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Asst Dir Systems Software Engineering

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set a compelling vision for the team, measure and adapt to results through quantitative and qualitative measures of value, outcome, velocity, engagement, and satisfaction
  • Develop and strengthen the team through training, mentoring, and coaching
  • Clarify objectives and remove obstacles and barriers that prevent the team and organization from achieving results
  • Develop, implement, and promote agile/lean standards including the use of tools and automation
  • Active participant in setting standards and engineering best practices for an engineering domain
  • Active participant in setting technical roadmap and technical vision for a broad set of technology subject areas


  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, MIS or related field; or related work experience beyond the minimum required
  • 9-14 years of professional experience required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience planning, coordinating and managing activities of others as direct reports or project teams
  • Experience leading engineers
  • Experience with engineering full software development lifecycle standard processes including requirement gathering, design, testing, architecture, security, compliance, implementation and support
  • Minimum 3 years' experience planning, organizing and managing activities of others as direct reports or lead of specific project tracks, product teams
  • Ability to bring together the work of many teams and individuals into a cohesive, achievable plan that aligns with goals and deadlines
  • Ability to break down sophisticated problems into smaller, more manageable ones, and help others to do the same
  • Ability to coach less experienced engineers, along with assigning stretch assignments, and develop development plans with reports
  • Experience with:
  • Networking and Linux based platforms
  • Modern programming and scripting languages (Python, Go, JavaScript)
  • Performance tuning and operations of application stacks, OSs, DBs, etc.
  • AWS Cloud Services (AWS Certified) and containerized applications and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes - CKA Preferred)

Our Benefits!

  • Highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program
  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • Extensive Professional Training Opportunities
  • Excellent Work/Life Balance!

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We a re 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.