Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald's evolving Accelerating the Arches growth strategy puts our customers and people first and demonstrates 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 critical role technology plays as the best-in-class, global omni-channel restaurant brand. Technology enables the organization through digital technologies, 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 innovation specialists who build industry defining tech using the latest innovations and platforms, like AI and edge computing to deliver on the next set of groundbreaking opportunities for the business. We take on technology innovation challenges at an incredible scale, and work across global teams who are always hungry for a challenge! This provides access to compelling 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:

The Commercial Product & Platform vision develops global technology products and platforms that delight our customers and enable our crews to operate our restaurants reliably and effectively.

Software Engineer II reports to the Sr Engineering Manager, Chapter Lead. In this role, you will be responsible for the design, development, testing and maintenance of the McDonald’s Restaurant Technology software. Restaurant Technology software includes application development, middle layer, lower layer software, data management, and data communication with external systems. The software needs to meet stringent reliability and performance requirements.

That said, the biggest area of increase in our spending has been in technology, which is helping to drive our growth. We’re looking at how to use technology to improve the customer experience; build new customer experiences; reduce or eliminate repetitive task areas and make employees’ jobs more exciting. With all the new projects and initiatives, it is an exciting time to be on the team that is helping to make a Better McDonald's!


  • Working in a software development squad for restaurant products to support the design and development for new functionality and items relating to technical debt.
  • Ensuring product requirements, features, and backlog items are reviewed and understood as part of Sprint planning.
  • Actively participating and assigning story points (effort estimations) to the software development work.
  • Verifying software through unit tests, integration tests, code reviews, and frequent customer demonstrations.
  • Providing feedback on what went well and what could be improved during retrospective reviews.
  • Providing frequent progress updates to the direct manager and other stakeholders.

The salary range for the role is $96,230-$135,925 per year

  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience with programming experience in C#
  • 2+ years of experience in .NET web development.
  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent years of experience.
  • Strong knowledge of software development tools such as GIT, GitHub, JIRA, Visual Studio or equivalent, etc.
  • Familiarity with code debugging tools and strong debugging skills (call stack analysis, profiling, breakpoint evaluation, logging, resource budget analysis as Flash, RAM and CPU load), and demonstrated experience for effective problem-solving and defect resolution.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, are hard-working and deliver high quality results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly quantitative with great judgment and passion for building a great customer experience.
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements to launch to delivery

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with cloud technologies.
  • Experience with Angular and JavaScript
  • Experience with relational database.
  • Understanding of cybersecurity, authentication, and authorization concepts and implementations.
  • Experience with network client/server architecture.
Additional Information:

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