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Head – AEM Practice

Location: Mumbai/Gurgaon
Experience: 12 - 15 Years of relevant experience


As Practice Head of AEM, you will help to realize high-end technology solutions for our clients. You will design, develop and roll-out the solutions using modern technologies and ways of working along with your team. Moreover, in this hands-on Dev + Consultant role you will help in business development, as well as in building and maintaining client relationships.

Comprehensive technical leadership to CMS migrations and new implementations for new and existing customers, and lead a team of AEM Developers and Authors. This is a senior, people manager role, and external customer facing – expected to partner and collaborate closely with CIO’s, CDO’s and CMO’s of top enterprise customers. Cross-functional, communication and documentation skills are extremely key

Job Responsibilities

  • Mastery of core web technologies including XML, HTML5, CSS, client/server-side-scripting languages such as JavaScript, and JSP, and web services development using RESTful implementations.
  • Deep understanding of Java, Java EE, Servlets, JSP, Tag libraries, and JSTL skills, combined with a strong understanding of Enterprise Java frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate.
  • Deep understanding of and hands-on development experience with relevant 'Java CMS' frameworks including Apache Sling for content-centric application development, JCR and JSR-170 / JSR-283 for Content Management, JSR-168 and JSR-286 for Portal development, and Apache Felix for OSGi bundle development.
  • Represent the AEM practice for Indigo Consulting and be the face of the team – lead all end-customer interactions
  • Lead technical design, effort estimation / sizing and development, including logical & deployment enterprise-level architecture (system design, application architecture, data design, H/w & S/w stack and components)
  • Align the development strategy & technology stack with project KPI’s of the customer
  • Lead and orchestrate joint discovery sessions with customer to document the project SoW, use-cases and test-cases
  • Call-out impediments, dependencies & risks with potential mitigation plan
  • Recommending development approach(es), aligned with the KPI’s of the project
  • Closely work with CSM’s / Tech project managers to plan & refine use-stories and story-points in Jira and set-up the project in an agile methodology
  • Take ownership for performance and security of the architecture designed
  • Create content model for different digital assets like video, etc
  • Proficient in Adobe AEM foundational concepts, including the use of core frameworks such as Apache Sling and Apache Felix, a solid understanding of all of the related building blocks including templates, components, dialogs, widgets, etc., and the Adobe AEM development and deployment process.
  • Good understanding of Adobe AEM Sites capabilities including Multi-site manager and Blueprinting, and the use of online marketing components such as advanced targeting / personalization, and multi-variate testing, is preferred.
  • Proficient knowledge of the end-to-end content lifecycle, web content management, content publishing / deployment, and delivery processes
  • Good understanding of integration patterns and content-centric application development patterns using Adobe AEM with or without a Portal, Search, Commerce package or other platforms, is preferred.
  • Formulate an implementation plan & prepare estimates for the assigned activities/work items.
  • Report work progress to the manager & the client on a periodic basis.
  • Atleast played the role of Technical Lead for one year.
  • Participate/Lead in design discussions & client meetings.

Required Professional Expertise

  • Experience in Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile Frameworks (SAFe)
  • Strong leader, educator, and coach
  • An excellent communicator and motivator
  • Demonstrated effectively manage a team in remote working mode
  • Create culture of re-usability and innovative accelerators and framework to accelerate migrations and development projects
  • Ideate and deliver agile POCs to validate project plan & partner in pre-sales activities
  • Create a Training & Certification map for all AEM team and create a world-class CMS / DXP team
  • Degree in Business, Operations Management or related field
  • Proven work experience as Operations Manager or similar role
  • Knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management
  • Experience budgeting and forecasting
  • Familiarity with business and financial principles
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • An ability to quickly identify and drive to the optimal solution when presented with a series of constraints
  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Full understanding of software development lifecycle best practices
  • Self-motivated individual that possesses excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills, relationship building skills, and ability to achieve results without direct reporting relationships
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work, both personally and at a team level

Must have Attributes

  • Strong and innovative approach to problem solving and finding solutions.
  • Excellent communicator (written and verbal, formal and informal).
  • Flexible and proactive/self-motivated working style with strong personal ownership of problem resolution.
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize when under pressure
  • Flexibility and mobility is required to deliver this role, as there may be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients to enable delivery of the first class services we pride ourselves in.
  • Expert in mobile first web architectures
  • 10+ years of hardcore technology experience with proven track record in defining solutions and executing multiple JEE/J2EE projects.
  • Demonstrated deep expertise & experience of at least 5 years in Spring, Hibernate, Service Oriented Architecture.
  • Experience with Personalization, Continuous Testing, Authentication, Authorization and entitlement frameworks.
  • Experience with enterprise class search frameworks / indexing frameworks (Lucene, SOLR)
  • Experience with UI frameworks like bootstrap, 960 etc., and JS frameworks like Angular.
  • Have demonstrated leadership in SDLC – from leading discovery workshops , requirements gathering, analysis and design, development, integration, testing, deployment, maintenance and AMC.
  • Experience in Object Oriented software development methodologies like XP-Agile, Scrum, Rapid Application Development & Test Driven Development and Extensive implementation knowledge of Software Design Patterns & multi-threaded Asynchronous Programming Model.

Other Work Requirements

  • Hybrid Working
  • Willingness to work occasional weekend and evening hours
  • Work for this position will be performed out of our Mumbai Office
  • Occasional client visits in India & APAC countries will be part of the job


  • B.tech, M.Tech or MCA with minimum 65% aggregate from a Engineering College of repute


  • Jira Certified
  • Scrum certification
  • Experience coaching at large organizations or Fortune 500 companies
  • Computer Science background
  • Zoho Projects Certified
  • OpEx Certfication