AEM Back End Developer

Back End Development · Wilmington, Delaware
Department Back End Development
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Archer Group recruits some of the brightest digital thinkers from our region and beyond in a broad range of disciplines spanning design, development, brand and content strategy, account planning, social media, UX, marketing strategy, and QA to name a few. We pride ourselves on our people being as likeable as they are capable. We were founded in 2003 and have grown into one of the largest independent digital agencies in the Philadelphia area, serving an expanding roster of Fortune 500 clients. We attribute our rapid success and continued excellence to a culture of mutual respect and a spirit of wonder that is palpable, and encouraged, at every level, organization-wide.

Our AEM team is growing, and there is a ton of opportunity for individuals to add value! We are looking for a Backend AEM Developer who can create custom web development. This position will be responsible for taking projects through the entire life cycle. You will tackle problems and resolve complex issues, while working in a distributed environment. A successful team member will be proactive and be collaborative!



  • Develop mission-critical systems, delivering high-availability and performance
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle and understand the entire software development process from design to development to deployment to maintenance
  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code
  • Prepare and produce releases of software components
  • Support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies
  • Actively participate in client meetings, possess top-notch written and oral communication skills, and be able to tailor messages that fit your audience
  • Have a deep understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and approaches
  • Possess cutting-edge grasp of SEO-friendly and sound analytics practices
  • Drive test-driven development and Agile development practices
  • Require minimal supervision, provide oversight for assigned projects, and get things done without being micromanaged
  • Periodically travel to client locations
  • Use best practice version control methodologies and tools such as Git or SVN
  • Work fast with an attention to detail within a fast-paced work environment with hard deadlines


  • The ideal candidate will have a 2 or 4 year degree in CS/Engineering, be a bootcamp grad, or be self-taught with practical experience 
  • 5+ years of professional hands-on AEM Software Development experience and experience building sites using AEM 6.1+
  • 5+ years of deep experience in Java development in a professional environment, and proficiency with Sling


  • Solid understanding of systems design, caching, and persistence
  • Strong communication, problem solving, and consultancy skills
  • Familiarity with modern programming architecture
  • Basic knowledge of containerization (i.e. Docker)
  • Worked with Agile development, preferably SCRUM, and Unit Testing / TDD
  • Experience using Jira and OpenAir / NetSuite a plus

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  • Location
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Department
    Back End Development
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience