AEM Technical Lead

  • 1590 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Guidance, the global ecommerce leader of Magento, Episerver, Shopify Plus and BigCommerce solutions, invites you accelerate, win and evolve. Our renowned technology and creative innovators have shaped ecommerce for 25 years across thousands of mid-market and enterprise brands, manufacturers and retailers in both B2C and B2B. We deliver award-winning customer experiences that outperform the competition and define tomorrow's industry champions. 

If you would like to work with category leaders like FitBit, Popcultcha, K-Swiss, Foot Locker, James Perse, Travis Mathew, Vince Camuto, Kate Somerville, Brixton and Huf, we want to meet you.  

    Job Description

    Guidance seeks an Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Technical Lead with Commerce Connector experience to design and develop award winning web applications for global brands and branded manufacturers. You will work with project managers, developers, QA professionals and client teams to deliver the very best in ecommerce.

    This role reports to the SVP of Technology.


    • Facilitate requirement gathering sessions with client teams, including C-level and VP level management
    • Lead multiple, concurrent, ecommerce development teams, including offshore developers
    • Ensure quality control processes are successfully employed
    • Manage environments and release quality solutions by setting up proper deployment pipelines.
    • Estimate new project timelines, cost, and resource needs
    • Communicate progress, timeline, and deliverables to client stakeholders
    • Write Technical Approach Documents
    • Work with project managers and developer teams to ensure solutions are delivered timely and on budget
    • Integrate highly customized third-party solutions using a range of commerce technologies
    • Provide technical leadership, troubleshooting and solutioning through high priority production issues


    • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent; MS CS or Engineering preferred
    • Deep, technical knowledge of Adobe Experience Manager Sites and Assets (experience with other frameworks such as Shopify, Big Commerce, EPiServer is a plus)
    • Experience with AEM Commerce Connector, Multi-Site Manager, and Internationalization
    • Experience with Digital River ecommerce solutions preferred
    • Experience using Java/Spring, Sightly/HTL
    • Demonstrated experience in leading hybrid on- and off-shore teams
    • Ability to be hands on, when needed
    • Skilled at problem solving and troubleshooting
    • Client-facing with strong communication skills, including telephone and in-person presentations 
    • Ability to quickly learn new technologies
    • Consultative in nature, and enjoy working on multiple projects at one time

    Additional Information

    Voted one of LA's Best Places to Work six times in eight years, Guidance offers an exceptional culture, team environment, career growth, generous compensation, social clubs, weekly events and an unrivaled reputation. Come join us!

    During Covid

    • Work remotely or at home
    • Our office has been closed since 3/13/20


    • Lunches, sodas, snacks, coffee, tea, espresso, hot chocolate, desserts
    • Avoid the commute with our work from anywhere program
    • Ideal location in Silicon Beach with local access to restaurants and services
    • Lunch Lotto events to get you outside with friends at new places
    • Dodgers, Lakers, Kings games
    • Pajama Parties, Star Wars Day, Ice Cream Trucks, Oscar Parties, Valentine's Day Card Design, Murder Mysteries, Sushi Nights, Pirate Day, and other monthly themed events
    • Dog friendly office
    • Massage days
    • Award winning office design
    • Cultcha Club (the designers of fun so you can enjoy yourself)
    • Guidance Green (the caretakers of our planet who make it easy and fun for you to participate)
    • Generous PTO 
    • Outstanding compensation
    • Traditional 401k or Roth IRA
    • Exceptional health, dental, and vision insurance with Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Professional development, certificate courses and coaching programs

    All applicants must be a strong fit with Guidance's core values:

    • Honesty, integrity and fairness
    • Respect for individual ability, creativity and diversity
    • Teamwork and open communication
    • Passion and commitment
    • Enjoyment of work and life

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    Guidance is an equal opportunity employer.