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Cardinal Health Technical Lead, Application Development and Maintenance in Boston, Massachusetts

What Application Development & Maintenance contributes to Cardinal Health

Information Technology oversees the effective development, delivery, and operation of computing and information services. This function anticipates, plans, and delivers Information Technology solutions and strategies that enable operations and drive business value.

Application Development & Maintenance performs configuration or coding to develop, enhance and sustain the organization's software systems in a cross-functional team environment through adherence to established design control processes and good engineering practices. This job family programs and configures end user applications, systems, databases and websites to achieve the organization's internal needs and externally-facing business needs. Application Development & Maintenance partners with business leaders, investigates user needs and conducts regular assessments, maintenance and enhancements of existing applications.


  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to a team that consists of onshore/offshore resources, including both contractors and FTE’s

  • Analyze system operations to identify areas of improvement with respect to system monitoring, capacity, and issue root causes.

  • Drive change that ensures continuous improvement in system stability and performance.

  • Define and deliver technical API strategy for external and internal customer integration

  • Anticipate, plan and deliver IT solutions that support enterprise strategic goals and enable increased business value (Idea incubation)

  • Lead and/or active participation in code reviews

  • Provide technical options analysis and estimates based on high level business requirements

  • Problem solve for effective and timely resolution of system issues including but not limited to production outages.

  • Develop and foster a culture of “Create”, “Consult”, and “Cultivate”


  • 8-12 years of experience, preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred

  • Experience with the agile methodology using tools like Jira and GitHub.

  • Proficiency with fundamental front-end languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as Angular JS, React and Amber.

  • Proficiency with server-side languages such as Java, node.js

  • Proficiency with database technology such as MongoDB, PostSQL, and/or BigQuery

  • Experience Developing front and backend website architecture and applications.

  • Experience Creating servers and databases for functionality.

  • Experience Designing and developing APIs, and services with a microservices architecture

  • Experience in EDA concepts and design (Kafka)

  • Experience in TDD concepts and design (Test Driven Development)

  • Demonstrates knowledge of software development life cycle, modeling of business processes, application design patterns, business/functional documents.

  • Staying abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.

  • Good problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrates understanding of hardware/software platforms including but not limited to operating systems, databases, application servers, web servers and integration technologies.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects

  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals

  • Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models

  • Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope

  • Projects may have significant and long-term impact

  • Provides solutions which may set precedent

  • Independently determines method for completion of new projects

  • Receives guidance on overall project objectives

  • Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Anticipated salary range: $119,800 - $171,100

Bonus eligible: Yes

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • Work-Life resources

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 05/27/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.


Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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