• Application Developer III

    Job Locations US-IA-Des Moines
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  • The Opportunity

    CO-OP Financial Services is bringing digital transformation to the credit union movement. We’re creating innovative technology solutions that help not-for-profit credit unions best serve their members and compete with the big banks.  As a result, our world-class team is growing faster than ever! If you’re passionate about technology and want to be part of a purpose-driven organization, this is an exciting opportunity to provide real value and help shape the future of human-centered financial services.


    We are seeking a talented Application Developer III to designs, develops, tests, maintains, and supports complex applications that are secure, scalable, and robust.  The Developer III will perform many of the same tasks that a Developer II performs, in addition they will lead larger, high impact projects while mentoring less senior developers. Will be fully proficient and possess a wide range of specialized skills and job knowledge.

    What You Can Look Forward to

    • Develop and maintain new and existing technology systems; Mentor other developers.
    • Create and maintain complex applications for the benefit of internal and external customers. 
    • Provide oversight to project team members on development best practices and assist with coding questions as needed.
    • Lead the development of technical application design documents on complex projects.
    • Provide unit testing of all coding changes with the goal of providing a stable production environment.
    • Provide oversight and final testing of code from other project team members.
    • Builds and maintains applications in such a way that exceeds regulatory requirements. 
    • Develop appropriate requirements, scope, and estimates.
    • Communicate consistently and effectively with internal business partners to understand appropriate business requirements.
    • Develop working relationships with internal business partners and project team member.
    • Build trust with our partners in our knowledge and delivery of technology.
    • Actively supports companies strategic future, culture and leadership practices.
    • Identifies development opportunities and works with manager to establish learning focus and learning plan.
    • Manages learning plan and reports on progress at quarterly coaching sessions with manager.
    • Embraces our culture of growth, change and continuous learning.
    • Proactively pursues development opportunities and show expected progress on learning plan.
    • Actively supports our CO-OP culture and embraces our core values of Work as Partners, Communicate Openly and Honestly, Demonstrate Excellence and Champion Change in all interactions.

    What You’ll Need to Succeed

    • BS in Computer Science / Computer Information Systems or equivalent degree, or equivalent experience can be substituted for degree.
    • Thorough knowledge of Modern OS architecture concepts and communications protocols.
    • 7-8+ years’ experience with coding in more than two development languages (C#, SQL, VB.NET, C++, Objective C, HTML, Java Script, Java, XML, ASP.NET, etc.) and be proficient in those languages.
    • 7-8+ years’ experience with web development environments (Windows Server, IIS, WebSphere or Apache).
    • 7-8+ years’ experience with RPG, Free Format, CL, COBOL, FTP, SQL, XML, RDI.
    • Strong database design and development.
    • Solid modern graphical user interface and development methodologies.
    • Fundamental software development methodologies, design and implementation.
    • Advanced knowledge of entire development process, including specification, documentation and quality assurance.
    • Knowledge of finance and credit card systems.
    • Advanced analytical, design and problem-solving skills at multi-product/multi-environment level to troubleshoot system defects and mitigate the issues they cause.
    • Strong skills in research and analysis, project planning and implementation. Understanding and awareness of business issues as they impact overall project plans.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with an ability to express and document complex technical concepts in business terms. Person must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with technical staff, non-technical staff, end-users for requirements gathering, testing, training, and outcome validation. Good English-language skills, both verbal and written.
    • Excellent team-oriented interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively in a cross-functional project team environment.
    • Solid understanding of concepts of project planning and project management techniques to assist in small projects and/or group initiatives.

    Why Join CO-OP?

    Get ready to be part of the exciting, ever-evolving and growing credit union movement!  As a CO-OP employee, you’ll have a chance to directly impact the access of financial opportunities to individuals and communities – and you’ll help drive the future of fintech at an energetic organization where contributions are valued, and innovation is championed.   


    With more than 35 years of industry leadership, CO-OP Financial Services is the largest, most comprehensive credit union service organization in the nation.  CO-OP serves as THE credit union technology engine, bringing payments solutions, engagement services and strategic counsel to help credit unions optimize member experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated fraud mitigation service.


    CO-OP serves more than 3,000 client credit unions, with 60 million debit and credit cardholders, nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs and more than 5,600 shared branches nationwide. Our vast technological ecosystem facilitates more than 6.5 billion transactions every year and equips credit unions of all sizes to deepen member engagement and prosper in the fast-paced world of fintech.

    The Perks

    • Fun, challenging and, collaborative work environment with passionate colleagues that care deeply about the intersection of technology and human-centered financial services.
    • Health benefits – medical, dental, & vision plus wellness programs and gym reimbursements.
    • 401K with generous company match.
    • Tuition reimbursement.


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