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Nelnet IT Engineer - DevSecOps in Helena, Montana

Nelnet Business Services (NBS), a division of Nelnet, Inc., provides payment technology, education services, and learning management solutions to education and faith-based organizations, serving more than 1,300 higher education institutions, 11,500 K-12 schools, 3,500 churches, and millions of individual students, families, and supporters across the globe. Our culture of service enables us to form long-lasting and trusted partnerships, while our focus on creativity and innovative solutions empowers our customer communities to thrive.

As a Nelnet company, the perks at NBS go beyond our benefits package. You’re part of a community, invested in you as an individual and united by our mission to create opportunities for people where they live, learn and work.

We are looking for a DevSecOps Engineer who will play a crucial role in ensuring the stability, performance, and availability of the organization’s IT systems by designing, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure, tools, and processes necessary for efficient software development, deployment, and operations. The DevSecOps Engineer collaborates with development, security, and IT operations teams, automates workflows, and ensures seamless delivery of high-quality applications.

Responsibilities include provisioning, configuring, and monitoring the infrastructure resources for systems hosted in our AWS and/or our Azure cloud environment.

We strongly believe in the value of DevOps and a DevSecOps framework. Our team is challenged to maintain security standards and understands DevOps processes are the key to meeting this challenge. Our team support a wide range of development teams who are looking to modernize their applications via a container-first strategy.


An ideal team member will be a DevSecOps Engineer who has solid experience with many of these technologies, however select specialization in just a few will also be considered with great interest.

  1. Design, build, and optimize continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.

  2. Implement best practices for automated testing, code quality checks, and deployment automation.

  3. Work heavily with Microsoft cloud hosted code management services for repositories, pipelines (Azure DevOps and Boards, GitHub and GitHub Actions).

  4. Deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications using Kubernetes. Understand Kubernetes concepts such as pods, services, deployments, and namespaces.

  5. Evaluate system performance, identify potential bottlenecks, develop solutions, and implement change via the change management process

  6. Design, implement and monitor enterprise-grade secure fault-tolerant systems (e.g., Datadog, Azure Application Insights)

  7. Define and evolve Build & Release best practice by working within teams and educating the other stakeholder teams. These best practices should support traceability & auditability of change.

  8. Ensure continuous availability of various DevOps tools supporting Software Configuration Management (SCM) & Release Management including Source Control, Continuous Integration, & Change Management.

  9. Work with cross-functional teams in design, development and implementation of enterprise scalable features related to enabling higher developer productivity, environment monitoring and self-healing, and facilitate autonomous delivery teams.

  10. Build infrastructure automation tools and frameworks

  11. Integrate newly developed and existing applications into cloud environments

  12. Automate deployment pipelines in a scalable, secure and reliable manner

  13. Leverage application monitoring tools to troubleshoot and diagnose environment issues

  14. Have a culture of automation where any repetitive work is automated, including automation of security controls

  15. Work closely with Cloud Infrastructure, Security, and Development teams to ensure organizational best practices, policies, and procedures are followed

  16. Hands-on experience with public cloud platforms (AWS and Azure). Multi-cloud experience is preferred

Salary for the role is: $80,000


  1. 3+ years of experience with AWS DevOps, cloud architecture, networking, deployment processes, and infrastructure as code tools

  2. Industry certifications (e.g., Azure, AWS, Kubernetes)

  3. Experience solving complex problems, creating algorithms, and working through challenging requirements

  4. Experience creating software in an agile, iterative environment


  1. Contributes to a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement

  2. Educates teams on adoption and support of DevSecOps practices and tooling

  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; with the ability to communicate technical concepts and strategies at all levels of the organization

  4. Must be detail oriented, critical thinker, possess excellent problem-solving skills

  5. Ability to coach, mentor, and teach team members, and handle a dynamic work environment

  6. Effective organization and time management skills

  7. Strong programming skills (Python, Bash, or PowerShell)

  8. Strong working knowledge of CI/CD pipelines in a globally distributed environment

  9. Understanding of full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  10. Familiarity with Git, Docker, and container orchestration.

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 .

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

You may know Nelnet as the nation’s largest student loan servicer – but we do more than that. A lot more. We’re also a professional services company, consumer loan originator and servicer, payment processor, renewable energy innovator, and K-12 and higher education expert (and that’s just a shortlist). For over 40 years, we’ve been serving our customers, associates, and communities to make dreams possible.

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