McDonald's - Corporate

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Infrastructure Tech Lead, Restaurant Systems Management

Posted over 1 month ago

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 Fortunes Most Admired Companies and Fast Companys 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. Its bonus points when you get to see your family and friends use the tech you build at their favorite McD restaurant.

Job Description:

Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

Understand current state of restaurant infrastructure and operations platforms globally, as well as Edge and Cloud platform capabilities, to contribute to the definition of a future state restaurant infrastructure architecture blueprint with specific focus on tools and services to keep in-restaurant devices up-to-date and secure.

Identify and design technical solutions to enhance products and services within RSM that are required to support business drivers.

Support training of internal and external technical resources to encourage end user understanding and adoption of RSM.

Partner with multi-functional teams, including Restaurant Hardware Solutions, Cloud Infrastructure & Operations, Service Management Office (SMO), Network Platform team, Restaurant Technology, and other external partners, to drive the restaurant infrastructure and operations platforms toward convergence, standardization, and eventually, infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Interpret requirements and code in a manner that encourages reuse and maintainability.

Understand key cloud/Edge computing security measures and apply them in architecture designs.

Contribute to the performance of the team by investing time to coach more junior technical team members, including architects and engineers.

Provide recommendations into restaurant global standards to ensure consistency.

Drive innovation and improve performance and value of the tools, applications and services in scope.

Stay ahead of the curve with evolving technology platforms, architecture design patterns, etc through market assessments, trend analysis, vendor seminars, and peer relationships.

Decompose complex problems into practical solutions. Consistently bring strong, data-driven business, and technical judgment to decisions.

Identify core problems or opportunities within business processes. Understand the root cause and impacts for the project and other teams.

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


Basic Qualifications

In-depth hands-on knowledge of Microsoft System Center (Configuration Manager, Intune), Ansible, Jamf, or related Systems Management technologies.

Deep understanding of cloud solution architecture in one or more major cloud service providers (AWS, GCP, Azure).

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Infrastructure as Code Implementations (Terraform, Chef, Puppet, AWS Cloud Formation).

Understanding of Server (Microsoft Windows, Linux), Client (Microsoft Windows, Linux) and Android / Apple systems.

In-depth experience with some or all these cloud concepts: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Serverless Architecture, Container Architecture, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Storage, Infrastructure as Code, and Identity and Access Management.

Hands-on experience with IT Infrastructure / Platform and Cloud development, including:

o Server, Edge, IOT Compute

o Virtualization, Containerization

o Container Management Systems

o Event, Messaging Systems

o Observability Systems (Performance, Telemetry)

o HA Platform Designs

o Cloud, Hybrid, Hyperconvergence Environments

Demonstrated experience with CI/CD pipelines and test automation.

Strong experience with containers (Docker, Kubernetes), configuration management systems, CI build tools, logging, and monitoring tools

Preferred Qualifications

Certified: Professional level Architecture certification in Azure, AWS, GCP, or relevant alternative, or be willing to obtain in first year.

Experience with Edge and Cloud platform design patterns and vendor platform capabilities; experience deploying Edge or Cloud tools and technologies.

Demonstrated ability to effectively influence and partner across product and platform

Experience building and managing infrastructure platforms that address global complexities, meet security standards, and support differences between markets/regions.

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

Demonstrated experience owning and delivering high load digital products / infrastructure with measurable results.

Ability to think strategically and relate architectural decisions / recommendations to business needs.

Ability to work independently and manage numerous projects simultaneously.

Strong attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality work.

Passion for emerging technology and real-world applications.

Strong written and verbal communication skills: able to present facts, thoughts, and ideas in a clear, concise manner to senior collaborators.

Understand customer centricity, and lead products with that mentality.


3+ years as an architect working with Systems Management technologies, such as Microsoft System Center (Configuration Manager, Intune), Ansible, or Jamf.

2+ years of experience with cloud application architecture and deployment standard processes (AWS, Azure, and/or GCP)

2+ years working with restaurant or retail hardware solutions and platforms.

Bachelors degree or 6+ years relevant job experience.

Additional Information:

McDonalds is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonalds provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

McDonalds 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.