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Nelnet IT Technical Lead in Topeka, Kansas

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.

Who we are:

We’re FACTS Student Information System (SIS), and just like our parent company, Nelnet, we are dedicated to diversification and growth. We are people driven. As opportunities arise to diversify and apply our customer service and software expertise, we look to develop our associates to grow right alongside the company.

Things move fast here so we’re agile and innovative in how we work, consistently looking at how we can improve. We’re only as good as our people – that’s where you come in.

What you’ll do:

As an IT QA Technical Lead at FACTS SIS, you are instrumental in helping to advocate for automation improvements and improving the processes of our development teams to prevent defects. You’ll serve as a technical expert and provide direct day-to-day guidance and leadership to our talented and motivated development teams. This includes defining quality, efficiency, and development best practices. In addition to having a strong technical aptitude, leadership and communication skills are important in your role.

As an IT QA Technical Lead, a typical day might include:

  • Mentoring development team members at all levels, helping to set and model desired quality techniques

  • Responsibility for product or initiative delivery, which includes quality, efficiency and timeliness of work being done

  • Effectively communicating initiatives/product statuses, working with Product Owner and Team to address stakeholder issues/concerns

  • Assisting Agile teams in implementing designs for large-scale software projects

  • Participating in discussions/design of where our systems are today, where we want to take them tomorrow, and how we can best get there.

You Have:

  • Minimum 5 years total experience in automated testing

  • Experience evaluating tooling with the ability to recommend solutions and tooling that meets our current and future automation needs.

  • Ability to implement and execute multiple forms of testing to cover the entire Software Development Lifecycle

  • Extensive experience building, maintaining and/or evolving automated testing processes and environments (DevOps, CI/CD, Kubernetes, Build Tools, Deployment Tools …etc.)

  • Experience designing and maintaining automated test suites that are suitable and reusable

  • Strong database knowledge (table design, complex query creation, best practices)

  • Strong desire to learn, push the envelope, and share knowledge with others

  • Experience mentoring others and/or leading a significant change within a team

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to communicate with clients, colleagues, and management to explain complex issues clearly and concisely.

We Have:

  • Opportunities to work with current and cutting-edge technologies.

  • An open, dynamic, fast-paced work environment -- are you looking for a work environment with a startup vibe but the safety of an enterprise? This is the place for you!

  • A culture of innovation -- you’ll be surrounded by people who think outside the box and are constantly looking for ways to improve, just like you do.

  • An agile team with dedicated people – we care about you and work hard for each other.

  • A diversified group of people varying in age and ethnicities

  • Awesome benefits through Nelnet including leadership training, Benefits and Wellness compensation opportunities, 401k, dental and health insurance, generous paid time off, and more!

For Colorado Residents: Pay is $120,000-$135,000

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.