Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s evolving Accelerating the Arches growth strategy puts our customers and people first, and uses our competitive advantages to strengthen our brand.  We are recognized on lists like Fortune’s Most Admired Companies and Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies.

Doubling Down on the 4Ds (Delivery, Digital, Drive Thru, and Development)
Our growth pillars emphasize the meaningful role technology plays as the leading, global omni-channel restaurant brand. Technology enables the organization through digital technology, and improving the customer, crew and employee experience each and every day.

Global Technology forging the way
Leading the digitization of our business is the Technology organization made up of intrapreneurs who build industry defining tech using the latest innovations and platforms, like AI and edge computing to deliver on the next set of cutting-edge opportunities for the business.  At McDonald’s you get to solve technology innovation challenges at an incredible scale, and work across global teams who are always eager for a challenge. This provides access to exciting career paths for technologists. It’s bonus points when you get to see your family and friends use the tech you build at their favorite McD restaurant.

Job Description:

Manager - Data Solution Architect

McDonald’s is in search of an experienced Data Solution Architect with proficiency in delivering data-driven architectural design solutions.  In this role, you will provide end-to-end data design solutions, conduct solution reviews, recommend optimal and scalable data integration design patterns, and effectively communicate with a diverse team - data architects, data engineers, and product development teams.  Join us in shaping the future of data solutions, harnessing the power of AWS cloud services, and driving innovation at McDonald’s.


  • Design Robust Data Architecture Solutions: Play a pivotal role in designing robust, scalable, and innovative data architecture solutions that meet the needs of critical business applications, BI reporting, and advanced analytics.
  • Expertise and Thought Leadership: Act as a subject matter expert, providing guidance, thought leadership, and best practices in data architecture design and cloud solutions.
  • ETL/ELT Solution Design: Provide architect and design solutions using ETL technologies to ensure robust batch and micro-batch data integrations.
  • AWS Data Integration: Solution real-time or near real-time data integrations using AWS services such as Glue, Lambda, Kenesis, and Kafka (MSK).
  • Performance Assurance: Ensure AWS data solutions are performant, scalable, and reliable.
  • Cost-Efficiency: Design solutions that are optimized for the cloud, emphasizing transient cloud services for flexibility in scaling and ensuring cost efficiency.
  • Technical Reviews and Best Practices: Lead technical reviews, emphasizing the dissemination of best practices and standards.
  • Stay Current: Keep updated with the latest AWS services and capabilities to design competitive and modern cloud-based data solutions.
  • Data Governance and Compliance: Ensure that data solutions adhere to data governance, security, and compliance standards. Collaborate closely with security teams on vulnerability assessments and the implementation of necessary security measures.
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience architecting solutions with cloud services like AWS, AZURE, or GCP - AWS strongly preferred.
  • 5+ years advance SQL and python coding experience.
  • 3+ years of professional experience with ETL tools such as Talend, DBT, or Informatica.
  • 3+ years of experience designing AWS Glue, Lambda, Kenesis, or Kafka data integration pipelines for real-time or near real-time data ingestion.
  • 3+ years of experience with RDBMS and no-SQL database technologies - AWS Redshift, RDS AuroraDB and DynamoDB, and Snowflake preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience with CI/CD and CT frameworks.
  • AWS Solution Architect Certification - minimum Associate.
Additional Information:

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