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Senior/Staff Back-end Software Engineer

Concord, New Hampshire
Job Type
21 Jul 2022
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.

Paying for school is really confusing. Figuring it all out doesnt just impact a student - its usually a family affair. Not only that, what happens after school? How does that student know if theyre making the right choice for now AND later? And what about savings, spending, and taking out extra loans how does all of THAT fit together? Were a brand new digital bank and were building the solution. Finding the answers. All in one mobile app.

Nelnet Bank does whats right, not easy. Its one of our (six) core values. Were the first ILC chartered bank to be approved in 13 years and weve set out to solve how students and their families make their educational dreams come true. Alongside all sorts of other fully integrated banking products like savings accounts, debit cards, and more. From there were building innovative rewards programs, adding true gamification, and pushing the banking boundaries even further.

As a new bank in formation, youll be in a fast-paced startup environment and have a direct impact on our success. As a Senior Back-end Software Engineer, youll help architect our systems and serve as a technical leader on our team. In addition to extensive coding, you will participate in our release planning, scoping, and road mapping activities.

Well count on you to have deep technical discussions and creative brainstorms in pursuit of innovative mobile, web, and API-driven banking products. Further, youll have the opportunity to mentor and teach others on our team and within our company about effective technical design and best practices.

Day-to-day Responsibilities

  1. Designing, developing, and maintaining REST APIs (NodeJS on AWS Lambda) Building, testing, and deploying with CI/CD pipelines (GitHub Actions)
  2. Deploying and maintaining supporting infrastructure (AWS with Terraform) Coordinating and integrating with 3rd parties
  3. Performing code reviews and mentoring for fellow developers
  4. Helping plan and scope technical requirements and implementation details
  5. Participating in an on-call rotation
  6. Participating in an Agile/SCRUM development methodology

Of course, were interested in more than just your technical skills. We want to make sure that were a great fit for each other. Here are some of the characteristics that are must haves for our team.

Youre motivated and hardworking. Said differently, youre hungry. This one means a lot to us and should mean a lot to you, too. Youre excited and energized by working in a fast-paced, startup environment.

Sometimes we all have to wear a few different hats.

Youre detail oriented. We like to go fast, but we still think it through. You handle stress well. You wont find any jerks on our team.

You care a lot about creating an exceptional user experience, in fact, you might even obsess over it.

No matter which part of the stack youre working on.

Youre driven to create something big. You have lofty ambitions and want to be part of a team that changes an industry.

Technical Skills:

An ideal team member will be a senior-level back-end engineer that has experience with many of these technologies and practices:

4+ years of JavaScript experience (NodeJS/ES6+ preferred)

8+ years of professional software development experience

1-2 years of DevOps experience

1-2 years of hands-on experience with AWS technologies (direct experience with Lambda, API Gateway, CloudFront, VPC, and Dynamo a plus)

Hands-on experience designing, developing, and maintaining REST APIs and supporting libraries

Experience writing unit, E2E, and functional tests (Jest experience preferred)

Experience instrumenting, monitoring, and debugging production systems and applications

Experience owning a project through the entire development lifecycle (inception, design, implementation, and maintenance) Comfortable leading integrations with external APIs and systems

A security-conscious mindset and willingness to work in a highly sensitive and regulated environment

Experience working with infrastructure as code (IaC) is a plus (Terraform preferred) Full-stack experience is a plus (React preferred)

Colorado residents; pay range for this role is $130,000 - $160,000

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 () .

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 or .

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

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  • Job Reference: 664001981-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: NelNEt
  • Location: Concord, New Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent