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.

Job Description:

The Commercial Product & Platform team develops global technology products and platforms that delight our customers and enable placing orders to restaurants optimally and effectively.

This role will own the design and architecture of our Global Web Application (McDonald’s new e-commerce website), ensuring they align with product vision and goals, scalability, and performance requirements. In this role, you'll work with multi-functional teams, such as product managers, designers, solution architects, developers, and external vendors, to define and implement a robust global web strategy. This Sr. Tech Lead will collaborate with the Director Technical Lead over Global Web.

This is an excellent opportunity for an expert technology leader to help craft the transformation and define the technology direction of the Global Web Application.

This is a hybrid role based in Chicago, IL. 

Job Duties:

  • Manage a team of React/NextJS and C# engineers dedicated to the Global Web Application product by providing technical mentorship during agile sprint ceremonies and day to day interactions.
  • Responsible for helping the team craft and estimate implementation tasks, lead implementation work streams, and mentor junior team members.
  • Provide direction on architecture approach, application implementation mentorship, and design decisions to be flexible to accommodate current business needs and future changing requirements, ensuring minimal complexity with code and design.
  • Partner with key collaborators, like Product Management, Solution Architecture, Data & Analytics, Cloud Ops, and Security, to align technology strategies with product roadmaps. It involves defining platform architecture, setting technical requirements, setting quality and scalability metrics, guiding decisions on architecture, system design, and technical strategy, including cloud platform services, and assuring the technology stack supports the product objectives.
  • Participate in release preparation, planning, and deployment.
  • Support the hiring and professional development of engineers in partnership with the Delivery Office as needed.
  • You will also be responsible for the quality of the work and develop your team in web standards, code reviews, product demos, and other presentations to develop your leadership skills.
  • Requires minimum Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or related technology field.
  • Requires 5+ years of progressively responsible IT leadership experience.
  • Experience with application frameworks like React, Angular or NextJS. (NextJS preferred)
  • Experience with Cloud Native technologies (Amazon Web Services preferred, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform).
  • Experience using the following software development tools
  • Centralized version control: GitHub or BitBucket (GitHub preferred)
  • CI/CD: GitHub Actions, Jenkins or something similar
  • Proficient in key architecture concepts and principles, including Domain-Driven Design, Microservices, REST APIs, etc.
  • Experience working in an agile environment.
  • Experience taking care of the security and compliance side of software development.
  • Experienced with owning quality and standard processes in automation and testing.
  • Experienced with building out and maintaining metrics, alarms, and monitoring services.
  • (Bonus) Knowledge of web content management systems like Adobe Experience Manager.
Additional Information:

McDonald’s is committed to providing qualified individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Additionally, if you (or another applicant of whom you are aware) require assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise seek assistance in the application process, please contact

McDonald’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online