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Application Support Engineer

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

You will be joining the Consumer Experience (CX) Support Team in Milwaukee, WI. This team supports the Consumer facing applications (Consumer Website, NM.COM, Consumer Mobile Applications), used by clients and prospective clients to access their information online and/or learn about Northwestern Mutual. Our consumer applications are constantly growing with exciting new features so this is a great opportunity to learn and grow every day!

As a Support Engineer, you will be an integral part in the customer experience.

This includes creating and maintaining monitoring scripts, on-call support, engagement with various teams across the organization, and resolving high priority incidents and problems. Our team works in a fast-paced agile environment focused on doing what’s right for our customers. Bring your eagerness to learn and grow with our team!

Advocate for and ensure application performance and availability to meet business needs, including on-call support, firefighting, monitoring, application checkouts, and engagement with high priority incidents and problems - 24/7

  • Apply customer and engineering best practices in order to analyze, design, develop, deploy and maintain software/monitoring solutions to drive strong performance and high availability to meet/exceed customer expectations.

  • Drive customer engagement workflow, including technical analysis and resolutions for escalated incidents, service requests, and problems.

  • Advocate for technology needs of users, provide presence in business areas, proactive monitoring for business issues, and support cross-team engagement for resolutions of issues

  • Support effortless customer experience and effective use of Self Service, Community and Knowledge Management for users, front line support, and our teams.

  • Develop & Leverage relationships with Development, Infrastructure, Product and other Application Support stakeholders to deliver and improve effectiveness and efficiency.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field OR a significant amount of directly-related work experience 2 - 3 years professional experience required

  • At least 2 years of software engineering, debugging, analysis, testing

  • Familiarity using continuous integration and deployment concepts

  • At least 2 years development experience with one of the following: JavaScript, Node, React

  • Basic understanding of monitoring tools such as New Relic and Dynatrace

  • Basic knowledge of AWS platform/services

  • Basic understanding of micro-service architecture

  • Basic understanding and experience with DevOps processes and methodologies

  • Basic understanding and experience of Agile methodologies

  • Knowledge of Operations and Customer Service processes and workflows

  • Possess an application support and customer-centric mindset and attitude, along with a passion for learning and building on core business knowledge and technical base.

  • Able to work with minimal direction


This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.