McKesson SVP, Chief Enterprise Architect in Scottsdale, Arizona

McKesson, a Fortune-5 multinational company, is in the business of delivering better health as we touch the lives of healthcare providers and patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We work with health care organizations of all types to strengthen the health of their business, helping them control costs, develop efficiencies and improve quality. We build essential connections that make health care smarter, creating intelligent networks that expand access, reduce waste, and bring people and information closer together. We supply the industry with the resources, support and technology it needs to create new standards and a world of better health.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

The Role

The Enterprise Architect will work directly with the CIOs, Business Solutions Leaders, Business Leaders and other key stakeholders to identify and support IT opportunities that will drive business strategies and identify solutions. They will partner with key vendors and industry partners to better understand market trends and key IT solutions; evaluate IT solutions for fit within the overall IT portfolio.

The Enterprise Architect will develop IT roadmaps that ensure our current services are supportable, scalable and secure. Delivering high level solution designs for IT project teams to weigh in, evaluation and implementation will also be led by the Enterprise Architect. Within their area of focus, the EA coordinates the shaping and prioritization of IT projects to ensure all projects follow the architecture plan and align with the current budget and standards for launching successful projects.

The EA is a thought leader responsible for end-to-end technology strategy (Applications and Infrastructure, Mobile, Web, Data, Cloud, etc.):

  • Leadingdesign discussions and mentoring architects and engineers on proper platformand application solutions

  • Presentingto technology and business executives

  • Providingthought leadership around technical solutions

  • Collaboratingwith other technologists on creating cross-domain solutions

  • Conceptualizing,designing and driving the overall technology strategy

Candidate Profile

  • Priorexperience in building and managing an architectural function

  • Deepmastery of data and service-oriented architectures; the ideal candidate willhave proven mastery of a wide range of systems architectures including solutionframeworks and technologies from diverse vendors

  • Experiencewith solution architectures encompassing transactional processing, data warehousingand integration, master data management (MDM), business intelligence, reportingand analytics, extract, transform, load (ETL), data mining and unstructureddata and metadata

  • Experiencewith operational technology (OT), industrial control systems, relevanttechnologies, their applications, and interfaces with business systems

  • Experiencewith cloud and data engineering technologies and emerging trends; ex: PCF,containers and orchestration, high scale data pipelines, distributed systems (ex.blockchain), microservices, hybrid / multi-cloud systems, DevOps, machinelearning, computer vision or IoT

  • Stronganalytical and problem-solving background


  • Abilityto define and present a vision for the future of the McKesson technology platform

  • Abilityto drive through influence ideal solution strategy with agility and leadershipqualities

  • Goodjudgment and the ability to handle stressful situations

  • Abilityto work on cross-business unit and cross channel integrations

  • Experiencewith relational databases, HTTP and domain driven design

  • Experiencewith microservice architectures

  • Knowledgeof the enterprise technology space: languages, frameworks, techniques, industrytrends (hybrid and native)

  • Leadexperience in application and or software development and engineering

  • Knowledgeof database design, data design and comparison to relational databases

  • Knowledgeof HTML5, CSS and JavaScript (Angular, Backbone, React) and progressive design

  • Deepknowledge of API (REST, SOAP), API Management and building scalable andhigh-performance Web APIs.

  • Experiencedeveloping strategies for versioning, partial response (providing only the dataelements needed by calling application), pagination (make it easy fordevelopers to paginate objects in a database), and mediating over legacyservices to provide more ideal interfaces to mobile development teams

  • SecuringAPIs and experience developing services that are identified by both consumingapplication and end-users and securing services across both constructs withOAuth, SAML, Two-Factor or Custom Authentication Schemes (mobile security)

  • Deepknowledge of one or more languages: C#, or Java.

  • Deepknowledge and experience with server-side .NET, or Java

  • Someknowledge and experience with client-side JavaScript (Angular, Node)

  • Expertiseworking in an Agile environment

  • Abilityto develop community of practices to facilitate discussions with technical teamon platform-wide considerations, driving improvement and efficiencies, andproviding leadership

  • Abilityto work with a variety of stakeholders from engineers and executives andexplain technical issues at a high level

  • Excellentpresentation, communication, and influence skills

  • Excellentleadership, organizational skills and change management background

  • Assertivenessand excellent results-orientation

Minimum Requirements

10 years of experience in architecture and architecture management roles


Bachelor’s degree required

Physical Requirements

Must have ability to travel a minimum of 25% of the time


Scottsdale, AZ; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; San Francisco, CA

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.

Job: Executive Management

Organization: McKesson Corporate

Title: SVP, Chief Enterprise Architect

Location: Arizona-Scottsdale

Requisition ID: 18005616

Other Locations: United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-California-San Francisco