Principal Data Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

Job Summary

Implements data and analytics capabilities and platforms including the data management and integration capabilities, enterprise reference data, and analytics platforms across WBA. This position will play a key role in the design and implementation of new and existing platforms to drive and realize data strategy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads in the design and development of complex software that processes, stores and serves data for use by others.
  • Designs and develops complex and large scale data structures and pipelines to organize, collect and standardize data to generate insights and addresses reporting needs.
  • Writes complex ETL (Extract / Transform / Load) processes, designs database systems and develops tools for real-time and offline analytic processing.
  • Ensures that data pipelines are scalable, repeatable and secure. Improves data consistency and integrity.
  • Integrates data from a variety of sources, assuring that they adhere to data quality and accessibility standards. Designs data infrastructure for scalability, availability, reliability
  • Participates in developing technical / business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools. Recommends the right tool and technology to deliver solutions objectively. Evaluates new technologies for continuous improvement.
  • Interacts with internal and external peers and management to share highly complex information related to areas of expertise and/or to gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions.
  • Create technical design documents and supporting materials
  • Provides thought leadership to embrace modern data science and data analytics as a critical enabler for business decisions
  • Guides and mentors a wide range of audiences.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. With more than 170 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy, the company is meeting customers’ and patients’ needs through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.

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.

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Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 6 years of experience in data engineering; or graduate degree in a technical discipline with at least 4 years of experience in data engineering
  • Deep knowledge of SQL
  • At least 2 years of experience with REST API development
  • Experience establishing and maintaining key relationships with internal (peers, business partners and leadership) and external (business community, clients and vendors) within a matrix organization to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and timelines.
  • Experience interacting at the executive level
  • Experience presenting to all levels of an organization, including the C-Suite level.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience deploying Python applications
  • Experience with Azure application deployment
  • Experience with messaging systems such as Kafka or Azure Event Hubs