Cloud Architect

As a member of McDonald’s Global Data & AnalyticsPlatform - Architecture Team, you will perform Cloud Architecture for strategicand customer focused initiatives. We need an outgoing and dedicated individualwho, in partnership with other Domain Architects and project teams, will engagecustomers and partners to clarify expectations, apply best-practices, and drivethe delivery of cloud solutions. You will need to know how to balance a strongresults-orientation with continuous improvement providing a reliable and stablecloud solutions.

Required skills:

-For this position, McDonald’s will not be offering
immigration sponsorship for this role

-Bachelor’s degree in relevant business or technical field IS

-5+ years of total IT professional experience

-2+ years of experience architecting solutions in AWS with a
majority of the following: AWS, Atlassian Suite products including
Jira/BitBucket, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Python or Lambda

-2+ years of enterprise experience with AWS including: Amazon
Redshift, EC2, EMR, Spark, S3, Kinesis and RDS Databases

-2+ years of exposure to Agile, ETL (Talend preferred), data
preparation and reporting

-1+ years of professional experience in implementing big-data
solutions using AWS services (such as Hortonworks, Cloudera, etc.)

Desired skills:

-Able to recommend appropriate recommendations on multiple
AWS stacks including: Object Storage S3, EBS instances, Security, Encryption
and Governance framework on AWS

-Understanding of other cloud architectures including Azure
& Google cloud

-Experience in AWS Athena and Glue

-Excellent written, verbal, and meeting facilitation skills

-AWS Solutions Architect – Associate Certification

McDonald’s is 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 quick-service industry, we have a legacy
of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us to build an even better
organization. Today, we are growing with velocity and are focused on
modernizing experiences while delivering incredible value and quality in the
food we serve.

We are a people business just as much as it is a restaurant
business. We strive to be the most inclusive brand on the planet by building
complementary teams who create delicious, feel good moments that are easy for
everyone to enjoy.

The Quick Service Industry requires quick thinking: our work
culture is flexible and dynamic to ensure we are executing with pace and
sharing our latest ideas. 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 supports partnership and innovation: take a class at
Hamburger University, sample future menu items in our Test Kitchen, grab a
McCafe on any floor or utilize the newest technology to connect to your team
around the globe. With an onsite café and our 8000 square foot gym (and a
McDonald's, of course), our office helps us connect with each other like never

At McDonald's, we are dedicated to using our scale for good:
good for people, our industry and the planet. From bold recycling initiatives
and advancing our industry on sustainable sourcing to youth employability
initiatives and 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. We will continue to take on big, global initiatives while
remaining great neighbors and supporters of our local communities.

We are moving fast and are adding to our premier team.
Joining McDonald's means thinking big every day and preparing for a career that
can have impact around the world. We are customer obsessed, committed to being
leaders in our industry and believe we are better when we work together. Over
the last year, we have launched home delivery, radically enhanced the digital
experiences of our restaurants, introduced mobile pay and have so much more to
come. 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!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at
our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color,
national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran
status, or disability status.

-Collaborate across multiple teams to research, architect,
engineer, and configure complex cloud solutions to specified requirements in
support of global, business critical systems

-Strong knowledge of AWS services including EC2, Lambda, S3,
EFS, RDS, Redshift, Route 53, CodeCommit, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Kinesis,
Athena, EMR, IAM Roles, Data Pipeline, DynamoDB, NoSQL, VPC

-Project engagements will include migration of existing
applications and development of new applications using AWS Cloud services and
potentially Azure cloud services

-Continuously improve system and database performance,
automation, operations and processes

-Adapt and focus on emerging technology and evangelize to the
rest of the team

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Technology we use

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    • 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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