Starbucks Coffee Company principal application developer, Starbucks Technology - Seattle, WA in Seattle, Washington

Basic Qualifications

  • 10-15 years of professional industry experience with software development and platform management

  • 5 years of leading teams of six or more software developers

  • 3 years of demonstrating technical leadership across multiple platforms

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Technical Proficiency

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

  • Proficiency in a programming language such as Java and/or Scala, strong foundation in data structures, algorithms and a strong understanding of multithreading, synchronization, concurrent programming and computer science concepts across multiple platforms.

  • Strong working knowledge of Reactive application development tools and relevant technologies such as Akka, Spring Boot, CQRS, event sourcing, Kafka, Spark

  • Be an expert at delivering micro-services into a distributed systems architecture

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

  • Must have some knowledge and experiences of relational database (Oracle) and/or NoSQL data technologies (Mongo, Cansandra, Couchbase) and related toolset.

  • Linux (Ubuntu, CoreOS, RedHat) and/or Microsoft Windows Server and associated technologies (Active Directory, Exchange etc.)

  • One or more Web and Application Server technologies (e.g. Apache HTTPD, Apache Tomcat, Nginx, Glassfish, JBoss, Puma, Passenger, IIS)

  • One or more scripting language (e.g. Bash, PowerShell, Ruby, Python, ebextensions)

  • Networking protocols such as HTTP, DNS and TCP/IP

  • One or more version control platform (e.g. Git, Perforce, SVN, TFVC)

  • Experience managing full application stacks from the OS up through custom applications

  • Knowledge of AWS or Azure and Cloud Computing concepts

  • Experience working in a DevSecOps or DevOps culture; one or more DevOps, Orchestration/Configuration Management and Continuous Integration technology (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Docker/Kubernetes, Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform, ELK stack, Splunk etc.)

  • Expert in analyzing and troubleshooting applications.

  • Extensive understanding in SDLC and scrum methodologies.

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

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

  • Aptitude to prototype new, innovative technologies to assess relevance, fit, uses and value.

  • Effective in learning and incorporating new technologies, concepts and development languages.

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

  • Ability to accurately break down complex application designs into component deliverables and estimate design and development timelines.

Domain Proficiency

  • Thorough understanding of multiple platforms 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.

  • Familiarity and curiosity in the business context and trends, as well as the business customers’ opportunities. Solid understanding of the functional aspects of the solution.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to create and articulate ideas, with facts and data, for solutions for both technical and business functions

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to influence and negotiate ideas and priorities representing innovation and platform stewardship across IT and the business

  • 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

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

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.