Full Job Description
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
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and wellbeing of every community in America. Operating more than 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 8 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with platforms bringing together physical and digital, supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide.