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Applications Solutions Architect

Mississauga, Canada Job ID JR0077426 Category Technical Support Post Date Mar. 01, 2023

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. At McKesson Canada, we touch the lives of 12 million Canadians every day. We carry more than 35,000 products in 12 distribution centers and ultimately provide distribution to 6,300 retail pharmacies, 1,350 hospitals, long-term care centers, clinics and institutions all over Canada. But we're so much more than a distribution company. We've automated 2,500 retail pharmacies and dispense over 100 million doses a year through our automation solutions. Manufacturers, healthcare providers and patients count on us for a full range of services that contribute to the quality and safety of care for us all.

At McKesson Canada, you’ll 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.

We are looking for a solutions architect who can lead the design of the application and system integrations, along with internal and external teams. You will guide the development team in building secure and robust solutions for our highly customized applications in Canadian health care domain.


  • Lead the iterative design and code reviews

  • Design and develop solutions to meet user requirements with focus on delivery within project timelines

  • Promote security into software design and development process

  • Develop, document & maintain the application architecture artifacts

  • Develop Proof of concept for the potential product or feature

  • Continually researching current and emerging technologies and proposing changes where needed

  • Resolve technical problems as they arise

  • Assist or mentor support teams and lead the resolution of complex production issues when required

  • Translate business requirements into functional and technical specifications

  • Communicate effectively with co-workers in different roles and teams

  • Assist BAs in gathering technical requirements

  • Assist QAs in testing and reviewing teamwork

  • Ensure delivery of technical work to very high standard.


  • 3+ years of experience in web applications and/or distributed .NET client/server desktop applications

  • 10+ years of hands-on experience with Microsoft technologies (C#, WPF, ASP.NET, Web Services, XML)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Proven leadership experience in similar or related field

  • Previous experience with application design and complex system integrations

  • Familiar with security concept and related technologies

  • Ability to lead and collaborate with different teams to achieve team & company goals

  • Ability to grasp complex business concepts driving technology requests and decisions

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a high energy, fast-paced environment

  • Ability to meet deadlines and high-quality completion of assigned tasks

  • Strong skills in RDBMS, database design, triggers, stored procedures, and SQL scripts

  • Strong understanding of application development methodologies

  • Proficient in designing and developing multi-tiered business applications for high availability and scalability

  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum software development environment

  • Knowledge of application design patterns and frameworks

  • Familiarity with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) concepts

  • Familiarity with unit tests, continuous integration and build processes

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

  • Pharmacy experience and HL7 knowledge an asset.

  • Previous experience with API design


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

$84,500 - $140,800

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity employer.

The material contained herein is provided for informational purpose only. All open jobs offered by McKesson on this recruitment system are subject to specific job skill requirements. The job skill requirements, qualifications, and preferred experience are determined by a subsidiary, office or department within the company which is offering the position, and all positions are subject to local prevailing employment laws and restrictions. This would include immigration laws pertaining to work authorization requirements and any other applicable government permissions or compliance.

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McKesson is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

The information on this site is for information purpose only and is not intended to be relied upon with legal consequence.

Current employees must apply through internal career site.

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