Lead Developer (AEM)

United Kingdom
04 Oct 2017
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead Developer (AEM)

‘Come and join me in leading the digital transformation of Aviva. We will fundamentally change the way consumers engage with our products and services. This is a once a lifetime chance to change an entire industry’. Andrew Brem -Chief Digital Officer.

We are currently recruiting for a Lead Developer (Adobe Experience Manager) based in the Aviva Digital Garage, Shoreditch, London. This will be an instrumental role to lead the implementation and development capability of a new strategic content platform for the redesign of Aviva’s customer facing websites.

The Aviva AEM Platform Team consists of scrum teams based in London and Singapore. The successful candidate will work closely with other AEM Lead Developers in the other global teams and the personal attributes are as important as the technical capabilities.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Be the Lead Developer in an Aviva Scrum Team for current and future strategic digital programmes
  • Leading the technology implementation of ‘Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)’ as a strategic content management platform for Aviva UK Digital
  • Lead the definition of AEM development standards and frameworks, software architecture, design principles and ways of working
  • Establish the operating model for AEM development at Aviva (and contribute to this as a group-wide initiative)
Essential Technical Skills

  • Professional Experience working in AEM version 6.1
  • Excellent knowledge and experience on Adobe AEM, with expertise on all AEM Stack: AEM Modules, Granite, Sling, OSGi and JCR.
  • Working experience implementing Templates, Components, Dialogs and Workflows in Adobe AEM platform.
  • Good working experience in component based development with Java, valuable experience developing with JDK 1.8.
  • Working experience in Java Unit Testing using Mockito and PowerMock frameworks.
  • Strong working knowledge of Agile Software Architectures.
  • Experience in Agile Scrum environment.
  • Knowledge of modern software engineering practices, such as Test Driven Development, Behaviour Driven Development, Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Maven) & Static Analysis software (SonarQube, Coverity).
Desirable Technical Skills

  • Experience in the following frameworks related with Adobe AEM: Sightly, Sling Models and WCM Use API.
  • Working experience designing AEM Component Dialogs for Touch UI with Granite UI framework.
  • Experience in a multi Scrum teams environment, managed by Scrum of Scrums or Scrum Nexus.
Essential Organisational Skills

The successful candidate will ideally have a experience in a number of the following areas:

  • Mentoring and coaching of the software engineering team
  • Experience in working with strategic resourcing partners both offshore, onshore and nearshore.
  • Managing and coordinating distributed development teams
  • Shaping, assessing and estimating the impact of new projects and initiatives.
  • Extensive experience working with Agile (Scrum/ Kanban)
  • Negotiating, influencing, effectively challenging and gaining commitment
We offer a competitive salary and fantastic benefits, including excellent pension and bonus potential, as well as generous annual leave.

We’re here to free people from the fear of uncertainty. Our insurance, savings and investment products help some 31 million customers enjoy life today, knowing that tomorrow is covered. And we definitely know how to look after our own people. If you love doing a great job to improve things for customers, you’ll be at home here. Help us build a future to be proud of and get ready to fulfil your potential with Aviva.

‘Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty’

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/76719962