IT Principal Technical Architect

| North Suburbs

Job Summary

Defines IT architecture to ensure that the organization's IT solutions are built within a consistent framework and aligned to strategy. Implements and may lead activities that generally impact multiple components / processes and the work of own and possibly other teams. Assigned highly-complex, strategic undertakings that regularly require the application of independent judgment and creativity. Receives work in short, mid- and long- term outcomes and operates within the context of defined operating outcomes.
 
Job Responsibilities
 

  • Leads the creation of or creates design documents that ensure consistency in development across the IT organization. Leads the definition of software architecture to ensure that the IT organization's software solutions are built within a consistent framework.
  • Leads the decision-making processes related to the selection of software architecture solutions.
  • Serves as a technical and business-savvy resource to software engineering personnel on a wide range of software design issues.
  • Implements and improves core software infrastructure. Participates in improving software development lifecycle, technical operations and technology innovation.
  • Develops technical / business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools.
  • Shares highly-complex information related to areas of expertise and/or to gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions.
  • Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur.
  • Performs systems and applications performance characterization and trade-off studies through analysis and simulation.
  • Leads development teams on projects to guide timely and accurate delivery of new features or technical improvements.
  • Develops the technical “vision” and designs specifications of assigned projects and may perform as implementation lead.
  • Mentors less experienced members of the team. Leads teams / projects and implementations.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to less experienced team members. May participate in teaching and training members of work team.
  • May represent IT Technology in internal or external forums.

Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.
 
As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.

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External Basic Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 7 years of experience in an IT engineering role OR High School Diploma / GED and at least 10 years of experience in an IT engineering role.
  • At least 4 years of leadership experience in server side or client side technologies
  • Experience in domain-specific architecture concepts and emerging technologies. (Design patterns, frameworks, current Java based solutions, mobile, OR Infrastructure Administration OR Data Sciences)
  • At least 2 year of experience in domain-specific Architecture.
  • Experience working with matrix teams including teams in different time zones;
  • Experience creating and promoting guiding development principles and influencing development teams, business users and management in adoption of technical solutions.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information technology, Engineering, Science, or Math.
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Location

Chicago, IL

An Insider's view of Walgreens

What’s the vibe like in the office?

New hires 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 and to grow and learn with the program. The future of IT is bright at Walgreens!

Carlos

Director, IT RunOps

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.
Intracompany Committees
To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/it-culture
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)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays

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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