Systems Engineer Lead at Walgreens

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Job Summary
Under minimal direction, responsible for supporting and overseeing, instructing, instructing, and checking the work of other systems engineers. Supports the designs, implementation or installation, maintenance and administration of infrastructures including complex hardware, software and configurations. Ensures overall system performance and ensures corrective measures are put into place on failed components. Manages relationships and projects. Supports collaborative efforts to ensure that new and existing infrastructure, software, hardware and configurations are developed and deployed. Ensures the creation of standards, procedures, guidelines, and policies. Instructs, mentors, guides, and provides oversight to engineers. Knowledgeable of one or more technologies, products or applications. Exhibits the highest degree of technical expertise. Acts as the subject matter experienced professional.

Job Responsibilities
• Acts as top level technical experienced professional in on or more technologies, products or applications supporting the design, implementation and organization of solutions within the supported technologies, products, and services.
• Oversees definition of standards, specifications, procedures, processes, guidelines, and policies. Ensures requirements and deliverables are clearly documented and defined. Ensures that project, business, and technical requirements are completed in a timely manner within budget. Oversees staff to assure that supported products and services are monitored and proactively managed to assure performance, availability, security, and capacity.
• Reviews complex problems and approves proposed solutions. Works concurrently on issues across multiple products and services. Serves as an escalation point representing supported technologies, products and services to other IT groups.
• Participates in and lends stakeholders to the evaluation of products and/or procedures to enhance productivity and effectiveness. Works with vendors and evaluates products with vendors. Defines specifications, evaluates against specification and makes recommendations.
• Analyzes and estimates feasibility, costs, time, and work effort needed to design and implement complex technical solutions.
• May lead projects with moderate or larger sized scope and teams.
• Works collaboratively with and provides guidance to areas of IT and to ensure the most effective results, utilizing best solutions for the situation.
• Communicates with software and hardware vendors, technical support, and engineering. Facilitates communications between IT groups and vendors.
• Instructs, mentors, guides, and provides oversight to engineers.
• Understands the business organizational structure and culture to best attain objects and results.

Walgreens Disclaimer-


Walgreens (walgreens.com), one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health, beauty and retail destination supporting communities across the country, and was named to FORTUNE* magazine’s 2019 Companies that Change the World list. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day. As of August 31, 2019, Walgreens operates 9,277 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Walgreens also provides specialty pharmacy and mail services and offers in-store clinics and other health care services throughout the United States, most of which are operated by our health care strategic partners.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree & at least 2 years IT experience or High School Diploma/GED and at least 4 years of experience in application development, or systems or network administration.
  • Experience communicating technical information both verbally (on phone, one-on-one, to groups) and in writing (emails, letters, reports, presentations) to various technical and non-technical audiences (work group, team, company management, prospective acquisitions, external clients).
  • Experience working with Enterprise Architecture standards and processes. Encourages the application of standards across systems and organizations within the enterprise.
  • Experience negotiating with outside vendors, including negotiating contracts, prices, resolving service issues and reconciling differences.
  • Willing to travel up to 15% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications :
• Bachelor's Degree & at least 7 years IT experience or High School Diploma/GED and at least 9 years of experience in application development, or systems or network administration.
• Bachelor's degree in MIS, Computer Science or Engineering
• Preferred MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) certification.
• At least 7 years of experience managing and maintaining Windows Servers
• At least 5 years of experience managing and maintaining VMWare ESX environments
• At least 7 years of experience managing Active Directory forests and domain controllers.
• At least 7 years of experience maintaining x86 architecture hardware.

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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!

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What does your typical day look like?

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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.

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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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