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Senior Software Engineer (Java) at Walgreens (Chicago, IL)

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Job Summary:
Seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization, who will perform and implement activities that impact components / processes of specified functional areas of the Walgreens Digital/Online application. Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur. Typically assigned to important / complicated undertakings. Implements activities that generally impact important components / processes of the work of own unit / team / projects of the platform operation in an Agile environment.
This role is developing design skills, but has a comprehensive understanding of the organization's current software applications and tools. Has in-depth knowledge of programming languages important to the organization and is proficient with them. Receives work in the form of short- and mid-term assignments that regularly require the application of independent judgment. Mentors less experienced members of the team.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Plans, designs, develops and tests back-end software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products including cloud-based or internet-related tools.
  • Writes code that meets specifications for large and highly complex software programs and systems.
  • Develops software applications and tools. Participates in software design.
  • Develops software applications and tools using Agile development methodologies.
  • Delivers software features with exceptional quality, meeting designated release plans and delivery commitments
  • This role is assigned to important / complicated undertakings
  • Contributes to and participates actively in the design, architecture and build phases, to aim at producing high quality deliverables, working with existing architects where appropriate. Participates in the evaluation of compatibility of programs with existing communications hardware and software features.
  • Interacts with internal and external peers and managers to exchange complex information related to areas of specialization. Works closely with other team members in guiding software architecture and technology decisions.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in most areas of the professional function and in-depth specialization in some. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur.
  • Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise to exchange semi-complex information related to assigned activities.
  • Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
  • Developing design skills. Has a comprehensive understanding of the organization's current software applications and tools. Has in-depth knowledge of programming languages important to the organization.
  • Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways.
  • Developing design skills and has a comprehensive understanding of the organization's current software applications and tools. Has in-depth knowledge of programming languages important to the organization
  • Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur.
  • Mentors less experienced members of the team.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans
About Walgreens Boots Alliance
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 location 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.
Including equity method investments, WBA has a presence in more than 25 countries, employs more than 450,000 people and has more than 21,000 stores.
WBA's purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business.
WBA is included in FORTUNE's 2021 list of the World's Most Admired Companies. This is the 28th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.
More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field of study and at least 4 years of professional work experience in Engineering, Software Engineering or similar.
  • At least 3 years of experience writing code for moderately complex applications
  • At least 3 years of experience with programming languages for online applications, microservices or mobile applications
  • At least 3 years of experience designing/building moderately complex applications/automation
  • Experience writing automation test or deployment scripts
  • Experience creating coding/scripting solutions to fix moderately complex problems
  • Experience identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems
  • Experience in design, development, security & scalability of high-volume services implemented in Java, Node/Typescript, .NET, or Python etc.
  • Experience of design, development, query & database optimization of distributed SQL (e.g., Oracle, MySQL) & NoSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra) databases
  • At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
  • At least 2 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership.
  • Willing to travel up to/at least 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with full stack development ranging from front-end user interfaces to back-end systems
  • At least 3 years of experience with software engineering best practices including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build process, testing & operations
  • A mindset to take up most challenging coding tasks
  • Demonstrated experience of Enterprise Integration Design patterns in development of loosely coupled & resilient systems
  • Hands on with modern UI frameworks like React with excellent knowledge of client-side security & front-end design pattern (stateless components, conditional rendering, controlled components, hooks etc.)
  • Experience with implementation, security, capacity planning & performance tuning of solutions deployed to Cloud technologies - Azure (ACS, AKS), Google, IBM, AWS or Cloud Foundry
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What are Walgreens Perks + Benefits

Walgreens Benefits Overview

Our Chicago office amenities include an on-site gym, Walgreens store, rooftop lounge, stylized art-deco design, waterfront location, sport court and close to restaurants and public transportation.

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.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
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.
Dedicated diversity and 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.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Our DiverseIT group is dedicated to increasing diversity within the tech organization.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
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 insurance
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 insurance
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
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
Team workouts
Walgreens team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams like the JP Morgan Chase Run.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
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
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Office Perks
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.
Onsite office parking
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Walgreens University provides hands on and remote learning opportunities to enhance your business skills.
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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