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Lead Enterprise Architect
Location: Remote available; occasional travel
Job Overview/ Description:
From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing extraordinary leaders who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.
We are seeking a Sustainability Technology Evangelist - a lead Enterprise Architect focusing on technology strategy and architecture to be part of Starbucks Coffee Company. This role will chart the course for the future of Starbucks and will be instrumental in showing the way to meet our critical corporate goals such as People Positive, Planet Positive, and Profit Positive.
In this critical role, you will
Support Starbucks Planet positive goals around environment sustainability including Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), product sustainability, climate impact, ethical sourcing and more.
This includes digital platform architecture and design encompassing multi business domains, spanning coffee farms, Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Retail Stores, Product and Data
Lead cross functional teams in developing long-range technology architecture in anticipation of future business needs while maximizing investments
Regularly advise senior leaders on strategic technology solutions within the largest Starbucks Technology portfolio, driving digital transformation through applications, data analytics, AI/ML, IoT, and other key enabling technologies
An ideal person for this job
A dynamic Technology evangelist that has strong software design and platform architecture roots.
Designs with digital-first mindset, past background designing large scale tech platforms
A sustainability visionary with experience working in/with organizations like UN/ UNESCO/ Bill and Melinda Gates foundation/ other non-profits
Master in driving hi-tech solutions addressing climate change, environmental and social responsibility organizations and has the ability to influence global executive leadership, as well as, leading ground-zero engineering teams.
Has relentless pursuit of knowledge, excellence and exemplifies leadership in the Tech strategy space.
Is comfortable with ambiguity and can lead through behavioral and structural transformation
Has entrepreneurial mindset in innovating, finding breakthroughs and has a growth mindset
Tool kits you ll need to lead in this role
Strong story-telling ability and willingness to navigate cross functionally across a complex tech ecosystem
Strong background in software engineering as well as ability to formulate big picture business strategy
Has led teams across business domains and technology platforms to compose outcome-based solutions
Build trust and relationships with multi-cultural and cross functional stakeholders
People-first leadership style, strong executive communications, ability to thrive in a diverse global environment with high emotional intelligence
Experience leading work in Environmental sustainability, Social responsibility and Climate sustainability
If this sounds like you, we d like to have coffee with you. Let s immerse on a journey that shapes the future of coffee, transforming one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.
Own the technical relationship and discovery with cross-functional leaders to create product-centric solutions to advance the sustainability cause.
Identify sustainability opportunities and product/platforms/solution intersections collaboratively with experts spanning the organization.
Collaborate to formulate external partnerships and qualify proposals from a technical perspective.
Understands disruptive forces and the business s economic and financial levers that are susceptible to digital transformation to effectively guide technology investment decisions.
Analyze enterprise business context (trends and business strategy), as well as change requirements in other enterprise architecture viewpoints, to derive the architecture future state. This includes defining the requirements, and models that guide technology decisions for the enterprise.
Define high-level technology plans & capability roadmaps to address the gaps between the current and future state.
Assist with designing the governance activities associated with ensuring architecture compliance.
Define metrics to measure and demonstrate architecture solution value.
Manage and continuously improve the design and implementation of Architecture processes and artifacts.
Lead the development of an implementation plan for the enterprise architecture based on business requirements and the varying Tech strategies for project-driven or product-driven delivery teams.
Education and Training and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, system analysis, or equivalent experience required; MBA from top tier business schools desired
Minimum of 5 years of hands-on design and implementation of tech solutions
Minimum of 5 years as an Enterprise Architect
Should have exposure to scale in leading complex systems, technologies in a large enterprise
Knowledge of all aspects of enterprise architecture
Experience leading work in Environment, Social responsibility and Climate Sustainability required
Required Knowledge and Skills
Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
Strong written, verbal communication skills along with strong "story telling" and presentation skills
Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations
Ability to estimate the impact of individual solution architecture alternatives
Ability to define multiple solution options to business problems
Specialization in reporting, data analytics, and data architecture
Basic knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes
Understanding and use of Human Centered Design principles & methodologies
Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analytics.
Experience and certification in TOGAF or other architecture frameworks is preferred
Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, agile and lean methodologies, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks.
Extensive experience with more than one business domain like Supply Chain, Packaging, Finance, Customer & Retail, Store Development, etc., with Azure/ AWS/ GCP or other cloud technologies.
Date Posted: 05 September 2022
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