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Sr. Network and Azure Cloud Architect

Irving, Texas See Job Responsibilities

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What makes a successful Sr. Network and Azure Cloud Architect? 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.


McKesson is looking fora Sr. Network and Azure Cloud Architect with a combined total of 10+ years of experience, specializing in Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform Architecture and technologies.


  • Lead the design and architecture of innovative and scalable solutions using Microsoft Azure Architecture and Technologies.
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders, including development teams, project managers, and business units, to define technical requirements and project objectives.
  • Provide strategic guidance and technical leadership throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring adherence to best practices and architectural principles.
  • Conduct comprehensive technical evaluations of existing systems, identify areas for improvement, and propose effective solutions.
  • Architect and implement third-party integrations to enhance system functionality and interoperability.
  • Design and implement data strategies to optimize application performance and responsiveness.
  • Develop database optimization techniques, including indexing, query optimization, and performance tuning, to improve system efficiency and reliability.
  • Serve as the technical SME and point of escalation for troubleshooting network and cloud infrastructure issues.
  • Assess new technologies and best practices for adoption.
  • Drive standardization, documentation, and automation into all aspects of network/cloud platforms.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Solution Architecture:
    • Combined 10+ years of experience in network routing/switching and Azure.
    • 7+ years of experience leading cloud integration architecture and application modernization.
    • Strong knowledge of enterprise computing and operating systems (OS) and Microsoft Azure cloud computing platforms.
    • In-depth knowledge of Azure services, including but not limited to VMs, Virtual Networks, Azure Active Directory, Azure Storage, and Azure Security.
    • Experience with cloud-based solutions leveraging cloud-computing infrastructure and platforms architecting, engineering, developing, and deploying systems and applications into a cloud environment.

  • Azure and Cloud Technologies:
    • 7+ years of hands-on experience with Azure migrations, Azure Security, Azure SQL, Azure Active Directory, Terraform, Infrastructure as Code, and disaster recovery.
    • Expertise in Azure Cloud Architect, including but not limited to Custom Imaging and VDI/Hypervisor, Intune and MDM management, VNet and Resource Groups, and Azure VPN gateways.
    • Expertise in Azure ADF, Azure Data Bricks, and Azure Data Lake with Azure Synapse database.

  • Networking:
    • 10+ years of hands-on experience in Network Architecture in the areas of designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex routing and switching environments.
    • Design, plan, and implement scalable, secure, and resilient network architectures to support current and future business needs.
    • Evaluate new networking technologies, tools, and solutions to determine their suitability for adoption within the organization. Make recommendations based on performance, cost-effectiveness, and alignment with business objectives.
    • Lead the implementation of network infrastructure projects, including switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, and other networking devices. Ensure proper configuration, integration, and optimization of network components.
    • Implement and maintain robust network security measures to protect against threats, vulnerabilities, and unauthorized access. Design and enforce network security policies, access controls, and encryption mechanisms.
    • Expertise with Cisco Routers (ISRs and ASRs), Cisco 7Ks and 9Ks, Cisco Campus LAN routing and switching, Cisco Data Center routing and switching.
    • Expertise in routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP), MPLS/BGP, SDN/NFV, EVPN, and VXLAN.
    • Hands-on and strong technical expertise in implementing and troubleshooting network infrastructures at scale.
    • Experience with SD-WAN technologies such as Fortinet and Viptela.

  • Soft Skills:
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a strategic mindset and attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse teams and stakeholders.

We are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at McKesson as part of our Total Rewards. 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. For more information regarding benefits at McKesson, please click here.

Our Base Pay Range for this position

$131,900 - $219,900

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity Employer

McKesson provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees and is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age or genetic information. For additional information on McKesson’s full Equal Employment Opportunity policies, visit our Equal Employment Opportunity page.

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