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Nelnet IT Software Engineer - QA in Columbus, Nebraska

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.

Responsible for testing products and services utilized by Nelnet Payment

Services (NPS) that produce quality results, prevent/mitigate defects and achieve business

objectives that support client requirements. The primary focus will be on backend functionality

testing, including (but not limited to) API services and database validations.


  1. Acquires information from Product Owners and Business Analysts, defining acceptance criteria necessary for testing

  2. Creates test plans detailing test cases/steps that achieve acceptance criteria and project objectives (including any pre-requisites, test data, system/code dependencies, etc)

  3. Execute project testing, including data validation testing to ensure result accuracy

  4. Evaluate and report test progress, defects and product/service quality

  5. Solution-oriented attitude, providing succinct overview of issue/s and suggestions for resolution or improvements

  6. Assist with identifying candidates for regression / automation test suite

  7. Intrinsically motivated to build knowledge and experience learning the NPS products, services, testing framework and testing tools used by team

  8. Responsive and respectful to guidance provided within continued development/learning opportunities.

  9. Ability to adapt to expedited changes or requirements that may redirect testing focus/assignments mid-Sprint

Salary Range: $80,000 - $90,000


  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.


  1. 3+ years' experience with NBS products or similar position at another company.

  2. Minimum 1 – 2 years related Testing experience

  3. Knowledge of STLC principles and industry best practices/standards

  4. ISTQB certification (helpful, but not required)

  5. Experience with test framework and automation testing tools used by the team (or similar at another company).

o Database: MSSQL, MySQL, Postgres

o API: Postman (or similar)

o TestRail (or similar)

o BeyondCompare (or similar)

o Playwright (helpful, but not required)

o GoAnywhere OpenPGP (helpful, but not required)

o WinSCP (helpful, but not required)


  1. Analytical and detail oriented.

  2. Ability to work on a team with multiple priorities and deliverables

  3. Good time management skills to plan and organize own work.

  4. Demonstrated collaboration and pride in ownership of individual and team results.

  5. Ability to adapt to change.

  6. Focus on continuous improvement and delivering value.

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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