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Senior Software Engineer

Location:Newton, MA
Level:Full Time
Category: Information Technology


Looking for a highly self-motivated Software Engineer for developing Java based applications in a financial domain. The position involves design, development and maintenance of 529 applications. The ideal candidate must have solid understanding of Java and Oracle.  The candidate must have proven communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. This is a key position within the Ascensus College Savings technology organization.


•             Design, Develop and maintain 529 Back office functionalities.

•             Work with business analysis team to understand the requirement.

•             Work on existing framework with Java, Oracle and XML.

•             Work with QA to fix any bugs in the system.

•             Proactively monitor and fix any exceptions in the current platform.

Minimum Requirements

•             Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering.

•             5+ years of Development using Java and SQL.

•             Experience in J2EE web development will be a plus.

•             Good OOA/OOD skills.

•             Through understanding of Design Patterns and applying them to Object-Oriented Development.

•             Hands-on experience with Java, Oracle and XML.

•             Hands-on experience in web services

•             Financial Services experience is preferred.

•             Experience with Unix or Linux environment is preferred.


Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people.  Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.


Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws


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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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