Senior Manager – Technology Innovation

Who we are


The Department:


We are the Global Technology Development team. We are a tight-knit, forward-thinking team of technologists that puts McDonald's solutions in the hands of customers and crew. Our technology powers 71 million orders in 120 countries across the globe every single day – serving 1% of the total global population. We are passionate leaders, who leverage technology to create a better and more innovative McDonald’s.



The Team:


The Technology Innovation Team is at the center of all McDonald’s key innovation initiatives. The team acts as hands-on SMEs on McDonald’s existing technology but also plays a key role in partnering with outside vendors to bring new technologies and ideas to life. Some of the key roles for this team include:


· Provide technology oversight and facilitate innovation strategies


· Oversee team of employee and consultant Analysts, whom are responsible for ensuring McDonald’s requirements are being captured and met.


· Working closely with 3rd party vendors to iterate through solution design and development


· Lead and manage demo, test, and pilot activities for innovation solution.


Experience Required



· Bachelor's Degree is required


· Proven skills and experience in leading software activities 2+ YEARS


· A strong understanding of software architecture and software engineering practices 5+ YEARS



Experience Preferred



· Preferred: Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field


· Understanding of both on premise and cloud-based software solutions and deployment considerations


· Desire and capacity to become a deep expert on product capabilities


· Self-driven leader who actively works to improve and create strong processes to ensure successful partnership and execution


· Ability to contribute and build cohesive relationships in large, cross-functional teams


· Experience managing diverse group of direct reports, ranging in experience and tenure.


· Proven technical aptitude


· Ability to work in a fast-paced, often changing, ambiguous environment


· Ability to successfully balance multiple, competing priorities


· Strong verbal and written communication skills


· Ability to deliver information in a clear, concise way, ensuring the stakeholders are well informed and can make appropriate decisions


· Proactive, self-motivated, collaborative, and team-working



Education & Certificates


Required: Bachelor's Degree


Preferred: Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field




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.


Project Summary


McDonald’s Technology Innovation Team is looking for a Senior Manager, focused on customer and crew-facing technology. As a Senior Manager, you will be responsible for acting as a primary contact for several innovation work streams that are currently in flight. You will help the team navigate fast-paced and ambiguous technological challenges by understanding McDonald’s business requirements, evaluating solutions being presented, and providing input on which solution is best suited for our customer and crew. You will also play a key role in bringing innovation solutions to life in our restaurant by understanding deployment constraints/challenges, validating testing approaches, and ensure solutions are ready for deployment.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • CustomDatabases
    • CustomAnalytics
    • CustomDesign
    • Custom Management

Location

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.

Jen

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.

Eric

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

Jade

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!

Whitney

Product Capabilities and Innovation

What are McDonald's Technology Perks + Benefits

Culture
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.
Sabbatical
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.
Parking
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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