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Quality & Automation Engineer



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

McDonald’s new growth strategy, Accelerating the Arches, encompasses all aspects of our business as the leading global omnichannel 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 by 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 skill sets, both from internal engineers coupled with our partners, to help us flex with demand and solve technology innovation challenges done at an incredible scale.

Check out the Global Technology Technical Blog to learn how technology is directly enabling the Accelerating the Arches strategy.

Job Description

As Quality and Automation Engineer you will be responsible for building the automation capability for McDonald’s global mobile app. You will be in charge to sign off a build for detailed regression based on the automated health checks run on existing and new unit/component/integration tests. The role is key to ensure the builds are not regressing the core functionality of the app and the rollback strategy is automated and keeps the app ready for prod gating criteria.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for building & adopting an efficient framework for test automation and CI/CD
  • Create component level heatmaps with dev squads to run build health tests.
  • Drive testing automation initiatives that directly impact defect leakage for all markets
  • Develop and evolve standardized test case creation tool from architecture diagrams.
  • Be proficient at agile continuous delivery, DevOps and TDD/BDD and champion the culture, processes, and tools required to maintain automation up & running.
  • Can see the bigger picture and be a partner to product management, engineering, and the digital team.
  • Work with the Global Architecture and Engineering teams to understand the problem to solve which would drive the ROI on automation – faster deployment and testing cycles, easier triage from reporting.


  • Technical project Management or Quality Manager experience in an enterprise global environment
  • 10+ years of combined software development, testing and management experience for improving product quality and maximizing QAE productivity, building test frameworks, tools, or complex engineering projects.
  • Experience in mobile app automation with hands on experience in writing test scripts.
  • Experienced in recommending best practices to Dev for writing more automation friendly code, for applicable tech stack,
  • Experience writing maintainable, performant, and reusable code for CI/CD components.
  • Experience with continuous integration systems like Jenkins, GitHub
  • Experience with programming languages such as Java, Appium, JavaScript, Typescript, Ruby, or C#
  • Strong understanding of design principles
  • Care deeply about maintaining scalable automation solutions for test automation including, test creation, test reporting,
  • Champion testing efficiency and achieve automation for all critical paths for GMA app.
  • Can build automation capability for a heterogenous test environment cutting through multiple systems – including but not limited to front end, back end, payment systems, point of sale etc.
  • Can automate test report consolidation from Jira/zephyr and postman scripts.
  • Has extreme ownership for e2e product quality.
  • Can evolve testing standards rule book for GMA.
  • Continuously build the repository for a hybrid test framework that is market and environment agnostic.
  • Can implement and propose feasibility analysis on tools and solutions to global teams to peek the enterprise need and enable a solution that dev and qa can use at the same time.

Additional Information

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