Software Development Engineering Program (Summer 2022 Start Date)

  • 110 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
  • Full-time
  • McDonald's Office Location: MHQ
  • Global Grade: G2

Company Description

About McDonald’s

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 foodservice 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 a positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community, and family. From the 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 the planet. We also offer outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance, and flexible work arrangements.

While most of us are working remotely 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!

Job Description

McDonald’s, one of the most recognized brands in the world, is seeking skilled Engineers to own the transformation and ongoing evolution of our Point of Sale (POS) and Restaurant Technology.

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 and build new customer experiences. We’re also exploring technologies that can help us 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!

What You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate, design, and bring innovative products and services to market.
  • Design and build innovative technologies in a large distributed computing environment, and help lead fundamental changes in the industry.
  •  Create solutions to run predictions on distributed systems with exposure to innovative technologies at incredible scale and speed.
  •  Build distributed storage, index, and query systems that are scalable, fault-tolerant, low cost, and easy to manage/use.
  • Design and code the right solutions starting with broadly defined problems.
  • Work in an agile environment to deliver high-quality software.
  • Play a pivotal role in development of product features from beginning to end.
  • Design, implement, test, deploy and maintain innovative software solutions to transform service performance, durability, cost, and security.
  • Work in a startup-like development environment, where you are always working on the most meaningful priorities.

Qualifications

Why We’ll Hire You:

  • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
  • Experience in optimization mathematics such as linear programming and nonlinear optimization
  • Previous technical internship experience or organization involvement
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • Adept at handling ambiguous or undefined problems as well as ability to think abstractly
  • Solid knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals (object-oriented design, data structures and algorithm
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, are self-driven and deliver high quality results in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly quantitative with great judgment and passion for building a phenomenal customer experience
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required

Additional Information

McDonald's Corporation and McDonald's USA, LLC (the "Company") are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.  Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. 

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