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IT Infrastructure Engineer -Web (AWS)

Nelnet Highlands Ranch, CO

Job Description

  • IT Infrastructure Engineer -Web (AWS)

    Job Locations US-CO-Highlands Ranch | US-NE-Lincoln | US-WI-Madison
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/26/2018 2:53 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology


We are looking for DevSecOps Engineers with a wide range of skills that love automating infrastructure-as-code, code development & deployment, and a secure code infrastructure, to support building robust and scalable applications. Your experience with cloud architecture, modern software development frameworks, infrastructure, and security will be essential to building a state of the art DevOpsTeam.


In this position, you will be part of a fast paced team responsible for developing, inventing, implementing and maintaining automated methods to manage infrastructure, continuous integration, continuous deployment, and security. 


As a member of this team, you will help set the vision and roadmap for moving from a primarily in-house infrastructure to a hybrid infrastructure utilizing AWS.  Team members regularly research and define requirements, build tools and automation, and implement industry best tools to assist in the delivery of high quality production services and the evolution of our cloud infrastructure and delivery pipeline.


This position requires work in support of the Company's contract with the United States Department of Education (œED).  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.


  1. Advise on best practices for doing DevSecOps.
  2. Develop, adopt, and implement solutions that contribute to automation of code builds, code deploys, security reviews, infrastructure setup, and support development teams towards a more rapid and self-service use of infrastructure while following best practices, standards and procedures.
  3. Administer systems, load balancers, DNS, etc. as required by various applications in windows, Linux, and AWS environments.
  4. Define solutions using DevSecOps architecture patterns, automate CI and CD pipelines, and monitor systems for variations from configuration standards.
  5. Assesses IT problems and system needs. Identify and build architectural enablers for IT.
  6. Collaborate effectively with others to solve complex problems and resolve technological disagreement with informed, rational and collaborative solutions
  7. Apply proven delivery methodologies including Agile/Scrum
  8. Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies, industry trends and standards
  9. Share Knowledge, mentor and provide technical guidance to the development team as needed
  10. Participate in team planning sessions and provide effort estimates and timeline commitments
  11. Advocate, design, promote and support Continuous Delivery



  • BS / MS in Computer Science, Engineering, related discipline or equivalent experience



  1. Implement and maintain infrastructure and processes for highly scalable distributed systems
  2. Experience with end-to-end infrastructure to support web applications
  3. Experience with F5 Load Balancer, Windows infrastructure, AD, etc.
  4. Experience Securing Applications, Knowledge of OWASP Top 10, etc.
  5. Experience with DevOps orchestration tools
  6. Experience with AWS cloud services
  7. Strong understanding of infrastructure components and how they are architected, in Windows, Linus, and AWS
  8. Automation experience, Powershell, etc.

EEO Statement

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 Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.
Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.


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Job Details

Date Posted November 28, 2018
Date Closes December 28, 2018
Requisition 2018-6630
Located In Highlands ranch, CO
SOC Category 00-0000.00