Principal Software Engineer (Remote) at Blackhawk Network

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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.


Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment solutions through the prepaid products, technologies and network that connect brands and people. We collaborate with our partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty, and revenue. Serving 28 countries, we reliably execute security-minded solutions worldwide. We are seeking a successful DevOps Platform Architect that has technical depth across the full DevOps spectrum along with leading and evangelizing transformations and driving innovation.


  • Drive the strategy for automated gated pipelines across all services and micro services that make up Blackhawk ecosystem.
  • Optimize tools and processes for efficiency, cost, stability, and developer productivity
  • Leverage programming skills to design and develop DevOps tooling on various infrastructure platforms
  • Research, evaluate and select the right solutions from new and existing tools
  • Evangelize standardized process and framework across services where relevant
  • Collaborate across DevOps and product engineering teams to ensure a robust pipeline


  • 12+ years of relevant enterprise systems implementation and software engineering work experience
  • Must have strong programming experience in Python, Java, Groovy or Go.
  • Hands on coding engineer developing applications and tools using one or more of the following programming languages - Java, Groovy, Python, or Go (with strong understanding of at least one of them).
  • Experience architecting cloud native and hybrid CI/CD workflows and tools, such as Jenkins, Bamboo, TeamCity, Code Deploy (AWS) and/or GitLab.
  • Technical knowledge of network protocols, security audit considerations to influence the architecture of a flexible yet secure cloud framework.
  • Experience in systems automation, virtualization, orchestration, continuous integration, deployment, and implementation
  • Experience working in managing Project with strong understanding of tools and automation frameworks
  • Hands-on experience with microservices and distributed application architecture, such as containers, Kubernetes, and/or serverless technology.
  • Experience with the full software development lifecycle and delivery using Agile practices.
  • Strong experience providing thought leadership on and practicing DevOps practices and tools (e.g., work management, secure coding practices, infrastructure as code, CI/CD, monitoring, etc.).
  • Ability to balance the value of process vs deliverables.
  • Ability to recommend alternative solutions in a practical manner.
  • Ability to see relationship between details and big picture.
  • Belief in the "Everything is Code" paradigm.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated technical leadership.
  • Ability to work individually as well as with a team.
  • Previous experience or significant aptitude with Infrastructure As Code creation (CloudFormation, Terraform etc.)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline required



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.
More Information on Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network operates in the eCommerce industry. The company is located in Pleasanton, CA. It has 2265 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 8 open jobs at Blackhawk Network, click here.
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