Need to Hire an AEM Developer? 3 Things to Look For

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Traits desired in an AEM Developer

Someone who understands both the backend and the application of Adobe products is a valuable asset to any company. An AEM developer possesses technical skills that can streamline company processes. They assist clients in achieving strategic objectives through the setup and configuration of AEM development environments.  Hiring the right AEM developer can ensure the success of your project.

So how do you know that you’ve found the right candidate?

3 Things to Look for When You Hire an AEM Developer

There are four ways to go about hiring a developer with Adobe experience.

  • You can post to a job board, conduct interviews, and make a direct-hire.
  • A staffing agency that specializes in senior-level IT personnel can send you a temp-to-hire and you can “try them out,” so to speak.
  • You can work with a recruiter to place someone in the position.
  • Or you could outsource the work to a managed solutions provider.

Regardless of the route you take, there are certain things you should look for when hiring an AEM developer.

1. Adobe Certification

When considering candidates for an AEM position, be sure to ask whether they have their Adobe certification. Getting this certification is simple and shows that they are serious about what they do. Not only that, but Adobe certification is also a representation of completed courses and training relevant to what they will be doing for your company.

Not all Adobe developers have certification, but for those with less on the job experience, it’s a plus.

2. Experience

Aside from Adobe certification, one of the traits desired in AEM developers is experience. We are not just talking about their experience with Adobe Experience Cloud either. An AEM developer should also have a working knowledge of CR, Apache Sling, Apache Felix, OSGi, REST, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, JSON, HTML, and CSS,

Ask about their experience with Adobe and how they’ve used it in other positions. Inquire about their career pathing and what specific skills they’ve been developing that could benefit your company.

3. Soft Skills

Although technical skills are the first qualifier for a good AEM developer, soft skills are equally important, especially for senior developers or leads. Senior developers or project team leads are often required to work with many stakeholders. Having the appropriate soft skills can help a project run more smoothly.

  • Effective Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • Adaptability
  • Dependability

It’s an unfortunate fact that while technical skills can be learned, soft skills are often innate. If you work with a recruiter or staffing agency, they will know, through long-term relationships, which candidates possess the soft skills you are looking for.

How Can TechBridge Help?

Our goal is to bridge the gap between business and employee, matching qualified workers with the companies who need them. We are a full-service staffing and recruiting company that specializes in IT developers with experience in Adobe, Salesforce, Sitecore, and Magento. Whether you are looking for direct-hires, temp-to-hire,  or managed partner solutions, we have the top talent you need.

Contact us today and let us bridge the connection between you and the right people for your project.

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