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Lead Developer, People Technology

Newport Beach, California

610 Newport Center Drive, 92660


Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants and cultivating a better world is part of all of our job descriptions. As part of the Development team at the core of the Support Center, you'll be working with passionate people who are committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be the innovators in digital technology. We hope you'll join us as we continue to redefine and unlock new technologies for our restaurants and customers.

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Perks for Our People

    All the healthcare options

    There are three medical plans available to you as a corporate employee: Anthem EPO, Anthem PPO, and Anthem CDHP. Check your Cultivate Me portal for details.

  • Education Assistance
    You go grad

    Education is everything. That’s why our students get up to $5,250 each year toward education goals, plus our celebrated Debt-Free Degree program.

  • Assistance Program

    Mental health is a big deal to us. That’s why you and your dependents can speak with licensed counselors for free. It’s a free, 24/7 service—and it’s completely confidential.

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings
    CASH for future you

    We know you know this, but saving for retirement is key. What’s even better? We offer a 401K match towards your contributions after your first year here.

  • Wellness Rewards

    When you participate in the Chipotle Wellness Plan, you’ll receive a wellness credit every year, plus extra when your spouse participates, too.

  • Paid Time Off
    Take a break

    There are two types: vacation and sick time. Accrue up to 120 vacation hours a year and get 24 hours of sick time, depending on your state's sick leave laws. Vacation accrues upon start date. We provide 3 weeks.

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Position Persona

Typically, these mix of traits make for an extra awesome Lead Developer, People Technology. (1 Beginner – 10 Expert)

  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Leadership
  • Responsible
  • Technologically savvy

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"Our vision for people is to create a culture where employees can thrive and pursue their passion ... we are ensuring that our employees can bring their best selves to work every day."

- Marissa Andrada, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer

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Lead Developer, People Technology (22020469)



The Lead Developer, People Technology is a key individual contributor role serving as the technical SME and primary point of contact representing the Global People Systems technology landscape (Workday, Workforce Dimensions, Taleo). This role will be responsible for overseeing tenant management, creating, and maintaining integrations, new features, BIRT and complex reports. This role has expertise with a variety of integration types including but not limited to Workday Studio, EIBs, Web Services, and Core Connectors, as well as WD Extend. Will look to this position to provide mentorship and guidance to development and functional team members and oversee technical AMS vendors and resources. This is a Technical Lead role and will build trusted relationships and partner closely with the COEs, internal stakeholders and 3rd party vendors to gather requirements, design, build, test and deploy people technology solutions. The position ensures data integrity and security of the data through audits and report writing. The position performs system performance and health checks and ensures data integrity and security of the data through audits and report writing.  This role will partner and follow IT compliance, change control advisory board, and support Sox/Audit. Will be responsible for supporting the WD release activities and responsible for triage, issue resolution, RCAs, case management and Production application support. 



Principle responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Technical lead on People Systems projects, building new integrations and features (requirements gathering; suggestion of ideas and solutions; creation of technical documents; unit testing; collaboration with functional users on UAT (User Acceptance Testing); follow SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) methodologies and Change Control processes)
  • Maintaining Existing Integrations (same as above, with the addition of troubleshoot data-related issues and identify ways to improve the process; maintain yearly schedules for integrations)
  • Manage Production Support (monitor system health; Workday and other People Systems alerts and notifications; troubleshoot and resolve ServiceNow tickets (routing to appropriate teams when needed); training and documentation to Tier1 support)
  • Reporting (assist with complex report creation for business users; provide PeopleSoft data for legal requests; creation of RaaS reports for other teams to connect and obtain data from Workday)
  • Workday/Kronos /Taleo ancillary and other People systems Releases and service updates (participate in all people systems releases/service updates specific to integrations review of new features, modifications, and testing of all custom components)
  • Create and maintain technical specifications and documentation
  • Lead, mentor, and coach development and functional team members



  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Math, Information Technology, or other related fields
  • 8+ years of experience with the development of WD Extend apps, WD Everywhere, Workday Integrations (EIBs, Core Connectors, Studio, Web Services, REST APIs); 4-8 years of experience with IT Compliance
  • Workday certification(s) preferred
  • SOX and PCI Compliance
  • Experience working with computer hardware and software; project management; possess Best Practice Framework knowledge of ITIL, ISO, or COBIT; be highly organized and self-reliant with the ability to multi-task
  • Evaluate (through the identification of issue trends, production support, etc.) and proactively improve existing integrations in Workday


Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle had over 3,000 restaurants as of March 31, 2022, in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on the 2022 list for Fortune's Most Admired Companies. With over 100,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. For more information or to place an order online, visit WWW.CHIPOTLE.COM.



Food served fast does not have to be a typical fast-food experience.  Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. We are changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you will join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.

Primary Location: California - Newport Beach - 9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)

Work Location:
9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)
610 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach 92660

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