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Senior Developer (C# / ASP.NET/ PowerBuilder)


Markham, ON, CANADA
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Empowering healthcare starts with you. It starts with the chain of events you initiate when you work with McKesson Canada -- a chain that extends across the country and results in millions of people getting more from their healthcare.

At McKesson Canada, we touch the lives of 12 million Canadians every day. We carry more than 35,000 products in 17 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.

Position Description


Job Summary                                                          _______________________   


Reporting to the Development Manager, as key member of the Software Development team for McKesson Canada's Pharmacy Technology Solutions business, the Developer is responsible for the design and development of a suite of Retail Pharmacy Applications, focusing on improving quality of application design and coding practices.


The Developer is also responsible for the fostering team work, coordination, and efficiency amongst developers as well as ensuring the ongoing improvement and adherence to internal standards and procedures.


The Developer works closely with Development Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Team members and DBA, to organize, prioritize, and manage the various aspects of development activities and dependencies that contribute to both long-term project and product development as well as shorter-term maintenance and support needs.


Specific Responsibilities                                                                            

  • Convene with Product Owner and Agile Team Members to review design options and high-level estimates and assist with cost-benefit analysis of options
  • Evaluate and perform design trade-offs regarding the architecture and software Components.
  • Develop prototypes and participate in iterative design and development activities.
  • Design, develop and maintain Pharmacy Retail application using .NET (C# / VB.NET), Powerbuilder and SQL languages.
  • Provide technical leadership, coaching and mentoring, fostering ongoing collaboration within the team
  • Champion and contribute to evolving and enhancing best practices in software development within the team.
  • Evaluate ongoing support problems and develop long-term plans for support improvements.






Must Have



  • A willingness to learn Powerbuilder 12.5 and do a small portion of work with it.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
  • 7+ years of advanced experience developing software in an Object Oriented Language.
  • 5+ years of professional experience with Microsoftâ?Ts .NET platform (C# / VB.NET/ ASP.NET)
  • Experience branching and merging with Version Control Systems (VSS, TFS, SVN, Git, etc.)
  • Experience with 3rd party/community based frameworks like log4net, nunit, nhibernate, etc
  • Deep understanding of SoA and WebServices (SOAP/REST)
  • Experience with .NET remoting, WCF and IIS
  • Strong skills in RDBMS, database design, and SQL.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.


Personal/Leadership Experience

  • A strong passion to keep up with new industry trends and standards.
  • Ability to teach and implement application design patterns.
  • Must be delivery-focused and able to take ownership of project deadlines.
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas both technically and to the business.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts among team members and develop consensus.
  • Ability to grasp business concepts driving technology requests and decisions.
  • Self-motivated and able to work within a team environment or independently.


Nice to Have

  • Experience working in an Agile (Scrum / Kanban) environment.
  • Knowledgeable with incident management and problem resolution life cycles.
  • Solid experience working with automated testing tools and continuous integration.
  • Experience writing code for money in a second or third Object Oriented Language
Benefits & Company Statement

It starts with you. That's a simple sentence but it says a lot. It reminds each one of us that what we do matters. Every single McKesson Canada 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. By connecting and improving the business of healthcare, we're helping to ensure that millions of patients get the treatment they need. And by choosing a career with McKesson Canada, you'll join a team of passionate people working together to improve lives and advance healthcare.

At McKesson Canada, we believe we can empower healthcare. And it all starts with you.

As an equal opportunity employer, McKesson Canada unites the talents and contributions of all to advance the power of healthcare. Learn more about your opportunities by visiting the careers section at

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