McDonald's Global Technology
McDonald's feeds and fosters communities in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Application Architect

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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 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.
Job Description:
McDonald's is in the midst of a multi-year strategic transition to cloud. The Global Technology Enterprise Services team is looking for a Technical Architect with a consistent track record of delivering solutions in a fast-paced, agile environment, across various geographies around the globe.
The Technical Architect will assist with a variety of ERP implementation-related initiatives and tasks in support of McDonald's current and future use of Oracle Applications solutions.
Roles & Responsibilities

  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full grasp of an area(s) of specialization
  • Works independently designing and developing new solutions with comprehensive knowledge in specific area.
  • Is able to complete highly complex projects. Acts as technical authority for the solution area including systems integration with external platforms. Ensures end-to-end solution integrity, including integrations of Oracle cloud ERP systems and 3rd party boundary applications
  • Provide technical expertise and support to the Oracle Cloud (SaaS + PaaS) implementation partners in addressing sophisticated Finance business requirements
  • Responsible for design and implementation from start through project completion. Designs end to end solution, including processes, system and integration specifications, and hardware and/or software compatibility.
  • Builds application prototypes during analysis phase. Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses. Follows and ensures alignment to enterprise technical standards.
  • Collaborates with other technology teams including internal teams, service provider and vendors. Ensures application service levels are maintained as per agreed standards. Implement operational excellence, identify areas of improvement, and exercising cost savings via optimization.
  • Collaborate across multiple domains with IT solution architects to establish architectural guidelines and standards. Promote alignment to compliance and change documentation
  • Liaises with external technical teams as necessary for developing solution or providing application support. Provides oversight to work performed by service provider teams. ITSM Management: Change, Incident, Major-incident, Problem, and Capacity Management.
  • Domain expertise in the area of Oracle Application technology stack, including but not limited to BI Publisher, OTBI, Workflows, Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) etc.
  • Plays pivotal role in design, development, conversion, testing and deployment of the overall solution. Experience working collaboratively in a predominantly supplier-enabled, outsource technology delivery environment
  • Demonstrable experience implementing ERP cloud solutions across different industries (QSR industry a plus) with large-scale implementation project experience within global organizations.
  • Knowledge of Finance business processes, a clear understanding of standard methodologies, and experience with Oracle ERP Cloud.
  • Hands-on experience working with Oracle ERP Cloud Finance modules - Payables, Receivables, General ledger, Cash Management, Assets, Projects etc.
  • Used modern practices to increase the speed of delivering software (e.g., Agile, DevOps, test automation, etc.)
  • Understanding of Cloud architecture, application security and localization requirements.

Reviews, analyses and evaluates business systems and user needs

  • Build and review user documentation for project features.
  • Communicate with external teams to connect opportunities in development plans when they arise, encouraging open and collaborative environments for development.
  • Expertise in DevOps, Event Architectures, Security and Systems Performance desirable
  • Worked with large, global teams to deliver results. Teams would have consisted of employees and third-party contractors


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, information Systems or Business
  • Experience working collaboratively in a predominantly supplier-enabled, outsource technology delivery environment
  • 2 years minimum direct experience architecting solutions (Oracle Cloud)
  • 5 years experience in a senior-level application or infrastructure architecture role
  • Demonstrable experience implementing ERP cloud solutions across different industries (QSR industry a plus) with large-scale implementation project experience within global organizations.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills

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.
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What are McDonald's Global Technology Perks + Benefits

McDonald's Global Technology Benefits Overview

McDonald's benefits and compensation program is designed to attract, retain, and engage talented people who will deliver strong performance, and help McDonald's achieve our business goals and objectives.

Our team members enjoy:
- Vacation days, personal time and holidays
- Medical, dental and vision coverage, plus other insurance options
- Annual and long-term incentive programs
- Summer hours
- Sabbatical program
- 401K program with company match

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
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.
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
We believe in a seismic and bold value proposition where every individual feels their culture, identity, and experiences are valued and respected in our 10 Employee Business Networks.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Disability insurance
McDonald's provides both short and long term disability benefits at no cost to you.
Dental insurance
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 insurance
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
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.
Pet insurance
Financial & Retirement
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.
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
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
Childcare 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.
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
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.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted on Thursdays in the summer, and twice a month on Thursdays during the remainder of the year.
Onsite office parking
McDonald's offers employees paid on-site garage parking.
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!
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Paid industry certifications

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