It depends on the company you're applying to. Some larger companies, especially those that get a large number of applicants need ways to quickly boil down the applicant pool. Often times that first cut is made by looking at an applicant's education, which seems to be the most common filter criteria I've come across. In these situations, you're just applying to the wrong company.
Some companies are moving away from this requirement, such as Google, Apple, etc. most recently, and when applying to companies with this stance, I think your best approach is to supplement the section on education with a section about Projects you've worked on. These projects should show what you do well and how they aid the company/community via the value you've added (e.g. improved process performance by 47% saving the company XX dollars in cloud licensing, reduced requirement of manual manhours needed to perform manual process X, added a new featureset that does X to project Y, etc.). You don't want to necessarily eliminate the education section from your resume/CV, you want to draw attention to things you've done that "count as" formal education. In fact, a project section for a developer is a must-have regardless, but in this case, it's vital.
Finally, you work as a developer, in IT, in the USA (which is currently going through one of the best job markets for quite some time). If you really think you've got the technical chops to code in just about any situation, start applying to technology companies or consulting firms that need your skill set. IT is, in my opinion, one of the few professions that actually place value on actual skills over education, so if you really have the skills here, applying to companies that value those skills (because they're a cornerstone to their business) will provide you with the best chance of getting an offer.
Now, if the harsh reality is that you're not the best programmer or you don't have anything publically visible you can show that demonstrates your prowess, you need to take steps to fix that. If your resume doesn't list anything that shows you're competent at your craft, that may be the ultimate issue here, rather than anything to do with your education.