Systems Architect Lead

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Title: Systems Architect Lead
Location: US-IL-Lincolnshire
Job Number: 016153
At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That's our core purpose and the difference we make in people's lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today. Our team members make that purpose come to life in our more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, in our call centers, distribution centers, clinics, specialty pharmacies, infusion and respiratory service locations and corporate offices. In fact, those daily demonstrations of our purpose have helped Walgreens become an industry leader and a household name. Walgreens has something for everyone who wants to build a successful career. Here, you'll find supportive co-workers, an innovative environment and the tools you need to expand your skills, help build healthy communities and advance your career. Job Summary Responsible for providing senior level expertise and leadership on decisions and priorities regarding the enterprise's system architecture. Demonstrates a broad knowledge of systems products, services, tools across technical areas and business segments. Provides coaching and mentoring to more junior staff members on BPM, ODM, CPLEX, and BAM. Job Responsibilities Acts in a lead technical role, providing expertise and guidance to groups across the enterprise in the design and support of architecture and infrastructure solutions for business applications. Facilitates and reviews the definition and implementation of standards, methodologies, and best practices that guide the design of technology solutions including architecting and implementing solutions requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems, and applications across the enterprise. Oversees and participates in the design, implementation, administration, and support of systems architecture and infrastructure products and services to ensure security, availability, reliability, and scalability for the applications services and users of the environments, including development test, UAT, and production. Assists in identifying root cause of complex systems problems when requested. Contributes to the definition and execution of the architecture governance process. Maintains knowledge of industry trends and new technologies for potential application within the enterprise. Performs research, analysis, and formulates recommendations regarding technologies, products, and solutions to fulfill requirements within the enterprise. Communicates with vendors and service providers to gain a clear understanding of product or service capabilities and costs. Identifies potential risks, analyzes costs vs. benefits, and potential impact on operations associated with new technologies, products, and services Analyzes and estimates feasibility, costs, time, and work effort needed to design and implement complex technical solutions May lead projects with moderate or larger sized scope and teams. Works on complex projects and issues that require in-depth knowledge across multiple technical areas and business segments. Serves as the primary solutions contact for multiple areas. Coaches and mentors more junior technical staff. Qualifications: Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree and at least 8 years IT experience or High School Diploma and at least 10 years of IT experience.
At least 3 years of experience at an IT systems Architect.
At least 7 years of experience in the design, implementation, and administration of application software, server and client hardware and system software, networks, databases, or middleware products.
Experience working with Enterprise Architecture standards and processes. Encourages the application of standards across systems and organizations within the enterprise.
Experience negotiating with outside vendors, including negotiating contract terms, prices, resolving service issues and reconciling differences.
Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, in the business community and with vendors.
Experience communicating technical information both verbally (on phone, one-on-one, to groups) and in writing (emails, letters, reports, presentations) to various technical and non-technical audiences (work group, team, company management, prospective acquisitions, external clients).
Preferred Qualifications
5 years experience in analyzing functional and nonfunctional requirements
5 years experience in Architecting application and data integration solutions.
5 years experience in architecting solutions for high availability and disaster recovery
5 years experience in developing and utilizing reference architectures for integration technology domains
IBM Websphere Data Power, Message Broker, Application Server, WebSphere BPM and ODM a plus
IBM Pure Application Experience a plus
Oracle Exalogic Experience a plus
AB Initio Experience a plus
Oracle Access Management suite experience a plus
Architecture role that contributes at all levels of the project through delivery

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