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 Sr. Google Cloud Architect reports to the Cloud Business Office Director within Global Technology Infrastructure & Operations (GTIO). The Cloud Infrastructure & Operations team is responsible for definition and execution of the cloud infrastructure platform vision, strategy, architecture, integration, and testing. This team member is also responsible for defining and implement global cloud standards, observability & monitoring standards, cost management & optimization, reference architecture, and infrastructure patterns.

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:

  • Lead the definition of future state cloud infrastructure architecture and drive convergence, standardization, and eventually infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for Cloud platforms globally.
  • Provide subject-matter expertise for current and future planning, technical architectures, models, and standards for Cloud.
  • Partner with multi-functional teams, including Restaurant Hardware Solutions, Service Management Office (SMO), Network Platform team, Restaurant Technology, and other external partners.
  • Interpret requirements and code in a way that promotes reusability and maintainability.
  • Apply key security measures for Cloud and Edge computing in architecture designs.
  • Coach and mentor junior technical team members (e.g., architects and engineers) to enhance team performance.
  • Provide input to maintain consistent Cloud Global Standards and Reference Architecture.
  • Stay updated on evolving technology platforms and design patterns through market assessments, trend analysis, vendor seminars, and professional networks.
  • Simplify complex problems into practical solutions, using strong data-driven business and technical judgment.
  • Identify core problems and opportunities in business processes, understanding their root causes and impacts.

Basic Qualifications

  • Willingness and ability to live the McDonald’s values every day: Serve, Inclusion, Integrity, Community, and Family.
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience with a bachelor's degree or 8+ years of relevant work experience with a master's degree.
  • 7+ years of experience in application architecture design.
  • 5+ years of experience with cloud application architecture and deployment best practices, with expertise in Google Cloud.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering solutions with 3rd party suppliers and offshore resources.
  • Experience with CI/CD pipeline integration and test automation.
  • Deep knowledge of persistence architecture, scalability, performance, and tuning techniques.
  • Has superb communication skills to work as a member of a team.
  • Certified: Professional Google Cloud Architect, or willing to obtain in first year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in edge and cloud platform design patterns and deployment of edge or cloud tools and technologies.
  • Ability to effectively influence and partner across product and platform teams within a global engineering organization.
  • Experience managing infrastructure platforms that address global complexities and regional differences.
  • Comfortable communicating complex, technical topics in an actionable manner to senior leadership.
  • Experience with Agile methods, automation, and tools. Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment tools and processes.
Additional Information:

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