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IT Software Engineer


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Nelnet is a diversified and innovative company committed to enriching lives through the power of service as a student loan servicer, professional services company, consumer loan originator and servicer, payments processor, and K-12 and higher education expert. For over 40 years, Nelnet has been serving its customers, associates, and communities.

The perks of working at Nelnet go beyond our benefits package. When you join the Nelnet team, you're part of a community invested in the success of each individual. That support comes through in our work, as we are united by our mission of creating opportunities for people where they live, learn, and work.

Responsible for developing enterprise wide cross-functional software solutions, working closely with IT Software Architects and IT Business Analysts technical teams.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in solution design to satisfy a wide range of business needs.
  2. Analysis and translation of business requirements into technical requirements for development, and creation of design documents and technical specifications.
  3. Adhere to Best Practices and Standards in the areas of technology and security.
  4. Provide post implementation support including, but not limited to, monitoring application performance and debugging existing code.
  5. Keep abreast of advancements and changes in technology and develop an understanding of how new technologies can be leveraged provide business solutions.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, a related field or relevant work experience


Minimum 3 years of experience in software development with strong skills in at least three key competency.


  • Strong relational database knowledge.
  • Understanding of best practices and methods to integrate applications within the organization and with external partners.
  • Strong knowledge of the full software development lifecycle; with exposure to agile or iterative approaches to delivery preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the network and/or server infrastructure required to host an application on the platforms in areas of expertise.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and business functions.
  • Strong analytical skills to determine effective approaches to business solutions. Ability to perform effectively in a team-oriented environment. Microsoft .net frameworks (4.0) .net, C#, .net core
  • Microsoft IIS Windows/Web Services Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2016 Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) NoSQL
  • Cloud services, GCP preferred, not required

Preferred Skills, not required

  • React.js
  • Web Services
  • GitHub
  • Docker
  • CI/CD

Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA, generous earned time off, 401K/student loan repayment, life insurance & AD&D insurance, employee assistance program, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement, performance-based incentive pay, short- and long-term disability, and a robust wellness program. Click here to learn more about our benefits: LINK.

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