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Nelnet DevOps Engineer in Helena, Montana

Nelnet is a diversified and innovative company committed to enriching lives through the power of service as a student loan servicer, professional services company, consumer loan originator and servicer, payments processor, and K-12 and higher education expert. For over 40 years, Nelnet has been serving its customers, associates, and communities.

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.

Our fast-paced company seeks a skilled and experienced DevOps Engineer who can develop and maintain our software infrastructure. The successful candidate will work closely with our development, quality assurance, and operations teams to create an efficient, scalable, and reliable software development process. If you are an expert in AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, scripting, and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) practices, we encourage you to apply.

This position requires work in support of the Company’s contract with the United States Department of Education (“ED”). As such, the United States Government requires that any applicant for this position must complete United States Government security clearance. Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted or processed. In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for such positions.


• Design, develop, test, and maintain software infrastructure using AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, and Ansible.

• Collaborate with developers and other stakeholders to understand their needs and create solutions that meet their requirements.

• Implement and maintain CI/CD pipelines and automation, including source control management, build tools, testing, and deployment processes.

• Monitor and analyze server and application logs, metrics, and alerts using tools such as Grafana and Prometheus.

• Troubleshoot issues and identify root causes of problems, using tools such as Jira and Confluence to document incidents.

• Recommend and implement improvements to systems, processes, and technologies, such as automation, performance tuning, and security enhancements.

• Develop and maintain documentation on infrastructure, processes, and procedures.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or requisite experience

EXPERIENCE: Qualifications:

• At least 3-5 years of experience as a DevOps Engineer.


  • Proficient in AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, and Ansible.

  • Experience with source control management (e.g., Git, Gitlab, etc.), build and release automation, and CI/CD practices (e.g., GitLab Pipelines, Quickbuild, TFS).

  • Familiarity with scripting languages (e.g., Bash/Shell, Python, Powershell).

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a focus on root cause analysis.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Compensation range for this role is $53,000 to $130,000 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.

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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