Lead AI Engineer

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 in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, 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. We believe in the importance of strong, vital organizations because we know that patients can only be healthy when our system is healthy.

Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson 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.

We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career. Wherever you contribute here at McKesson, you will have the ability to make a real impact in the lives of others.

Position Description:

McKesson is looking for a Lead AI Engineer to join its growing Generative AI team. You will work on greenfield projects within a flexible team with a start-up feel but with the financial backing of a successful corporation. You will have the ability to shape the products and make a real impact to the lives of others by creating the next generation of AI powered tools.


We’re looking for a strong, experienced developer with a DevOps mindset who can bring an application from inception to production ensuring maintainability, quality, security and performance. The successful candidate will be expected to understand how to build, test, deploy and monitor enterprise grade applications using best practices.

  • An accomplished communicator both verbal and written
  • Understanding of agile and software development life cycle concept
  • Work as part of the development team to break down high level requirements into small, testable, releasable components
  • Create effective automated tests
  • Be able to work on several projects simultaneously
  • Experience of working in a team-orientated, collaborative environment
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Provide support for critical applications running in a production environment
  • Mentor colleagues as needed
  • Have fun! – contribute towards a productive yet fun team environment

Minimum Requirements:

Typically requires 10+ years of experience of relevant experience

Critical Skills:

In depth knowledge/experience with the following:

  • Python / Java
  • Azure Cloud
  • CI/CD using tools such as GitHub Actions
  • Automated testing
  • Docker and Kubernetes
  • Rest APIs
  • Authentication and Authorization frameworks
  • Databases (relational and non-relational)
  • Software development security fundamentals

Additional Experience:

  • Azure AI services
  • Generative AI and Large Language Models
  • Infrastructure as code e.g. Terraforma
  • Linux admin
  • Scripting e.g. Bash


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Science) or equivalent experience

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

General Office Requirements

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:

$144,900 – $241,500

💰$144,900 - $241,500/Yearly

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