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

Manager, Tech Lead, Regional Payment Integrations - EMEA (Remote)

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Job Description
Company Description:
McDonald's evolving Accelerating the Arches growth strategy puts our customers and people first, and leverages our competitive advantages to strengthen our brand. We are recognized on lists like Fortune's Most Admired Companies and Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies.
Doubling Down on the 4Ds (Delivery, Digital, Drive Thru, and Development)
Our growth pillars emphasize the important role technology plays as the leading, global omni-channel restaurant brand. Technology enables the organization through digital technology, 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 intrapreneurs who build industry defining tech using the latest innovations and platforms, like AI and edge computing to deliver on the next set of innovative opportunities for the business. At McDonald's you solve technology innovation challenges at an incredible scale, and work across global teams who are always up for a challenge. This provides access to exciting career paths for technologists. It's bonus points when you see your friends use the tech you build at their favorite McD restaurant.
Check out the Global Technology Technical Blog to learn how technology is directly enabling the Accelerating the Arches strategy.
Job Description:
The Commercial Products & Platforms team develops digital experiences and global technology platforms that delight our customers and enable them to order on their terms, across channels and touch points, efficiently and conveniently.
As Manager, Tech Lead, Regional Payment Integrations, you'll coordinate the expansion and further adoption of our mobile order and pay capability into new global markets. This includes backend integrations into payment service providers and gateways, as well as adding support for locally relevant alternative ways of payment and digital wallets.
McDonald's global mobile app is the cornerstone of our digital ambitions for the next decade, and this role will play a central role in bringing mobile ordering and flawless payments to millions of customers around the world. Alongside partners in product management, experience design, treasury, and the international markets, the Manager, Tech Lead, will be responsible for the technical solutions to enable new payment methods and capabilities globally.
The Tech Lead, Regional Payments Integrations will work as part of the Payments team within Customer Technology and act as a steward for these new products and platforms. This role unlocks key new experiences for McDonald's customers as we advance our standardization and globalization journey.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Lead architecture solutions and establish technical vision and strategy for your products, with a focus on integrations with key payments partners and a forward-looking approach for payments orchestration.
  • Act as technical leader for Software Development Engineers (SDEs) within your squad(s), ensuring the quality of technical work and helping to address engineering challenges in balanced, scalable ways.
  • Act as the key domain expert for your technical components, third-party integrations, and payments landscape in regions and markets you support, participating in cross-team planning activities and assisting in solution design where it impacts your applications and services.
  • Partner closely with multi-functional teams and peers in product, experience design, enterprise architecture, and market leadership teams to balance interdependencies and align deployment roadmaps.
  • Contribute to critical reliability and resiliency goals by reducing complexity, driving standardization, and crafting with redundancy and defensive design patterns in mind.
  • Ensure that software work align with architecture, security, and quality standards, including test automation and end-user documentation.


  • At least 5 years of experience working in hands-on technical roles, with a strong background in software engineering and architectural design.
  • At least 3 years of experience working in an Agile software development environment, participating in, or leading scrum ceremonies, and leading engineering teams.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a curiosity about breaking down technical details and decisions for non-technical audiences.
  • Expertise in developing cloud applications and microservices architecture, with a point of view on standard processes and technologies.
  • Solid understanding of cloud-native technologies, continuous deployment, and test automation.
  • Experience leading multi-functional teams and managing indirect reports.
  • Experience with project and product planning, including prioritization and roadmap creation, in partnership with peers and adjacent product teams.
  • Willingness and ability to live the McDonald's values every day: Serve, Inclusion, Integrity, Community, and Family.
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability for what you and your teams deliver, with high personal standards and a principled attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or software engineering.
  • Extensive hands-on software development and/or solution architecture experience.
  • Direct experience with payments industry solutions (including payment service providers, payment processors, payment gateways, and mobile wallets specific to markets in the EMEA region) highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with C# .NET, Java, Swift, and Kotlin.
  • Certifications in AWS and/or Google Cloud.

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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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 Benefits
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 Benefits
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 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.
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 Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Paid industry certifications

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