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Nelnet IT Software Engineer II 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.

The Software Engineer II designs, creates, maintains, audits and improves software applications by performing coding, debugging, testing and troubleshooting throughout the application development process. This position designs solutions for typical projects and completes work with minimal supervision. When required, the Software Engineer II makes recommendations for future development options.


  1. Researches, designs, implements and manages software applications based on user requirements.

  2. Writes, tests and implements efficient code.

  3. Maintains and develops existing applications by analyzing and identifying areas for modification.

  4. Works within an Agile environment, responds to change quickly, including re-focusing development efforts and adapting to evolving requirements.

  5. Is positive and solution-oriented with team members and stakeholders.

  6. Continues to update technical knowledge and skills.


  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.


  1. 3+ years experience as a software development engineer

  2. Experienced with Java, Web API, Javascript, JSON, React and REST.

  3. Experienced with automated testing (unit, integration and end-to-end).

  4. Experienced working in a CI/CD development environment.

  5. Experienced with API concepts and development.

  6. Experience with Oracle, Postgres, MongoDB or other document database preferred.

  7. Experience with Microservice development preferred.

  8. Experience developing external customer facing applications.

  9. Experience developing Single Page Applications using React, or similar technologies is preferred.

  10. Demonstrated experience with utilizing and leveraging reference architectures across a team based environment a plus.


  1. Strong technical competency.

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

  3. Logical, analytical and creative approach to solving problems.

  4. Ability to work both in a team and independently.

  5. Ability to handle multiple priorities and work under pressure.

  6. Good time management skills to plan and organize own work.

  7. Demonstrated respect, collaboration, and pride in ownership.

  8. Ability to adapt to change.

  9. Focus on continuous improvement and delivering value.

For CO Residents: Salary is $85,000-$105,000

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.