Deerfield, Illinois

Principal Enterprise Architect (Remote)

Address: 106 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL,60015-05123-01106-2
Job ID 952634BR

Job Summary

This role is part of the OneIT global enterprise architecture team which plays an integral role in building a holistic view and roadmap of the Company's technology strategy, processes, and information technology roadmap that underpins the Walgreens Health business segment. Provides enterprise healthcare architecture capability and expertise required to ensure healthcare investments, initiatives and projects can realize desired business benefits and create reusable corporate assets (data, solutions and services) which protect customer/patient information privacy and security by design. Partners with both business and technology groups to ensure that the proposed technology, services and business solutions not only align with the Company's overall objectives, but also ensures that both groups enable and drive each other to meet the needs of the Company's mission and vision. Creates processes, standards, governance, portfolios, and/or innovates emerging technologies and services to result in achievement of the overall business vision. Takes ownership of the overall enterprise architecture direction for the company, vision and defining the associated strategy in one or more domains, such as, business, data, technology, application etc. May direct staff members through direct or indirect oversight

Job Responsibilities
  • Provides enterprise architecture capability and expertise required to ensure investments, initiativesand projects can realize desired business benefits. Creates reusable corporate assets (data,solutions and services) which may protect customer/patient information privacy and security bydesign.
  • Collaborates with Business and IT Leadership to build strategic roadmap for platforms/systemssupporting the Walgreens Health business segment. Aligns IT strategy and planning with the Company's business goals and objectives. Seamlessly integrates business and service strategy intothe overall enterprise architecture roadmap
  • Develops and maintains enterprise architecture in alignment with the overall IT vision, supportingthe information needs of the business and/or may manage and perform research and discoveryactivities, vet ideas, explore and validate emerging technologies, trends and possibilities relevant tostrategic and technical direction, while supporting business innovation and playing the role of achange agent
  • Partners with business and technology subject-matter experts to elicit and translate businessrequirements into technological solutions. Partners with Solution Architects to provide a consensusbased scalable and adaptable architectural solution
  • Develops and maintains policies, standards, and guidelines to ensure that a consistent framework isapplied across the company. Manages and/or facilitates Review Boards to evaluate project andtechnology proposals for healthcare architectural or technology fit.
  • May Facilitate the sharing of architecture best practices throughout the architecture communityand the IT organization by assisting in the creation of an architecture community of practice ORprovide regular visibility and communicate the R&D findings and perspectives to executiveleadership to help scope business and technology long term vision.
  • Effectively resolves problems and roadblocks proactively.
  • Mentors and guides less experienced architects through onboarding, training, or development .
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.

More company information is available at

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 6 years OR High School/GED and at least 9 years Experience in and IT Engineering and/or an Architecture role
  • At least 3 years of leadership experience in Architecture Strategy, Roadmap, and technologies
  • Experience in domain-specific architecture concepts and emerging technologies (Design patterns, frameworks, value-based healthcare solutions, cloud technologies, public cloud technologies, customer / patient engagement solutions)
  • At least 2 years of experience in domains 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, management, and leadership in adoption of technical and service-based solutions.
  • Experience establishing & maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, in the business community & with vendors. Experience coordinating and facilitating executive management meetings.
  • Knowledge of project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • 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 team leadership.
  • Willing to travel up to10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience leading enterprise architecture frameworks such as TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework).
  • Knowledge of healthcare and retail industry trends, typical solutions and strategic directions.
  • Experience as an Solutions Architect at the Enterprise level
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • At least 2 years of experience in Healthcare Architecture.
  • Experience in domain-specific healthcare architecture concepts
An employee in this position can expect a salary between $98,100 and $267,000 plus bonus pursuant to the terms of any bonus plan if applicable. The actual salary will depend on experience, seniority, geographic locations, and other factors permitted by law. To review benefits, please click here

Deerfield, Illinois

Walgreens (, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health, beauty and retail destination supporting communities across the country, and was named to FORTUNE* magazine’s 2019 Companies that Change the World list.

Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day. As of August 31, 2019, Walgreens operates 9,277 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens also provides specialty pharmacy and mail services and offers in-store clinics and other health care services throughout the United States, most of which are operated by our health care strategic partners.

Walgreens is the the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), and WBA is currently ranked No. 1 in the Food and Drug Industry list of Fortune's World Most Admired Companies (2019), and has been included on this list as WBA (or previously as Walgreen Co.) for the past 26 consecutive years.

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