• Company: McKesson Corporation
  • Location: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: December 19, 2016
  • Reference ID: 16010044-en-us

Title: Architect

Location: King of Prussia, PA


McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. McKesson Health Solutions delivers industry-leading clinical evidence and expert technology to help payers and providers collaborate for better healthcare outcomes at lower costs. Our solutions reduce unnecessary healthcare utilization while improving outcomes; operationalize complex volume- and value-based payment models; and optimize billing communication between providers, patients and payers. Our solutions are in more than four out of five payers in the country; more than 3,900 hospitals and facilities use our InterQual® evidence-based decision support criteria; and our RelayHealth® financial solutions are used to automate 1.9 billion financial transactions each year.

We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.


Based out of our King of Prussia (PA) office, the Product Architect is a hands-on engineering position reporting directly to the AVP, Product Development. The position is within the Value-based Payments team, architecting and delivering on the next generation analytics solution of HealthQx product. The Architect will work closely and collaborate with the business, enterprise architecture team and technology management to ensure that the product roadmap, initiatives, and goals are accomplished and align with our strategic plans.

  • Architect and design high-volume and highly scalable software solutions
  • Provides strategic alignment by owning the technology roadmap, collaborating in conjunction with Innovation wing of the organization and with peer development leaders
  • Plays a player-coach role on architecture, design, and development
  • Excited to work with significant amount of healthcare data, with a broad focus on retrospective analysis and modeling predictive analytics
  • Guide/design and collaborate on system integrations
  • Continually improve architectural efficiencies, including the end-to-end processing of HealthQx analytics
  • Produce proof of concept designs/models
  • Partnering with DevOps, determine strategy for further improvements of the SaaS model and public cloud utilization
  • Provides mentoring and assistance to team members
  • Perform design and code reviews as part of the agile development process
  • Assist in determination of new tools and technology
  • Follow/develop software development industry best practices adopted by the business unit


Minimum Requirements
12 years experience in software engineering and/or software architecture

5 years architecture

Critical Skills

Strong Microsoft stack expertise, including but not limited to, .Net, C#, SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS

Experience with big data technologies including PolyBase, Hadoop, Apache Spark, and Kafka

Extensive experience developing multi-tier applications

Operational experience deploying, monitoring and supporting an enterprise solution

Experience with agile methodologies

Exceptional troubleshooting skills to root cause complex issues

Experience with public cloud platforms, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services

Understanding the nuances of the healthcare claim data is preferred

A polyglot, experimenting with different tools and technologies, even as side fun projects

Expertise with machine learning concepts and tooling

Must interface effectively with all levels of management as well a diverse technical team

Ability to build relationships and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve results in a self-empowered environment

Additional Knowledge & Skills
Azure, AWS or Google Cloud preferred



5 - 10%

4-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements
General Office Demands

Benefits & Company Statement
McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement
No agencies please.

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