[SASAG] (job offered) Senior Technical Unix Architect - Seattle, WA

Starbucks IT Staffing Team sbux.it.staffing at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 11:56:13 PDT 2006

  Starbucks Coffee Company, one of the top fortune 100 Retail companies, is
looking for a Senior Technical Architect to join our dynamic IT team.   As a
member of the team, you will provide architectural direction, design and
guidance on the Unix server platforms for medium to large scale IT projects.
Deliverables will include architectural diagrams, architectural review
documents, design reviews, proof of concepts, system patch management,
system security management, requirement gathering, disaster recovery and
business continuity planning and testing. You will be working closely with
the business, IT Strategy and Planning, and IT support teams to analyze,
design, develop, test and deliver technical solutions. In order to succeed
in this team, you must have the passion and energy to work in a fast paced,
but process driven environment. Strong organizational, decision making,
relationship, and problem solving skills are also required.

This job contributes to Starbucks success by leading medium- to large-sized
information systems technical architecture projects and assisting in
definition of strategies for platforms, operating systems, and
communications networks. Assists in defining and enhancing standards for
technical architecture. Models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to
the following:

   - Assists in defining standards and procedures related to platforms,
   operating systems, and communications networks. Implements aspects of the
   technical environment using standard methodology.
   - Leads medium to large-sized technical architecture projects, using
   standard methodology. Monitors project schedules, progress and costs to
   ensure work is completed on time and within budget.
   - Participates in strategic planning and design of a wide range of the
   technical environment consistent with the Company's information systems
   technical architecture, using standard methodology.
   - Researches new developments in platform, operating system, and
   communications network technologies and identifies potential application of
   new technologies within the Company.

 Qualifications Summary of Experience

   - Technology fields related to the design, planning and management of
   platforms, operating systems, and communications networks (6 years)
   - Project management (3 years)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong knowledge of HP-UX and Sun Solaris Operating Environments

Hands-on experience doing technical architecture analysis and implementation

Ability to translate business needs into technical architecture requirements

Knowledge of SAN is desirable

Knowledge of Veritas Netbackup is desirable

Strong knowledge of system architecture
Knowledge of Unix platforms components of a technical architecture
Exposure to diverse technical configurations, technologies, and processing
environments Strong understanding of open-systems design and analysis
Must be able to learn and apply new technologies quickly
Exceptional interpersonal skills including teamwork, facilitation, and
Strong leadership skills
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent planning and organizational skills

Excellent Facilitation skills
Ability to Coach and mentor the less experienced members of the team

Experience designing and architecting scalable solution

Demonstrated architecture leadership both at the individual and team levels.

Ability to perform well under pressure in ambiguous situations

Must manage multiple tasks effectively and progress work in parallel

Must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and a team player

Ensure project deliverables are aligned with organizational architecture
standards, or create new standard if require

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Knowledge of systems development methodologies

Knowledge of development and administration of standards

Proficiency in mid-range, network-based and distributed solutions

Strong systems design skills

Knowledge of company operations, policies and procedures

    Profile    Job Field   Architecture     Locations   US-WA-Seattle
Schedule   Full-time
    Additional Information    Posting Date   April 19, 2006
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