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Nelnet IT Software Engineer - .NET/Web in Topeka, Kansas

Nelnet is a student loan servicer that's grown into a real estate investor and software provider. But that's just the beginning. With 7,500 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.

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

This position requires work in support of the Company’s contract with the United States Department of Education (“ED”). As such, the United States Government requires that any applicant for this position must complete United States Government security clearance. Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted or processed. In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for such positions.

Colorado Candidates: Pay range for this role is $70,000-$120,000

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


Minimum 5 years of experience in software development with strong skills in at least one key competency.


  1. Strong relational database knowledge.

  2. Understanding of best practices and methods to integrate applications within the organization and with external partners.

  3. Strong knowledge of the full software development lifecycle; with exposure to agile or iterative approaches to delivery preferred.

  4. Working knowledge of the network and/or server infrastructure required to host an application on the platforms in areas of expertise.

  5. Strong verbal and written communication skill.

  6. Ability to quickly learn new technologies and business functions.

  7. Strong analytical skills to determine effective approaches to business solutions.

  8. Ability to perform effectively in a team-oriented environment. Experience with Agile strongly desired.

  9. Ability to obtain a security clearance.

  10. Knowledge in the area of NIST compliance strongly desired.

  11. Microsoft .net frameworks (4.5.2 and higher)

  12. ASP.net, C#

  13. Angular

  14. Microsoft IIS

  15. REST Web Services

  16. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and higher

  17. Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)

  18. JIRA



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 (http://nelnetinc.com/careers/benefits/) .

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 corporaterecruiting@nelnet.net .

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.