McDonald's MGR-SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT in Chicago, Illinois


Job Description:

McDonald’s is in the midst of a multi-year, strategic transition to the cloud. The Global Technology Services team is at the forefront of this transition by laying the infrastructure and service delivery foundations in [Azure|AWS]. We are in need of a senior solution architect with a proven track record of delivering customer solutions in a fast-paced, agile environment, and operationalizing value-added services that capitalize on cloud capabilities, including DevOps, Self-service, and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings.

As a member of McDonald’s Global Technology Services, this individual will perform infrastructure solution architecture for strategic and customer-driven initiatives, and guide the evolution of [Azure|AWS] capabilities. We need a collaborative and self-directed individual who, in partnership with other Solution Architects, will engage customers and stakeholders to clarify expectations, apply relevant standards and best-practices, and drive the delivery of infrastructure solutions and services in [Azure|AWS]. The successful candidate knows how to balance a strong results-orientation with continuous improvement. This will be a collaborative role, necessitating strong interpersonal and influencing skills in addition to broad IT domain knowledge, particularly in DevOps, Security, and Architecture Governance practices.

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United States

EOE Statement:

McDonald’s Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Minimum Requirements:


•\tBachelor’s Degree in a technical area

•\t5 years’ experience in a senior-level infrastructure Engineering or Architecture role

•\t2 years’ minimum direct experience architecting solutions in [Azure|AWS]

•\t3+ years’ experience level working knowledge of Infrastructure

as Code (IaC) concepts and toolchain (e.g. Atlassian and HashiCorp product suite, Jenkins, Terraform, Ansible, CFT, ARM, Artifactory, Visual Studio Team Services, etc.)


•\tBroad exposure to multiple areas of technology, particularly application development, cloud infrastructure and operations management, DevOps, and security

•\tAppropriate [Azure|AWS certification] or demonstrated, equivalent work experience across all knowledge areas required

•\tAbility to work collaboratively in a predominantly supplier-enabled, outsourced technology delivery environment

•\tExcellent written, verbal, and meeting facilitation skills

•\tExperience with agile methodologies, particularly Kanban

•\tExperience in global and retail environments highly desired




•\tAnalyzes new solution requests, solicits and clarifies non-functional requirements, and formulates conceptual and physical architectures, to rapidly deliver infrastructure solutions in a fast-paced, multi-vendor, cloud-first environment

•\tDrive opportunities to accelerate deployment through identifying, proving, and leading implementation of automation and optimization solutions

•\tTriages technology proposals against existing infrastructure standards and best practices, and leads subsequent solution and variance activities

•\tPerforms collaborative solution assessments that represent multiple foundational disciplines (especially platform, cloud services, network, security, data management & integration, service management & operations), makes recommendations consistent with standards and acceptable practices, and influentially communicates across the organization

•\tUses own subject matter expertise and appropriate stakeholders to evolve infrastructure standards that improve time to market, economics, and brand protection for global technology solutions

•\tSupports Enterprise Architecture activities by driving service roadmaps, strategic planning, and optimization in [Azure|AWS], and taking a lead role in setting organizational standards for the optimal use of technologies

Job Title:

Senior Cloud Solution Architect - Azure Lead Architect