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Senior Principal Software Engineer

Address: 200 WILMOT ROAD,DEERFIELD,IL,60015-00001-Y

Job ID 1099824BR
Job Summary

Plans, designs, develops and tests software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products including cloud-based or internet-related tools 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 proven 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 .Leads in developing the technical "vision" and design specifications for assigned projects and oversees implementation.
  • Interacts with internal and external peers and management 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 expert in the field. Determines leading edge technical / business approaches and/or develops major new technical tools.
  • 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 driving 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 individual contributors
  • At least 5 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
  • 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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Web/backend Developer
  • Demonstrated contribution to intellectual property through patents in previous or current employment\\Experience leading in design, development and deployment of successful cross-functional projects in support of next generation web & services platforms
  • Experience decomposing complex problems into simple straight forward solutions
  • Experience ensuing quality of architecture and design of systems
  • Experience facilitating technical collaboration, increasing productivity and effectiveness by sharing deep knowledge and experience with junior engineers


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