• Dev Ops Engineer II

    Job Location US-TX-Lewisville
    Position Type
  • About Blackhawk Network:

    Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and rewards programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk’s Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries. For more information, please visit blackhawknetwork.comhawkcommerce.comhawkincentives.com or our product websites GiftCards.comgiftcardmall.comGiftCardLab.com and OmniCard.com.


    The DevOps Engineer is responsible for maturing the DevOps mindset within the agile teams using techniques such as Acceptance Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery to provide quality products with seamless integration across Development, Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Operations, and Release Management roles.
    The successful candidate will be one that can adapt as necessary for unintended consequences of this change initiative and one that understands the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team.
    Candidates will work in a DevOps team environment and will work with implementation of systems like Docker, AWS and Java applications in a Linux/AWS CI/CD environment and will also focus on Microsoft Technologies like PowerShell to build and work on both tactical and strategic assignments. Since the team is very young in its adoption of DevOps principles there is still a fair amount of manual maintenance work. Candidates are expected to handle the manual work while figuring out how to automate it.


    • Proactively monitor and manage a 24/7 system
    • Deploy, automate, maintain, troubleshoot and improve the systems that keep the backend infrastructure running smoothly
    • Participate in Business Process Re-engineering
    • Perform configuration management for all different applications running on all environments and manage the production release process that ensures the reliability and availability of the platform
    • Scripting for speedier deployments
    • Contribute to developing best practices for infrastructure as code (eg : Shell scripting, Perl, AWS templates), software build tools (Maven, ANT, Shell) and continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Hudson), and infrastructure automation (VM Ware, Puppet, Chef, etc)
    • Collaborate with all teams and use broad range of AWS technologies, operating systems (Windows, Linux)to implement cloud application with security principles


    • Bachelor’s degree in CS or technical
    • 1+ years relevant experience
    • Scripted environments experience
    • Solid knowledge in the following areas:
      • Amazon Web Services
      • Git and Jira
      • at least 1 scripting language such as Perl, Python and PowerShell
      • at least 1 high level programming language such as Java
    • Familiar with continuous integration (for example tools like Jenkins)
    • A passion for producing, monitoring, and provisioning systems that perform well at scale
    • Understanding of application security in a cloud environment
    • Strong attention to detail and quality control
    • Strong communicative and organizational skills


    • Experience working on large scale, multiple team projects
    • Experience with Agile methodologies and Test Driven Development
    • Configuration as code experience
    • Experience configuring load balancers and CDNs
    • Experience working with and managing Docker
    • Network configuration experience


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