Title: Solutions Architect
Location: Westminster, CO or Remote U.S.
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.
The Solution Architect will be the most senior technical member of a Client Services implementation team. This individual will be responsible for the oversight and direction of solution design and take an active, multi-disciplinary governance role on software services implementation projects. This will involve formulating the solutions for a project, oversight of design, development, and testing, as well as successful implementation of the solution. This candidate is responsible for the creation and management of various architectural artifacts - including but not limited to solution documentation, software artifact designs, technical training materials and implementation architecture best practices. The candidate will be responsible for the oversight and governance of various technical team members throughout the course of a client implementation - including working closely with Technical Managers, teams of developers and analysts along with onshore and offshore testing teams.
8+ years experience in designing, building, and implementing business solutions which may include using information technology. Significant experience in implementation; requirements definition and/ or deployment of business requirements to information systems.
Consulting experience - preferably implementing COTS software and data conversion activities is required which includes strong presentation and communication
Experience in full project lifecycle covering large scale Object Oriented systems or vendor package implementations in a consulting environment. Candidate must have a background in management and client-facing consulting
Strong leadership and management skills
Understanding of architectural techniques for achieving a high quality solution architecture
Ability to work autonomously and within a team structure
Ability to make judgments on architectural trade-offs between competing requirements
Thorough understanding of enterprise software architecture, internet technologies, IT systems, and infrastructure
Thorough understanding of object-oriented software principles
Experience designing and developing high-performance applications
Experience working the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC)
Expertise in estimating, planning, and managing solution architecture of projects
Strong understanding of project management principles and processes
Additional Knowledge & Skills
Highly motivated and directed
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Keen attention to detail
Proven and can demonstrate analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Exceptional customer service orientation
Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Willingness and ability to mentor and train junior technical staff
Willingness and ability to support sales activities, including assisting with RFPs, conference calls, and product demonstrations
Willingness and ability to support resolution of escalated technical support issues
Willingness and ability to travel to nationwide client locations
Knowledge of the health insurance industry and provider management discipline a plus
Knowledge of payer, hospital, and physician practice core systems a plus
Expert with Java technologies (JSP, Servlets, Applets, EJB, Swing, JDBC, Spring Framework, Enterprise Integration and Apache Camel)
Experience with relational database management systems (RDBMS), enterprise application integration (e.g. ELT, ETL)
Strong understanding of enterprise software design patterns