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Solutions Architect (12 month FTC)

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Recruiter: Starbucks
Listed on: 2nd June
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

Job purpose and mission

Each day Starbucks strives to be a differentiated company focused on the human connection demonstrated through the heritage of being performance driven through the lens of humanity. At Starbucks Technology, we power moments of connection for our customers and partners (employees). Proudly investing in our talent is a key pillar of building the future. Our mission: we are Talented Technologists, Delivering Today, and Leading into the Future. Join our fast-growing team and start your journey with Starbucks Technology. 

Summary of Key Responsibilities  

  • Advise functional and technology leaders to assist in defining priorities, key initiatives, and organizational alignment that supports making informed business decisions
  • Evaluate industry and technology trends, determine applicability to Starbucks and translate into Starbucks specific strategies, plans, models, principles, architectures and design
  • Develops multi domain and enterprise-based capability views, strategies, architectures and roadmaps for business and technology capabilities that can be shared across multiple business teams.
  • Assesses the value and impact of concepts and emerging technologies by leading assessments reviews and proofs- of-concept thru partnership with stakeholders across multiple domains and enterprise programs documenting outcomes and process
  • Partners with business capability and technology service owners across domains and the enterprise to develop and document a concept from ideation through business case
  • Manage program and architectural interdependencies between programs across multiple domains and the enterprise
  • Facilitating the understanding and adoption of the solution architectures with the capability and service teams
  • Develop multiple domain and enterprise solution options across business, information, and technology domains
  • Evaluate technology and business changes across multiple domains and enterprise programs for policy impacts
  • Lead in design and shape of programs across multiple domains and the enterprise to introduce strategic technology transformation and change including assisting on development of business
  • Works with IT PMO, business, and IT to ensure work necessary to achieve strategic programs are included in the Information Technology portfolio and prioritized appropriately
  • Demonstrates accountability, makes timely and appropriate decisions on programs and multiple domains
  • Develops partnerships and influences others both directly and indirectly
  • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve partners, business and customer results
  • Develops partners indirectly through coaching and mentoring
  • Assist in development of strategic and operational plans for the work group

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • Overall information technology experience 
  • Systems and/or application development experience 
  • Franchisee &/or Food & Beverage hospitality technology solutions architecture and deployment experience 
  • Designing and implementing new technology proof-of-concepts 
  • Enterprise architecture experience (TOGAF certification is desirable)
  • Development of strategic architecture plans 
  • Integration technology and architecture experience such as EAI, SOA, & Microservices 
  • Information Technology infrastructure experience 
  • Functional and Technical experience in Retail and/or Food & Beverage Industry and areas such as Point of Sale (POS), Retail Inventory Management and Retail Supply Chain
  • Familiarity with retail industry applications (such as Oracle Retail, SAP Retail or Oracle Hospitality) and data ecosystems is highly desired
  • Good understanding of Cloud hosting, Cloud integration concepts and Cloud Security
  • Develop concepts across multiple domains and the enterprise from strategic concepts to detailed logical views 
  • Utilizes perception, creativity, transformational ideas, system thinking, and organizing techniques in their work 
  • Develops the  conceptual model and vision ("what") , logical model and other artefacts ("How") For multiple domains and the enterprise by creating alignment and capturing context by considering multiple factors including points of value, risk, opportunities, conditions, themes, and gaps 
  • Validate physical models developed by engineering teams have translated the logical models and their relationships in a way consistent with desired goals and outcomes 
  • Demonstrate a bias for action and apply iterative thinking and approach 
  • Actively contribute to the maturation of the architecture practice through the development of architecture principles, policies, reference artefacts and reusable patterns 

Starbucks is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce .  All applicants and partners will be treated fairly, without regard to race, religion, sex, nationality, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression.

Contact Name: Starbucks
Reference: TJ/9771/210022380
Job ID: 2938737

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