Sr. Systems Engineer - Unix

Information Technology
Position Type
Full Time
Location : Location

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.


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.


The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for the planning, configuration, testing, and maintenance of Blackhawk Network’s business critical IT infrastructure.



  • Configure and maintain the Unix and Linux Server environment
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities
  • Configure and maintain the hardware platform
  • Design and implement scripts to improve automation of routine tasks
  • Ensure the Unix and Linux based IT systems are monitored appropriately
  • Design and implement state-of-the-art technical solutions
  • Provide technical assistance for the day to day running of the business
  • Create runbooks, provide guidance to other areas of the business
  • Work on projects designed to implement solutions to simplify the IT infrastructure
  • Work with other internal teams to ensure critical infrastructure projects progress as per plan
  • Assist other business partners and application owners to ensure their application is highly available
  • Install, configure various technologies and platforms
  • Learn new technologies and stay up-to-date on solutions for IT infrastructure
  • Communicate (written/verbal) with management, key users, and external vendors
  • Build and maintain key relationships with other IT teams, internal departments such as Infosec, Compliance, and other external partners
  • Troubleshoot issues to find root cause, and participate in corrective action/ preventive action measures to remediate issues
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Provide on-call support as required





Qualifications and Experience

  • 3+ years’ experience with designing, developing, and managing complex environments of Unix variants like AIX, Solaris, OpenBSD, and Redhat and CentOS Linux distributions
  • 3+ years’ experience with managing NFS file systems and LAMP
  • 1+ years' experience with BASH and Python scripting
  • Experience of on-premise data center to cloud migrations or integrations resulting from mergers and acquisitions, highly desirable
  • Experience of administering Linux workloads in public cloud, highly desirable
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Splunk and New Relic, highly desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or active similar level certification

Key Factors for Success

  • Strong analytical and decision-making abilities
  • Able to build strong partnership with business partners and the project teams
  • Takes responsibility for delivering superior value and client service






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