IT Software Architect - iSeries

US-CO-Highlands Ranch | US-NE-Lincoln | US-ID-Boise
8 months ago
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Information Technology


The IT Software Architect will design enterprise wide cross-functional solutions and provide guidance and leadership to technical teams.


  1. Lead and/or participate in solution design to satisfy a wide range of business needs.
  2. Act as a consultant with internal and external clients to understand business needs and identify potential solutions.
  3. Provide technical direction, training, and mentoring to technical team members.
  4. Develop and champion Best Practices and Standards in the areas of technology and security.
  5. Provide oversight to ensure adherence to methodologies, best practices and standards.
  6. Keep abreast of advancements and changes in technology and develop an understanding of how new technologies can be leveraged provide business solutions.



Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.



6 years of experience in software development with a strong expertise in current concepts and technologies on the iSeries platform:

  1. RPG ILE / Free
  2. Restful Web Service
  3. DB2/Sequel
  4. Command Language (CL)
  5. Cobol


2 to 3 years of experience as a technical or development leader with a demonstrated ability to deliver medium to large scale technology solutions.



  1. Strong relational database knowledge.
  2. Understanding of best practices and methods to integrate applications within the organization and with external partners.
  3. In-depth knowledge of the full software development lifecycle; with exposure to agile or iterative approaches to delivery preferred.
  4. Working knowledge of the network and/or server infrastructure required to host an application on the platforms in areas of expertise.
  5. Strong verbal and written communication skill; with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  6. Ability to quickly learn new technologies and business functions.
  7. Business acumen in proposing feasible business solutions.
  8. Self-directed; highly motivated with the ability to motivate and inspire team members.
  9. Ability to obtain a security clearance.
  10. Knowledge in the area of NIST compliance strongly desired.

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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