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Data Architect/Data Modeler

Job Description


We currently have a need for a Data Architect


McDonald’s is looking for an established Data Architect tojoin the Global Data and Analytics Platform. You will be a self-starter who canwork in a diverse and fast-paced environment. If you enjoy working closely withmulti-functional teams and learning about new technologies then this job is foryou.


The Data Architect will be part of a team of datamodeler/architects supporting the data and analytics team. The team isresponsible for all logical and physical dimensional modeling using Erwin (orsimilar) modeling and support for the NoSQL databases. They will interactdirectly with product owners, business analysts, developers and DBA team. Thisperson should possess excellent oral and written communication skills with theability to quickly learn about multiple business subject areas.






Translates and transforms business requirements into data

models (Conceptual, Logical and Physical)


Analyze source system data and profile data as needed.


Design dimensional and NoSQL data models for the analytics



Maintain relational data model repository in Erwin as well

as NoSQL data models.


Design dimensional and relational data models


Provide insight, best standards for NoSQL data modeling as

well as assist in data modeling tool selection.


Drive conversations with development and DBA teams to

optimize the schema structure and ingestion processes influencing the write and

read performance.


Provide assistance to project teams on data modeling policies,

procedure, processes and standards.


Provide recommendations to enhance current DA standards as

necessary or develop standards for new technology implementations.


Assist with collecting and documenting system flow and other

pertinent technical information about data database design and/or systems


Implement and follow established data governance and

consistency in the data model and standardization of business definitions


Knowledge of DBMS platforms (e.g. Redshift, SQL Server,

NoSql, Cassandra) with experience in generating DDL as needed


Minimum Requirements


PLEASE NOTE: Employment eligibility to work with McDonald's

in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for

this position. Relocation assistance will not be available.


Required Skills



BS in Computer Science or related field is




You have 5+ years of exposure to the CA Erwin

Data Modeler or something similar



Possess 5+ in Relational and Dimensional data

design and modeling in a large multi-platform data environment



3+ years of experience with creating SQL to

investigate data anomalies, patterns and profiling



1+ years exposure to an Agile Tool, specifically

JIRA and Confluence is a plus



1+ years of professional experience with Agile

terminology and practices such as User Stories, Backlog, Scrum, and Acceptance



Desired Skills:


Advanced SQL coding skills preferred


Cloud AWS experience preferred.


Experience with Redshift, NoSQL, Cassandra, and

SQL Server is preferred


Possess excellent written and verbal communication.


Strong knowledge of principles, techniques, and

methodologies of enterprise data modeling and dimensional data modeling and

enterprise data modeling related to Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence


Experience or knowledge of NoSQL Modeling


Knowledge and experience in CRM standards a plus


We are proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the

world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and billions of customers served

each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, we have a legacy

of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us. Today, we are growing

with velocity and are focused on modernizing our experiences, not to make a

different McDonald’s but to build a better McDonald’s.

We pride ourselves in being a people business just as much

as we are a restaurant business. We strive to be the most inclusive brand on

the planet by establishing teams with varying strengths who create delicious,

feel good moments that are easy for everyone to enjoy. Joining McDonald's means

thinking big every day and preparing for a career that can have impact around

the world.

We are dedicated to using our scale for good: good for

people, our industry and the planet. From leading recycling initiatives and

sustainable sourcing efforts to our partnership with Ronald McDonald House

Charities, we see every day as a chance to have a genuine impact on our

customers, our people and our partners.

Our new, state-of-the art headquarters is located in the

booming West Loop area in the heart of downtown Chicago. It is set up to be a

global hub that champions innovation: take a class at Hamburger University,

sample future menu items in our Test Kitchen, and utilize the latest technology

to stay up to date with your team around the globe. With monthly organized

events, massive outdoor spaces, an 8000 square foot gym, and an onsite

McDonald's serving international favorites, our office helps us connect with

each other like never before. Needless to say, you’ll be lovin’ it here…

McDonald's Corporation continues to grow and expand!

