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Application Architect

Chicago, IL

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.

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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

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Client-provided location(s): Chicago, IL, USA
Job ID: McDonalds-406000087088371
Employment Type: Other