Solutions Architect
, Colorado
January 23, 2017

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.

Current Need

Solutions Architect

Position Description
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. 

The Solution Architect will have oversight and leadership responsibilities within the Solution Architecture team – aiding in the governance and review of all solution architecture documentation, providing mentorship to other Solution Architects. This activity includes ensuring that best practices are followed and that there is a consistent high-quality design for our clients. The senior role will also participate in pre-sales engagements acting as the senior technical client services representative aiding the Sales team. Additionally this candidate may have responsibilities spread across multiple client engagements and thus must be able to manage their time and workload accordingly.
This position will involve travel to client locations during the analysis, design, development and implementation phases of the project to establish trusted relationships across the collaborative implementation teams.


Minimum Requirements
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.

Critical Skills

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

Working knowledge of markup languages (XML, HTML, CSS), scripting languages (JavaScript, Jython)

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

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.

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

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