Sr. Information Security Engineer

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. Do you have a strong a strong passion for Product Security and would like to be part of a Global Security Team? 


Are you passionate about your work? Are you looking to take the next leap in your career? Are you looking for an energetic start-up environment with the security of a profitable, growing company? Are you looking for Life/Work balance? Are you looking to be a key contributor in the World’s leading Anytime/Anywhere Payment Network? If you answered ‘Yes’, please read on…your career is at Blackhawk Network and we want to talk to you!


Blackhawk Network’s software solutions underpin our success and include world-class transaction acquisition, switching and routing, real-time settlement, pre-paid card processing, fulfillment and business analytics components. State of the art consumer web sites, emerging mobile apps, and high-speed transaction processing with volume spikes that make Pikes Peak seem small are all part of a challenging and rewarding technology environment.


We are looking to hire an Information Security Engineer to join the growing Blackhawk Network Global Information Security Team, who will report to the Manager of Information Security.  This position is reporting into the Pleasanton California. This position will be tasked with establishing and contributing to the Security Enterprise and Infrastructure function for Blackhawk Network Corporate and Production environments. The ideal candidate will be a technical self-starter with a passion for breaking ‘all the things’ unbreakable; and working with teams to fix them. The candidate will understand the impact and security decisions that need to be made to keep corporate and production infrastructure secure, and then be able to articulate those to engineers inside and outside the Security team.




  • Be part of a small, high-impact and multi-talented Security team
  • Participate in the vulnerability management process including triaging identified vulnerabilities and validating fixes
  • Implement and configuration of security solutions; working with vendors and professional services as needed
  • Review solution architecture and implementation of security solutions and associated configurations 
  • Review existing solutions and provide guidance in hardening; working with architects and product owners to redesign or reconfigure when necessary
  • Work with Corporate and Production engineers and teams outside security to enhance their systems with security improvements, or integrate their systems with improved security tooling
  • Work with other members of the Security team to constantly refine and improve Blackhawk Network Security Standards
  • Research and understand emerging information security threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures
  • Contribute to security policy, procedures, and standards






  • Have a background in Systems Administration/Engineering, Network Administration/Engineering, Development, CloudOps/DevOps, Desktop Administration/Engineering, or Help Desk
  • Ability to program/script in at least one language; Python, GO, Assembly, Perl, Ruby, C/C#/C++, Java, JavaScript, BASH, PowerShell
  • Occasional Travel
  • On-Call for emergencies



  • 1-2 years’ experiencewith a range of security controls for at least the following technologies: 
  • Active Directory
  • Firewalls
  • Networking
  • Cloud Services
  • Operating Systems – Windows/*NIX/MacOS
  • 1-2 years’ experiencein implementing ‘defense-in-depth’ designs security designs for corporate and production infrastructure. Experience with the following 
  • Logging, monitoring and response concepts and technologies for cloud networks, corporate networks and hosts in all environments
  • Identity and Access concepts and technologies to secure production and corporate access, such as: OAuth2, SSO, SAML, Federated Identity, RBAC, etc.
  • Network-security concepts, such as firewall/network design, network segmentation, proxies, IPS/IDS, load balancers, wireless, TCP/IP, routing protocols, common network services, etc.
  • Securing corporate devices and hosts in a mixed OS, global enterprise physical/virtual, on premise and cloud environments
  • Application Security such as SAST, DAST, WAF
  • Database Security
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Experience with PCI, SOX, SOC-2, HIPAA, GDPR, NIST, and ISO Regulatory Frameworks
  • Certifications – SANS GIAC, CISSP, ISC2, ISACA, OSCP/OSCE
  • S. / M.S. / PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related experience







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