Global Technology Rotational 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

The McDonald’s Global Technology Rotational Program is for you if you have the desire to learn from top technology talent at a global, enterprise organization. You will have the opportunity to learn about large scale development and deployment of both corporate and restaurant systems using the newest technologies. You’ll enjoy a flexible work environment where you can think critically, operate independently using your discretion and judgment, and feed your need (and ours!) for restless innovation. Our training program creates a foundation to help you thrive so you’ll be ready to dive into real-world challenges. We designed this program to provide a smooth transition into McDonald’s so you don’t have to worry – if you bring your interest in learning and working hard, we will bring the know-how! You will receive coaching from industry leaders who want you to succeed and take pride in guiding you to develop into a future leader at McDonald’s.


What You’ll Do

You will launch your career when you:

  • Learn and apply innovative digital capabilities and creative problem solving to address crucial business problems
  • Rotate through Global Technology roles over your first two years
  • Network and build your foundation of technical skills, business integration and industry, domain, and technology knowledge through your rotational experience
  • Contribute to strategy for the world’s leading restaurant chain
  • Develop expertise in cyber-security, cloud architecture, infrastructure, etc.
  • Organize data, evaluations, and reports
  • Commit to using your scale for good
  • Build business intuition

Why We’ll Hire You

You're a strong candidate if:

  • You’re a Senior working towards your Bachelor’s degree or have already graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (Preferred Majors: CS, Computer Programming, IT, MIS, CIS, Computer Engineering, or other technology related degree)
  • Have a passion for Technology
  • Have proven leadership experience through internships, student groups, professional organizations, or community involvement
  • Shown the ability to organize and present ideas in a compelling manner to various audiences
  • You are inquisitive and love problem solving with innovative ideas and new approaches
  • You are detail-oriented
  • Committed to a culture of inclusiveness
  • You want to impact the modern era of McDonald’s
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.

Why You’ll Want This Job

Are you looking to try out a few different areas of technology to jump start your career? After we provide introductory training at our new, state-of-the-art Headquarters in Chicago, IL, you’ll rotate through three areas of Global Technology, spending about 8 months in each rotation. We are offering rotations through various groups within Global Technology such as Global Development, Vendor Management Office, and US IT (US Technology).

Successful fulfillment of your rotations prepares you for placement within one of our Global Technology teams where you will continue growing your career with McDonald’s. In addition, the capabilities we will help you acquire set you up for a variety of career paths depending on your interests and strengths, so know that beginning your career in the McDonald’s Leadership Program is choosing to give yourself options.

How You’ll be Compensated

You’ll be lovin’ your compensation and benefits package, which will include:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Eligibility for Target Incentive Plan (annual bonus)
  • Health benefits
  • 401k matching contributions
  • Educational Assistance
  • Matching Gifts Program

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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