Fatwire Web Content Management Technical Lead
We Place People - Chicago, IL

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The Fatwire Technical Lead is responsible for the FatWire Web Content Management System. The Web Content Management System supports customer facing websites with optimized versions for both laptop and handheld devices, as well as the product and company websites.

The FatWire Technical Lead is responsible for optimal utilization of the FatWire platform, including best practices for: application design best practices for templates and assets, configuration – including caching, clustering, logging, and maintenance procedures.

Key Responsibilities:
Guides implementation of best practices for application design, including templates and assets

Guides implementation of best practices for configuration – including caching, clustering, and interfaces with other systems.

Ensures the platform is maintained – including log management, patch and upgrade schedules are safely met

Resolve technical issues with the FatWire platform, including code and environment issues

Reviews and provides feedback business and technical requirements, high-level architectural designs, and interface specifications.

Writes detailed design documents that fully specific functionality and map to requirements

Day to day technical leadership for specific issues, projects or initiatives with adherence to release timeline schedules – actively managing and escalating issues with web system(s) solution providers and partners.

Provide level of effort estimates for new and proposed projects and change requests

Review of all graphic designs and front end code – including HTML, CSS and java script, delivered by design team to ensure standards, feasibility and technological fit

Review artifacts produced by the Web development team – including design documents and code.

Ensure that build, release and deployment processes and tools provide reliability, consistency and visibility

Produce complete and detailed release notes

Risk identification and mitigation on a daily basis ensuring appropriate communication and resolution delivery in a timely manner.

Support testing, including review of test cases and procedures, helping to plan and execute performance tests, evaluate results. Review, assign and resolve defects

Experience Required:
BS in Computer Science or Equivalent. Advanced degree preferred

2+ years’ experience with FatWire Web CMS as a team lead

5-6 years of experience in web site development with Java, including portal and e-commerce websites.

Experience with the entire software development lifecycle – including requirements analysis, design, development, deployment, testing and maintenance.

Familiarity with fundamentals of TCP/IP networking and routing

Demonstrate capabilities to work independently, with a pro-active, service-level oriented, customer-focused mindset.

Ability to partner with various teams, soliciting help from and providing help to other departments as needed

Superior communication skills required; demonstrable ability to communicate in both a technical and non-technical environment

Technical Skills:

Java – J2EE: JSP, JMS. Java certification preferred

Struts, Spring, Velocity


XML, SOAP, Apache Axis

Unix/Linux – Red Hat, Fedora


RDBMS – Oracle, MS SQL Server

JBoss, Tomcat

Apache web server, Squid web proxy

Virtual Machine environments


If interested and qualified and a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder, please forward resume to Jenn@weplacepeople.com