Senior Solutions Architect
- Military veterans preferred
Chicago Illinois United States
Walgreens is looking for a Solutions Architect to join the WBA Digital Team. This role supports both the local Walgreens business as well as the global Walgreens Boots Alliance organization. This team is leveraging the most advanced and exciting technologies to service the 13,100 plus pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retails stores Worldwide.
As an Architect you will be expected to lead and facilitate the design, development, integration and deployment of various technologies in support of WBA’s efforts. The role is a combination of strategic and hands-on work that encourages an innovative and a generalist mindset. Key activities will consist of aligning the IT organization with standard set of technologies and frameworks, while keeping relevant with new capabilities in the marketplace.
The position requires the individual to join an agile team setting working on Customer facing solutions for a fortune 50 organization. As such, you must be a self-starter, a quick learner, and have the ability to innovate and communicate proactively. You must have an interest in anticipating challenges and creating alternative courses of action. The role promotes working with a team and others around the enterprise on a mutually beneficial solutions while challenging any complacency or lack of ownership. Encouraging others to continuously learn and apply modern technical or process approaches and sets a high standard for delivery of solutions.
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.
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.
More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com
Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in an IT engineering role OR a High School Diploma / GED and at least 8 years of experience in an IT engineering role.
At least 3 years of experience developing and implementing Architecture
Experience in domain-specific architecture concepts and emerging technologies. (Design patterns, frameworks, mobile and current with application architectures of NodeJS, .Net or Java based solutions)
Experience creating and promoting guiding development principles and influencing development teams, business users and management in adoption of technical solutions.
Experience in one or more of the following Cloud providers: Azure, GCP, AWS
Experience with Microservices and Event based architecture
At least 2 years 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 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
Master's degree in Computer Science, Information technology, Engineering, Science, or Math.
At least 1 year of experience in domain-specific Architecture.
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.
Experience with enterprise integration and data processing approaches, such as Kafka, Event Hub, or ETL tooling
Experience working with matrix teams including teams in different time zones