Nelnet Business Services (NBS), a division of Nelnet, Inc., provides payment technology, education services, and learning management solutions to education and faith-based organizations, serving more than 1,300 higher education institutions, 11,500 K-12 schools, 3,500 churches, and millions of individual students, families, and supporters across the globe. Our culture of service enables us to form long-lasting and trusted partnerships, while our focus on creativity and innovative solutions empowers our customer communities to thrive.

As a Nelnet company, the perks at NBS go beyond our benefits package. You’re part of a community, invested in you as an individual and united by our mission to create opportunities for people where they live, learn and work.

The IT Senior Software Engineer is responsible for designing and developing software solutions.

Nelnet Core Value #3: Pursuing opportunities for diversification and growth.

Not only does Nelnet believe in diversification and growth as a business, but in our associates as well. 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 along side the company.

The Senior Software Engineer designs, creates, maintains, audits, and improves software applications by performing coding, debugging, testing and troubleshooting throughout the application development process. They design solutions for complex projects in a collaborative team environment. They mentor less experienced engineers and make recommendations for future development options. This person is an advocate for making improvements and working with the team to accomplish goals.


  • Researches, designs, implements, and manages software applications based on user requirements.
  • Writes, tests, and implements efficient code.
  • Maintains and develops existing applications by analyzing and identifying areas for modification.
  • Works within an Agile environment, respond to change quickly, including re-focusing development efforts and adapting to evolving requirements.
  • Is positive and solution-oriented with team members and stakeholders.
  • Continues to update technical knowledge and skills.
  • Provides guidance to other engineers.
  • Coaches and mentors other team members.
  • Is an influencer.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.


7+years of related experience.

Required proficiency in: C# .NET, Visual Studio, Angular


  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.
  10. Strong knowledge of some/most of the following technologies considered a plus:
    • Playwright
    • Git
    • Azure DevOps
    • MongoDB

Salary Range: $110,000-$120,000

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.

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.