Senior Solution Architect, Digital Experience Platform

Washington, DC
Oct 14, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
IT, IT Architect
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

The Engineer II - Content Publishing is a core technical resource on a capability team responsible for the architecture design, development, maintenance, administration, and continuous improvement of solutions in AARP's content publishing systems, including censhare and digital asset management. This position is accountable for the technical components of the capability strategy and lifecycle and will be expected to deliver incremental business value in an agile environment. The Engineer II - Content Publishing must be a multi-faceted technologist able to build business-value based objectives and perform "hands on" development and configuration within AARP's content publishing and management ecosystem. Other core roles on the team will include the Platform Manager and Delivery Lead.


  • Establishing the technical roadmap for the platform or capability strategy and lifecycle that considers value-based outcomes, costs to maintain, supportability, and performance.
  • Ensuring sound integration, data, security, and business architecture design throughout all stages within the platform or capability lifecycle.
  • Providing the rapid delivery and development of technical solutions that align with business and/or platform outcomes.
  • Providing technical leadership for internal and external audits, disaster recovery, ongoing operations, production support, third-party development or implementation services, contract negotiations, and business interactions related to platform or capability systems and services.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues related to platform or capability systems, solutions, and services.
  • Innovating and/or driving the continuous improvements of implementation methodology and technical service offerings based on customer/employee experiences or other enterprise objectives/outcomes.
  • Actively participating in a Community of Interest for engineers across all capability and platform teams to share information and strengthen understanding of business needs and technology-based business solutions.
  • Developing and maintaining deep technical knowledge and expertise related to domain area systems, solutions, services and applications.


  • Demonstrate a high degree of autonomy related to working across the IT organization, within AARP business units, with vendors, outsourcing partners, and others.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of innovation and conceptualization of moving the domain forward in terms of its IT agility, value, and alignment with business goals and architectural standards.
  • Define operational initiatives related to content publishing systems to continuously improve its functionality by anticipating issues, providing tool direction, and sharing knowledge and best practices.
  • Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests
  • Educate and communicate the value of adopting content publishing and digital asset management solutions for AARP.
  • Develop positive working relationships and partner with team members across the IT organization to improve IT service delivery and align with the organization's mission and goals.
  • Mentor others on architecture and design skills and concepts related to content publishing and digital asset management systems.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.