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Nelnet IT Software Architect in Des Moines, Iowa

Nelnet is a student loan servicer that's grown into a fiber internet pioneer, real estate investor, and software provider. But that's just the beginning. With 6,500 associates and growing, we take our business wherever superior customer experiences and ingenuity are needed.

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.

We are looking for IT Software Architects who can work collaboratively within IT Delivery and across Business Operational areas to help design and deliver pragmatic solutions based on business value and NDS IT technology direction. This role provides technical leadership to agile teams and is also expected to pull work from the product backlog periodically.

  • Understands and demonstrates current job family technical skill expectations. - Engages with Agile teams to deliver high quality, working software solutions in alignment with team commitments. - Leads and facilitates application design, implementation of architectural patterns, and consistent development practices on projects and within product teams. - Understands the business domain of products supported. - Ensures technology solution architecture and design principles are aligned with NDS IT Delivery technology direction. - Knowledgeable of all existing services, components and technologies to ensure maximum technology reuse. - Independently identifies and pursues opportunities to improve solution architecture across the enterprise. - Explores and pursues technical skills outside of current job family. - Actively seeks to remain technically current and increase expertise and abilities. - Understands and exhibits skills to protect data, systems and networks and maintains secure, reliable, redundant, and accessible systems. - Strives to align personal passion and career desires with opportunities and company needs. - Works in concert with Solution Architects to drive Nelnet technology solution architecture.

EDUCATION: - BS / MS in Computer Science, Engineering, related discipline or equivalent experience EXPERIENCE: - Minimum 6 years of experience in software development with a strong expertise in at least one key competency. - 2 to 3 years of experience as a technical or development leader with a demonstrated ability to deliver medium to large scale technology solutions. COMPETENCIES – SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES: - Strong technical competency in the following: - Microsoft .net frameworks C# and ASP .net - Microsoft IIS - Restful Web Services - Service Based Architecture - Message Based Processing - SQL Server and/or other relational databases - Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) - Full Stack Development Experience - Secure Development Practices - Collaboration tools including JIRA, Confluence and/or Microsoft Teams - Understanding of best practices, standards and methods to integrate applications within the organization and with external partners. - In-depth knowledge of the full software development lifecycle; with exposure to agile or iterative approaches to delivery preferred. - Strong verbal and written communication skill; with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization. - Ability to quickly learn new technologies and business functions. - Strong analytical skills to determine effective approaches to business solutions. - Self-directed with the ability to motivate, inspire, and lead team members on an application solution. - Knowledge in the area of NIST compliance, ISSO2 strongly desired. - Demonstrated effective performance in a team-oriented environment. - US Citizen with ability to obtain 6C Federal security clearance.

All non- Colorado locations: salary is commensurate with location, skillset and experience. Colorado Residents Only: pay range $70,000-145,000 per year.

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 ( .

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance.

Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Corporate Recruiting at 402-486-5725 or .

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Nelnet is a leading student loan servicer – but we’re even more than that. We’re a professional services company, telecommunications innovator, and K-12 and higher education expert (and that’s just the shortlist). For over 40 years, we’ve been serving our customers and making their dreams possible.

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