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Walgreens

Release Manager (877641BR)

Retail

All

Yearly

No

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Summary

As Release Manager you will perform and implement activities that impact limited components / processes of specified functional areas of the Walgreens Digital/Online platform in an Agile environment.

What you can expect is that work will typically be received in short term assignments that require application of independent judgment. You will operate within the context of defined procedures that provide desired functionality to digital solutions, products, and programs, typically for small to medium, basic systems.

You will coordinate release activity including planning the release windows and cycles across a portfolio, managing risks, and resolving issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality as well as measuring and monitoring progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs and implements daily operational activities that generally influence mid-level components / processes of technology function, including but not limited to writing code and scripts that provide desired functionality to the software products and programs.
  • Performs and implements daily operational activities that impact discrete components / processes of the engineering work function, and may include responsibilities, such as: participating in improvement and monitoring of deployment operations on pre-release, upgrades and current versions of software; participating in evaluating compatibility of programs with existing communications hardware and software features; participating in development of protocols to support established standards; improving operation and monitoring of standard and advanced features; participating in development of processes and interface requirements; participating in data development and definition of acceptance criteria.
  • Creates, develops and maintains software code working in an agile environment.
  • Evolves software solutions that meet product functionality and quality needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, schedules and adherence to program goals and principles.
  • Analyzes and reviews system requirements. Uses requirement and other design documents to gain overall understanding of the functionality of the new or enhanced application.
  • Participates in the design, architecture and build phases, to aim at producing high quality deliverables, working with existing architects where appropriate. Participates in the evaluation of compatibility of programs with existing communications hardware and software features.
  • Provides recommendations on product and development environment improvements.
  • Reviews and maintains sprint tasks and issue tracking for products
  • Maintains and supports existing and develops web-based prototypes, applications and tools.
  • Effectively resolves problems, roadblocks and basic problems as they occur.
  • Gathers and updates necessary information and communicates to appropriate parties.
  • Coordinates cross-functionally to accomplish activities. Interacts with internal and external peers and/or managers to exchange semi-complex information related to assigned activities. Interacts with internal and external peers and/or managers to exchange information related to assigned activities.
  • Identifies and determines likely reasons for problematic causes. Prepares accurate documentation and communication to effectively facilitate elimination of problems / roadblocks as they occur and create efficient fixes.
  • Gathers and updates necessary information and communicates to appropriate parties.
  • May contribute to developing software protocols to support established standards.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field of study OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 4 years of experience in Engineering, Software Engineering, or related field.
  • Knowledge of coding web or mobile applications.
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology.
  • Willing to travel up to 5% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2-6 years of previous development, release and/or project management experience with 8-10 years of experience in information systems, operations environment, in systems analysis and/or experience scripting /coding.
  • Technology project management experience to communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes.
  • Excellent knowledge in implementation of CI/CD pipelines for Cloud deployments using ADO with comprehension of infrastructure components (e.g., databases, networking, cloud services, orchestration tools, containerization).
  • Previous experience with full stack development ranging from front-end user interfaces to back-end systems with a mindset to take up most challenging coding tasks.
  • Previous experience with full stack development ranging from front-end user interfaces to back-end systems.
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build process, testing & operations.
  • Proficiency in design, development, security & scalability of high-volume services implemented in PowerApps.
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build process, testing & operations to take up challenging coding tasks.
  • Experience with PowerApps as to design, development, security & scalability.
  • Effective communication skills to ensure release details and schedules are achieved.
  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process.
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle.
  • General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office expert level knowledge of Excel.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Experience identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • ITIL V3/V4 certified.
  • Experience with Remedy, ServiceNow, Azure Dev Ops, JIRA and Wiki or similar Tools.
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.

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