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Associate DevOps Engineer

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

The DevOps Enablement Team Enable Application Development Teams to deliver value faster through accelerated cloud onboarding, modern development patterns, increasing the maturity of DevOps engineering, operational transparency and evangelization of the DevOps mindset.

We work in a fast-paced agile environment. We embrace out-of-box thinking, bold ideas, experimentation and the eagerness to continuously learn. We are not shy about trying new technologies and challenge our own ideas. We live by concepts of fail-fast, continuously deploy and automate everything.

As an Associate DevOps Engineer in DevOps Enablement you will be working in the nucleus of Northwestern Mutual's Cloud Paradigm. You will enable developer productivity in support of business objectives by:

  • Assisting development teams to apply automation patterns

  • Helping teams migrate to AWS, acting as their main point of contact from a Cloud perspective.

  • Creating patterns of automation for CI/CD, infrastructure deployment, maintenance, monitoring, security and compliance as well as partnering with other enterprise teams, using industry and enterprise best practices.

  • Building and maintaining tools to enable developer productivity

  • Continuously improve patterns and workflow by collecting and responding to feedback.

  • Proactively learn emerging platforms and related technology

  • Ability to solve complex technical issues and enable/teach peers to be self sufficient


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • Experience with Linux and Windows. Comfortable with CLI.

  • Experience with infrastructure automation tools or coding/scripting (i.e. ansible, terraform, python, JavaScript, Node)

  • Experience with Cloud, a plus

  • Creative problem solving skills

If any of this excites you, we want to hear from you!


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.


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