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Nelnet Cloud Engineer II in Helena, Montana

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 an agile software development team. It supports practices that combine software development and IT Operations to produce better and more reliable products.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop automation using infrastructure as code

  • Support CI/CD deployment, compliance, and security processes for the software development team

  • Establish and maintain monitoring that includes but is not limited to operational health of services, capacity, and performance.

  • Support a collaborative environment that provides continuous feedback to software development and IT operations teams for process improvement.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Required Experience:

  • Amazon Web Services (in-depth knowledge of core AWS services, such as VPC, EC2, S3, Route53, and IAM)

  • Kubernetes (cluster setup, administration, and troubleshooting)

  • Infrastructure as code tools (Terraform, Amazon CloudFormation, Ansible, Puppet, Pulumi, etc.)

  • CI/CD Pipelines (Azure pipelines, Jenkins, GitHub Actions, etc.)

  • Application Performance Monitoring tools (Datadog, New Relic, AppDynamics, etc.)

  • Programming or scripting languages such as C#, Java, Bash, PowerShell

Preferred Experience:

  • Network and application design/architecting

Colorado candidates: salary range for this position is $100,000-$130,000 annually depending on experience.

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.

Nelnet is a leading student loan servicer – but we’re even more than that. We’re a professional services company, telecommunications innovator, and K-12 and higher education expert (and that’s just the shortlist). For over 40 years, we’ve been serving our customers and making their dreams possible.

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