Starbucks Coffee Company senior application developer, Software Engineering, Starbucks Technology - Seattle, WA in Seattle, Washington

Basic Qualifications

  • 4-8 years of professional industry experience with software development

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with Java development

  • Experience with RESTful design and principles

  • Understanding of design principles including SOLID, SRP, DRY

  • Experience with server-side technologies such as elasticsearch, hazelcast, memcache

  • Experience with code and artifact repositories such as git and nexus

  • Experience building event-based sysytems using components such as queues, activemq, kafka

  • Experience building reactive and message-based systems

  • Experience using JVM app servers

  • Exposure to cloud development

Technical Proficiency

  • Knowledge of data structures, algorithms and computer science concepts relative to the platform.

  • Mastery of relevant development languages, tools, frameworks, utilities and technical dependencies.

  • Understanding of implications from design and implementation choices toward building secure, scalable, durable, flexible, accessible solutions.

  • Aptitude to pick up new technologies and trends, as they become relevant for the business and our platforms. Examples include IoT, Big Data, REST Services, mobile, and incorporating cloud components.

  • Ability to write and value high quality, reusable software with minimal defects.

  • Ability to learn and incorporate new technologies, concepts and development languages.

  • Thorough understanding of data transport mechanisms and integrations including synchronous, asynchronous, bulk data, tightly and loosely coupled methods.

  • Working understanding of application architecture, infrastructure and security concepts and technical implementation.

  • Ability to analyze, diagnose and propose solutions to user problems.

  • Ability to understand and escalate technical challenges with options and recommendations.

Domain Proficiency

  • Thorough understanding of relevant platform and applications, including established API’s, system activity components, process flows, the underlying data model, implementation specifics of important business rules, batch jobs, user interface components, and application configuration.

  • Knowledge of business context and trends, as well as the business customers’ opportunities. Awareness of the functional aspects of the solution.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to create and articulate ideas and solutions for both technical and business functions

  • Ability to use facts and data to influence peers and leads on solutions and designs

  • Ability to work with process owners and identify information technology solutions that enable business process improvements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to negotiate priorities, approach, designs and ideas with team members and customers

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines

  • Ability to use business knowledge, sound judgment, and resourcefulness to proactively solution

  • Ability to make timely and effective decisions using a mixture of intuition, analysis, experience and judgment

Core Competencies

Puts the Customer First : Has a relentless focus on the customer. Understands what the customer wants and how to best deliver the experience.

Works Well with Others : Listens and communicates well with others within and outside of Starbucks. Creates a team environment that is positive and productive.

Leads Courageously : Takes personal responsibility to do the right thing, and persists in times of challenge or uncertainty. Adapts quickly to change and makes timely, thoughtful decisions.

Develops Continuously : Continuously seek opportunities to improve self and others. Leads with trust, honesty and commitment to hire, coach and develop partners to achieve their potential.

Achieves Results : Understands what drives overall business success and is accountable to prioritize and deliver quality results. Demonstrates knowledge of core products and processes to get results. Anticipates obstacles and takes action to prevent or minimize their impact.

Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans & individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.