Principal Cloud Architect

Job Summary

Defines IT architecture to ensure that the organization's IT solutions are built within a consistent framework and aligned to strategy. Works in the Cloud Center of Excellence and partners with the Global Information Security Office to manage the configuration of cloud capabilities to drive the IT strategy.

Conducts research and designs cloud capabilities. You will have strong skills in automation with knowledge of networking, virtualization, cloud n-tier architectures, and cloud native services.

You will have a thorough understanding of the enterprise cloud environments and IT strategies. You must have a teaching spirit and be expected to articulate complex issues in business terms and share that information with senior management, technologists, and 3rd party organizations.

Implements and may lead activities that generally impact multiple components / processes and the work of own and possibly other teams. Assigned highly-complex, strategic undertakings that regularly require the application of independent judgment and creativity. Receives work in short, mid- and long- term outcomes and operates within the context of defined operating outcomes.

Job Responsibilities
  • Partners closely with respective control owners to implement security, operational, compliance and privacy related controls as part of Cloud blueprints and automation of CICD pipelines.
  • Partners closely with Global Information Security Office and understand required security controls, policies and ensure that they get implemented consistently across the firm.
  • Works closely with Cloud Service Providers and Enterprise architects to promote cloud architecture standards and best practices.
  • Leads the definition of cloud architecture to ensure that the IT organization's software solutions are built within a consistent framework.
  • Leads the decision-making processes related to the selection of architecture solutions.
  • Serves as a technical and business-savvy resource on a wide range of design issues.
  • Implements and improves core software infrastructure. Participates in improving software development lifecycle, technical operations and technology innovation.
  • Develops technical / business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools.
  • Shares highly-complex information related to areas of expertise and/or to gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions.
  • Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur.
  • Performs systems and applications performance characterization and trade-off studies through analysis and simulation.
  • Leads development teams on projects to guide timely and accurate delivery of new features or technical improvements.
  • Develops the technical "vision" and designs specifications of assigned projects and may perform as implementation lead.
  • Mentors less experienced members of the team. Leads teams / projects and implementations.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to less experienced team members. May participate in teaching and training members of work team.
  • May represent IT Technology in internal or external forums.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

Walgreens ( is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. As America's most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and wellbeing of every community in America. Operating more than 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 8 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. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with platforms bringing together physical and digital, supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 6 years of experience leading Software Engineering and/or Architecture initiatives OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 9 years of experience leading Software Engineering and/or Architecture initiatives.
  • Experience with public cloud architecture, cloud strategy, migration patterns and tools.
  • Experience with various enterprise applications and IT services.
  • Knowledge of cloud design patterns, cloud security controls implementations, cloud operations and cloud cost models with experience implementing best practices or suggested improvements.
  • Experience suggesting competitive and innovative technical decisions, obtaining client buy-in and delivering on commitments
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

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