Software Engineer III, Mobile

LOCATIONS: Louisville

KFC is instituting a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health and safety reasons. Effective January 3, 2022, KFC requires that corporate employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.


This role will help build and enhance our customer-facing ecommerce mobile applications through partnering with our expanded teams and 3rd party software providers.

COMPENSATION (Varies based on Skills & Experience):$100,000 - $125,000


Mobile development (80%)

  • Front-end & Middleware application development (from front-end client facing apps to business logic and making REST api calls and graphql queries)
  • Assist in continuous integration and delivery efforts to ensure we’re constantly promoting quality code
  • Continuous personal learning and development skills as well as sharing knowledge across engineers
  • Refine application architecture in a cost-effective way to meet the organization’s changing business requirements while continuing to meet service level agreements (SLAs) for availability and performance.
  • Stay current on implementation technologies, best practices, and skills for application delivery success.
  • Document and communicate updated architectural patterns, component design, and development processes.
  • Develop and deliver high quality mobile applications that meet the requirements provided by the broader team
  • Assist in the implement vendor solutions, specifically around ecommerce and delivery

Cross-functional team interaction (20%)

  • Work with business area teams to help translate mockups into working prototypes and help determine development effort required
  • Be an advocate for ways in which web and mobile technologies can improve our restaurants, both for our customers and our team members
  • Provide code review for junior developers by suggesting improvements and best practices
  • Manage complexity of working on, or supporting, multiple projects at a time


Cross-functional IT teams, Marketing, Operations, Yum Commerce, etc.


Education/Certifications– BS in Computer Engineering or equivalent experience


  • 2+ years React Native experience
  • 3+ years of JavaScript experience
  • Knowledge and application of sound SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) methodologies
  • Experience with relational or non-relational databases
  • Foundational knowledge of systems design and application architecture
  • Experience implementing or integrating CI/CD processes
  • Performance testing, profiling and tuning
  • Knowledge of cloud-based architectures preferred
  • Experience with Native Modules is a plus
  • Experience with Objective-C, Swift, Java, or Kotlin is a plus
  • Experience evaluating and integrating 3rd party libraries is a plus
  • Familiarity with common popular React Native Libraries, components, and frameworks.
  • Experience with developer tooling (Xcode, Android Studio, Simulators etc.)
  • Experience with managing mobile app development and releasing apps on the Google Play Store and/or App Store Connect.
  • Released Apps on the Play Store/ Apple App Store preferred.

Technology Stack

  • Cloud-native applications, AWS preferred
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • React Native
  • RESTfull API
  • CMS
  • Graph QL

Must be fully vaccinated by January 3, 2022, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law. Proof of vaccination required.

KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the few brands in America that can boast about having a rich, 60-year history of success and innovation. In fact, KFC is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain and a division of Yum! Brands, the world’s largest restaurant company.

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2018, Yum! Brands was recognized as part of the inaugural Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.The company’s restaurant brands –KFC,Pizza HutandTaco Bell– are global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.

More important than our size is our commitment to breakthrough innovation and the success of our employees. We're proud of the unique culture we've built, one where everyone can be their best self, make a difference and have fun! We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions, encourage ideas from everyone, and have actively developed a workforce that is diverse in style and background.

KFC Corporation has instituted a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health and safety reasons. KFC Corporationrequires that corporate employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to show proof of vaccination upon starting with the company as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

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