Senior Data Solutions Architect at McDonald's Global Technology (Chicago, IL)

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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 tech 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 McD 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.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. We are interested in people who enhance our company culture: Does this role interest you? We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every single requirement!
Job Description:
As a member of McDonald's Global Product Engineering & Data team, this individual will lead multiple programs for data solution architecture, data integration and collaborate on DevOps initiatives in a hybrid-cloud environment. We need a collaborative, proactive teammate capable of partnering with product owners, fellow architects, multi-functional project team members, and business partners to groom product requirements, follow high standards and drive the continuous integration and deployment of data platform capabilities. The successful candidate understands how to balance service delivery with continuous process improvement and automation to architect reliable, and stable data platform capabilities.
  • Experience in AWS data focused solution architecture and design to meet needs of critical business applications, reporting, and analytics.
  • Experience in architecting solutions using ETL technologies such as Talend or Informatica to implement robust batch and real-time data integrations
  • Design, build, conduct code reviews for ETLs and provide guidance to developers
  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams to research, architect, and automate the Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) of a wide variety of Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources hosting data platform components
  • Experience architecting and provisioning of AWS resources including, but not limited to EC2 Linux and Windows instances, Lambda, S3, EFS, RDS, Redshift, CodeCommit, Kinesis, Athena, and EMR
  • Agile project leadership of self and others including fellow architects, developers, operators, and suppliers partnering in the delivery of AWS services used by the data platform
  • Lead a team of DevOps engineers, balanced between application support, release management, and project work
  • Architect resilient and highly available cloud-based solutions to ensure uninterrupted services for critical applications
  • Review, analyze and recommend tools and processes to improve the data platform and our data customer experiences
  • Continuous improvements to intake request, CI/CD, CM, and other processes
  • Leads internal people and external consultants, conducts performance reviews and provides career mentorship
Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.
For this position, applicants must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant business or technical field IS REQUIRED.
  • 8+ years of professional experience architecting solutions in AWS with a majority of the following: AWS, Atlassian Suite products including Jira/BitBucket/Confluence, Python or Lambda, Linux bash shell
  • 10+ years of professional experience in ETL tools such as Talend or Informatica
  • 5+ years of professional experience in provisioning big data solutions using AWS Analytics services and frameworks (e.g., EMR, Spark, Hortonworks, Cloudera, etc.)
  • 4+ years of proficiency with AWS including: Amazon Redshift, EC2, EMR, Spark, S3, Kinesis and RDS Databases
  • Experience in Agile software development, and infrastructure management

Desired skills:
  • Ability to make the appropriate recommendations based on the AWS Well-Architected framework and best practices for multiple AWS service categories including Compute, Storage, Database, Network & Content Delivery, Security, Identity, and Compliance, Management & Governance, Machine Learning, and Development Tools
  • Understanding of other cloud service provider offerings including Azure & Google Cloud
  • Experience with AWS Athena and Glue
  • Experience with Terraform, Cloudformation, or Ansible
  • Excellent written, verbal, and meeting facilitation skills
  • AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification
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 [email protected]
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.
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Located in the heart of the West Loop, a vibrant and rapidly growing tech neighborhood, our new HQ is accessible by all forms of transportation. CTA trains and busses run nearby, while a shuttle from the Metra stations makes it easy for suburban commuters.

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