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SR PROJECT MANAGER

The Sr. Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of the project over the entire life (initiate, plan, execute, control, close). Must be familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, to effectively coordinate the activities of the team.

The Sr. Project Manager is also responsible for assembling project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedule to ensure timely completion of project. May communicate with a Senior Project Manager, Functional Area Manager, or Program Manager regarding status of specific projects.

In addition, the Sr. Project Manager takes projects from original concept through final implementation. Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, distributors, and vendors. Ensures adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables. May communicate with a company executive regarding the status of specific projects.


· Demonstrate and Educate as a Deep Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Project Management process and tools.


· Coach client team(s) on effective consulting for projects


· Experience communicating effectively with high levels of management and direct client contact.


· Experience with software methodology development processes.


· Ability to create presentations and write business cases for senior leadership.


· Ability to work under tight deadlines managing multiple key business priorities.


· Project budgeting/costing expertise.


· Ability to solve very complex problems and deal with a variety of work situations.


· Proficiency with MS Office.


· Proficient in MS Project.


· Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience required. Advanced degree desired but not required


· PMP Certification or working toward certification within 12 months


· 6-10 years project management experience


· 12+ years of professional work experience

Project Management


Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques in order to keep the project plan accurate, updated, reflective of authorized project changes as defined in the change management plan, and facilitate customer acceptance.


Manage execution of the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals.


Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the Project Plan, in order to align the stakeholders and team members.


May be responsible for managing/ recording detailed customer requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables, using requirement-gathering techniques (e.g., planning sessions, brainstorming, focus groups) and the project charter.


Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.


Recommend and Implement the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project.


Conduct a kick-off meeting with all key stakeholders in order to announce the start of the project and review the overall project plan and gain consensus.


Document high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints using historical data and expert judgment in order to understand project limitations.


Communicates information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.


Communicates information and ideas in writing so others will understand.


Listens intently to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions when appropriate, and allowing others to speak without interrupting them.


Inspires loyalty and trust, handles oneself ethically following core values and beliefs.


Recognizes contributions - praises people for a job well done.


Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members


Open to diverse points of view, treats people with respect.


Champions best practices and adherence to project management methodology
May serve as backup to the Program Manager



Knowledge


Act as a mentor


Delivery model (existing model and future changes)


Define project roles, responsibilities, methodology, tools and best practices


Leverage shared services


Standardization of processes


Provide input on delivery model and best practices


Support, lead, or ensure the standardization of processes for implementing projects across all clients, in accordance with best practices


· Identify, and/or elevate ideas for improving the delivery model offer and methodologies


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
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    • C#Languages
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    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • CustomLanguages
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • CustomLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
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    • HadoopFrameworks
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    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • CustomFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
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    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • 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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