McKesson Application Architect in Scottsdale, Arizona

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. At McKesson Specialty Health, our products and services span the full continuum of specialty patient care. From the initial phases of a product lifecycle and the distribution of specialty drugs, to fully integrated healthcare technology systems, practice management support and ultimately to patient care in the communities where they live, we empower the community patient care delivery system by helping community practices advance the science, technology and quality of care.

We have a vision - that the long-term vibrancy of community care will be achieved through the leadership of physicians committed to clinical excellence and innovation, enabled by close collaboration with our organization and our deep clinical, operational and technological expertise. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission. By joining McKesson Specialty Health you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. 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.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need

Position Description:

As a Application Architect, you will be responsible for designing and building systems with quality requirements that serve millions of patients, the nation’s largest hospital systems and pharmaceutical manufacturers. The architected systems should be auditable, highly available, configurable, inspectable, maintainable, recoverable, reliable, robust, scalable, stable and secure. The systems must support highly efficient processes that will ensure patient adherence and quality of life. The Salesforce Architect is responsible and accountable for complete technical support of the project from the moment of inception through product release, to development enhancements.

As a Application Architect, thorough knowledge of the Salesforce platform, its best practices, architecture and system integrations with other platforms are required. The Salesforce Architect’s role is to drive and ensure the qualities of a well-architected system for correctness, reliability, robustness, auditability, scalability, redundancy, recoverability and security.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifying business requirements and requirements from the stakeholders on the project

  • Designing configurable enterprise system based on requirements.

  • Choosing system architecture and each individual component at a high level to ensure it is scalable, secure and robust.

  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal stakeholders, have a clear understanding of strategic business requirements as well as deliver the following artifacts as needed: Conceptual, Logical and physical designs, interface designs, that include functional and non-functional requirements.

  • Proactively provide recommendations for improvements in the way we use Salesforce to ensure we get the most out of the platform.

  • Help troubleshoot, resolve and track Salesforce end-user issues, providing third-line of support where necessary.

  • Understand technology trends and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating modules.

  • Choosing right technologies for implementation of each component and connections between the components that are configurable, recoverable, stable and reliable.

  • Architectural review and Code-review.

  • Help in creating unified development standards in the company.

  • Controlling the architecture during the next iteration of the system release.

  • Demo technical solutions for customers and users.

  • Quickly analyze new business processes and perform business process re-engineering.

Minimum Requirements:

8 years’ experience in software engineering and/or software architecture

Critical Skills:

  • 8 years of experience working in Salesforce cloud environment

  • Proven experience in building apps using Service Cloud, Community Cloud, Health Cloud, Marketing Cloud as well as Salesforce platform

  • Technical architect role on multiple complex deployments with at least 2 years on the platform as a lead architect, implementing Salesforce applications

  • Experience with object-oriented design patterns (OOAD) with knowledge of platform-specific design patterns and limits

  • Experience with integration patterns and experience with integration on the platform and IPAAS

  • Data migration and common ETL tools (Informatica Cloud or Dell Boomi or Mulesoft)

Additional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Broad and deep technical knowledge building healthcare applications. Requires knowledge of multiple technology stacks at an intermediate level but expert understanding of Salesforce.

  • In-depth knowledge of Salesforce architecture, administration, development; security, standard/custom objects, integration patterns, data model, workflow, rules execution, reports/dashboards, Lightning, Chatter, Knowledge, Communities, Live Agent, Omni-Channel, data management and sandbox environments.

  • Good understanding of underlying infrastructure components such as cloud IaaS and network architecture

  • Salesforce Platform Developer Certification, a plus

  • Salesforce Technical Architect Certification, a plus

  • TOGAF/Zachman certification, a plus

  • Agile framework like SAFe

  • Capable of creating and delivering clear presentations and to facilitate workshops to gain and agree requirements and solutions

  • Strong communication skills to interact with business partners and/or customers

  • Ability to lead and mentor the teams with different skill levels to succeed in the project

  • Exceptional analytical skills to represent abstract problems into finite real object solutions in system.

  • Capable of interpreting business requirements (both functional and non-functional) and understanding the impact they will have in solution design


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

Working Conditions:

Environment (Office, warehouse, etc...) – Normal office environment

Physical Requirements (Lifting, standing, etc…) – Normal office environment requirements

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.

Job: Technology

Organization: McKesson Specialty Health

Title: Application Architect

Location: Arizona-Scottsdale

Requisition ID: 18006307