IT Apps Engineer - Front End/Adobe AEM

San Francisco, CA

Who We Are

At Twitter our IT Enterprise Applications team focuses on implementing and supporting applications to help our internal customers meet their operational needs. We are responsible for establishing processes for continual improvement, guiding administration, and partnering with multiple stakeholders on a project-to-project basis. Our mission is to keep our business running effectively while maintaining a healthy application environment.

What You’ll Do

The Software Engineer - Front End/AEM is responsible for building or testing the front-end interface for web applications or software tools at Twitter. This position will collaborate on design issues with a diverse group of product managers, designers, engineers, and infrastructure teams to build and deliver robust front and back end solutions that showcase Twitters brand while providing a high-quality experience for users. This position should have a complete understanding of web development. You will work with the IT team to maintain the AEM environment, partner with internal customers to build new templates, review code for partner-developed sites.

Who You Are

To strengthen our growing team, we are looking for an experienced Software Engineer - Front End for our AEM platform team to help guide the design and development of highly scalable digital marketing sites using the AEM platform.

If this sounds like you, you probably have experience with:

  • AEM 6.x Technologies  - Responsible for working hands on alongside the project manager and contractor teams for successful delivery of our content management enterprise services and applications for various customer business groups
  • Other responsibilities include developing conceptual and detailed technical specs, reviewing all technical components of the implementations including code reviews, and oversight of overall code management, integration testing and UAT
  • Support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies and presenting these for architectural review
  • Experience in developing highly available, heavy traffic customer facing websites
  • Must be able to brainstorm and communicate technology ideas and issues with peers, software architects and IT management
  • Proven ability to manage to deadlines and meet cost constraints
  • Experience Developing digital consumer experiences based on foundation of the Adobe CQ/AEM product suite

Knowledge of front-end browser technologies including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Knowledge of Semantic Markup, AJAX, JSON, and JS libraries

Knowledge of front-end optimization and performance techniques

Knowledge of user behavior and interaction design patterns

Knowledge of algorithms, data structure, web technologies, protocols, and cross-browser compatibility issues

Knowledge of architecting or building front end components and/or libraries

Knowledge of Development experience in core Sightly.  

Ability to develop web sites for multiple contexts (mobile, tablet, desktop, etc.) and multiple locales

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment

Ability to demonstrate strong programming knowledge

Ability to accurately communicate complex technical abstractions

UX -Modern front end frameworks (Angular, jQuery/ Extjs, Bootstrap, React, ES6, LESS, Sass, Handlebars/Mustache, Node, npm, Webpack, etc.)

Solid experience with AEM building blocks including templates, components, dialogs, widgets and bundles

Solid understanding of the full web technology stack (e.g. HTTP, cookies, headers, asset loading / caching)

CI/Testing/Build/Source - Experience with Continuous Integration and Automated test execution and building tools such as Jenkins, and Maven

Working knowledge in Git, Maven and Artifactory

Ideally, you would also have experience with:

Familiarity with Tag management using Adobe DTM familiarity with A/B Testing and Adobe Target

Apache Mesos/Apache Aurora - Twitter's platform technologies

Experience with personalization and SEO in AEM projects AEM related SEO best practices

Previous experience with CQ5


BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent

Minimum 5 years experience within an enterprise environment

Background working within an Agile environment

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.


San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Engineering Hiring Process

Step 1

Once your application is received, a recruiter will reach out pending your qualifications are a match for the role.

Step 2

If your background is a match, you may have 1-2 technical phone interviews or be given the chance to provide a work sample depending on the role.

Step 3

If the phone interviews go well or your work sample is strong, the final step includes interviews with 5-6 people held onsite in our office.


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