• IT Solutions Director-PaymentSpring

    Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/9/2019 12:23 PM)
    Job ID
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    PaymentSpring is creating revolutionary payment processing technology. We’re a team of people that are passionate about payments and technology, solving tough problems, and creating outstanding products for our customers. As the leader of the Solutions Group, you’ll be at the forefront of that effort.


    The Solutions Group creates web-based software products that are used by businesses to accept payments online, offers an API designed for software developers, and continually seeks to create the latest payment processing technologies. If you join our team, you’ll get the best of all worlds; you will create amazing technology in a fast-paced and agile startup environment, you’ll deploy the features and products you create to a large (and rapidly growing) customer base, and you’ll be backed by an extraordinary company, Nelnet.


    The IT Solutions Director for PaymentSpring is an experienced technology professional tasked with leading the PaymentSpring Solutions Group.   The Director will champion PaymentSpring product & strategic initiatives, leading and delivering successful new and enhanced payment solutions to support both internal and external business opportunities.  In addition, the Director will successfully interact with clients (both existing and potential) and collaborate with internal teams to guide product vision and innovation, meet and exceed client needs, and create viable and relevant new market solutions.


    1. Assist in defining strategic technology plans aimed at striking an optimum balance of information technology opportunities and business goal alignment & investment.
    2. Foster and facilitate product innovation, including advancing ideas from conceptualization and product prioritization to launch.
    3. Build and maintain relationships with customers, partners, and payments industry professionals.
    4. Research industry trends in payments to identify new innovations, features, and integration opportunities.
    5. Attract and retain the best people. Lead a team of diverse individuals and leverage their skills for optimal results. Champion team values and culture. Develop and maintain career pathing opportunities for each member of the team.
    6. Collaborate with Sales, Operations, Infrastructure, Finance, and Downstream Development teams to ensure alignment and communication of goals and development prioritization.
    7. Develop and maintain annual department budget.
    8. Promote close collaboration with all technology providers within Nelnet and external entities.
    9. Act as a personal champion of PaymentSpring and team goals.
    10. Provide regular reporting to PaymentSpring leaders, company directors and board.




    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or related field with significant development experience)

    Master’s Degree in Computer Science (or related field) or MBA preferred.



    10+ years IT experience with 5 - 10 years in a management position. 

    Payment Industry or Financial Services Experience required.

    Technical experience with Front End/Payment gateways and mobile technology preferred.



    1. Strong knowledge of application development and project management.
    2. Strong communicator, both verbal and written, both to technology and non-technology individuals.
    3. Demonstrated ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with all levels of the organization.
    4. Collaborative, proven ability to form strong cross-functional relationships to drive the planning and implementation of strategies, projects and use resources productively.
    5. Innovative, flexible, and creative problem-solving skills
    6. Visionary, with ability to translate into actionable product development.
    7. Ability to accurately assess the competitive landscape for relevant and profitable product solutions.
    8. Proven ability to work cross-functionally Demonstrated success managing technical teams and producing results.
    9. Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, analytical and communication skills.
    10. Acting as a servant leader, providing what is necessary to keep the team functioning to its full potential.
    11. Good negotiation and persuasion skills.
    12. Must be flexible and motivated to work in a fast-paced environment.
    13. Naturally curious and interested in business model improvements.

    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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