Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s new growth strategy, Accelerating the Arches, encompasses all aspects of our business as the leading global omni-channel restaurant brand. As the consumer landscape shifts, we are using our competitive advantages to further strengthen our brand. One of our core growth strategies is to Double Down on the 3Ds (Delivery, Digital and Drive Thru). McDonald’s will accelerate technology innovation so 65M+ customers a day will experience a fast, easy experience, whether at one of our 25,000 and growing Drive Thrus, through McDelivery, dine-in or takeaway.

Leading this revolution is McDonald’s Global Technology organization made up of intrapreneurs who get to build really cool tech with scary smart people using the latest innovations like AI, IOT, and edge computing. We do this working along diverse, global teams who are always hungry for a challenge. It’s bonus points when you get to see your family and friends use the tech you build at their favorite McDonald’s restaurant.

As we have matured as an engineering organization and seen the demands for technology grow exponentially, we’re gearing up to deliver on the next set of opportunities for the business. We are building up an engineering team in house accountable for our strategic products. We’ll have diverse squads made up of engineers with traditional and specialized skillsets, both from internal engineers coupled with our partners, to help us flex with demand and solve technology innovation challenges done at an incredible scale.

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

Job Description:

McDonald’s, one of the most recognized brands in the world, is seeking a skilled Software Development Engineer in test to lead the Global automation and transformation across Digital, Mobile and Restaurant Technology systems

In this strategy and transformation focused role, you will partner with our Product Management and Architecture teams to define and coordinate execution of the forward-looking vision of McDonald’s Digital, Point of Sale and Restaurant Technologies and the high-value transformation initiatives that will fuel our journey. Additionally, you will be the primary owner of our relationship with our 3rd party engineering vendors.

That said, the biggest area of increase in our spending has been on technology, which is helping to drive our growth. We are looking at how to use technology to improve the customer experience; build new customer experiences; reduce or eliminate repetitive tasks and make employees’ jobs more interesting and 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!


  • Contribute to all aspects of the agile development life cycle including design, development, documentation, testing and operations.
  • As a Sr. SDET on a team, you will play a pivotal role building robust, scalable, and high-quality test automation solutions for functional, regression and performance testing
  • Build, customize, deploy, and manage the environment/test automation frameworks
  • Design, implement, test, deploy and maintain innovative software solutions to transform service performance, durability, cost, and security.
  • Use software engineering best practices to ensure a high standard of quality for all team deliverables.
  • Work in an agile, startup-like development environment, where you are always working on the most meaningful priorities.
  • A minimum 4 years of SDET experience including establishing testing guidelines, methodologies, automation framework and environments
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience working with test automation tools for UI and API, providing test management, test requirements and reporting on defects.
  • Programming experience with Java, C#, Java Script, and Python
  • Have experience working with cross-functional agile teams and delivering products, collaborating with Design, UI, Product management, identifying the opportunities as well as gaps in cross-functional efforts
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent years of experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are self-driven and deliver high quality results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational perfection and best practices.
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements to launch to delivery
  • Designing and developing with inhouse frameworks, JavaScript, Appium and Selenium experience are must
  • Desired Postman (backend Automation), GitHub Actions (Similar), Cypress (Web automation framework) experience.
  • Point of Sale experience is a plus.
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