Principal Software Engineer (RxR) Chicago (Chicago, IL)

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Job Summary
Serves as the technical lead in design, development, and deployment of successful cross-functional projects in support of next generation platform for Walgreens. Plays a leading role to functionally decompose complex problems into simple & straight forward solutions. Ensures quality of architecture and design of systems. Assists directly and indirectly in continual hiring and development of technical talent. An innovative contributor to patents & intellectual property.
Job Responsibilities
  • Plans, designs, develops and tests software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products including cloud-based or internet-related tools for highly strategic and complex/high risk undertakings. Plays a leading role in new software design and development.
  • Writes code that establishes coding specifications, typically for software programs and systems that have no precedent.
  • Leads in developing the technical "vision" and design specifications for assigned projects and oversees implementation.
  • Develops, or may lead in developing, technical / business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools.
  • Plans, designs, develops and tests software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products including cloud-based or internet-related tools for highly strategic and complex/high risk undertakings.
  • Owns the development and rollout for an entire product, or large project. Champions process (Scrum, TDD, etc). Writes tech specs and identifies risks before starting major projects. Sets standards. Goes out of their way to reduce complexity. As needed, takes on additional "tech lead" responsibilities for driving an initiative to completion.
  • Use technical expertise in software design, architecture and software and system interrelationships.
  • Interacts with internal and external peers and management to share highly complex information / solutions related to areas of expertise and/or to gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions.
  • May lead teams / projects.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.
About Walgreens and WBA

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. WBA's purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation's medically underserved populations. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in communities nationwide.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology or related field of study and at least 6 years of professional work experience in Engineering, Software Engineering or similar
  • Experience writing code for complex applications, microservices or mobile applications.
  • Experience in algorithms, systems, architecture, bits-and-bytes and/or automation
  • Experience with technical project management
  • Experience writing and maintaining process documentation.
  • Experience creating coding solutions to fix complex problems/issues
  • Experience engaging at the executive level
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
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Location

Our new office space at the former US Postal Office on Van Buren in downtown Chicago is the ultimate office space. With an open work environment, inspiring local artwork and many amenities - it makes coming into the office a breeze. We also offer hybrid (part in office and part remote) opportunities

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

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