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Nelnet is a student loan servicer that’s grown into a fiber internet pioneer, real estate investor, and software provider. But that’s just the beginning. With 6,500 associates and growing, we take our business wherever superior customer experiences and ingenuity are needed.

The perks of working at Nelnet go beyond our benefits package. When you join the Nelnet team, you’re part of a community invested in the success of each individual. That support comes through in our work, as we are united by our mission of creating opportunities for people where they live, learn, and work.

This position is part of the Infrastructure Team, with a focus on RHEL Linux systems. Your daily responsibilities will include the supporting of the on-premise and cloud infrastructure and services for the company’s applications.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Building, designing, and maintaining simple and complex technology stacks.
  • Automating manual processes to reduce administrative overhead and improve DevOps within the teams.
  • Communicating with other teams to solve problems and meet project deadlines.
  • Assisting in the company’s ongoing migration of applications from the datacenter to the cloud.
  • Participating in on-call and patching rotations.
  • Learning and researching technology, software, and hardware solutions as it pertains to the company’s needs.
  • Being self-sufficient in organizing multiple tasks and assignments on a daily basis.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Experience:

  • Amazon Web Services (knowledge of core AWS services, such as VPC, EC2, S3, Route53, and IAM)
  • In-depth RHEL or similar Linux background, with additional experience in Apache and troubleshooting.
  • Some degree of Windows exposure, with knowledge of Active Directory and troubleshooting basic Windows Server issues.
  • Monitoring platforms and configuration (i.e. Datadog, Cloudwatch, Solarwinds, WUG, Uptrends, Nagios)
  • OS patching and process management (i.e. WSUS, LSUS, SCCM, Ivanti, Satellite)
  • Scripting (i.e. Python, Bash, PowerShell)
  • Networking, such as subnetting, DNS, and connectivity troubleshooting.

Preferred Experience:

  • Azure services and fundamentals
  • DevOps and CI/CD processes
  • Java Virtual Machine (JVM) troubleshooting

Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA, generous earned time off, 401K/student loan repayment, life insurance & AD&D insurance, employee assistance program, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement, performance-based incentive pay, short- and long-term disability, and a robust wellness program. Click here to learn more about our benefits: LINK .

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 Corporate Recruiting at 402-486-5725 or [email protected] .

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

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