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Penn Foster Sitecore Developer in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary:Through the power of education, Penn Foster helps tens of thousands of students each year gain the knowledge, skills, and the confidence to help them on their paths toward career and life success!

Join our team and help change a life, or make a dream come true.

We are seeking a Sitecore developer to join our team in building high quality websites and web applications to enhance our customer’s journey and enable our team members to better reach prospective students. You should have deep software development, Sitecore implementation best practice knowledge, and the ability to follow leading software architecture patterns. Our team is a close-knit community working together to deliver top-notch solutions and empower each other. We are passionate about our work and strive to bring the highest quality to our solutions. Each of us are responsible for utilizing web standards and best practices in all the work that we do. As a member of our team, you will work with cross-functional teams to develop cutting edge features, functionalities and solutions.as well as collaborate to maintain and build infrastructure across solutions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable C# .NET code.

  • Provide subject matter expertise of our Sitecore websites providing solutions, designs, and execution on implementations.

  • Design and implement templates & layouts for Sitecore sites from requirements, designs and wireframes.

  • Help maintain and improve code quality, organization and automation.

  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications.

  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to build technical specifications and convert them to client-facing applications.

  • Participate in Agile development processes, follow best practices for software development (continuous integration, refactoring, and code standards).

  • Develop level of effort for epics, stories and tasks for website projects.

  • Implement deploying Sitecore infrastructure on Azure.

  • Create and deploy medium/high complexity layouts and components using C# / MVC / .NET using Visual Studio.

  • Create WebAPI services and client-side JavaScript for interactive pages in Sitecore.

  • Create pipeline processors to enhance/augment Sitecore functionality.

  • Create search interfaces using Solr

  • Develop and configure workflows.

  • Implement custom facets and personalization rules.

  • Advise marketing team on Sitecore marketing functionality.

  • Advise security configuration using groups, roles and permissions.

  • Diagnose and solve complex problems related to Sitecore implementation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Knowledge

  • Ability to identify, prioritize, and execute tasks to meet critical project deadlines.

  • Ability to work well and collaborate with peers in a team-oriented environment with minimal supervision with experience working on cross functional teams including strategists, designers, developers, content, analysts, testers, etc.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to develop implementation estimates, solutioning, and other content to support proposal development and sales efforts.

  • Strong software development skills with a solid understanding of project cycles, integrated development environments, and DevSecOps.

  • Solid hands-on experience with Sitecore XP, with at least 1 project on v9: 4+ years (Required)

  • Knowledge of GitHub/Git version control and code reviews

  • Demonstrated technical and analytical skills, including the ability to understand and convey complex technical information in simple terms.

  • Willingness to work in a co-located environment.

    Skills:

  • Solid understanding of C#.Net, and associated technologies

  • Sitecore Page and Data Templates

  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript

  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Helix architecture

  • Solid understanding of MVC design

    Experience :

  • Experience developing web applications including extending an existing CMS.

  • Experience working with responsive websites.

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines (TeamCity, Octopus), automated builds, deployments and continuous integration

  • C# ASP.NET & Web Services: 5+ years (Required)

  • Experience with JavaScript, HTML/CSS: 5+ years (Required)

  • Git version control/TFS: 4+ years (Required)

  • Experience with serialization using TDS and/or Unicorn: 2+ years (Required)

  • Experience developing client-facing applications, CMS integrations

  • Experience developing and working with restful APIs

  • Experience with ORM Frameworks, Dependency Injection, and unit testing a plus.

  • Certified in Sitecore CMS – v8 or above

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field preferred

  • Experience with agile development workflows and JIRA

  • Experience with full lifecycle of product development, validation and deployment

  • Experience with AWS and/or Azure cloud platforms

  • Experience with Sitecore and the Helix framework: 3+ years (Preferred)

  • Experience with indexing and search using Solr: 2+ years (Preferred)

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    At Penn Foster we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

About Us:

At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 300,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals. Together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce that’s prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.

What We Offer:

We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, sponsored volunteer opportunities, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.

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