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Director of Platform Enablement


This is a Full-time position in CHICAGO, IL posted July 2, 2021.

**Job Description:****Job Summary****The Platform Enablement Director is accountable for establishing and leading a team of Platform Engineers.

This role implements key enablers to increase the efficiency of change and innovation to ensure that the platform can scale rapidly to support growth.**This role works closely with technology stakeholders to build a culture of DevOps and industry best practices across the organization.

Builds Platform operational capabilities to ensure cloud consumption and the value-created by the solutions can be justified and commensurate to value delivered.

Builds cloud and platform automation for monitoring and optimization of data pipelines, deployments, and data models that increase resource usage efficiencies.Primary function of this role includes+ **Leading the design and implementation of platform technologies to support applications, creating a set of measures to ensure quality and control of engineering capability and performance**+ **Reducing/removing bottlenecks in the platform ecosystem and building run ops transitioning capabilities for smooth transition to steady state.**+ **Contributing to the design, build and operational management of a highly scalable, and available platform**+ **Partnering closely with Global Security to ensure platform is secure against new and emerging threats.****Job Responsibilities**+ Leads the design and implementation of technologies to support applications.+ Partners cross—functionally across the organization and closely where and when needed.+ Oversees and manages vendors, vendor contracts and appropriate SLAs.+ Works with key stakeholders to formulate a comprehensive technology plan that is consistent with the overall business objectives and budgetary considerations.+ Applies broad knowledge of capabilities and environment to identify new growth areas, new technology and emerging opportunities.

Conducts technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects.

Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.+ Implements policies and defines approach to strategy achievement.

Analyzes long-term impact of new or anticipated strategies and decisions.+ Manages budgets, operational plans and performance requirements for the specified area of responsibility.

Responsible for meeting budgetary goals and objectives.+ Facilitates communication between staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within and outside of the organization.

Shares highly complex information related to areas of expertise.

Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of objectives.

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.**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.**Job ID:** 573943BR**Title:** Director of Platform Enablement**Company Indicator:** Walgreens**Employment Type:****Job Function:** Information Technology**Full Store Address:** 433 W VAN BUREN STREET,CHICAGO,IL 60607**Full District Office Address:** 433 W VAN BUREN STREET,CHICAGO,IL,60607-00433-04579-2**External Basic Qualifications:**+ Bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of experience in IT, Engineering, Architecture, Consulting and/or Analytics OR a High School diploma/GED and at least 9 years of experience in IT, Engineering, Architecture, Consulting and/or Analytics.+ Experience with data management, advanced analytics or business intelligence, covering both traditional MI as well as big data analytics+ Experience with core data analytics tools and concepts, e.g.

data warehouses, data lakes, data streaming, extract-transform-load (ETL), data integration, dashboards, etc.+ Knowledge of analytical methods, data science methods, including machine learning and AI+ Experience with vendor and vendor contract management, including SLA review.+ Experience with platform architecture that is cloud efficient+ Experience interacting at the executive level.+ At least 2 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.+ At least 3 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work+ May require travel domestically and/or internationally.**Preferred Qualifications:**+ Bachelor’s degree in IT, IS, Mathematics+ Master’s degree OR MBA+ At least 5 years of program management experience in advanced analytics or business intelligence and/or technology+ Experience partnering with security to ensure platform is secured and regulatory compliant.+ Experience establishing & maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, in the business community & with vendors.+ Experience diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems+ Experience identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.+ Experience managing cross-functional and/or matrix teams.**Shift:****Store:**