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Associate Software Engineer

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

We’re looking for an associate software engineer to help build a next generation platform. Your work will be the foundation to run and enhance the digital tools that help service our clients.

The role requires an agile engineering attitude, patience and persistence to solve complex problems, ability to get things done quickly but thoughtfully, and basic engineering skills. Join us at the forefront of FinTech innovation!

What this looks like:

  • Join our team building solutions for a digital platform. We write the code that supports a growing fleet of apps in a micro-app architecture. For instance, we utilize APIs and infrastructure to write apps (mostly in NodeJS) to enable authentication, enhance incoming requests with more data, cache data, and monitor the system.
  • You’ll use Kubernetes, AWS, and Microservice architecture to help implement solutions in a high availability environment.
  • Write those solutions using test-driven-development.
  • We peer review each other’s code and design
  • Work alongside external teams to support the apps they are writing on our platform. Use your expertise to help diagnose and resolve outages or issues.
  • We’ll work as a team to identify and develop new solutions to enhance the platform.

Bring Your Technical Experience:

  • Bring your basic understanding of Object Oriented or Functional Programming to build web-based services and apps.
  • Experience using NodeJS or TypeScript (our primary languages), or comparable languages, such as Python, Java, PHP, C++, etc

Bonus Points for Familiarity With:

  • Knowledge of Nginx (or, even better: Open Resty & Lua), and app servers (the Node Process) is a plus.
  • ExpressJS, or similar frameworks
  • React / Redux, or comparable front-end frameworks.
  • Unit Testing (such as using Jest or Mocha), or Integration Testing.
  • Relational Databases (such as MySQL or Postgres) & Key/Value stores (such as Dynamo, Mongo, or Redis)
  • AWS (such as IAM, RDS, S3, Aurora, etc.)
  • The Agile methodology of development
  • Understanding of design patterns and architecture

Additionally, You:

  • Like to keep learning, with an ownership mindset
  • Don’t mind flexing your critical thinking skills
  • Have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)

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

Required Certifications:

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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.