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106 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015
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Technical Architect – Database Platform – Snowflake & Azure Cosmos DB
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Jobs in Illinois

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Job Summary

In this role, the Technical Architect – Database Platform – Snowflake & Azure Cosmos DB (Hybrid Role) will be specialized on enterprise data solutions and engineering team within Walgreens Technology Service Division on the Microsoft database platform – Snowflake and Azure Cosmos DB.

You will be expected to set standards and create design documents while working with other infrastructure architecture teams, participating in the definition of Microsoft database architecture to ensure that the IT organization’s database solutions are built consistent across the organization and aligned to strategy.

The Database Technical Architect will follow development cycles, build and implement different database environments and you can expect to be assigned complex undertakings that regularly require the application of independent judgment. You will receive work for short-term and mid-term outcomes and operate within the context of approved methods.

We expect you to bring your strong advanced knowledge and hands on experience around Azure Cloud, Snowflake, and Azure Cosmos DB which will be necessary for this role. Your knowledge around other database platform such as Oracle, MongoDB, MariaDB, etc., is a plus along with your strong technical background to rapidly learn and adapt to new technologies and platforms.

Job Responsibilities

Creates design documents that ensure consistency in development across the IT/Engineering organization. Participates in the definition of IT/Engineering architecture to ensure that the IT/Engineering organization’s solutions are built within a consistent framework.
Participates in the decision-making processes related to the selection of software architecture solutions.
Serves as a technical and business-savvy resource to software development engineering personnel on a range of software design issues.
Implements and improves core software infrastructure. Participates in improving software development lifecycle, technical operations and technology innovation.
Participates in developing technical / business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools.
Shares complex information related to areas of expertise and/or to gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions.
Effectively resolves problems and roadblocks as they occur.
May perform systems and applications performance characterization and trade-off studies through analysis and simulation.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of experience in an IT, Engineering and/or Architect role OR High school / GED and at least 7 years of experience in an IT, Engineering and/or Architect role.
At least 3 years of leadership experience in server side or client technologies.
Experience in domain-specific architecture concepts and emerging technologies. (Design patterns, frameworks, current Java based solutions, mobile, OR Infrastructure Administration OR Data Sciences).
At least 1 year of experience in domain-specific Architecture.
Experience working with matrix teams including teams in different time zones.
Experience creating and promoting guiding development principles and influencing development teams, business users and management in adoption of technical solutions.
At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
At least 2 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership.
Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information technology, Engineering, Science, or Math preferred or bachelor’s degree with at least 8 years of experience in an IT, Engineering and/or Architect role OR High school / GED and at least 10 years of experience in an IT, Engineering and/or Architect role
Advanced knowledge and hands on experience in Snowflake and Azure Cosmos DB architecture, design, implementation, and performance tuning.
Strong knowledge in Microsoft Azure Cloud services in IaaS, PaaS, and coming trends in the Azure Cloud space.
Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through.
Strong writing skill in creating standards, process, database design documents.
Strong hands-on experience in building, implementing and improving database infrastructure.
Open, collaborative, and comfortable working in an evolving Scrum Agile atmosphere.
Proficient in SQL and excellent knowledge on query optimization using execution plan.
Working knowledge of different types of databases, such as Oracle, MongoDB, MariaDB, etc., is a plus.

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.

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