Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s new growth strategy, Accelerating the Arches, encompasses all aspects of our business as the leading global omnichannel restaurant brand. As the consumer landscape shifts, we are using our competitive advantages to further strengthen our brand. One of our core growth strategies is to Double Down on the 3Ds (Delivery, Digital, and Drive Thru). McDonald’s will accelerate technology innovation so 65M+ customers a day will experience a fast, easy experience, whether at one of our 25,000 and growing Drive Thrus, through McDelivery, dine-in, or takeaway.

Leading this tech revolution is McDonald’s Global Technology organization made up of intrapreneurs who get to build really cool tech with scary smart people using the latest innovations like AI, IoT, and edge computing. We do this by working along diverse, global teams who are always hungry for a challenge. It’s bonus points when you get to see your family and friends use the tech you build at their favorite McD restaurant.

As we have matured as an engineering organization and seen the demands for technology grow exponentially, we’re gearing up to deliver on the next set of opportunities for the business. We are building up an engineering team in-house accountable for our strategic products. We’ll have diverse squads made up of engineers with traditional and specialized skill sets, both from internal engineers coupled with our partners, to help us flex with demand and solve technology innovation challenges done at an incredible scale.


Check out the Global Technology Technical Blog to learn how technology is directly enabling the Accelerating the Arches strategy.

Job Description:

McDonald’s is seeking a Cybersecurity Architect to support our cybersecurity team as we protect McDonald’s. You will define and document security standards and procedures and work with application owners to ensure the security of their solutions.

Global Cyber Security (GCS) is the team that is ultimately responsible for securing McDonald’s information globally. The person in this role will contribute to improving our security posture, and to maturing our cybersecurity architecture vision and strategy, ensuring our technology products and services are protected against current and emerging industry threats.

The Cybersecurity Architect will assess the security controls within solution designs and develop detailed security guidance. This position will work closely with cybersecurity experts, Global Technology teams, suppliers, and business leaders to define cybersecurity controls that protect McDonald’s assets and critical technology.


· Create and maintain documentation pertaining to integrated security controls, activity flows, data protection, authentication/authorization, etc.

· Partner with others provide guidance and recommendations on evolving system architecture and implications of any new integrations.

· Translate the technical roadmap to product owners to help them better understand how security threats and control technology will affect their business objectives.

· Develop playbooks for the integrated deployment of cybersecurity solutions to meet common business needs.

· Conduct high-level compliance reviews, assess their adherence to McDonald’s security policies, and enforce standard security solutions and controls.

· Stay up to date on the latest threats and the impacts to the McDonald's ecosystem.


Minimum Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree in systems, engineering, computer science, or other related fields, or equivalent work experience.

· Demonstrate a clear understanding of security architecture design principles and an understanding of common regulatory control requirements.

· Demonstrate the ability to assess architecture designs, apply threat modeling principles, and prioritize control requirements based on business risks.

· Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate architecture designs and principles in writing.

Desired skills:

· Familiarity with key compliance and IT frameworks such as NIST, PCI, GDPR, CCPA, Sarbanes-Oxley, or related frameworks.

· Experience with cloud application architecture and deployment standard methodologies in AWS, Azure or Google.

· Proficient in technical writing and demonstrating various creative mechanisms to communicate to diverse audiences.

· Demonstrable ability to quickly identify project objectives and define optimal project approach to align security controls with overall program success.

Additional Information:

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