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Mobile Platform-Lead Developer

Deerfield, IL
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Mobile Platform-Lead Developer at WALGREENS

Mobile Platform-Lead Developer

Job ID 34644BR Location 1435 LAKE COOK RD , DEERFIELD, IL
NOTE: This position is located at our downtown Chicago location. You will need to be able to work from this location at least 3x per week. Flexible work remote is an option once you are fully integrated into the business unit.

Walgreens is looking for a Mobile Platform Lead Developer to join one of the largest initiatives in our company, Pharmacy Renewal. The Walgreens Pharmacy Renewal efforts seek to design and build the largest, most advanced pharmacy infrastructure in the world from the ground up. Empowered to operate as an innovation center, this effort represents one of Walgreens most important programs at both global and local levels. US, UK and Italy based teams will be leveraging the most advanced and exciting technologies to build on Walgreens strategic vision to service the 13,100 plus pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retails stores Worldwide.

Job Summary
  • The Full Stack / Mobile Platform Lead Developer will be primarily responsible for Web and Mobile design, execution and delivery of exploratory concepts, rapid prototypes, and pilot solutions designed to test hypothesis and incubate transformative new capabilities.
  • Work with various teams such as user experience, business, 3rd party vendors, back-end teams, and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Activities include strategy and development of mobile or native apps while working on an agile team and leading partner and in-house development team, adhering to delivery excellence for execution and lifecycle management.
  • Key responsibilities include implementation of client interfaces and back-end services to support them according to design reference documents or modify existing assets to fit requirements;
  • Working with architect and team to perform high level/low level design/architecture; progressing codebase thorough various environments; implementing or adopting Enterprise’s Continuous Deployment and Integration; interacting with iOS directly or Android’s or iOS’s native functionality through Cordova/Ionic; performing automated Unit Testing and Integration Testing;
  • Packaging apps for deployment to App Stores; development of back-end components that serve as an integration/translation layer between mobile apps and Enterprise services; leading Mobile and Web based technology explorations execution, including: rapid prototype architecture and design, build, assemble, test, pilot ; document and articulate solution architecture and lessons learned for each exploration and accelerated incubation.
  • Encouraging new transformative thinking, trail blazing, and facilitate imagination and ideation sessions; maintaining current knowledge of technology landscape and emerging developments.
  • Employing practical approach to incubation and eventual platform integration; diving and orchestrating external partner or vendor collaboration to satisfy the needs of any given exploration; working with dedicated Innovation team and with various other Product and Enterprise teams to execute explorations as part of accelerated incubation of new capabilities and ensuring alignment.
  • Knowledge transfer and transition of proven concepts and incubated capabilities to Product and to the Enterprise teams across Walgreens Boots Alliance for productization and scaled up operationalization.
The effort will encompass the entire software development life cycle from requirements to deployment and this role is expected to collaborate with the team on bringing new ideas and approaches on Agile, Continuous Integration and leading edge practices. This role requires an imaginative mind set and a creative leader with substantial hands-on experience in utilizing, exploring and adopting emerging technologies to build viable and innovate prototypes and solutions. The successful candidate will be experienced and successful with innovation and taking advantage of emerging trends and technologies to test hypotheses, prove feasibility, viability and fail fast.

Job Responsibilities
  • This position works on complex projects and leverages its knowledge of applications development methodologies, hardware characteristics, and other technologies to produce comprehensive solutions, within the agreed quality, service commitment levels, schedules and budgets. This position may provide coaching to less experienced developer or review some aspects of their technical output
  • Leads the daily work of the project team responsible for writing code and scripts for desired functionality of web-based software, products and programs
  • Materially updates and develops new front-end applications and tools.
  • Performs as subject matter adviser to functional area and may become actively involved, as required, to meet schedules and resolve problems highly complex in nature.
  • May develop the technical “vision” and design specifications of assigned projects and may lead in implementation.
  • Writes code and scripts that provide desired functionality to the web-based software, typically for sites, products and programs that have little or no precedent.
  • Ensures that software and program defects in assigned projects or programs are tracked and summarizes and presents findings to management.
  • Shares information cross-functionally to improve workflow processes. Interacts with internal and external peers and management to share highly complex information related to areas of expertise and/or to gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions.
  • Gathers and updates necessary information and communicates to appropriate parties.
  • Participates in the development of technical/business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to less experienced team members. May allocate and tracks the work of individual contributors. Participates in teaching and training members of work team.
  • Mentors 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 5 years of Application Development experience working on complex projects OR High School Diploma / GED and at least 8 years of application development experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience developing and writing requirement specifications.
  • At least 8 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.
  • Experience mentoring less experienced team members.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, IS, Mathematics or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of innovation and comprehensive technology solutioning
  • Experience invoking iOS native capabilities through Cordova and deploying native or hybrid apps into the Apple App store
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS
  • Experience with Node.js, JavaScript, JSON
  • Experience with development and deployment of native and hybrid apps for iOS and Android
  • Knowledge of REST style Web Services Integration
  • Experience accessing devices’ native functionality through Cordova
  • Experience deploying apps into Google and Apple store
  • Experience with AngularJS, Ionic or React
  • Experience with Azure or Google Cloud services
  • Knowledge of product management and development
  • Experience with innovation accelerators
  • Experience with software development practices.
  • Global experience


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