Sr. Staff Software Engineer

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About Blackhawk Network:

At Blackhawk Network, we shape the future of global branded payments through the prepaid products, technologies, and networks that connect brands and people. Our collaborative innovation and scalable, security-minded solutions help our partners to increase reach, loyalty, and revenue. We believe our future holds great things for Blackhawk Network and its partners. We believe that together, we can shape the future. Our beliefs? Win as one team, be innovative, global excellence and be inspiring! 

So, what are you waiting for? Shape your career and join our global network.


Blackhawk Network is building a digital platform and products that bring people and brands together.  We facilitate cross channel payments via cash-in, cash-out and mobile payments. By leveraging blockchain, smart contracts, serverless technology, real time payment systems, we are unlocking the next million users through innovation. 


Our employees are our biggest assets!  Come find out how we engage, with the biggest brands in the world.  We look for people who collaborate, who are inspirational, who have passion that can make a difference by working as a team while striving for global excellence. You can expect a strong investment in your professional growth, and a dedication to crafting a successful, sustainable career for you. Our teams are composed of highly talented and passionate 'A' players, who are also invested in mentoring and enabling the best qualities. Our vibrant culture and high expectations will kindle your passion and bring out the best in you!  


As a leader in branded payments, we are building a strong diverse team and expanding in ASIA PACIFIC –we are hiring in Bengaluru, India! This is an amazing opportunity for problem solvers who want to be a part of an innovative and creative Engineering team that values your contribution to the company. If this role has your name written all over it, please contact us apply now with a resume so that we explore further and get connected. 


If you enjoy building world class payment applications, are highly passionate about pushing the boundaries of scale and availability on the cloud, leveraging the next horizon technologies, rapidly deliver features to production, make data driven decisions on product development, collaborate and innovate with like-minded experts, then this would be your ideal job. Blackhawk is seeking passionate backend engineers at all levels to build our next generation of payment systems on a public cloud infrastructure. Our team enjoys working together to contribute to meaningful work seen by millions of merchants worldwide. 


What’s in it for you? 


You will build different parts of our payment network, that have high scale, precision and availability requirements. You will be part of a world class team delivering awesome features to Blackhawk consumers and partners.  You will stretch the limits of backend technologies to deliver functionality. You will be constantly leveraging cutting edge technologies on the cloud, and application stacks to build efficient systems. You will be an awesome team player that can learn and coach simultaneously.  You will learn to innovate. You will build relationships with the world's best payments systems while you help them realize their visions. Your work will play an essential part in how developers build state of the art payment experiences that consumers love 



  • Responsibilities: 

    • Write clean, reusable code that’s easier to read and test 
    • Build products that perform, scale, are highly available and fault tolerant with automated failover capabilities.  
    • Lead complex projects that span multiple teams from launch to release in a fast-paced agile environment.  
    • Provides expertise and guidance to team members for systems incident responses for complex issues. 
    • Operate and scale a rapidly growing product that is vital to our partners  
    • Contribute novel ideas and collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver and improve Blackhawk systems.  Drive change and influences cross functional technology transformation 
    • Collaborate with product architects, product owners, and other stakeholders to create great product requirements. Provides measurable input into new products, processes, standards, and / or business plans that will have some impact on the achievement of overall function results. 
    • Contribute to development of organization’s financial and business goals and planning. Own and Implement strategic product goals established by functional leadership. 


  • Required 

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science and/or equivalent experience  
    • 12+ years of solid programming experience building distributed systems using java technologies  
    • 4+ years of technical leadership experience – proven expertise in building large scale platforms/products using a modern technology stack leading large to mid-size teams 
    • Strong computational skills, fluent in data structures, algorithms and design patterns  
    • Solid understanding of relational databases 
    • Strong knowledge of computing concepts such as service-oriented architecture, REST services, fault tolerance, self-healing, network protocols, network programming, multi-threaded programming, performance, reliability, scalability, and security. 
    • Ability to differentiate good and bad, design and coding practices  
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
    • Strong in self-direction, problem solving and critical thinking.  
    • Deep passion for providing high quality customer experiences.  



    • 2+ years of technology leadership experience in a modern / complex payment environment 
    • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) including RDS and EC2   
    • Experience with container-based application development using Docker/Kubernetes  
    • Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques 
  • Blackhawk Network is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Blackhawk Network believes that diversity leads to strength
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