McD Tech Labs

McD Tech Labs


Tech Lead, Machine Learning Evaluation

We are currently looking for a data science leader to establish and lead our ML evaluation team at McD Tech Labs. This role reports directly to the Head of Data for McD Tech Labs. This leader will be tasked with defining how we evaluate quality of our machine learning algorithms and models that operate with petabyte-scale worth of customer voice ordering data. What evaluation data sets make sense? How do we craft and curate such data sets? What data mining techniques and systems are necessary to identify such data across diverse regions and stores worldwide?

The ideal candidate has experience leading data scientists and engineers focused on performance evaluation and optimization of machine learning products, and a passion for building agile, high-performing teams.


  • Build, lead and develop a team of data scientists in a fast-moving and quickly growing organization

  • Collaborate with technology, engineering, and other data science team leaders to define success of machine learning software development lifecycle

  • Define, collect, curate and own overall ML evaluation datasets, methodology, process and frameworks, covering ASR, Dialog, NLU models and systems.

  • Design test cases, automate regression suites and end-to-end evaluation system that scale for ML models operating at petabyte scale.

  • Employ data mining and statistical techniques to tackle diverse and large-scale ML data challenges.

  • Provide cross-functional teams and leadership with regular updates and strategic guidance regarding ML model quality through evaluation test framework


  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a related quantitative field

  • 5+ years of experience in data science with proven experience leading a team of Data Scientists

  • 3+ years of Python experience working with big data

  • Strong understanding of high-performance algorithms, and data mining

  • Experience in developing state-of-the-art data science techniques for large-scale machine learning products

  • Strong understanding of ML data pipelines from defining, collecting to curating ground truth and evaluation data sets for ML models

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and coordinate complex data design and development activities across teams in agile sprints with minimal direction

About McD Tech Labs

What We Are Building From Moonshots to ML for the Masses McD Tech Labs leverages the best of Silicon Valley’s ability to solve the unsolvable with transformational technology and the world’s most recognizable restaurant brand known for delivering innovative solutions to make delicious, feel-good moments happen for 65 million people every day. From prototype to production in staggeringly fast iterations, McD Tech Labs has designed, tested, and deployed next-generation AI-powered technology at the forefront of Silicon Valley innovation. This allows our engineers and tech leads to get their hands dirty building a product in real-time. Here at McD Tech Labs, we offer a rare opportunity to design real-world technology that is already live in the Drive Thru, reinventing the fast food experience today. So, what is this next-generation technology we’re developing? It’s McDonald’s industry-leading AI-enabled voice ordering system for the Drive Thru. Welcome to McDonald’s. What Can I Get You? McD Tech Labs is developing, testing, and deploying an AI-enabled voice system to automate the McDonald’s Drive Thru order taking experience. Combining both hardware and software and deployed at the speaker post, the automated order taker (AOT) takes customer orders in the Chicagoland area to the tune of thousands of orders daily, learning from those orders and human interactions along the way.Our AOT has the potential to revolutionize the way customers order in the McDonald’s Drive Thru and is just one way that McDonald’s pushes the boundary on innovation in the QSR space. Who We Are We love our technology, cutting-edge innovation, and solving tough AI problems. We are open to new ideas. All voices are valued in the pursuit of learning and building the best tech. We welcome everyone's voice. We invest in each other and our collective success. From pursing a degree to code pairing, we believe that we are better together. We trust each other. We hold ourselves and our teammates to a high standard. We move fast. We encourage bold moves, new ideas, and calculated risk taking. Who We Are Looking For We have openings across our Software Engineering, DevOps, QA, Data Science, Infrastructure, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Speech Recognition teams. Our ideal candidate is one who loves an ambitious challenge, is passionate about the scale of our product, and curious about the latest and greatest in the industry. At McD Tech Labs, we all have the chance to be part of a transformative product. Learn more about our open jobs and apply at (you will be redirected to a McDonald’s Corporation page). Please note that McDonald’s Corporation (and McD Tech Labs) is not related to Stack Overflow, does control the platform, and does not influence how Stack matches candidates with any jobs or other job-related information. Our Team We’re a small group of thinkers and doers who love to grow, learn, and make a big impact. Within every project we apply well-known technology and skills in unique ways, and each project provides endless opportunities to grow. Our fast-scaling work and ambitious technology aren’t the only things helping us develop our careers; our continued learning programs, career development framework, and supportive environment help everyone achieve their best.