Starbucks Coffee Company systems administrator senior, Information Technology- Seattle, WA in Seattle, Washington

Summary of Experience

  • 8+ years of relevant experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience working in a high capacity, highly scalable distributed computing environment

  • Proven ability to participate with other functional teams in systems integration and design including writing operational specifications, test plans and requirements management with attention to detail

  • Demonstrates leadership skills to mentor non-technical staff on day to day basis.

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines

  • Ability to build strong relationships and influence others across the organization

  • Effective in dealing with ambiguity

  • Windows OS client experience, including security policies, settings and registry

  • UNIX/LINUX and Windows server experience, including expertise in system installation, configuration, administration, troubleshooting, performance tuning, preventative maintenance, capacity planning, monitoring, and security procedures

  • Disk imaging technologies and techniques

  • Understanding of internet and network standards such as HTTP, DNS, FTP, SSH, HTML, XML, JDBC, ODBC, SNMP and other protocols

  • Understanding of high availability hardware and database systems design and implementation including cluster management, redundancy and failover testing

  • Knowledge of storage systems (SAN, NAS, RAID Array, etc.)

  • Experience hardening and maintaining secure systems (SOX or PCI experience a plus!)

  • Network hardware architecting experience with load balancing equipment, switches, routers, and network troubleshooting

  • Ability to produce system documentation, including writing requirements, operational specifications, system architecture, test plans and as-built documentation, all with attention to detail

  • Experience breaking down engineering tasks and delegation of work to more junior engineers

  • Experience working with ITIL and Service Management best practices

  • Documenting the best practices and sharing with other teams for operational excellence.

  • Ideal candidate would have education and/or equivalent experience in a prior Systems Engineer position

  • 8+ years of experience designing, supporting and deploying complex IT systems

  • 8+ years of operating complex, large-scale enterprise applications / systems

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