DST Systems Staff Software Developer in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

At DST Financial Services, we believe that in order to better service our clients it’s through our use of data. In our Australia, United Kingdom, and United States offices we provide services to mutual funds, brokerage firms, retirement plans, wealth management, and other financial services. Every day our global offices work together to master the complexity of the financial industry to transform the most challenging tasks into opportunity and competitive advantage.

Role Overview

Staff Software Developers write, maintain, and document code using high-level specifications or verbal instructions to support and enhance existing software, third-party products, and/or new software applications. They proficiently demonstrate the use of programming principles, methodologies, tools, and techniques. They perform basic analysis and independently research disruptions in production systems. Staff Software Developers produce technical specifications from which uncomplicated programs can be written, but they require assistance for more complex programming requirements. They actively participate in testing and specification and code reviews and are expected to identify basic technical and logical errors. As applicable, Staff Software Developers may begin participation in on-call rotation for the products/systems that they support. Staff Software Developers demonstrate an understanding of how their tasks relate to the project for which they are assigned.


This position will work within the Subaccounting Client Services team for daily support.

The developer will will assist in researching and resolving client and production support issues that arise throughout the business day. Will also be responsible for researching programs, writing scans using SQL/DB2, writing ad hoc COBOL programs. Will also build JCL to accomplish the tasks required.

This position will build, maintain, support and/or execute processes for Corporate Actions events as well as for Client defined events. This include supporting multiple brokerage clients.


Computer programming degree or completion of internal ELP process

Demonstrated technical aptitude to learn an applicable programming language(s)

Knowledge and hands on experience in the following technologies: COBOL, SQL/DB2, JCL

Desired Skills:

  • EZTrieve

  • Syncsort

  • IBM Debug

  • File Manager

  • File Manager Batch

  • File Manager for DB2

  • Knowledge of Brokerage processing a plus

  • Knowledge of NSCC Fund/SERV processing a plus


Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.