What We’re Up To

In Nelnet’s technology department, every day is different. Our teams work from ideation to execution, and we’re always looking toward the next big development. Below are some exciting projects we have in the works.

Payment Processing

Payment Technology

Nelnet is adding several value-added features to its existing payment platform, with the overriding goal of broadening the way people accept payments. Processing a payment from a computer or phone is commonplace, but we want to take it a step further. As part of this initiative, PaymentSpring is exploring check and cryptocurrency payments as a tool for merchants.

Community Engagement

Community engagement requires focus on participation, managing numerous tasks, and marketing and communications. Nelnet makes it all easier by creating digital tools with Aware3 to help churches and nonprofits drive generosity, increase engagement, and fulfill their missions. Nelnet’s partnership with CD2™ Learning also lets you customize the most engaging content for your learners, update courses, and create new ones for a personalized experience.

Financial Services Technology

Nelnet offers the most flexible and highly configurable solution in the financial services industry – Nelnet Velocity™. This solution is cutting-edge, ultra-configurable technology that offers you a partnership and an opportunity to design the best solution, integrated and optimized with your preferred marketing and customer experience flows.

Why Nelnet?

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s why our associates love working at Nelnet.

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A career in IT is more than just a paycheck. Nelnet takes care of associates both inside and outside the office through extensive perks and benefits.

Bleeding Edge Technology

Bleeding Edge

Thrive in an environment that challenges you to think outside the box. Our IT associates are encouraged to take risks as they work with the newest, most revolutionary technology concepts.

401(k) and Loan Repayment Program

401(k) and Student Loan Repayment Matching

Choose if you’d like to contribute employer-matched funds to your 401(k) plan or for paying off your student loans. We’ll match 100% on the first 3% of compensation contributed, plus 50% on the next 2% of compensation contributed.

Free Health Benefit Premiums

Free Health Premiums

Hit all your health goals and qualify for free health premiums for associate-only coverage. That means money back in your pocket every month for staying healthy.

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement

After being a part of the Nelnet family for a year, you’re eligible for tuition reimbursement if you’re seeking higher education in a technology field.

Enjoy the inspiring and inventive Silicon Prairie atmosphere

Silicon Prairie

Enjoy the inspiring and inventive atmosphere you’d find on the coasts, coupled with the homegrown comfort and livability of the Midwest.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Stay in touch with industry trends and begin a cycle of lifelong learning by attending worldwide conferences and education courses on the Nelnet dime.

Learn about Nelnet Associates in IT

Tim Braun

IT Software Development Manager
Tim’s background in local start-ups has landed him at PaymentSpring, a developer-driven payments solution company.

Lance Johnson

IT Software Engineer
Lance is an intern-turned-full-time Nelnet associate and currently works as a full-stack software engineer.

John McCarthy

IT Manager
A team lead in the grant and aid department, John manages a team that develops software for K-12 schools.

Lucy Johnson

Scrum Master
Well-versed in both agile and waterfall methodologies, Lucy manages a variety of applications in each Nelnet segment.

Heath Roehr

Senior Vice President
Heath is a former NASA developer and now serves as Senior VP of Solutions at PaymentSpring.

Patrick Jungers

IT Manager
With six years at Nelnet under his belt, Patrick’s role focuses on resolving technical issues for associates and clients.

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