Lead Engineer, AEM (Adobe Experience Manager)

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Digital Strategy
Hours Per Pay Period
CHI National Offices
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary


The CommonSpirit Health Digital and Human Experience team is looking for an innovative and experienced Adobe AEM Architect to assist our efforts on our consumer CMS platform.  You will work other technologist and digital marketing specialist and oversee AEM’s technical foundation, supporting software development lifecycle automation and the overall AEM technical landscape following the needs of the Consumer business. 


Job Responsibilities


The AEM (Adobe Experience Manager) Architect will:

  • Work as an Adobe technical expert with clients, analyst, software developers, and AEM engineers to oversee custom solution quality and compliance with AEM standards and best practices.
  • Ensure consistency in application of AEM architectural technology (e.g. Apache Sling Models, CRX – Content Repository, OSGi, or JCR)
  • Develop and mature automated and manual quality gates within the software development lifecycle to ensure compliance with AEM and software engineering standards.
  • Update AEM coding standards as necessary.
  • Work with UX/UI, SEO and Content Strategist to identify reusable components.
  • Work with software engineering leadership to establish standard engineering design patterns for client and server-side integrations.
  • Diagnose and solve technical problems related to content management, search services, dynamic content linking, formatting, internationalization and personalization.
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of web application architectural documentation and standards.
  • Incorporate architectural enhancements to uplift AEM engineering standards.
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer to development and support team members.
  • Mature automated testing framework for AEM custom solution development. Implement enhanced testing automation standards across development teams.
  • Guide integration of Adobe Analytics and Digital Asset Manager.
  • Work with Product Owners and Scrum Masters to define user stories, acceptance criteria and data requirements for Web and Digital products/services.
  • Facilitate configurations within all Adobe tools, as necessary, including Adobe Target, Adobe Analytics, Adobe Audience Manager, Marketo, Ad Cloud
  • Provide technical support and troubleshoot application issues and bugs as necessary.
  • Participate in educational opportunities, read professional publications, maintain personal networks and participate in professional organizations.
  • Provide information by collecting, analyzing and summarizing development and service issues.
  • Recommend improvements to existing software programs.
  • Enhance Software Development Life Cycle Standards (SDLCS) and applicable Data and Technology Services Policies and Standards.
  • Enhance AEM software development practices as platform capabilities enable/improve continuous integration and continuous deployment practices, source code management and deployment strategies.
  • Clearly and regularly communicate with management and technical support colleagues.



Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or equivalent degree in a related Field required. 
  • Six to twelve (6-12) years Architecture experience with 3-4 in a Content Management System or Adobe marketing technology stack focus.
  • May substitute an equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Skills


  • Technical proficiency in CMS platforms.
  • Technical proficiency in Adobe stack (e.g. AEM, Target, Launch & Digital Asset Manager).
  • Advanced knowledge of application, data, and infrastructure architecture disciplines
  • Understanding of architecture and design across all systems
  • Working proficiency in developmental toolsets
    • Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript
    • HTL, JSP, AEM Templates and client libraries
    • Maven, Azure Dev Ops, Git
  • Knowledge of industry-wide technology trends and best practices
  • Ability to work in large, collaborative teams to achieve organizational goals
  • Passionate about building an innovative culture
  • Proficiency in one or more modern programming languages
  • Understanding of software skills such as business analysis, development, maintenance, and software improvement. Experience defining REST APIs and implementing RESTful services
  • Adobe AEM/ Sling/ JCR/ JEE/ OSGI required
  • Implementation skills with the Core Spring Framework and including other sub-projects like Spring Security and Spring Integration required


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