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Pearson Lead AEM Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Lead AEM Engineer


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Pearson Marketing Cloud (PMC) is our Global Technology Platform that enables customers to access learning products and services through eCommerce and Digital Marketing journeys. We currently process more than 80% of global Pearson eCommerce revenue and serves nearly 50% of all Pearson web traffic, with over 24million page views per month.

We are looking for a hands-on, technical lead with extensive experience of large-scale global Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) implementations. Our mission is to deliver re-usable components within a single codebase and across multiple AEM instances, which is then used by businesses across Pearson globally to create websites for sales and marketing purposes.

We are looking for someone who can bring technical gravitas, thought leadership and a passion for technology. This is a unique opportunity for a senior technologist to help us build something that will directly enhance the lives of millions, by supporting the provision of education on a global scale. The role will report into the AEM Engineering Manager. Join a high performing team within a specialized engineering department which focuses on delivery and digital transformation!

As an AEM technical lead you will:

  • Lead the architecture of the global AEM platform, including integrations and scalability.

  • Perform technical design and hands-on development of applications and solutions based on Adobe Experience Manager (AEM).

  • Engage with other Technical Leads, Solutions Architects and Enterprise Architects to find and solve gaps in the technical direction.

  • Lead,manageand support a team of developers (both internal and partner supplied). Ensure that the technical work of the team is performed to an excellent standard.

  • Have ownership, responsibility, direction and technical decision making for a small engineering team.

  • Perform code reviews and manage the complex code base for all PMC AEM applications.

  • Actively monitor & manage risks to the code-based delivery.

  • Identify and manage technical debt.

  • Coordinateand collaboratewith PMC Support, BAU and DevOps teams to ensure our platform delivery meets the needs of ourselves and our customers.

  • Coordinateand collaboratewith the Quality Assurance Team to support test activities.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Front-End Development Team to build & style templates and components.

  • Assist project managers to scope and define new projects.

  • Lead the ongoing enhancement of the AEM CI/CD processes to ensure that regular releases can be tested and deployed in an efficient automated manner.

  • Oversee the AEM patch management process.


Skills & Abilities

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent, with strong fundamentals and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong technical credentials with 7 years development experience in Java.

  • Significant experience with building, launching and managing complex websites on the Adobe Experience Manager (4 years)

  • Significant hands-on experience building server-side technologies and platforms using Java, Servlets, OSGi, Maven.

  • Established track record of designing and developing simple solutions to complex problems.

  • Experienced in designing scalable solutions, writing efficient code, optimizing performance and debugging issues.

  • Knowledge and experience in implementing large scale commercial web applications

  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, multi-tasking, dynamic environment.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, both technical and non-technical.

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Primary Location: US-NC-Durham

Other Locations US-MD-Columbia, US-MA-Boston, US-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-NC-Durham-5425 Page Churchill 5425 Page Road Durham 27703

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 25, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2007316

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.