Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s evolving Accelerating the Arches growth strategy puts our customers and people first, and uses 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 meaningful 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 eager 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.

Job Description:

This opportunity is part of the Global Technology Enterprise Products & Platforms where our vision is to develop technology that delights our customers and enable our crew to operate our restaurants reliably and effectively!

The Application Architect Senior Manager AASM will be responsible for the technical solutioning, standard adherence and support of Oracle Integration Cloud Services within the MCD Enterprise ecosystem. This role reports to the Director of Real Estate & Integration Tech and partners with numerous internal groups, including Global Finance Modernization Project team, Global People Modernization Project team and Global Business Services. The Application Architect will play a critical role in bringing to life the future enterprise integration landscape for McDonalds globally!

The AASM is responsible for the delivery of application/services and architecture of the Oracle Integration Cloud Services application ensuring those are secure and standardized while being easily consumed by other services. The AASM ensures that tech design patterns and standard processes are consistently applied across the systems. The AASM plays a critical role in the technology solutioning, development, and deployment of Oracle Integration Cloud Services.


· Drive the technical direction for the product, lead the COE, and lead the support team (internal, external or hybrid)

· Partner with our Modernization product teams, to create solution designs that drive towards our overall GF & GP Modernization efforts

· Help validate third-party technical solutions to be used as an alternative to a build approach

· Lead the output (quality and efficiency) of development to ensure it’s delivered to the standards required by McD through code and design reviews

· Maintain documentation standards for all application code

· Answer technical questions and stay accountable for technical solutioning

· Be the domain expert on features and capabilities to our development partners and other product teams to ensure alignment

· Coordinate and/or implement plans to ensure that technical solutions meet the needs of the business

· Build and complete optimization experiments to validate and optimize features adoption

· Collaborate closely with members in other functions (GF Modernization, GP Modernization) to ensure that the technical solution supports the teams plans and goals for the McD Modernization applications

· Proactively identify the largest problems impacting your team's execution and effectively resolve those

· Effectively diagnose and make recommendations to solve complex issues that may span multiple teams

· Support the Director, Real Estate & Integration Tech, by driving planned strategy for product transformation

· Solve defined problems; identify ways to modify processes to meet end customer needs (e.g. GBS challenges with a particular application solution)

· Handle partner relationships, including product teams as customers of integration solutions, and ensure partners are aligned with transformation roadmaps


Willingness and ability to live the McDonald’s values every day: Serve, Inclusion, Integrity, Community, and Family.

· Experience working in a leadership role in an agile product development environment: participating and leading agile ceremonies, running a backlog/release plan, tracking metrics of multiple teams, removing blockers (burndown chart, release burn up, etc.)

· Demonstrated ability to manage technical products from an unclear problem statement, driving clarity, understanding, and opportunity assessment, managing tradeoffs and evaluating potential concepts with internal and external partners using design thinking and agile principles.

· Demonstrated knowledge of large-scale integration in a QSR / Retail-like / Enterprise-Apps or BOS environment

· Experience partnering with stakeholders across an at-scale, complex, global organization.

· Expertise across several different areas or teams of platform management.

· Ability to communicate effectively in multiple business areas (e.g., HR, finance, operations, technology)

· Strategic capabilities e.g. business/investment case creation, MVP define & develop, backlog prioritization

· Impact-minded approach, with ability to articulate goals and instill action and alignment to reach them.

· Demonstrated ability to effectively influence and partner across product and platform teams within a global engineering organization.

· Demonstrated ability to manage and navigate to get results within a globally distributed organization.

· A bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience

· 10+ years of technology experience required.

· 8+ years hands-on software development experience in data-integration space, with knowledge of Agile software development process

· 5+ years of product experience, preferably on data-integration products leading development & operational teams

· Experience partnering with team members across a complex, global matrixed org setup

· Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

· A deep understanding of the technical aspects of software development including coding languages, software architecture, design patterns, database design, and application security

· Strong communication skills with ability to explain complex technical solutions to non-technical collaborators

· Strong quantitative analysis skills; analytics attitude and skills in exploration/research/analysis

· A love of new technologies and the drive to find ways to implement better tools and processes

Preferred Qualifications:

· Data-Integration experience - for enterprise and back-office integrations

· Experience working on projects that span multiple organizations, geographies and business units

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