Sr. Staff Enterprise Application Engineer (ERP-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!

So, what are you waiting for? Shape your career and join our global network.

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


Are you looking for an opportunity to provide leadership in architectural planning while driving solutions across multiple domains and solution areas, contributing to the future success of the business through innovations in technology? If so, the Enterprise Architect for Platform & Integration might be the position for you!

The role holder is an Enterprise Architect for Platform & Integration in Enterprise Technology (Corp IT) Architecture function at Blackhawk Network. The role holder will be an evangelist for the Platform & Integration domain solutions and services offered by the Employee Technology. The individual will build relationships with Tech, Business, Product, Application and Data leaders, understand the challenges and needs of the business, and provide strategic guidance & oversight to the technical teams to meet the needs of the business effectively.

The Enterprise Architect for Platform & Integration plays an integral role in defining and assessing the Blackhawks Networks organization's platform & integration domain strategy, architecture and practices. The Enterprise architect will be required to effectively translate business objectives and platform strategies into specific enterprise/business solutions enabled by emerging platform/integration technologies and services.

The Enterprise Architect for Platform & Integration will focus on the enterprise platforms & integration technologies layer across all of Tech, driving strategy and execution. This will ensure a seamless and connected set of enterprise platforms across the Technology groups. The leader will also research, prioritize, and experiment with emerging platform, technology and solutions.

The Enterprise Platform & Integration will collaborate with Blackhawk Network's business, enterprise & BU applications, data, infrastructure and cybersecurity teams, in areas such as SAAS and platform products like ERP, Supply Chain, ServiceNow, Concur, SAP SuccessFactors, Workplace and Cloud technologies, (on-prem, public hybrid and multi-cloud). His/her expertise will also enable architecture community to support the design, deployment and success of Employee technology platform & integration solutions used by the Blackhawk Network.


  • This role will provide you the opportunity to lead key activities to progress your career.
    This role will lead and work across multiple business functions to define and gain consensus on future state solutions using Enterprise Platforms.
  • Be a technical thought leader and a dependable partner for the executive and senior managers of one or more Enterprise Platforms, helping them define the technology strategy/roadmaps and execute the roadmap in a cost-effective but quality-conscious manner using the technology platform(s) to achieve a business outcome.
  • Drive strategic thinking and technical oversight of technology platforms to enable business teams and application and infrastructure teams to build and expand business capabilities for current and future needs of Blackhawk Network Employee technology platform
  • This role is to define/execute the technical adoption plan for the platform across multiple systems within the enterprise, enabling the application team's effective and efficient adoption of the platform.
  • Engage with both management and delivery teams leading Enterprise level platform and integration efforts that involve large scale industry product platforms and how they are adopted within Blackhawk Network
  • Design Enterprise Platforms to have high availability/performance, seamless integration (loosely coupled), high quality/reliability, and user-focused adoption models/frameworks while ensuring the platform helps protect our business data and the privacy of our customers.
  • Define platform-level roadmaps and collaborate with technology leaders across the enterprise to align their portfolio-level roadmap and application-level roadmap with enterprise platform roadmaps.
  • Help portfolio leaders and application owners proactively plan and address technical debt, security risks, and technology upkeep related to the use of the platform across the enterprise.
  • Prioritize and develop the overall domain level architectures that unify and integrate multiple SAAS and Platform products like ERP, Supply Chain, ServiceNow, Concur, Workday, Workplace and others like it;
  • Sets technical direction for Enterprise Platforms designs and implementations that enables growth, simplifies integrations while actualizing the realization of the future state reference architecture.
  • Engages with delivery streams throughout the implementation process to ensure alignment with EA guiding principles and business outcomes.
  • Lead the development of an implementation plan for the enterprise platform & integration architectures based on business/IT strategy and requirements.
  • Ensure the role of EA in the project and product governance setting is one of guidance, advice, and oversight. Help the enterprise find the right balance between enterprise risk and agility. Step up and communicates key EA positions to business and IT leaders to get buy-in and mandate.
  • Influence / coach enterprise architecture on modern evolutionary platform architecture principles and practices
  • Establish technology architecture roadmaps, reference and target architecture, architectural and design principles, best practices, patters, and standards, oversee adherence to defined platform & integration architecture principles and standards
  • Work with senior business executives, vendors, and other senior technology leaders. Acts as a trusted advisor in identifying long term platform & integration domain visions and communicates the value of EA across the organization.
  • Enforces architecture governance structures and compliance activities to maintain regulatory compliance and enterprise standards


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 10+ years of experience in enterprise/solution technology architecture for enterprise platform/ systems, infrastructure, integration, cloud, hosting and shared technology services.
  • 5+ years of experience as Enterprise platform & Integration domain architect using cloud technologies, Azure, O365, D365 ERP/CRM & SaaS, and Cloud application Integrations (e.g. iPAAS)
  • Excellent people leadership qualities in both a direct and matrix organization.
  • Experienced in 3rd party vendor integration
  • Experience with public cloud; design and implementation, automation & security across IaaS and PaaS architypes.
  • Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, agile and lean methodologies, infrastructure and operations, EA, ITIL frameworks;
  • Experience in DevOps, Agile development and extensive use of micro services and containerization

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree or above preferred
  • Should have demonstrated an exceptional grasp of corporate strategy
  • Must have a history of providing vision and leadership
  • Able to demonstrate technical breadth across Enterprise Technology portfolio.
  • Excellent cross-functional planning and execution.
  • Excellent senior stakeholder management
  • Understanding of IPaaS, ERP platform, core technology platform & Integration and supply chain environments.
  • Any of the following a bonus: Cloud Architect Certifications (Azure). ITIL / Agile/Product certifications.




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 insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 7 open jobs at Blackhawk Network, click here.
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