McDonald’s

Senior Software Development Manager

3+ months agoChicago, IL

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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.

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, one of the most recognized brands in the world, is seeking a skilled Software Development Manager to lead the transformation and ongoing evolution of our Point of Sale (POS) and Restaurant

In this strategy and transformation focused role, you will partner with our Product Management and Architecture teams to define and lead all aspects of execution of the forward-looking vision of McDonald's POS and Restaurant Technologies and the high-value transformation initiatives that will fuel our journey. Additionally, you will be the primary owner of our relationship with our 3rd party engineering vendors.

That said, the biggest area of increase in our spending has been in technology, which is helping to drive our growth. We're looking at how to use technology to improve the customer experience; build new customer experiences; reduce or eliminate repetitive tasks and make employees' jobs more interesting and rewarding. 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!

Responsibilities:

  • Partner in the vision and own the execution of a transformative roadmap of platform/capability delivery and innovation.
  • Partner with the Product owner in story creation and acceptance criteria, and communicate tradeoffs optimally.
  • Manage a team of 7+ software development engineers in delivery in the ADLC of McDonald's end-to-end POS and restaurant technology engineering and experience.
  • Lead efforts to drive continuous improvement in delivery speed, quality, value and applied innovation.
  • Share input on overall technological architecture of the products to Technology Architecture Leaders.
  • Provide the team a roadmap for implementing software engineering practices for higher code quality.
  • Share responsibility with Product Owner for building reusable and scalable components.
  • Be a critical participant in the growth of your team members. Help them to craft improved products; become better developers; become better architects; become better business partners; and prepare them for bigger challenges.
  • Be a practitioner and evangelist of DevOps and Test and Learn cultures.


Qualifications>

Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.
  • 7+ years of recent development experience in C++ / C# and/or Java.
  • 3+ years of people management experience.
  • Experience leading a team of 7+ engineers.
  • Experience in partnering with product and program management teams.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience.
  • Deep hands-on technical expertise in modernizing POS and related restaurant technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Preferred candidates will have nowledgein leading edge restaurant technologies and innovation with a focus on the QSR industry and/or recent experience in transforming monolithic architectures into microservices.


Additional Information>

McDonald's is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. As the global leader in the food service industry, our legacy of innovation and hard work continues to drive us.

From drive thru updates to delivery to mobile order and pay, we are innovating quickly and growing. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald's, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

While most of us are working remote during COVID-19, we're excited to get back to our state-of-the-art headquarters in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago! It's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:
  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. We are interested in people who enhance our company culture: Does this role interest you? We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every single requirement!

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