Principal Software Engineer



Job Summary

Leads software engineering team in the development of assigned software applications and tools. Serves as the technical lead in design, development, and deployment of successful cross-functional projects in support of next generation Digital/Online platform for Walgreens. Plays a leading role to functionally decompose complex problems into simple & straight forward solutions. Ensures quality of architecture and design of systems. Assists directly and indirectly in continual hiring and development of technical talent. An innovative 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 tools 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 tools
  • 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
  • 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 management to share highly complex information / solutions related to ares of expertise and/or gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions
  • May lead teams / projects.

“About Walgreens and WBA
Walgreens ( ) is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. WBA’s purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 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, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation’s medically underserved populations. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in communities nationwide.”
The actual salary an employee can expect to receive, plus bonus pursuant to the terms of any bonus plan if applicable, will depend on experience, seniority, geographic location, and other factors permitted by law. To review benefits, please visit
“An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans”.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 6 years of experience in Engineering, Software Engineering or related field 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 management
  • Experience writing and maintaining processes documentation
  • Experience creating coding solutions to fix complex problems/issue
  • Experience engaging at the executive level
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams
  • At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • DevOps
  • Prior experience in leading a group of automation/DevOps engineering team
  • Hands-on experience is Deployment automation for various applications IaaS, PaaS platforms on a large complex system
  • Hands-on experience in automation software like Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform or equivalent
  • Experience in implementation of CI/CD pipelines for Cloud deployments using containers/Docker for a large ecosystem
  • Experience in GIT Workflows, Pipelines, and code repository management for agile development
  • Experience in working on Kubernetes platform on a microservices architecture and other DevOps tooling on high traffic applications
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure components (e.g. databases, networking, DNS, cloud services, orchestration tools, containerization)
  • Experience in operationalization high traffic Web and Mobile applications through monitoring and alerting for a polyglot application stack
  • 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 Walgreens 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
  • Mobile
  • 7+ Years of Mobile App development in Kotlin( Android)
  • 7+ years of Mobile App development experience in Swift, SwiftUI, Objective C ( iOS)
  • Experience in Test Driven Development and Testing Automation using cloud based products like AppCenter, ADO
  • Experience in ReactNative Programming.
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build process, testing & operations
  • Experience working with Product development teams in translating standard specs to feature and technical specs.
  • Experience in building Design patterns, modularized application to help scale the code to empower and enable the development teams
  • Experience in developing iOS build scripts, Maven integration ( android), Branching Strategy
  • Experience distributing Mobile app Application for Internal (TestFlight ( iOS). Google Playstore ( Alpha & Beta and Public releases.

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