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Microservices Engineer, Starbucks Technology

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Microservices Engineer, Starbucks Technology

Seattle, WA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    This job contributes to Starbucks success by developing cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new and modifying existing software applications. Reviews systems under development and related documentation. Creates prototypes. Codes, tests, debugs, documents, and implements software applications. May coordinate activities of the project team and assist in monitoring project schedules and costs. Models and acts in accordance with Starbucks Guiding Principles.


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

    • Collaborates with team members to provide input into new software development technologies and development processes that should be adopted.
    • Designs, develops, implements, documents, and tests changes to an application microservice. Codes, tests, debugs, documents, and implements software applications. Initiates design reviews for new applications and adheres to software development standards.
    • Performs unit and property-based testing on all application functionality, and supports integration and load testing activities
    • Participates in systems planning, scheduling and implementation.
    • Participates in requirements gathering and functional specification activities. May assist Functional Analysts in completing deliverables and translates business requirements and functional designs into technical designs. Assist with development of functional designs and resolving design issues.
    • Resolves and helps mitigate production application issues. Works with other business and technology teams to support resolution of end-user inquiries. Contributes to the documentation of production support processes. Anticipates long term support issues and plans for corrective actions. Participates in root cause analysis to identify permanent resolutions to software or business process issues.
    • Working with senior engineers and application development leads, establishes, maintains and ensures compliance with standards for development, testing and documentation.
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  • Qualifications


    • Analyzing, diagnosing and proposing solutions to user problems – 2-3 years
    • Microservice application development experience - 1 year
    • Reactive application development experience - 1 year
    • DevOps experience - 1+ years


    • Strong working knowledge of SQL and No-SQL persistence approaches; experience with Cassandra preferred
    • Strong development experience with Java, Object-Oriented Programming, and Scala is a plus
    • Strong working knowledge of microservices development and relevant technologies such as orchestration, service discovery, service gateways and proxying
    • Working knowledge of Reactive application development tools and relevant technologies such as Akka, Spring Boot, CQRS, event sourcing, Kafka, Spark
    • Familiarity with building distributed systems rooted in Reactive Systems principles
    • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
    • Understanding of DevOps culture and its importance in building distributed systems
    • Experience with working on a public cloud platform such as Amazon Web Services, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform
    • Experience in architecting and building large-scale microservice solutions
    • Experience in architecting and building service API’s is a plus


    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
    • Ability to facilitate resolution of issues

    Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at

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    Food and Beverages
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    Starbucks is about more than just a coffee; they're dedicated to employee and community growth. Starbucks even runs a program that pays for their baristas tuition to help them finish their education. That’s why when you launch your career inspired by human connection and the opportunity to become your personal best, the possibilities are endless. SCAP - Starbucks College Achievement Program