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Asst Dir SW Engineering

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

Leadership opportunity to lead our Privates and Real Estate technology teams within the Managed Investments organization.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to work with state of the art technology and partner with our Investment Management and development teams, this is the role for you.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides technical leadership to team.

  • Establishes, aggregates, and shares team standards and best practices across department.

  • Mentors, guides and coaches engineers within their division for job performance as well as technical and leadership growth.

  • Recruits , hires and onboards talent, ensuring the right mix of talent within team.

  • Manages team size / design and budget.

  • Ensures production stability, monitoring, and root cause analysis for their products.

  • Set Product Vision: Responsible for product vision and appropriate positioning with key stakeholders across the organization. 

  • Develop Roadmap: Foster the development, acceptance and communication of roadmap.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 6-8 years of professional experience required

  • 3-5+ years of experience working with modern engineering tools, languages and practices.

  • 2-5+ years of experience leading engineering teams including:

  • Growing engineering skill sets in others.

  • Developing future engineering leaders.

  • Providing direct feedback and performance reviews.

  • Proven track record of successfully designing and delivering significant and impactful technology solutions.

  • Experience developing and leading solution delivery using agile methods.

  • Solid understanding of the organizations primary domains and business functions.

  • Capable of communicating between product, engineering, and the business.

  • Ability to successfully communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences in varying forms and levels of detail.

  • Leads the team to collaboration.

  • Solves complex problems; take a new perspective on existing solutions; exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.

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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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.