Principal Software Engineer (Remote) - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

Job Summary

Guides software engineering team in the development of assigned software applications and infrastructure. Serves as the technical lead in design, development, and deployment of effective cross-functional projects in support of next generation Digital/Online platform for Walgreens. Plays a guiding role to functionally decompose complex problems into simple straight forward solutions. Ensures quality of architecture and design of systems. Assists closely and indirectly in continual hiring and development of technical team members. An imaginative contributor to patents intellectual property.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plans, designs, develops and tests software system or application for software enhancements and new products including cloud-based or internet-related infrastructure for highly strategic and complex/high risk undertakings. Plays a leading role in new software design and development.
  • Writes code that establishes coding specifications, typically for software programs and systems that have no precedent. Leads in developing the technical "vision" and design specifications assigned for projects and oversees implementation.
  • Develops, or may lead in developing, technical / business approaches and new or enhanced technical infrastructure
  • Plans, designs, develops and tests software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products including cloud based or internet-related infrastructure for highly strategic and complex/high risk undertakings
  • Owns the development and rollout for an entire product, or large project. Champion process (Scrum, TDD, etc.). Writes tech specs and identifies risks before starting major projects. Sets standards. Foes out of their way to reduce complexity. As needed, take on additional "tech lead" responsibilities for driving an initiative to completion.
  • Use technical expertise in software design, architecture and software and system interrelationships.
  • Interacts with internal and external peers and leadership to share highly complex information / solutions related to areas of expertise and/or gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions
  • May lead teams / projects
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 .


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 6 years OR High School/GED and at least 9 years experience in Engineering, Software Engineering or related field
  • Experience writing code for complex online applications, microservices or mobile applications
  • Experience in algorithms, systems, architecture, bit-and-bytes- and automation
  • Experience with technical project ownership
  • Experience writing and maintaining processes documentation
  • Experience creating coding solutions to fix complex problems/issue
  • Experience engaging at the executive level
  • Experience supporting cross-functional teams
  • At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the organization
  • At least 3 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional tea leadership
  • Willing to travel up to/at least 10% of the time for business purposes (within state or out of state)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Web/backend
    • Experience leading the design, development, and deployment of successful cross-functional projects in support of next generation web & services platform for Walgreens
    • Experience decomposing complex problems into simple, straight forward solutions
    • Experience facilitating technical collaboration across IT, increasing productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience
    • Experience assisting directly and indirectly in continual hiring and development of technical talent
    • Experience in design, development, security & scalability of high-volume services implemented in Java, Node/Typescript, .NET, or Python etc.
    • Strong demonstrated experience of Enterprise Integration Design patterns in development of loosely coupled & resilient systems
    • Experience with UI frameworks like React with excellent knowledge of client-side security & front-end design pattern (stateless components, conditional rendering, controlled components, hooks etc.)
    • Experience in design, development, query & database optimization of distributed SQL (e.g., Oracle, MySQL) & NoSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra) databases
    • Strong knowledge of implementation, security, capacity planning & performance tuning of solutions deployed to Cloud technologies – Azure (ACS, AKS), Google, IBM, AWS or Cloud Foundry