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Nelnet IAM Developer in Highlands Ranch, Colorado


Identity and Access Management Developer is responsible for designing, developing and supporting key applications for Identity provisioning and governance of user Identities and entitlement privileges. The developer will build Role Based (RBAC) and Attribute Based Access Control strategies (ABAC) for access to sensitive systems. This role also will build tools to automate provisioning, reviewing, and termination of Access, within the SailPoint Identity IQ Solution and provide technical assistance and direction to the team in the design and implementation of reporting. This role requires the competency to work closely with IAM operations and IAM DevOps team members to facilitate knowledge transfer of developed technologies and supporting production issues.

This team works on Nelnet's identity projects to develop a toolset that brings centralization, security, and timely access to resources. If you see yourself as a critical thinker and hungry to learn, come show us your potential!

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.


  • Manage source code and builds for compliance reporting

  • Develop Java code for reporting, role management

  • Develop documentation, workflow diagrams, and test scripts

  • Implement new code into Dev systems

  • Lead and participate in projects that include project resources to achieve project objectives

  • Identify and communicate high-level gaps and issues in primary functional area

  • Monitors delivery against SLAs and addresses exceptions to management

  • Identify risks and issues, and develops recommendations that address the significant risks of complex issues

  • Consult on projects and perform security assessments. Review solutions to ensure new and existing applications are implemented to the standards utilizing the RBAC Framework and Security policies

  • Drives RBAC process Improvements and policies.

  • Champion problem management best practices, drive root cause resolution to reduce future incidents

  • Participates in production support as needed

  • Collaborates with vendor on root cause and helps drive mitigation or elimination actions for future incidents



BS degree in computer science or technology related discipline.


  • Minimum 3 years with data security

  • Must have 5 years of experience in development using SQL, JSON/XML/RPC, Python, REST, and Java

  • Must have 3 years’ experience with assessing and implementing access control procedures and processes

  • 3 years’ experience with Microsoft Windows AD, Azure AD, and LDAP

  • 3 years’ experience with SailPoint and HQL programming

  • Development of RBAC roles


  • Strong working knowledge of Java and the ability to write scripts

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, team player with proven collaboration skills, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills

  • Must be able to describe and communicate access control security policies

  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Orchestrator for process and workflow automation where necessary

  • Experience in development related to applications consumption of webservices API’s (JSON/XML/RPC) and other webservices as necessary

  • AWS knowledge and experience with application integrations

  • Experience creating custom workflows and forms with Java for SailPoint Identity IIQ

  • Demonstrated track record of making a difference and adding value

  • Develops the creation process of new audit reports, templates, ad-hoc and runs current audit reports for SOX, PCI, and SSAE 18, FDIC/UDFI and other audits and control certifications for specific applications

  • Understanding of application enrollment requirement gathering and implementation

  • Creates test scripts and data

EEO Statement

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 Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln | US-WI-Madison | US-CO-Highlands Ranch

Posted Date 1 week ago (11/19/2020 11:19 AM)

Job ID 2020-11307

# of Openings 1

Category Information Technology