Cloud Solutions Engineer
Emeryville , California
January 27, 2017

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. McKesson Connected Care & Analytics enables our customer organizations to improve patient outcomes through better care coordination, collaboration and management – while making sustainable performance improvements that drive financial health.  Our  expertise in connected care,population health, risk management, healthcare analyticsand demand forecasting can help you deliver care in the right setting and develop and maintain a thriving business, even in our rapidly evolving industry.  RelayHealth®, an independent business unit within the McKesson Connected Care & Analytics family, is a key component of this strategy and expertise; enabling the trusted exchange of clinical, financial and administrative information between patients, providers, payers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and government agencies.  The net result helps provide: improved care, faster access, lower costs and enhanced bottom lines.

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.


McKesson Connectivity & Analytics is an intelligent network with solutions that improve clinical communication, accelerate care delivery, and drive cash collection by connecting patients, providers, pharmacies, payors and financial institutions. At MCA, we possess unique channel strength across all key segments of healthcare with established leadership in real-time transactions processing, a strong portfolio of transactional businesses, and the stability, trustworthiness, and resources of proven organizations.

To support quality care improvements and reduced administrative costs across the healthcare industry, MCA operates as a neutral partner in an open network environment, offering connectivity and interoperability among all organizations, systems and solutions.

Current Need

We are looking for a Cloud Solution Engineer to work on a high visibility project within the organization and collaborate with a Cloud Solution delivery team that works with a DevOps mindset. This position is based out of our California-Emeryville office.

You will get a chance to work on advancing the processes and techniques we use to deliver great services; the latest cloud technology Microsoft has to offer; Hadoop based Data analytics solution. A sophisticated Platform as a Service application backed by a Fortune 5 company with high growth plans. In an environment where we rigorously debate the merits of the latest technologies, strategies, and features; respect people’s opinions when making decisions; collaborate with all stake holders proactively; believe the security department should work closely with everybody to deliver the best solutions possible; support one another with an open and collaborative work space.

Position Description

You will help build, deploy and support the solutions in public cloud. Some of your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Aligning with the vision and roadmap for cloud based services

  • Collaborate with the Cloud Solution delivery team to understand the technical requirements and ensure optimal alignment with the application and cloud architecture, and cloud based solution offering

  • Assist in the design and implementation of new services in the cloud

  • Collaborate with Cloud Solution Engineering team to ensure that the platform being built is robust and scalable

  • Ensure optimal health and performance of the application and solutions hosted on Azure

  • Design, develop and implement code for big data platform (such as Hadoop) based solution

  • Take ownership and assist the team in trouble shooting issues

  • Work in a team of highly professional individuals focused on innovative solutions and meeting quality and deadline requirements


Minimum Requirements

5+ years experience in software engineering

Critical Skills

A strong understanding of cloud (preferably Azure), big data technologies and internet

Experience building and deploying on a cloud platform such as Azure

Ability to define and refine efficient repeatable processes

Ability to crisply document and train appropriate audiences

Clear understanding of the following:

  • Continuous integration, continuous deployment, and continuous delivery
  • TeamCity or equivalent CI software
  • Github and Github branching models (or fork models)
  • Artifactory or equivalent package repo
  • Configuration mgmt tools such as DSC, Chef, Puppet
  • VM deploy software such as vagrant, ansible
  • Build tools such as Maven, SBT, msbuild

Will consider applicants based in any location within US

Additional Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge or interest in the behind the scenes world of health care

Platform as a Service (PaaS) applications experience

Experience with the following tools and technology (including Azure and Cloudera):

  • Azure Resource Manager Deployment Model and associated concepts and technologies

  • ARM Templates

  • PowerShell or Azure CLI

  • TeamCity

  • Azure Services including:

    • Storage : Blob / Tables / Queues

    • IaaS - Virtual Machines, Premium Storage, load balancers, NICs, availability sets

    • Networking

  • Cloudera – Reference Architecture, Deployment Packaging for conveyor jobs


4-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience. MS is a plus.

Physical Requirements
General office need

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.

A little about us:
McKesson is in business for better health.

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