Principal IT Architect

Irving, TX - $165,000 - $275,000

The Enterprise DataOps/DevOps Architect provides technical solutions to ensure that the new technology, processes, and ways of working within McKesson align with the Digital and Data technology strategy and practices, improve the security posture, and drive higher quality software solutions and data products. This DataOps/DevOps Architect is responsible for the technical thought leadership of modern product development technology and supporting DataOps/DevOps processes across McKesson, addressing people, process, and tool aspects of organizational change.

Primary responsibilities include developing holistic architecture for all the modernization goals of the various internal and customer facing platforms (including Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Infrastructure-as-Code (IaaC), Continuous Security, Infrastructure Immutability, Automated Testing, and Observability), overseeing output of other technical resources (eg, Security Architect, Data Architect, DevOps Engineer, Cloud Platform Architect), and leading the creation of the capability roadmap for the Developer Marketplace. The ability to build collaborative stakeholder relationships is a must. Responsibilities:. Serve as subject matter expert for modern product development and tooling landscape; stay current on market trends and research.

Work directly with breadth of stakeholders across the organization (from individual contributors through senior leadership) by leading and being accountable for the design and delivery of advanced DataOps/DevOps solutions. Educate stakeholders from the business and IT on services offered by Azure DevOps, and other SaaS solution providers and how to best leverage the services for improved business performance. Facilitate leadership alignment on a modern Engineering vision, strategy, and methods.

Define future state application and reference architecture, operations models, and technical requirements of cloud based application ecosystem in accordance with leading practices from the industry. Perform and follow strong software coding practices. Iteratively improve deployment methodologies through process streamlining and automation.

Work with the Data Delivery Teams to define automation strategy tools and deployment, and build and maintain solutions. Evaluate benefits and risks of a solution's feasibility and functionality. Lead and coordinate technical reviews (architectural, security, compliance, etc.).

Consult on and evangelize the behavior change and mindset shifts required of people resources to implement new architecture and processes. Model desired culture including open knowledge sharing, proactive cross-functional collaboration, and adaptive learning via continuous improvement. Define, review, and implement DataOps Standards, Data Platform Architecture.

Define, update and document technical procedures related to data architecture engineering & development best practices. Provide collateral support, including architectural guidelines, design guidelines, coding guidelines, test guidelines, handover guidelines. Assist with estimating work efforts required for each phase of a project.

Structure work efforts and determine engagement model of technical architects from CoE and IT Delivery Teams (teams using scrum or Kanban to manage workload in conjunction with Agile Framework). Implement key performance indicators (KPI) to monitor process health and service metrics. Facilitate compliance with internal and external audit and regulatory requirements.

Lead discovery including friction points, business and technical requirements, and 'as-is' and 'to-be' scenarios. Experience in SOX/SOC assessment and remediations. Experience managing and securing data (PII, PHI, and HIPAA/CCPA/GDPR etc.).

Future proof investments with the knowledge of emerging technologies, architecture and solution patterns, methodologies and products Ability to assess the full technology stack of services needed for data and analytics solution delivery, including operations management and automation. Technology Stacks Requirements:. 10+ years of broadened data engineering and architecture experience preferred.

10+ years of Data and Analytics Solution Architect having hands-on experience on Data Platform Architecture, Data Architecture Principles, ETL architecture Principles, Platform and Data Governance Principles (People, Process and Technology). 5+ years of demonstrable software engineering and DataOps experience. Must demonstrate accountability, sound decision making, and analytical thoroughness.

Hands-on experience designing and implementing end-to-end CI/CD pipelines (eg Azure DevOps Preferred). Hands-on Azure public cloud experience in a production environment (eg, Azure Webapp, Azure DF, Azure Logic Apps, Azure Cognitive Search, Key Vault, API Gateway, QLIK, Starburst, deployment, automation, serverless technologies). Hands-on experience with Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code (eg, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, GCP Deployment Manager, Azure ARM) and/or.

Hands-on experience to common container and container orchestration solutions (eg Docker Enterprise, AKS etc.). Extensive knowledge of Cloud Security, Platform operations (monitoring, UAR/UAP), Tools management, Capacity Planning and Optimization. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required.

Computer Science or related field preferred. Certification on Azure DevOps platforms preferred. Prior experience in re-usable template driven low-code no-code frameworks, AI/ML frameworks will be a plus Knowledge, Skills, Abilities And Behaviors:.

Experience working with and integrating system components into other vendor solutions. Experience with the products and solutions of open-source, cloud, and SaaS ecosystems. Experience working within an Agile/Scrum framework.

Experience collaborating across multiple functional/technical teams to deliver a project. Ability to design optimally durable and consistent patterns for distributed systems. Ability to communicate with customers on a business level and translate their needs into a technical solution.

Ability to adapt to organizational change and advocate for the required culture change within the organization. Strong emotional intelligence to identify the behavioral and cultural indicators to team effectiveness. Consultative, collaborative approach to solving complex problems, with customer service skills.

Invigorated by new challenges and ability to professionally challenge the status quo. Passionate about developing the skills of team members through technical and professional mentoring. Demonstrated growth mindset, enthusiastic about learning new technologies quickly and applying the gained knowledge to address business problems.

Self-starter; ability to proactively define work and deliver results 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 support physical, 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, please click 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 $165,000 - $275,000 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.

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Location Irving, TX (75061)
Rate $165,000 - $275,000
Job Type Full Time
Posted 6 days ago