Tech Lead, Python System Engineering - McD Tech Labs

    • Mountain View, CA

Job Description

Refer A Friend

Company Description

McD Tech Labs is the recently established Silicon Valley based technology development group within McDonald's Corporation. Our mission is to deliver advanced technology solutions that address real-world, data driven needs in the McDonald's Restaurant environment. We are focused on using state-of-the-art Machine Learning, AI, and related technologies along with McDonald's unparalleled scale to completely transform the customer experience!

Job Description

We are currently looking for a talentedTech Lead Managerto leadateam dedicated to our AI Drive Through AgentApplication. The core responsibility of this team is toenablemodular, stableand scalabledevelopment and release of the AI Drive Through Solution. The team will also work on business logic, network clients, telemetry, debugging tools, andscalabilityof an application that will reach 10s of millions of customers per day.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience leading a small engineering team and a passion for building high-performing teams. In addition, the ideal candidate should be technically strong and able to provide technical expertise and coaching to their team members.


  • Define, develop andmaintaincoreapplicationarchitecture andframeworks
  • Own core AI applications and related tooling, focusing on the system's integration, configuration, lifecycleand event management
  • Workingacross teams to push for and maintaindevelopment best practices, e.g.coding patterns,test coverage,documentationand self-documenting code
  • Identify and addressdesign,stabilityand scalabilityissues across the stack
  • Align and educateteams on standard methodologies, and where possible automate enforcement and migrate existing code to ensure compliance
  • Recruit, developand mentor a team of system and application engineers


Required Qualifications:
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years ofexperience in Linux environments withsolidunderstanding of Linux processes
  • 5+ years of experience in Python
  • 3+ years of experiencewith distributed programming writing network service clients, inter-process communicationandmessage-passing
  • Demonstrated experience leading a small team ofagileengineers
  • Quick learnerwith grit

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience incontainersandKubernetes baseddevelopment
  • Experience in shell scriptingandcross-language system development

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

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.

Back to top