stack and OSGi architecture and specifications
  • Experience with at least 2 – 3 AEM  (Adobe Experience Manager) implementation including experience in installing the product, setting up author publish and dispatcher configurations and developing and deploying applications like sothebys.com on AEM platform
  •  Strong experience in architecting and executing applications built on open source java based platforms/frameworks like Spring MVC, SOLR
  • Understanding the link between business needs and application technology
  • Strong understanding of front-end technologies and libraries including JQuery, ExtJS and JSON
  • Able to conceptualize and design workflows in CMS
  • Coordinate team to ensure they are operating in an efficient, sustainable manner in developing CQ templates, components, services, etc.
  • Participate in project design, development and deployment implementation using CQ
  • Experience in implementing, enhancing and troubleshooting AEM/CQ 5.5+ installations
  • Knowledge of CMS platform configuration and optimization (e.g., Tar Optimization)
  • Knowledge of basic administration tasks such as creating and deploying packages, data store garbage collector, etc.
  • Mastery of all core web technologies including XML, XHTML, client server-side scripting languages such as JavaScript and JSP, and web services development using RESTful implementations
  • Relevant experience in SQL, Java JSP, XML, HTML, MVC, Struts, JSF, REST, SOAP, XML/RPC, JBoss, Tomcat, CSS, Java Servlets, JEE  and JavaScript
  • Deep understanding of Java,  JEE, servlets, JSP, tag libraries and JSTL skills, combined with a strong understanding of enterprise Java frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate
  • Proficient in AEM/CQ 5.5+ foundational concepts, including the CRX repository, the CQ platform and the use of core frameworks such as Apache Sling and Apache Felix
  • A solid understanding of all AEM/CQ 5.5+ building blocks, including templates, components, dialogs, widgets, etc., and the CQ development and deployment process
  • Experience setting up CQ5/AEM projects using Maven and standard eclipse tools
  • Experience in CQ5 and LDAP integration

Nice to Have

  • Experience integrating Adobe Search and Promote and SiteCatalyst web analytics tool with CQ5
  • Knowledge of AEM eCommerce with Hybris
  • Understanding and working knowledge of CSS3 and HTML5