Application Architect ($143,500 - $172,200)

Date:  Sep 10, 2023
Property:  101 INNOVATION (0008)

Irvine, CA, 92617

Division:  Innovation Technology (IT)
Req ID:  39909

Position Summary:

The Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Technical Architect‎ plays a critical role in leading the implementation and support of the Adobe Experience Manager platform for multiple divisions at Irvine Company. This position requires taking responsibility for robust customer-facing applications built over the years, encompassing complex business requirements and technology constraints. The ideal candidate should be passionate about user experiences and have a deep technical expertise of various AEM components such as Sites and Digital Asset Management (DAM) to ensure the success of numerous projects.


As a leader in the space and AEM subject matter expert, you will be collaborating with other architects, software engineers, product managers, and QA teams to build bug-free best-in-class solutions to impact our business.

Job Duties:

  • Act as a point person, technical leader, and problem solver on various upcoming digital applications or those already in production.
  • Provide guidance and operate as a trusted advisor for technical and design projects.
  • Develop and oversee AEM templates, HTL/Sightly components, OSGI bundles, custom servlets, services, and DAM enhancements as part of your day-to-day activities.
  • Diagnose and solve technical problems related to content management implementation.
  • Conduct code reviews for ongoing projects to ensure optimal code quality and appropriate design patterns are used.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship features.
  • Participate in creating clear and concise documentation for company applications and custom-built solutions.
  • Give estimates for enhancements and bug fixes.
  • Continuously evaluate and implement new technologies to impact the company.
  • Translate customer experiences into clearly defined product requirements.
  • Help create and maintain logically sequenced roadmaps.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree or equivalent experience
  • Must have over 8 years of IT experience including at least 4 years working on AEM.
  • Expertise in core web technologies, including DNS, HTTP, RESTful web services, and network fundamentals.
  • Strong understanding of web experience best practices and design.
  • Strong understanding of application security and governance best practices.
  • Strong debugging skills including collaboration with peers.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Up to date on the latest web application best practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and business stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively document business processes and apply technology to optimize and automate processes.

Other Qualifications:


  • Experience with front-end frameworks like Vue, React, or SPA implementations.
  • Experience with CSS preprocessors, LESS, or SCSS.
  • Experience with client- and server-side templating frameworks.
  • Experience with front-end build systems like Webpack, Gulp, Grunt, etc.


  • Deep understanding of Java, Java EE, Servlets.
  • Expertise in Maven build system.
  • Experience with automated unit and integration testing.
  • Experience with integration middleware.

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)

  • Strong AEM hands-on experience, including on-premise installations.
  • Must have handled at least 2-3 large AEM implementations in AEM 6.x. in a technical architect and support role.
  • Proficient in AEM foundational concepts, frameworks and related building blocks.
  • Proficient knowledge of the end-to-end content lifecycle, web content management, content publishing/deployment, and delivery processes.
  • Strong understanding of AEM security and permissions.
  • Expertise in HTL template development.
  • Expertise in Granite UI component development.
  • Expertise in AEM Java APIs and annotations.
  • Expertise in custom workflows.
  • Expertise working with custom and OOB OSGI configurations.
  • Expertise and strong knowledge about dispatcher configuration and best practices.

Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

  • Proficient with Git source control.
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies.
  • Experience creating and contributing to product roadmaps.
  • Experience analyzing and estimating software requirements.
  • Familiarity with management tools like Jira, etc.

Special Experience Desired:


  • Familiarity with VueJS
  • Familiarity with Gulp


  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform, Heroku, or Cloudflare.
  • Familiarity with Node.js

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM):

  • Experience with AEM single sign-on integration.
  • Experience with AEM as a Cloud Service.


Base Pay Range: $143,500.00 - $172,200.00


Actual placement within this range may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.

The Company also offers competitive benefits for full time employees including paid time off, matching 401(k), and health benefits.


About Us:
Irvine Company is a privately held real estate investment company and master-planner committed to creating and sustaining communities that thrive for generations.

Irvine Company is respected for its master planning and environmental stewardship of the Irvine Ranch in Orange County, including diversified operations throughout coastal California. Irvine Company brings to life neighborhoods and sustainable communities with a full range of housing, jobs, retail centers, schools, parks and open space.

We take as much pride in our employee community as we do the communities we create. It’s an environment populated with talented and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about Irvine Company, our legacy and our guiding principles.

Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

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