We are one of most

recognizable names in the world. In 2018, we have been rated as a top 10 place

to work in Chicago. As a modern, forward-thinking “Tech” company, we are

continually changing the Retail QSR industry. Working in our IT sector of the

corporation will provide you with important work and one of the best

comprehensive benefits packages in the industry. 


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Technology we use

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    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
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    • jQuery UILibraries
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    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • SparkFrameworks
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    • CassandraDatabases
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    • TeradataDatabases
    • CustomDatabases
    • CustomAnalytics
    • CustomDesign
    • Custom Management


In the heart of the West Loop, a vibrant and rapidly growing tech neighborhood. Our new HQ is accessible by all forms of transportation.

An Insider's view of McDonald's Technology

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The entrepreneurial spirit at McDonald’s is noticeable at all levels. People inspire; people are nimble; people are team-driven; people are focused on evolving and improving. When you walk around the space, you can feel the energy that comes from collaboration and problem-solving. I am motivated to push myself every day.


Product Manager, Global Mobile App

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are providing insights and real time event data for decision making and marketing activation at a scale very few other companies can compare to. We are moving from a 1 to many CRM strategy to a 1 to 1 contextual and personalized experience for our customers and are watching our data drive the direction of feature development within McDonald’s.


Sr. Manager, Digital Analytics

What does career growth look like on your team?

Working at a company of this Global scale has stretched my skills like never before. The sheer number and variety of customers using the product I work on every day is both challenging and exhilarating; developing my skillset in a way that would be hard to match elsewhere


Sr. Product Manager, Kiosk

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

McDonald’s has a few consistent challenges that we’re always solving for - scale and flexibility are critical. Every piece of technology that we build has to be scalable to 30,000+ restaurants! The second challenge is flexibility –we need to provide a consistent and reliable experience, and every restaurant is unique!


Product Capabilities and Innovation

What are McDonald's Technology Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in Local Community
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
McDonald's provides both short and long term disability benefits at no cost to you.
Dental Benefits
McDonald’s Dental Plans allows you to see the dentist of your choice and provides coverage for preventive, basic, major and orthodontic care at 100%.
Vision Benefits
McDonald's Vision Plan provides eye exam coverage and benefits that reduce your costs for prescription eyewear, contact lenses and laser vision correction.
Health Insurance Benefits
McDonald’s offers medical plan options to help pay for the cost of health care when you need it. During enrollment, you can sign up for the insurance and pick which plan is best for you.
Life Insurance
McDonald’s automatically gives you basic life, dependent life, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and Business Travel Accident Insurance (BTA) at no cost to you.
Onsite Gym
We have an 8000 square foot gym on our 9th floor with best-in-class equipment, classes, personal training, and magnificent views of the city!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Once you’re eligible for the company match, McDonald’s will match your contributions with $1 for each $1 you contribute up to a maximum of 6% of your annual pay, up to IRS limits.
Performance Bonus
Match Charitable Contributions
McDonald’s Matching Gifts Program encourages employee support of not-for-profit organizations. Under this program, McDonald’s gives $1 for every $1 you contribute, up to $5,000 a year.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
McDonald’s has agreements for employee child care discounts to help you with the cost of child care while you work.
Generous Parental Leave
McDonald’s provides four types of Parental Leave, and you may be eligible for one or more of the types of leave listed: Paid Parental Leave, Maternity Leave, Adoption Leave, Unpaid Parental Leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
McDonald's provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Core hours, Compressed week, Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and certain state laws allow you to take unpaid leave to care for yourself and your qualified family members, as long as you are eligible.
Adoption Assistance
McDonald’s Adoption Assistance Program helps with the costs of adopting a child. The child must be under age 18 and not related to you by blood or marriage.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
McDonald's employees receive between 15 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Eligible employees get 40 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at McDonald's
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
McDonald's employees receive 100 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on Thursdays in the summer, and twice a month on Thursdays during the remainder of the year.
McDonald's offers employees paid on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Continuing Education Stipend
Paid Industry Certifications
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