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Senior Principal Software Engineer (Remote)

Address: 433 W VAN BUREN STREET,CHICAGO,IL,60607-00433-04579-2

Job ID 882595BR
Job Summary

Plans, designs, develops and tests software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products including cloud-based or internet-related instruments for highly strategic and complex/high risk undertakings for the Walgreens Digital/Online applications. Plays a leading role in new software design and development. Typically assigned to Implementation activities that generally impact multiple components / processes and the work of own and several other units / teams / projects. Has demonstrated expertise in software design, architecture and software and system interrelationships.

Job Responsibilities
  • Implements activities that impact the critical directions of the organization; typically assigned to the most critical and strategic / complex / high risk undertakings
  • Writes code that establishes coding specifications, typically for software programs and systems that have no precedent
  • Guides in developing the technical "vision" and design specifications for assigned projects and oversees implementation
  • Interacts with internal and external peers and leaders to develop unprecedented solutions that affect several departments
  • Uses professional concepts in developing resolution to critical issues and broad design matters
  • Owns the development and rollout for an entire product, or large project
  • Champions process (Scrum, TDD, etc.)
  • Recognized internally and externally as an authority in the field
  • Determines leading edge technical / business approaches and/or develops major new technical instruments
  • Works on assignments / objectives that regularly require the use of innovation
  • Works on issues that impact design/selling success or address future concepts, products or technologies
  • Evangelizes new ideas, technologies and solutions to gain acceptance from a wide range of audiences
  • Creates formal networks with key decision makers and serves as external spokesperson for the organization
  • Writes tech specs and identifies risks before starting major projects
  • Goes above and beyond to reduce complexity
  • As needed, takes on additional “tech lead” responsibilities for delivering an initiative to completion

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 8 years OR High School/GED and at least 11 years Engineering, Software Engineering or related field
  • Experience writing code for highly complex and strategic online applications, microservices or mobile applications
  • Experience in algorithms, systems, architecture and bits-and-bytes
  • Experience with programming languages important to the organization and has in-depth knowledge of Unix/Linux, C++ or Java or Node and Service Oriented Architecture
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams and mentoring team members
  • At least 5 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the organization
  • At least 5 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership
  • Willing to travel up to/at least 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and 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
An employee in this position can expect a salary/hourly rate between $159,600 and $271,500 plus bonus pursuant to the terms of any bonus plan, if applicable, will depend on experience, seniority, geographic locations, and other factors permitted by law. To review benefits, please click here


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