Job Description

Company Description:

Who are McDonald’s? 

McDonald's is the largest family restaurant in the world, serving approximately 69 million customers across 36,000 restaurants a day; in more than 100 countries. The UK & Ireland market is one of the most successful entities across the wider business, serving on average 4 million people a day. It has operated in UK since 1974 and the business is growing continuously with more than 1,400 restaurants and over 154,000 employees.

McDonald’s UK & Ireland has a proven track record of investing in the development of its employees and offering flexibility as part of its dedication to being a modern and progressive company. Every year, it invests over £40 million in developing people, giving every one of its employees the opportunity to take part in structured training.

McDonald’s buys ingredients from over 17,500 British and Irish farmers and spends over £1.1billion annually on its food and packaging requirements. McDonald’s is committed to supporting British and Irish farmers to ensure it can continue to source many of its ingredients from the UK and Ireland.

McDonald’s is a market leader in its field, striving for the highest standard of quality, speed and restaurant experience. Re-generation of our restaurant infrastructure, covering digital ordering, re-imaging and dual-point service make working at McDonald’s more exciting than ever!

We are dedicated to using our scale for good: good for people, our industry and the planet. From bold recycling initiatives and sustainable sourcing efforts to our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, we see every day as a chance to have a genuine impact on our customers, our people and our partners.

We're a people business just as much as we are a restaurant business. We strive to be the most inclusive brand in the world by building diverse teams who create delicious, feel good moments that are easy for everyone to enjoy. Joining McDonald's means thinking big every day and preparing for a career that can have impact around the world.

Company Vision and Culture

Our Global vision is to build a better McDonald’s and in the UK and Ireland we are working hard to be the UK & Irelands best-loved restaurant company.

McDonald’s is defined by its culture. Our culture shapes and informs everything we think and everything we do. Our culture influences the way we interact with each other, and how we interact with customers, franchisees and suppliers. Our culture motivates and inspires us to attract and retain great talent, creating positive, energising, exceptional working environment for us all.

Our values drive our culture and shape our beliefs, our priorities and our actions. They influence the decisions we make, how we treat one another and how we show up as a brand to the world.

Serve: We put our customers and our people first

Inclusion: We open our doors to everyone

Integrity: We do the right thing

Community: We are good neighbours

Family: We get better together

Job Description:

Hybrid Working

This role is based in our East Finchley office working 3 days in the office and 2 days remotely.

The Opportunity 

In this exciting opportunity you will be part of a team accountable for the smooth and frequent deployment of software to a range of our restaurant and digital platforms. You will be a key individual who will oversee all our technology deployments using Jira. As part of this role, you will be planning and ensuring the readiness for deployment of the latest and greatest features and releases to ensure restaurant and digital platform stability. This is a unique opportunity to ensure the smooth execution of deployments across various departments, drive governance, and contribute to the optimisation of our Jira platform. This role is perfect for someone who is process-driven, highly organised, and has a keen eye for detail. You'll work with a collaborative team and engage with stakeholders, making a significant impact on our deployment efficiency.

What will my accountabilities be?

  • Act as the governance authority for all department deployments utilising Jira, ensuring all deployments are tracked and visible for all stakeholders with efficient processes and workflows.
  • Accountable for deployment readiness; ensuring we complete the checks which need to be performed ahead of any deployment and for ensuring these have been completed.  
  • Manage and oversee Jira ticket creation, tracking, and resolution, ensuring that all deployment-related tasks are accurately documented, and conflicts are tracked and monitored.
  • Support the planning and sequencing of various deployment and testing activities for our restaurant and digital platforms, leading up to a successful deployment.
  • Measure and report on deployment readiness and raise risks and issues to reduce future incidents.
  • Lead the deployment stand-up meetings, providing visibility and coordination for all deployments across the department.
  • Attend relevant multi-functional team meetings and contribute as required.
  • Use strong communication skills to effectively engage individuals involved in deployment processes, acting as a persistent advocate for timely ticket resolution and deployments.
  • Maintain a process-driven mindset, continuously seeking opportunities to optimise and streamline deployment processes.

What Team will I be a part?
You will work as part of the Deployment & Testing team which forms part of the wider Technology team for the UK&I and Global business. We are a high energy team, looking for an individual who can add their talent and personality to make us even better.

Who are my customers?

Customers of this role will include: 

  • Our Franchisees and restaurant teams
  • Global Technology colleagues in other McDonald’s markets and those working in global and segment functions.
  • Our supplier partners

An individual fulfilling this role will be passionate about and demonstrate success in:

  • Previous experience and knowledge of Jira processes, management, ticket creation and workflows - and a curiosity to learn more.
  • Jira admin knowledge - desired.
  • Previous deployment experience required, with an understanding of software deployment and the software lifecycle.
  • A keen eye for detail and the ability to meticulously track and manage deployment-related data.
  • Strong communication skills - written, verbal and presentation.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and experience in dependency management.
  • Computer Literate - Sophisticated Excel, Word PowerPoint, Jira & Confluence.
  • Comfort and experience working in a fast paced and changing working environment. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and curiosity to explore new ways of working.
  • Display leadership behaviours and characteristics and a desire to develop self.
  • Experience and an ability to think outside of the box to tackle problems supporting a more frequent and smoother deployment process.
  • Seeking opportunities for continual improvement. 

Join us in this pivotal role and be a key driver of deployment success using Jira, contributing to the efficiency and effectiveness of our departmental operations. Your dedication to process management and keen understanding of Jira will be critical in achieving our deployment goals.

Additional Information:

At McDonald’s we are People from all Walks of Life... 

People are at the heart of everything we do, and they make the McDonald’s experience. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture that means people can be their best authentic self in our restaurants and offices, which helps us to better serve our customers. We have a strong heritage of diversity and representation within our communities, which we are proud of. The diversity of our people, customers, Franchisees and suppliers gives us strength.

We do not tolerate inequality, injustice or discrimination of any kind.  These are hugely important issues and a brand with our reach and relevance means we have a very meaningful role to play.

We also recognise our responsibility as a large employer to continue being active in our communities, helping to develop skills and drive aspirations that will help people to be more aware of the world of work and more successful within it, whether with McDonald’s or elsewhere."


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