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Senior Software Developer

Iowa Student Loan is looking for a senior software developer to develop software, code applications and fully participate in an agile, extreme programming environment.

Job Responsibilities

The qualified candidate will:

  • Work in a team setting, developing Java-based software following the agile methodology: pair-programming, test-driven environment, continuous integration, focus on feedback and more.
  • Code high-business-value applications in a collocated team environment, collaborating with business analysts and quality assurance testers.
  • Participate in an extreme programming environment using industry-standard tools including an IDE (IntelliJ IDEA), source control (Git in combination with Subversion), automated build tools (Maven) and continuous integration (TeamCity).
  • Participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle including problem analysis and project estimation as well as designing systems and coding to department standards.
  • Ensure that documentation is current and accurate, using the wiki and other appropriate media.
  • Stay current with technology, self-training and company training to include by not limited to Java, Web development, programming paradigms and methodologies.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate must have:

  • Four or more years programming experience beyond formal education with heavy concentration in languages on the Java Virtual Machine, such as Java, Groovy or Scala.
  • A college degree (four-year degree preferred).
  • Excellent soft skills with the ability to work and communicate with fellow team members.
  • Experience leading and mentoring other developers and providing technical direction.
  • Working knowledge of database structures and concepts.
  • Knowledge of Spring, Hibernate, Java Message Service and Tomcat preferred.
  • Knowledge of SQL, HTML, CSS, XML and JavaScript.
  • Strong knowledge of object oriented development and an understanding of alternate paradigms.
  • Experience with frameworks like JUnit and Fitnesse and mocking libraries such as mockito, jmock or gmock is preferred.

Physical Activities/Working Conditions

The position requires the employee to:

  • Sit frequently.
  • Use office equipment including personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Interact frequently with others in person, over the phone, and via email and other devices.
  • Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally work variable hours required to meet deadlines.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

To apply for this position, please complete the employment application (PDF) and send it with a cover letter and resume to Iowa Student Loan through one of the following:

Mail

Iowa Student Loan
Human Resource Department
6775 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266-9305

Fax:

(515) 273-7244

Email

recruitment@studentloan.org

The employment application above is provided in portable document format (PDF). If you do not have a PDF reader, download the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader for best results.

Iowa Student Loan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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