Sallie Mae Sr. Software Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sr. Software Engineer

Req ID R01889


Sallie Mae is proud to help Americans aspiring to create the life they want--whether that means helping them make college happen, or something more. Our colleagues across departments and across the country are united in our passion and our customer-first approach. Whether you want to join a growing company, be part of an agile workforce, or gain new skills--you're in the right place.

Sallie Mae is seeking top tier individuals who thrive in collaborative agile teams leveraging the latest technologies (Amazon AWS, Clojure/Clojurescript, Reagent/React, AWS Lambda, S3 Buckets, Beanstalk, PaaS, Azure Functions, C#, Python, Java, Go, Swift, Kotlin, .NET Core, NoSQL DB's). Sallie Mae is committed to delivering best-in-class solutions to our customers and is looking for developers who share the desire to deliver only the best code and solutions and who want to continue to sharpen their skills by joining a company that greatly values constant learning, pair-programming, training and career development.

What You'll Contribute:

As part of this team you will build applications that provide modern and intuitive user experiences that delight our customers, continue our Agile and DevOps transformation, work to migrate applications to the cloud, build cloud native solutions, and work with other top developers in building solutions that scale in a high-volume transactional environment.

What You'll Do:

60% - Work in iterative sprints to design, develop and test solutions. Build automation and tests to streamline the code to cash pipeline. Refactoring new and legacy code as we work towards eliminating technical debt.

20% - Collaborate with agile teams to identify approach, dependencies, tasks, and seek opportunities for automation; mentor other team members, help recruit and onboard other top-talented developers.

20% - Continually improve your craft as a software engineer by learning and leveraging the latest design patterns, principles and technology. Attend training, participate in Communities of Practice (CoPs), and read related materials to stay ahead of the technology curve.


What You'll Bring:

  • 5+ years of experience as a full-time software developer or engineer with a core focus on front-end solutions
  • 5+ years with front end: JavaScript (jQuery, dojo)/CSS/HTML, Single Page Applications (Clojure, AngularJS, React), Responsive Design
  • Strong understanding of programming using functional languages, preferably ClojureScript
  • 5+ years designing and supporting highly complex and dynamic responsive designs with CSS3
  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle and experience working in Agile methodologies
  • Knack for writing clean, readable, and easily maintainable code
  • Experience working with automated testing platforms
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with peers and management
  • Skill for writing reusable and platform libraries
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles for building a scalable and highly available application
  • Strong understanding and experience writing unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools: git, tfvc
  • Technical Lead experience guiding junior team members on improving their craft.
  • Familiarity with various design and architectural patterns
  • Skill for writing reusable and platform libraries
  • Working on large enterprise distributed systems
  • College Degree or equivalent work experience

Extra Credit:

  • Programming experience multiple scripting and programming languages and supporting technologies such as Reagent/React, Clojure/Clojurescript, AWS Lamda, Java, Python, R, Ruby, Go, bash, Swift, Beanstalk
  • Hands on experience with functional programming languages
  • Software architecture experience
  • Test driven development (TDD)
  • Experience with Event Driven and event sourced architectures leveraging microservices
  • Experience designing/developing robust API's for mission critical, high volume systems. (RESTful, GraphQL)
  • Experience working in financial services industry, regulated compliance environment
  • Proven ability to learn new technologies quickly

    EEO Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America. Sallie Mae is a drug free workplace.

Type Full-time

Location Indianapolis, IN

Date Posted Aug 21, 2018