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Nelnet Senior Software Engineer - PaymentSpring in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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.

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

This position works within PaymentSpring’s, a Nelnet Company, Gateway software development team innovating on merchant payment solutions. The right candidate for this position is someone who will collaboratively contribute to the team, fosters a curiosity to discover practical solutions, proactively pursues learning opportunities and thrives under awesome mentorship. If you enjoy being on an innovative, forward thinking team - apply today!


  • Provides technical leadership on a cross-functional development team.

  • Mentor developers and promote good design patterns and writing, clean maintainable code.

  • Design solutions and collaborate with developers, UX designers, testers, analysts to build a quality product.

  • Breaks development projects into tasks and helps coordinate work between multiple developers.

  • Research ways to improve and enhance code, processes, and teams.



Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, a related field, or relevant work experience.


  • 3 - 5+ years of experience in software development.

  • Experience in designing and leading development on web based systems.

  • Experience in working in a collaborative, team-based development environment.


  • Strong knowledge of the full agile software development lifecycle.

  • Strong web development skills using Ruby, Ruby Frameworks, HTML, CSS, JavaScript (e.g. Vue.js), and relational databases.

  • Deep understanding of web technologies.

  • Ability to research and learn new technologies and practices, and incorporate them into an existing software system.

  • Proficiency in designing software solutions to meet business needs.

  • Understanding of software design patterns and architectural strategies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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

  • Motivated and hardworking. This one means a lot to our team, and should mean a lot to you, too.

  • Excited about working in a fast paced, startup environment. Sometimes we all have to wear a few different hats.

  • Detail oriented. We like to go fast, but we still think it through.

  • Handle stress well. You won’t find any jerks on our team.

  • Care a lot about creating an exceptional user experience. Even if you don’t work on client side code.

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

Colorado residents; pay range for this role is $95,000 - $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. 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 Nelnet Corporate Recruiting.

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.

Nelnet is a leading student loan servicer – but we’re even more than that. We’re a professional services company, telecommunications innovator, and K-12 and higher education expert (and that’s just the shortlist). For over 40 years, we’ve been serving our customers and making their dreams possible.

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