Nelnet

IT Software Developer - ClassBundl

US-NE-Lincoln
5 months ago
Job ID
2017-5085
# of Openings
1
Category
Information Technology

Overview

 

Nelnet is expanding its ClassBundl team, a dynamic start-up in its fourth year of existence. We are seeking an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset that designs and develops software tools for the benefit of our end users.  By joining our team, you will be responsible for developing and designing the core functionality of our products as well as providing an optimal customer experience.  While Class Bundl is considered a startup, we enjoy the full support and ample resources of Nelnet.  It is truly the best of both worlds. The goal will be to develop the new products as efficiently as possible to ascertain their viability and sustainability as well as improving existing products to maximize scale and value.  The development stack may be done on a variety of platforms and will involve prototyping ideas on multiple mediums. Currently, the ClassBundl application and website is built in PHP using the Laravel framework.

 

This position will be integral in developing the ClassBundl products and services to provide the best experience in customer convenience and school fund-raising.  The position will serve as a developer for the school supplies and apparel e-commerce site in addition to an on-line fundraising platform. The developer will also be looked upon to present new ideas and/or products to serve our target market.

Responsibilities

  1. Turn concept and ideas into usable features.
  2. Participate in the collaboration and refinement process of an idea – done internally and externally to the company.
  3. Participate in design and code review
  4. Perform analysis and translation of business requirements into technical requirements for development and creation of design documents and technical specifications.
  5. Keep abreast of advancements and changes in technology and develop an understanding of how new technologies can be leveraged into new business solutions.
  6. Develop a minimum viable product to drive a go/no-go decision prior to launch. Quick development and design are critical in providing a proof-of-concept.
  7. Assist in creating the test/pilot and presentation associated with a concept up to its launch. Developer will be relied upon to communicate the design internally and externally using appropriate media and fidelity.
  8. Be comfortable problem solving with differing perspectives, confident and effective in communicating new ideas, and fully committed to the successful launch of new ideas. Must have a passion to seek solutions in a transparent manner with external colleagues/customers, internal project teams, and senior executive management.
  9. Knowledge of and experience using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript including several libraries and frameworks
  10. Develop software at all levels of the stack. From spinning up a new server to front-end design of a user interface and everything in-between.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

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

 

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum 3 years of experience in software development & an ability to develop early-stage solutions in multiple platforms. Ability to think creatively, network internally and externally, and communicate effectively are a must.  Experience conducting interactive design, visual design, and prototyping.

 

COMPETENCIES – SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:

  1. Proficient & confident communication skills: effectively communicates with and engages all levels of the organization from peers to senior management to customers both verbally and in writing.
  2. Committed to probing for challenges and identifying proposed solutions in a collaborative, agile environment. Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in team-based project teams to achieve common goals.
  3. Outside-the-box thinker, passionate about problem-solving, and possesses an entrepreneurial spirit.
  4. Ability to maintain the highest level of accountability, confidentiality, ethics and integrity and to share information with resources appropriately
  5. High standards for productivity with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple competing task and demands. Utilization of effective organization and prioritization skills to complete assignments within established time frames.
  6. Ability to make decisions quickly, take risks, act in times of uncertainty, think creatively, and bounce back from failure.
  7. Strong knowledge and experience in an agile and iterative approach to software development.
  8. Working knowledge of the network and/or server infrastructure required to host an application on various platforms.
  9. Design, evaluate, update, and maintain complicated database schemas in MySQL.

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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