Blackhawk Network

  • Staff Software Engineer

    Job Location US-ME-Portland
    Position Type
  • About Blackhawk Network:

    CashStar is a leading provider of merchant solutions for gift card commerce, supporting multiple touchpoints across the customer lifecycle. Its award-winning platform, CashStar Commerce, is a flexible, secure and market-proven solution that enables merchants to directly market, sell and distribute digital and plastic gift cards to all channels and devices. CashStar Velocity Services allow merchants to grow their gift card programs with minimal resource investment. CashStar helps create great customer experiences, grow gift card revenue and drive omni-channel engagement for over 400 leading brands. CashStar is a Blackhawk Network Business—a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. To learn more about CashStar and The Blackhawk Network, please visit or


    • Perform all phases of software engineering including design, development, testing, and deployment in an Agile software development environment.
    • Design and develop new features using various languages and technologies including Python, Javascript, Golang, and Java.
    • Collaborate with other teams and conduct new technology research for product development and recommend product enhancements.
    • Actively participate in code reviews, analyze results and choose the best solution.
    • Manage deadlines and prioritize tasks.
    • Continuously focus on improving the software quality and performance.
    • Participate in Information Security analysis and remediation.
    • Troubleshoot customer issues and communicate effectively to internal and external stakeholders.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent, Master’s preferred.
    • 5+ years hands-on experience with object oriented and functional software engineering using Java, Golang, or Python.
    • Experience working in a cloud environment, preferably Amazon Web Services.
    • Significant experience designing and building REST services and a familiarity with Microservice architectures.
    • Comfortable with relational database design and SQL.
    • Experience working with web user interface technologies.
    • Basic understanding of Scrum framework.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to learn new coding languages and develop creatively.


    Programming Languages: Python, Javascript, Java, GoLang
    Web Frameworks: Django, NodeJS, uWSGI, NGINX
    Front-end Libraries: React with Redux, BackboneJS, HTML, CSS
    Software Applications and IDE: Atlassian JIRA, BitBucket, SourceTree, GitHub, PyCharm, Sequel Pro, RabbitMQ, Zeplin, Jenkins
    Analytics and Monitoring Tools: Splunk, Sentry, Grafana, New Relic, Gecko
    Database: MySQL, Redis
    OS:  Ubuntu, CentOS
    Cloud: Amazon Web Services including EC2, S3, ECR/ECS, RDS, Route53, ELB


    CashStar is the industry-leading provider of prepaid commerce solutions at the forefront of mobile payments, digital gifting and branded currency. The CashStar Commerce platform is used by merchants to increase revenue, reduce costs and optimize customer experiences across channels, and the CashStar Exchange platform is used by gift card distributors and loyalty programs to procure and deliver gift cards from hundreds of leading brands. CashStar clients include top brands like Sephora, Starbucks, The Home Depot, Uber and Walmart and distribution partners such as American Express Membership Rewards, Great Lakes Scrip, Maritz Motivation Solutions, MyCokeRewards, and United MileagePlusX. To learn more about CashStar’s solutions, please visit, follow @CashStar or e-mail






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