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IT Software Architect - AWS Cloud Architect

Nelnet Highlands Ranch, CO

Job Description

  • IT Software Architect - AWS Cloud Architect

    Job Locations US-CO-Highlands Ranch | US-NE-Lincoln
    Posted Date 5 months ago(12/1/2017 2:20 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology


We are looking for Software Architects and Engineers with a wide range of skills that love building robust and scalable micro services. Your experience with cloud architecture and modern software development frameworks will be essential to building a state of the art loan servicing platform.


In this position, you will be part of a fast paced team responsible for solving big challenges and experimenting with new ways to deliver robust features to our current and future FinTech clients.


As a member of this team, you will help set the vision and roadmap for cloud architecture and be a major contributor to researching and defining requirements, building prototypes and MVPs, delivering high quality production services and the evolution of our cloud infrastructure and delivery pipeline.


  1. Design technical architecture, including system, infrastructure, and data
  2. Develop solutions that contribute to enterprise class integration and middleware software development best practices, standards and procedures.
  3. Define solutions using micro services architecture patterns, automating business process models, API enabled gateways and cloud based services
  4. Assesses business problems and system needs. Identify and build architectural enablers 
  5. Collaborate effectively with others to solve complex problems and resolve technological disagreement with informed, rational and collaborative solutions
  6. Apply proven delivery methodologies including Agile/Scrum
  7. Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies, industry trends and standards
  8. Share Knowledge, mentor and provide technical guidance to the development team as needed
  9. Participate in team planning sessions and provide effort estimates and timeline commitments
  10. Advocate, design, promote and support Continuous Delivery



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



  • Building and Maintaining highly scalable distributed systems
  • Experience as a full stack engineer, for both server and client side applications
  • Building RESTful APIs and micro services on AWS
  • Experience with Node.js, Express, and TypeScript
  • Experience Securing APIs with JWT, SCIM, OpenID and OAUTH
  • Experience with DevOps orchestration tools
  • Experience with AWS cloud services
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure components and how they are architected in AWS
  • Experience with Aurora DB (PostgreSQL or MySQL) and/or NoSQL databases
  • Messaging and Event Sourcing

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 April 15, 2019
Date Closes May 15, 2019
Requisition 2017-5784
Located In Highlands ranch, CO
SOC Category 00-0000.00