Director, Software Engineering, Back End

| Chicago

Job Summary:

Leads and manages the design, development, implementation, testing, and launch of robust and scalable back end software across Horizon 3 programs. Manages the development of back end software engineering processes and procedures, and manages the evaluation and adoption of leading-edge back end software development systems and tools. Supports the sustaining engineering of back end software, including software maintenance and debugging. This role is responsible for directing and overseeing the activities of teams of back end software engineers as well as back end software development vendors responsible for the design, development, implementation, testing, and launch of back end systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads and manages the activities of teams of back end software engineers and software development vendors responsible for the design, development, implementation, testing, and launch of robust and scalable back end software across Horizon 3 programs
  • Leads and manages the design, development, and optimization of back end services, back end system architectures, and scalable cloud-based distributed systems to support business needs and product requirements
  • Support collaborative efforts with the product, design, front end software, and other teams to capture and understand end-user product requirements, formulate use cases, and then translate those into pragmatic and effective technical solutions for back end systems
  • Manages the development of back end software engineering processes and procedures
  • Manages the evaluation and adoption of leading-edge back end software development systems and tools
  • Works cross-functionally to develop a project plan and a risk management plan for back end system development to deliver business needs and product requirements on schedule and within budget
  • Fosters and supports sharing of product ideas, technical solutions, and novel developments through design reviews, code reviews, technology discussions, and brainstorming sessions
  • Leads and manages testing and validation of back end software and systems, including the use of automated testing tools
  • Manages the design and development of robust APIs to support mobile and desktop clients
  • Communicates with senior management to understand evolving business needs and product requirements. Communicates with direct reports and peers in management and at customer organizations and vendors to impart and interpret information and improve cross-functional processes and programs. Communicates technical information to cross-functional teams in an effective manner.
  • Utilizes a proactive and responsive approach to problem-solving. Provides reasoning about complex problems, and applies experience to new domains.
  • Effectively communicates with team members, managers, product owners, stakeholders, and non-technical support staff regarding back end software and system project plans, risk management plans, engineering specifications, critical project risks, test plans and reports, status updates, and overall progress of back end software development. Builds and enhances key internal and external contacts.
  • Implements policies and defines approach to achievement of back end development goals to support business needs and product requirements. Analyzes long-term impact of new or anticipated strategies and decisions.
  • Manages budgets, operational plans, critical risks, and performance requirements for back end software development. Responsible for meeting budgetary goals and objectives.
  • Leads teams and facilitates communication between staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within and outside of the organization. Shares highly complex information related to areas of expertise. Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of objectives.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or in engineering and at least 8 years of experience in software engineering OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 11 years of experience in software engineering

At least 4 years of experience in back end software engineering

At least 3 years of experience in hands-on coding and software design

Experience with all phases of the software development life cycle as well as best practices and Agile software development

Experience with development on one or more major cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Alibaba Cloud

Experience with one or more object-oriented programming languages such as Java or Ruby

Experience with Linux/Unix and one or more scripting languages such as Python, Perl, shell scripting, etc.

Experience with one or more common database systems

Experience with object-oriented architecture and design

At least 5 years of experience contributing to financial business decisions in the workplace

At least 5 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership, and/or cross functional team leadership

Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state)

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree or doctorate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field, including a significant independent research project

Experience with front end development with Salesforce, especially Salesforce Health Cloud and Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Experience building full stack applications (front end and back end)

Understanding of site/software accessibility, security compliance measures, application security, and incident management

Experience with container deployment (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes)

Experience developing or deploying machine learning models

Experience designing RESTful APIs, specifically for mobile apps

Experience with medical device software development and associated documentation for regulatory submissions

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Location

Developed and diverse suburb in N.Chicago. Opening our new Tech Office downtown at the Old Chicago Post Office in January 2020!

An Insider's view of Walgreens

What’s the vibe like in the office?

You can expect to be challenged, every day. You can also expect an extraordinarily diverse environment of collaborative professionals who are putting their talents together to fulfill the vision and mission. There are plenty of opportunities to make an impact, to grow and to learn with the team. The future of Technology is bright at Walgreens!

Carlos

Director, RunOps

What does your typical day look like?

I'm a part of the product management team where I oversee the development of complex products. A typical day for me involves juggling multiple product lines, I could easily find myself working with designers to craft mockups, defining requirements for developers, tracking development processes, or running usability tests to drive product forward.

Katrina

Sr. Business Analyst

What makes someone successful on your team?

I think the most successful individuals are those who possess two key skills 1) the ability to quickly learn and synthesize information and 2) the ability to adapt to constantly changing challenges. Given the extremely complex nature of our industry,

Emmanuel

Sr. UX Designer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

In Rx Engineering, we are building the largest pharmacy software product suites in the industry. Innovation and quality is our DNA. We nurture through our “COOL” culture to build curiosity in new solution. We are challenged and fascinated with courage every day about this engineering journey which will change our customers’ life.

Ronnie

Director – Solution Engineering & QE

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are faced with a host of rapid changes occurring in the healthcare and retail landscapes.. To make the most of these changes, Walgreens is adapting to the fast moving technology world of today and is committed to deploying cutting edge solutions to support our business and customers.

Doug

Senior Product Manager, Pharmacy and Retail Operations

What are Walgreens Perks + Benefits

Walgreens Benefits Overview

Walgreens offers a wide variety of benefits to eligible team members designed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being while helping you balance work and life. In addition to company-paid life insurance and voluntary life & personal accident insurance, the benefits below are available to our team members. To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/benefits.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Walgreens is proud to be a Corporate Social Responsibility leader, setting the pace on some of the most important issues of our day, and our IT and digital teams are no exception.
Partners with Nonprofits
Money raised through Red Nose Day supports programs that keep children safe, healthy and educated in America and around the world.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/it-culture
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Every day, in a multitude of ways, the foundational principles of integrity, respect and fair dealing embraced by our founder Charles R. Walgreen inspire us.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Walgreens employees can contribute up to $500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 6 weeks at 100% base pay, 6 weeks at 50% base pay. 50% benefit may be supplemented by PTO, frozen sick, or frozen vacation.
Dental Benefits
For dental coverage, you may choose from four plan levels ranging from a basic-only option to those with orthodontia and other major service coverage.
Vision Benefits
There are three levels of benefits for vision coverage ranging from an exam-only discount option to an enhanced PPO with both in and out-of-network benefits.
Health Insurance Benefits
You have access to competitive coverage options through the Benefits Support Center, which is the Walgreens private corporate exchange.
Life Insurance
Benefit-eligible team members are eligible for company-paid term life insurance at a benefit equal to: • 1.5 times annual base salary and $25,000 for all other hourly-paid team members
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Walgreens team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams like the JP Morgan Chase Run.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Walgreens provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan called the Walgreen Profit Sharing Plan. After completing one year, we match 4% of contributions $1 for $1.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
After 90 days of service and an average of 20 hours worked per week, you are eligible to purchase WBA stock at a 10% discount off market value.
Performance Bonus
You are eligible for a corporate bonus subject to approval by the Board of Directors (unless you are covered under another bonus program).
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home. Work remotely 2 days per week and/or work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
The Transportation Benefit Plan allows you to save money by paying for your transportation and parking needs with before-tax dollars and payroll deductions.
Game Room
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Renewal host weekly Lunch and Learns on topics selected by our team.
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Walgreens offers a wide variety of benefits to eligible team members designed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being while helping you balance work and life. To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/benefits.

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