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Nelnet IT Software Engineer - Data Masking in Des Moines, Iowa

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.

Responsible for developing enterprise wide cross-functional software solutions, working closely with IT Software Architects and IT Business Analysts technical teams. Masking data with Informatica or other tools.

This position requires work in support of the Company’s contract with the United States Department of Education (“ED”). As such, the United States Government requires that any applicant for this position must complete United States Government security clearance. Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted or processed. In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for such positions.

Job Responsibilitie:

  1. Participate in solution design to satisfy a wide range of business needs.

  2. Analysis and translation of business requirements into technical design documents for development and provides estimates for enhancements.

  3. Designs, codes, unit tests, debugs, documents, and maintains iSeries programs and processes.

  4. Performs technical analysis and research.

  5. Supports Quality Assurance and client testing.

  6. Provides on-call support for production.

  7. Serves as system expert through sharing of detailed knowledge of some functional areas of the systems.

  8. Adhere to Best Practices and Standards in the areas of technology and security.

  9. Keep abreast of advancements and changes in technology and develop an understanding of how new technologies can be leveraged to provide business solutions.

  10. Mask production data and populate internal test and development environments (Informatica, Optim or internally developed tools)


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and/or commensurate experience.


Minimum 3 years of experience in software development and support. Good working knowledge of iSeries (AS/400) application development and associated processes. Strong knowledge of RPG and/or COBOL, SYNON (CA 2E), CL programming and Sequel. Strong knowledge of data masking principles and tools.


  1. Strong relational database knowledge.

  2. Understanding of best practices and methods to integrate applications within the organization and with external partners.

  3. Strong knowledge of the full software development lifecycle.

  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  5. Ability to quickly learn new technologies and business functions.

  6. Strong analytical skills to determine effective approaches to business solutions.

  7. Ability to obtain a security clearance.

Colorado Candidates: Pay range for this position 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 ( .

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 .

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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