Principal eCommerce Digital Lead Developer - Demandware

Information Technology
H0700511 Requisition #

As a Principal Architect, you will translate business requirements into technical designs and unlock the business value of Salesforce Commerce Cloud (SFCC). You will establish architecture standards, ensure code quality and be accountable for the health of the overall solution. You will teach, mentor and share knowledge, improve processes and develop systematic solutions to problem patterns.

Reporting to the Director of eCommerce engineering, the Principal architect will manage the eCommerce development team to ensure delivery quality and achieve efficiency following agile development best practices. As part of these responsibilities, the Principal architect will provide input to the product roadmap, helping to identify, manage, test and launch feature/function updates and enhancements.

The position requires an individual with strong communication skills, attention to details and ability to effectively manage and mentor agile engineering teams.

Core Responsibilities

• Architect digital consumer experiences based on a foundation of SFCC (Salesforce Commerce Cloud)
• Lead the implementation of Demandware/SFCC solutions from design through launch. Diagnose and solve technical problems related to commerce implementation
• Provide solution design for commerce features such as search, product details, personalization, and merchandizing features such as catalog, pricing and promotions
• Provide solutions around customer service, campaign management and data analytics.
• Collaborate with business stakeholders, product owners and external vendors to create end-to-end specifications for ecommerce solutions.
• Provide input and direction to engineering resources on design and implementation. Define implementation processes, quality gates and standards.
• Coordinate with other Scholastic engineering teams on cross-team and cross-domain architecture, dependencies and knowledge sharing.
• Define best practices to implement non-functional requirements like performance and scalability of the ecommerce solution.


• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
• Overall experience of 8 to 10 years of experience with 2+ years of ecommerce experience with Salesforce Commerce cloud (Demandware). 5+ years practical experience in software engineering and application architecture
• Mastery of ecommerce implementation specifically on SFCC (Salesforce commerce cloud) platform
• Experience leading agile engineering teams including a mix of onshore and offshore resources
• Strong grasp of web technologies and architectural principles necessary for designing scalable, extensible and maintainable web applications and services
• Expert level knowledge and experience on SFCC (Demandware) Site genesis framework. Experience building Site Genesis based storefronts leveraging platform features including catalog, content assets, slots, search, ordering, marketing, analytics and site preferences
• Sound knowledge & hands on experience using ISMLs, JS Controllers, pipelines, Demandware scripts, OCAPI and Business Manager Configuration.
• Integration experience with multiple third party vendors using LINK partner cartridges such as Payment gateway solutions, Gift/ Loyalty vendors, Ratings& Reviews and Social Networking sites
• Sound knowledge of integration patterns with larger technical ecosystems including API Gateway, content management, Identity and Access Management, Order management and PIM
• Knowledge and experience with the various Build and Release options in SFCC including how to optimize the load times of pages and resources such as CSS, JS and images
• Experience with standard JavaScript Frameworks/APIs such as Angular/jQuery/React is a plus
• Knowledge on SFRA strongly desired
• Aptitude for troubleshooting and problem solving.
• Ability to establish goals and set clear expectations, prioritize activities and follow through to completion
• Strong sense of ownership and accountability with a commitment to delivering high quality software that balance technical and business goals.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate with a variety of audiences at all levels.


Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 100 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at

Some benefits that we offer:

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.

Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.

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