Software Engineer II

| North Suburbs

Job Summary

Renewal software engineers are developing the next-generation technologies that change how pharmacists connect and interact with Walgreens customers. Our pharmacy system product needs to handle information at massive scale, and extend well beyond our current capabilities. We’re looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas to large-scale system design. As a software engineer, you will design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software in an Agile scrum team, leveraging your technical expertise to deliver the Product backlog. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

Job Responsibilities

  • Works on complex projects of intermediate complexity, and leverages knowledge of applications development methodologies, hardware characteristics, and other technologies to produce comprehensive solutions, within the agreed quality, service commitment levels, schedules and budgets.
  • Actively involved in the daily operational activities that generally impact important components / processes of the technology function, including but not limited to writing code and scripts that provide desired functionality to the web-based software, typically for large, complex or leading edge sites, products and programs. developing software applications and tools.
  • Maintains and supports existing, and develops new applications and tools.
  • Contributes to software design.
  • Evaluates compatibility of programs with existing communications hardware and software.
  • Develops protocols to support established standards.
  • Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur.
  • Gathers and updates necessary information and communicates to appropriate parties.
  • Coordinates cross-functionally to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • May mentor less experienced members of the team.
  • May assist in live site support and incident resolution that may include on-call rotation.

Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years of experience application development and maintenance OR High School Diploma/GED and at least 7 years of application development experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience developing and writing requirement specifications.
  • At least 2 years of experience with software programming languages, coding standards.
  • Experience working with standard test tools and the testing processes.
  • Knowledge of technical design process and models.
  • Experience with SDLC / SW development processed, such as RUP, Agile, and/or Waterfall.
  • Experience using analytical skills, tools and techniques to investigate information and to draw conclusions.
  • Experience identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in CS, IS, Mathematics or related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise writing professional, quality, secure, performance capable code.
  • Experience with coding languages, such as C#, Java, .Net, MVC etc.
  • Experience in web design technologies, such as Angular, HTML, XML, Perl, Java, Spring framework, JPA/Hibernate, Web Services( SOAP/ REST), common design patterns and JBoss.
  • Experience with Agile software development practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Pharmacy Systems and Pharmacy Business Process
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages

Location

Cool N. Suburb of Chicago & we are opening our new Tech Office downtown at 433 W. Van Buren St. in the Old Chicago Post Office in January 2020.

An Insider's view of Walgreens

What’s the vibe like in the office?

You can expect to be challenged, every day. You can also expect an extraordinarily diverse environment of collaborative professionals who are putting their talents together to fulfill the vision and mission. There are plenty of opportunities to make an impact, to grow and to learn with the team. The future of Technology is bright at Walgreens!

Carlos

Director, RunOps

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are faced with a host of rapid changes occurring in the healthcare and retail landscapes.. To make the most of these changes, Walgreens is adapting to the fast moving technology world of today and is committed to deploying cutting edge solutions to support our business and customers.

Doug

Senior Product Manager, Pharmacy and Retail Operations

What are Walgreens Perks + Benefits

Walgreens Benefits Overview

Walgreens offers a wide variety of benefits to eligible team members designed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being while helping you balance work and life. In addition to company-paid life insurance and voluntary life & personal accident insurance, the benefits below are available to our team members. To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/benefits.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Walgreens is proud to be a Corporate Social Responsibility leader, setting the pace on some of the most important issues of our day, and our IT and digital teams are no exception.
Intracompany committees
To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/it-culture
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Every day, in a multitude of ways, the foundational principles of integrity, respect and fair dealing embraced by our founder Charles R. Walgreen inspire us.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays

Additional Perks + Benefits

Walgreens offers a wide variety of benefits to eligible team members designed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being while helping you balance work and life. To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/benefits.

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