Staff Software Engineer (Remote)

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 network 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!


This position may be performed remotely anywhere within the United States except for the State of Colorado, Alaska, North Dakota, or South Dakota.


Preferred Location: Pleasanton, CA


  • Provide software engineering life-cycle ownership of Blackhawk products and technologies.
  • Develop AWS cloud-based transaction-processing solutions using traditional and emerging technologies.
  • Develop products that perform, scale, are highly available and fault tolerant with automated failover capabilities.
  • Create systems that can be easily triaged to find performance bottlenecks and root cause analysis of failure scenarios.
  • Create understandable and automated product deployment mechanisms for development, QA, and production environments.
  • Participate in standard scrum process including daily stand-up meetings, iteration planning, story grooming, etc.
  • Contribute novel ideas and collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver and improve Blackhawk systems.
  • Interface with and influence product architects, product owners, and other stakeholders to create great technical requirements and evaluate solutions (in-house or vendor).


  • 8+ years of Java application development utilizing data persistence environments.
  • 2+ years of hands-on development on large high performance transaction processing systems
  • 2+ years of hands-on development experience in multithreaded programming.
  • 2+ years of experience in Amazon Web Services (AWS) including Kinesis, RDS, EC2 etc.
  • 2+ years of experience with continuous integration tools and pipelines in Jenkins.
  • Efficiency in designing and implementing a highly secure and robust platform
  • Expert knowledge in service-oriented architecture and REST service knowledge.
  • Demonstrable solution design for performance and scalability.
  • Skilled at performance testing and JVM tuning.
  • Experience scripting using multiple of the following: Bash, SQL, Groovy etc.
  • Able to work autonomously.
  • Experience in developing products in an agile environment using Scrum/Kanban methods
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in settlement and accounting domains
  • Experience with the database technologies defined and writing complex queries: MYSQL and NO-SQL databases;

EEO Statement:

Blackhawk Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  Blackhawk Network believes that diversity leads to strength. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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