Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s evolving Accelerating the Arches growth strategy puts our customers and people first, and leverages 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 important 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 hungry 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.

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

Job Description:

This opportunity is part of the Global Technology Infrastructure & Operations team (GTIO), where our mission is to deliver modern and relevant technology that supports the way McDonald’s works. We provide best-in-class foundational technology products and services including Global Networking, Cloud, End User Computing, and IT Service Management. It’s our goal to always provide an engaging, relevant, and simple experience for our customers.

The Engineer I (Restaurant Systems Management - RSM) is part of the Restaurant Infrastructure & Operations Platform team within Global Technology Infrastructure & Operations (GTIO). This role reports to the Senior Technical Product Manager (RSM) and is responsible for RSM Engineering / Development, integration with other Restaurant and Enterprise systems, and setting patterns and direction for development. The RSM platform includes tools, processes, and services related to restaurant device configuration and management, compliance, software installation and security patching.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced technology leader to help shape the transformation of infrastructure and operations products and services to the entire McDonalds environment.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Design, implement, test, deploy and maintain innovative software solutions to transform platform service performance, durability, cost, and security.
  • Execute short-term strategy for the Restaurant Systems Management team
  • Play a pivotal role in the engineering and development of product features from beginning to end
  • Create solutions to run predictions on distributed systems with exposure to innovative technologies at incredible scale and speed.
  • Perform assessments of RSM architecture and configurations against baseline; analyze performance to identify and develop system improvement opportunities
  • Contribute to the performance of the team
  • Contribute to a prioritized engineering / development roadmap, sequenced to align with overall platform strategy and other internal stakeholders.
  • Provide guidance to platform architecture and key decisions.
  • Provide input into restaurant global standards to ensure consistency.
  • Liaise with internal leaders, segment and market teams, the Restaurant Compute and Hardware Solutions teams on their strategies and plans for individual solutions.
  • Decompose complex problems into straightforward solutions. Consistently bring strong, data-driven business, and technical judgment to decisions.
  • Identify core challenges or opportunities within business processes. Understand the root cause and impacts for the project and other teams.
  • Remove bottlenecks to enable teams to work independently. Proactively identify gaps and opportunities (e.g., services, workflows, tooling) within or between systems and processes they support.
  • Invest time to coach team members to refine their capabilities and close skill gaps.

Basic Qualifications

  • Solid Knowledge and experience with Microsoft SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager).  Intune, Ansible, Jamf, or related Systems Management technologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Infrastructure as Code Implementations (Terraform, Chef, Puppet, AWS Cloud Formation)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with monitoring tools like Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, NewRelic, or SolarWinds
  • Experienced with dashboards and reporting
  • Experienced with software developments and deployments at large scale
  • Experienced with automated OS deployments
  • Knowledgeable in scripting languages, PowerShell, Bash,
  • Experience with Python, .NET and C#
  • Experience with MDM solutions
  • Understanding of DevOps in large-scale distributed environments
  • Understanding of Server (Microsoft Windows, Linux), Client (Microsoft Windows, Linux) and Android / Apple systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of device configuration, software installation and security patching.
  • Ability to utilize data to proactively identify and solve complex problems potentially impacting the restaurant infrastructure platform function.
  • Ability to think strategically and relate architectural decisions / recommendations to business needs.
  • Understanding of cloud solutions in one or more major cloud service providers (AWS, GCP, Azure).
  • Experience with some or all these cloud concepts: Serverless Architecture, Container Architecture, Storage, and Identity and Access Management.
  • Experience with IT Infrastructure / Platform and Cloud development, including:
    • Server, Edge, IOT Compute
    • Virtualization, Containerization
    • Container Management Systems
    • Event, Messaging Systems
    • Observability Systems (Performance, Telemetry)
    • HA Platform Designs
    • Cloud, Hybrid, Hyperconvergence Environments
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality work.
  • Passion for emerging technology and real-world applications.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills: able to present facts, thoughts, and ideas in a clear, concise manner to senior stakeholders.
  • Understand customer centricity and develop products with that mindset.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with infrastructure as Code, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
  • Experience with on-premise, Edge and Cloud platform design patterns and vendor platform capabilities; experience deploying Edge or Cloud tools and technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence and partner across product and platform teams within a global engineering organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and navigate to drive results within a globally distributed organization.
  • Experience building and managing infrastructure platforms that address global complexities, meet security standards, and support differences between markets/regions.


  • Previous technical internship(s), if applicable.
  • Programming experience with modern languages such as C#, C++, PowerShell including object-oriented design.
  • Experience in optimization mathematics such as linear programming and nonlinear optimization.
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.
  • Adept at handling ambiguous or undefined problems as well as ability to think abstractly
  • Solid knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals (object-oriented design, data structures and algorithm.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, self-driven and delivers high quality results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly quantitative with great judgment and passion for building a phenomenal customer experience.
Additional Information:

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