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Full Stack AEM Developer

Posted January 11, 2021

Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Chicago, IL

About This Job


The ideal candidate is someone who is skilled and passionate about software engineering and content management systems – with a specialty in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) development and fluency in both front end and backend technologies.

You will work within an agile team of made up of engineers, product owner, quality assurance (QA) as well as user experience (UX) individuals.  Together, the team is responsible for building out cutting edge, web-based ecommerce and marketing solutions for our guests.  The team also collaborates with other development and operations teams using DevOps tools and culture to deliver software to customers early and often.

A partial, unordered, list of desired skills includes first and foremost an expertise in AEM development. Other required skills include fluency in Java, vanilla JavaScript and CSS.  Experience with Spring Boot, Node, React, unit testing, and build tools, such as Jenkins, is a plus. A more detailed list of primary skills include the following:

- Knowledge of Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 & Up and AEM Core components (Example: Sling, OSGI, JCR, Dispatcher)
- Experience building AEM Components and Templates to provide omni-channel content to and mobile app users.
- Understanding of Content Fragment Models, Content Fragments & Experience Fragments.
- Well-versed with AEM workflows setup and maintenance as well as User and Group Management.
- Java (OSGi, JSP, Servlets) skills and hands-on experience with Sightly (AEM Templating language) and CoralUI/ TouchUI frameworks.
- Working with Java or similar to design and implement RESTful web services.
- Solid understanding of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) concepts and design patterns.
- Core foundation in JavaScript including a good understanding of ES6 concepts and syntax.
- Ability to write JavaScript that responds to user interactions on a web page along with a foundational understanding of how the event model works.
- Comprehension to take a visual design and bring it to life with CSS with the skills to be able to position and layout elements as designed across multiple breakpoints.

Other desired skills include:

- Likes to learn new technologies and frameworks.
- Takes the initiative to always improve and learn from others.
- Works well within a team setting with both on-site and remote teammates.
- Adapts well to working in code that may not be your own.
- Strives to look for reuseable/extendable solutions to problems.
- Embraces unit testing and coding standards.
- Familiarity with a front end framework such as React.

The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


The ideal candidate demonstrates a commitment to Hyatt core values: respect, integrity, humility, empathy, creativity, and fun.
Additionally, they will possess some or all of the following characteristics:

- You are a software craftsman who values quality over quantity, but you are not a zealot or perfectionist.
- You have experience working in agile environments that have embraced DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices.
- You like to build upon platforms composed of loosely coupled, contractually obligated services. Terms like API Façade make you smile.
- You are a maker and you are driven by the thought of seeing your creation in the hands of millions of customers.
- You like the challenge of simplifying complex systems, and you always consider the big picture even when acting locally.

- 3+ years of experience AEM Experience.
- 3+ years of experience working with backend and front-end technologies.
- BS in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience


About this Employer

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

150 N Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606

Telephone (312) 750-1234
Reservations (800) 233-1234

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