Senior Director, Cloud Product Engineering

Job Summary

Responsible for developing a rigorous cloud product roadmap, enablement of cloud services and automation to enable business strategies and ensure public cloud solutions are optimized for cost and functionality. Develops and drives cloud service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) along with the introduction of new emerging technologies and public cloud services, cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring strategies.

Leads a team of product engineers to develop cloud services and work with stakeholders across the firm to drive cloud product adoption using devops, agile and automation methods.

The successful candidate will be able to translate complex ideas, technology, and programs into language senior management can relate to and be a key influencer on technical decisions that affect the business on a long-term basis.

Job Responsibilities
  • Drive a team to engineer the overall Enterprise Cloud Platform services based on the platform architecture roadmap.
  • Serve as cloud-based product engineering thought leader and global evangelist for DevOps based ways of working.
  • Provide leadership and highly specialized expertise in the platform portfolio, complicated data ecosystems, big data and high compute clusters and modern IAAS / PaaS or cloud native deployments, focusing on reusability, cost optimization, and well-architected principles.
  • Oversee and drive the deployment of automated infrastructure and software deployments from development to production. Demonstrates innovative methods of cloud based IAAS / PaaS deployments and modern scripting tools to quickly launch, shut down and re-launch platforms and applications using modern and innovative scripted techniques on in an agile accelerating approach and realizing business outcomes, while keeping alignment with the business vision. Also act as a coach for operational excellence to other teams.
  • Provide leadership to proper cloud-native operations management. This includes proper "key management" and "controlled operations" for continuous deployments. They will also ensure quality of service for highly complex deployments with source code control, automation, understanding of scripted service-based environments into IAAS/PaaS ecosystems, with business continuity in mind.
  • Ability to start with the business strategy and develop an engineering approach that builds extensible frameworks and architectures that tackle a range of future opportunities that help our customers do things quicker and easily in a self-serve environment.
  • Manage strategic global systems configuration and deployment within platform, providing proper discipline and rigor as we deploy new innovative solutions to produce insights that impact our portfolio.
  • Lead and manage advanced service teams for the platform portfolio focused on innovation within WBA public cloud environment and manage third party operations teams to function together to provide all the above.
  • Translates complex ideas, technology, and programs into language senior management can relate to and performs as a key influencer on technical decisions that affect the business on a long-term basis.
  • Leads the Development of metrics and scorecards to influence the technology teams on industry best practices for cloud development.
  • Performs as an idea generator, working with others as a thought leader and subject- matter expert to help brainstorm new processes and solutions. Shares highly complex information related to areas of expertise. Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of objectives. Transfers knowledge and collaborates across functional lines and/or across departments. Interacts with direct reports and peers in management / customers / vendors to interpret information and improve cross-functional processes and programs. Builds and enhances key internal and external contacts.
  • Develops short- and long-range product and service strategies and plans. Oversees the execution of operating plans for specified area of responsibility.
  • Sets financial, operational and quality objectives for the team; develops and manages department budget and an operational plan; deliver against business goals/objectives.
  • Leads in a fast-paced environment and produces high-quality work under tight deadlines.
  • Directs through others who mentor, coach and evaluate their responsive teams and develop employees through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes; builds and maintains employee morale and motivation; ensures the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies; fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day through dispensing and distributing medicines, and through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products. The company has more than 100 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy and pharmaceutical wholesaling.

WBA is one of the world's largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and well-being products. The company's size, scale and expertise will help position us to expand the supply of, and address the rising cost of, prescription drugs in the U.S. and worldwide.

The company's portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Botanics, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 8 years of experience leading Software Engineering and/or Architecture initiatives OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 11 years of experience leading Software Engineering and/or Architecture initiatives.
  • Experience with public cloud architecture, Cloud strategy, networking, security, compliance workload types, migration patterns and tools. `
  • Experience with various enterprise applications and IT services, as well as software development, compliance and security, and IT operations disciplines.
  • Knowledge of cloud design patterns, cloud operations and cloud cost models with experience implementing best practices or suggested improvements.
  • Experience managing operations of large scale internet-centric Data environments for application or data services serving tens to millions of end users
  • Experience re-architecting applications for cloud platforms.
  • At least 5 years of experience contributing to financial business decisions in the workplace.
  • At least 5 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).

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