Sr. Software Engineer - ELS

Position Type
Full Time
Location : Location
SV--San Salvador

About Blackhawk Network:

Blackhawk Network (BHN) is the leader in global branded payment technologies. We strengthen relationships between brands and their customers, employees, and partners by transforming transactions into connections. BHN’s portfolio includes: Gift Card & eGift products, promotions and distribution that grow revenue faster; Rewards & Incentives that build loyalty and acquisition and are integrated into today’s leading platforms; and Payments that enable businesses and customers to access and disburse funds in convenient and innovative ways. BHN’s network spans across the globe with over 400,000 consumer touchpoints. Learn more at


You'll play a pivotal role in constructing various components of our rewards/redeem platform, catering to high-scale, precision, and availability requirements. As a vital contributor to our hybrid architecture, you'll facilitate diverse modes of validation for both Blackhawk consumers and partners. Your role involves pushing the boundaries of backend technologies to deliver advanced functionality.

Additionally, you'll be instrumental in overhauling our existing hybrid architecture, transitioning towards a modernized framework that harnesses cutting-edge technologies on the cloud and leverages efficient application stacks. As an integral member of our team, you'll not only learn but also contribute to coaching others. Your journey will be one of continuous innovation.

Collaboration is key, and you'll actively engage with various stakeholders, building cross-functional knowledge across different platforms. As an awesome team player, your impact will extend beyond individual contributions to fostering a collaborative and learning-oriented environment.


  • Analyze requirements and produce high-quality code for projects, taking ownership of individual modules.
  • Follow sound development practices, establish close collaboration with cross-functional teams, and participate in biweekly support rotation. Design, develop, and unit test software applications, adapting and enhancing engineering processes and tools as needed. 
  • Lead team code reviews, manage code effectively, and improve code management procedures. 
  • Demonstrate expertise in diagnosing complex issues, contribute to change management processes, and establish good engineering practices. 
  • Mentor team members, identify pros and cons of proposed solutions, and maintain a broad understanding of business impact and industry trends. 
  • Write clean, reusable code for readability and testability, ensuring products are performant, scalable, and fault-tolerant.
  • Operate and scale vital products with automated failover capabilities, contributing innovative ideas to improve Blackhawk systems.  Collaborate with architects, product owners, and stakeholders to create and deliver exceptional product requirements.


  • Hold a Master's/Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline. 
  • Accumulate over 4 years of software development expertise, specializing in core Java and J2EE. 
  • Possess advanced Java skills and practical experience with JDK 1.6 or above. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Spring and Struts frameworks, along with the ability to develop multithreaded applications. 
  • Expertise in RESTful architecture and the implementation of REST Web Services. 
  • Experience in database design using DB2 or Oracle, coupled with a strong grasp of SQL. 
  • Exhibit robust Object-Oriented (OO) design and development skills. 
  • Showcase creative problem-solving abilities and excellent communication skills. 
  • Preference given to those with experience in the finance or payment industry. 
  • Possess a good understanding of Angular JS, Javascript, and React.


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