Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s new growth strategy, Accelerating the Arches, encompasses all aspects of our business as the leading global omni-channel 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 4Ds (Delivery, Digital and Drive Thru and Development). 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 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 skillsets, 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. We are interested in people who enhance our company culture: Does this role interest you? We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every single requirement!

Job Description:

McDonald’s is hiring a Director of Data Products & Analytics, focused on data from our Sales Transactions area. This area covers data flowing from our core transactional systems, including our POS system, mobile app, and food delivery. Data products on top of this data flow include various company specific reporting tools, sales forecasting applications, and other master data management applications. You will lead and manage a team of 75+, including employees and consultants. Work spans leading data & analytics engineering to roadmaps for data product evolution.


  • Build and evolve our Sales Transaction Area data products, spanning data ingestion, ETL/ELT, data access, and analytics products on top of the data access layer
  • Strategize, align, and execute, on how to make our data ever more accessible, reliable, and integrated into decision-making processes
  •  incorporating other leader and user input on how help
  • Work with teams doing data quality tools, and master data management tooling, but taking ultimate accountability for ensuring high quality data flows
  • Lead managers of teams building and upgrading our critical sales transactional data sets and analytics products
  • Engage global market leaders in evolving our data strategy
  • Champion a culture of continuous leaning and innovation within data & analytics product teams
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to integrate data-driven insights into workflows and decisions
  • Partner with Directors of other data & analytics areas, including Customer, Restaurant Operations, and Supply Chain
  • Budget management, including high-level budget forecasting and on-going tracking


    • Optimal candidate has proven experience (15+ years) background, covering (i) software and data engineering core skills, (ii) people leadership of engineering teams and (iii) experience with stakeholder relationship building and alignment
    • Undergraduate and/or master’s degree in computer-related technical area preferred
    • Data product management leadership exposure
    • Proven ability to have empathy with users of enterprise-grade complex data. Typically, this comes from having written SQL at some point in your career
    • Can effectivity engage with stakeholders, ranging from functional leaders to data-users
    • Can lead teams of mixed US and India based engineering work, and can help steer problem solving for how teams build software-based products
    • Familiar with cloud-based software engineering
    • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments
    • Team development: Can recruit, mentor, and develop a high-performing team of data professionals
    • Can identify process issues, and steer teams in executing process improvements
    • Takes personal pride in how your teams build reliable, cutting-edge software systems that optimally deliver on business needs for accessibility, quality, cost-efficiency, and extensibility
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