McKesson Sr. Software Engineer in Irving, Texas

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. It starts with the chain of events you initiate when you work with McKesson Pharmaceutical - a chain that extends across the country and results in millions of people getting more from their healthcare.

As the leader in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain management, McKesson Pharmaceutical delivers vital branded and generic pharmaceuticals, as well as over-the-counter products, to more than 40,000 customers in three primary segments: retail chains, independent retail pharmacies and institutional providers such as hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and long-term care providers.

We base our distribution excellence on electronic order processing, asset management tools, a commitment to Six Sigma methodology, order accuracy and supply chain safety. We work with our customers on solutions - including supply management technology, world-class marketing programs, managed care and repackaging products and services - that help them meet their business and quality goals. Our entire team works to ensure patients receive their medications efficiently and begin the process of healing.

As the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributor, US Pharmaceutical is committed to driving total pharmacy health for customers and ensuring that customers receive the right drug at the right time, every time. This commitment is underpinned by McKesson’s focus on providing customers with the industry’s highest product availability, intelligent ordering capabilities and unmatched service accuracy.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need

We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer who will be responsible for the analysis, design, programming, debugging and modification of local, network or internet-related computer programs for internal or end user applications. Writes code, completes programming and performs testing and debugging of applications using current programming language and technologies. Completes documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance. May interface with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications. (75%)

Responsible for production and infrastructure support. Supports 3rd party applications. Troubleshoots issues with Linux and Oracle that affect Java applications. Performs tier-1 production (24x7) support in a rotation. (25%).

The candidate must be flexible and results oriented, have the ability to work in a geographically dispersed team environment; must be able to quickly learn new technologies; and must be able to read existing code and learn systems with minimal documentation.

Position Description


  • Reviews and challenges functional requirements

  • Develops and implements technical requirements

  • Quickly acquire and leverage business domain knowledge to bring clarity to business and system requirements. Applies specialized knowledge in a broad spectrum of technology areas including technology trends, current industry standards, new products and the latest solution development techniques

  • Must be willing to incubate new ideas and technologies by writing prototypes and developing patterns.

  • Participates and challenges impact analysis, work breakdown, and estimation based on business requirements

  • May participate in decision matrices and buy vs. build analyses

  • Documents system architecture:

  • Implementation/Component model

  • Deployment model

  • Interface specifications

  • System flow diagrams

  • Namespace/Package structure

  • May write design documentation

  • May write code or work with engineers to model patterns

Additionally, to be successful in the role, the candidate must possess the following:

  • Self-motivated

  • Lifelong learner

  • Goal driven

  • Strong continuous improvement track record

  • Strong planning and organizational skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills

  • Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills

  • Strong ownership of problems and teams

  • Technology and product evangelist

  • Works well in a cross-functional environment and build strong relationships

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

  • Values teamwork and open to new ideas

  • Ability to be creative in a technical environment

M inimum Requirements

6 years experience in programming on enterprise or department servers or systems

Critical Skills

  • 3 years experience in Java

  • Object-Oriented analysis and design

  • Client-server and n-tier concepts

  • Knowledge and application of a variety of design patterns

  • Experience in full life cycle system development including: design, building, testing, deployment, upgrade and support

  • Experience using tools such as Mercurial, Subversion, CVS, GIT or Maven

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Database architecture, design, development, and optimization using Oracle

  • Knowledgeable about performance tuning, scalability and redundancy concepts

  • Experience using Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

  • Java Application Server administration experience (e.g. JBOSS)

  • Knowledgeable about application integration technologies including messaging and web services

  • Knowledgeable about containers, Docker, or Kubernetes is a plus

Current Technology Stack

  • Front End: GWT

  • Back End: Java

  • Framework: CDI, EJB

  • Source Control: Mercurial

  • Build Process: Hudson


  • Project Management: Maven


4-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements

General Office Demands

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.

Agency Statement

No agencies please.

Job: Technology

Organization: McKesson Corporate

Title: Sr. Software Engineer

Location: Texas-Irving

Requisition ID: 17004646