Associate Software Engineer

Chicago, IL

This role performs and implements activities that impact limited components / processes of specified functional areas of the Walgreens Digital/Online platform in an Agile environment. Work is typically received in short term assignments that require application of independent judgment. Operates within the context of defined procedures that provide desired functionality to digital solutions, products and programs, typically for small to medium, basic systems. Implements activities that influence entry to mid-level components of the functional area. Team Member demonstrates proficiency in some areas of the professional function.


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.
  • Willing to travel up to 5% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).


Preferred Qualifications

  • MERN stack development experience using ReactJS, Redux, NodeJS, ExpressJS, MongoDB and with expertise on JavaScript/TypeScript.
  • Experience in Restful web services using NodeJS ExpressJS.
  • Experience in NoSQL databases, such as MySQL and MongoDB.
  • Experience with Cloud technologies – Azure, AWS, Google Cloud or Cloud Foundry.

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