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Lead Architect – Cloud

Irving, Texas

Success Profile

What makes a successful Lead Architect – Cloud? Here are the top traits.

  • Conceptual
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Strategic
  • Technologically Savvy
  • Visual Thinker



Make an impact by using your problem-solving skills to assure maximum “uptime” for our products and a smooth experience for our customers, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.


Monitor and analyze insights on the next steps of improving care through our evolving data and technology tools.

From Creating

solutions that help break down affordability barriers to improving distribution that helps maintain drug efficacy, you’ll play a key role in shaping a global industry.


  • Coverage you can rely on

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Health Spending Accounts
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Benefits that go beyond your base pay

    • 401(k) (U.S.)
    • Pension (Canada)
    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Support for total well-being

    • Mental Health Programs
    • Flexible Schedules
    • Paid Time Off
    • Wellness Program
    • Education Reimbursement
    • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Flexible Work Environment
  • A global leader of inclusion

    McKesson’s commitment to diversity and inclusion starts at the top. We have also been named a Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes.


McKesson is an impact-driven, Fortune 10 company that touches virtually every aspect of healthcare. We are known for delivering insights, products, and services that make quality care more accessible and affordable. Here, we focus on the health, happiness, and well-being of you and those we serve – we care. What you do at McKesson matters. We foster a culture where you can grow, make an impact, and are empowered to bring new ideas. Together, we thrive as we shape the future of health for patients, our communities, and our people. If you want to be part of tomorrow’s health today, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for a Cloud Architect to join our team and help us implement, maintain, and support a major enterprise commerce platform hosted on Microsoft Azure. You will be responsible for ensuring that our cloud infrastructure meets the highest standards of performance, security, scalability, and reliability. You will also work closely with other architects, developers, and engineers to deliver innovative and cost-effective cloud solutions.


  • Design and implement cloud solutions that meet the business and technical requirements of our clients.

  • Provide guidance and best practices on cloud architecture, security, performance, scalability, and reliability.

  • Collaborate with other architects, developers, and engineers to ensure alignment and integration of cloud solutions.

  • Conduct cloud assessments, migrations, and optimizations for existing and new clients.

  • Stay updated on the latest trends and technologies in the cloud domain and provide recommendations for improvement and innovation.

Qualifications/Critical Skills:

  • 7+ years of Cloud Architect and/or relevant industry experience.

  • Bachelor's degree (in computer science, engineering, or a related field) or equivalent experience.

  • Solid cloud architecture and implementation experience with Microsoft Azure.

  • Advanced knowledge in Azure networking, security, identity and access management, DNS, etc.

  • Experience with infrastructure as code, such as Terraform, CloudFormation, and/or CDK.

  • Familiarity with Azure CLI, Azure APIs, and a scripting language.

  • Experience architecting solutions in multi-cloud and/or hybrid environments.

  • Experience with Microservices, Functions, Event-driven/reactive programming or other Cloud Native architectures.

  • Experience with landing zone architectures, cloud networking, infrastructure as code tooling & best practices, IAM, delivery pipelines, secrets management, FinOps, and observability.

  • Experience with Azure Kubernetes (AKS) and containerization.

  • Experience with DevOps and Agile standards and practices. 

  • Knowledge of data center hardware and principles and the cloud-native equivalents, (for example: DNS, Load Balancers, Reverse Proxies, Routing, firewalling, security appliances/services)

  • Experience working with configuration management (Ansible, Puppet, Chef), and Infrastructure-as-Code (Terraform, ARM, Bicep).

  • Experience supporting cloud-based production workloads with an understanding of security, governance, high availability, and disaster recovery.

At McKesson, we care about the well-being of the patients and communities we serve, and that starts with caring for our people. That’s why we have a Total Rewards package that includes comprehensive benefits to supportphysical, mental, and financial well-being. Our Total Rewards offerings serve the different needs of our diverse employee population and ensure they are the healthiest versions of themselves. For more information regarding benefits at McKesson, pleaseclick here.

As part of Total Rewards, we are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at McKesson. This is determined by several factors, including performance, experience and skills, equity, regular job market evaluations, and geographical markets. In addition to base pay, other compensation, such as an annual bonus or long-term incentive opportunities may be offered.

Our Base Pay Range for this position

$145,700 - $242,900

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

McKesson is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.

Current employees must apply through the internal career site.

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