Lead .NET Developer in Irving, TX at Cottonwood Financial

Date Posted: 4/28/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Reporting to our Application Development Manager, the Lead .Net Developer (aka Application Developer IV) will be supporting project delivery teams within the fast-paced Application Development team. We operate very quickly and time to market is imperative. This hands-on leadership position is responsible for developing, maintaining, and enhancing critical backend business applications. The Lead .Net Developer will support the software development life cycle from requirements gathering, technical design, change management, unit testing, user acceptance testing, and automated regression testing through production release. This position is based at our Administrative Office (HQ) in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop or modify complex software that is optimized for performance
  • Develop solutions utilizing Service Oriented Architecture and Microservice design principles in a hybrid cloud environment
  • Maintain and supports existing software applications by identifying and resolves complex app issues and bugs
  • Interact with business areas and business analysts to clarify requirement-related issues, as needed
  • Formulate and define application scope and objectives; formulate solutions to solve business challenges
  • Act as a subject matter expert (SME) and providing leadership and guidance to other software developers
  • Coordinate software architecture and delivery along with issue and defect resolution
  • Evangelize the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and drive from real experience with SDLC practices and procedures using Agile methodology
  • Document processes and technical requirements for management and team review
  • Periodic on-call support on a rotating schedule
  • After business hours production deployment and post-deployment support


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent Military/other experience
  • At least 7 years experience in Software Development
  • 5+ years experience in the Microsoft technology stack (i.e C#, .Net, ASP.NET, MVC, SQL Server, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal to no supervision
  • Strong consulting and collaboration skills
  • Local (Dallas/Fort Worth area) candidates only – no relocation
  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship and not require sponsorship in the future

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience building out CDN and CDI Azure pipelines
  • Experience working in Agile development methodology
  • Experience working with other backend programming languages such as PHP, Java, Ruby or Python is a plus, but not required
  • Experience in a Financial Services organization


  • Annual salary of $126,200


  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Voluntary life/ AD&D
  • Short-term & long-term disability
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
  • Paid maternity, paternity, bereavement, extended medical leave, and jury duty
  • Corporate discount program on “personal cell phone accounts” with select providers
  • Corporate discount program on Microsoft 365 “Home Use Program”
  • Business casual work environment

About Cottonwood

Founded in 1996, Cottonwood Financial is one of the largest privately held retail consumer finance companies in the United States. Headquartered in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas, we have 275+ company-owned locations, under our Cash Store brand, across the country. Through this national brick-and-mortar footprint, we provide best-in-class customer service and offer an innovative mix of financial products and services to our customers. We are profitable, have a healthy balance sheet, and are positioned to grow.

We have been named multiple times to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, as well as to the Dallas 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in North Texas.

Cottonwood Financial is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.