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Solutions Architect (Latin America Caribbean) - 12 month FTC

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Recruiter: Starbucks
Listed on: 23rd May
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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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.

To provide quality architectures & continued oversight that optimize our applications, technologies, and data assets, as well as ensure a positive influence to business and Starbucks technology strategy.


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


Key Contacts/Relationships

Key Contacts - Internal

  • EMEA Technology Leadership Team
  • Global Technology Leadership Team and Architecture Team
  • EMEA Leadership Team
  • EMEA Functional Directors & Managers    

Key Contacts - External 

  • Licensee Technology Leaders 
  • Key EMEA Tech vendors & Partners
  • EMEA integration partners
  • Industry consultants & leading Research companies

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