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Backend Software Engineer

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

At Northwestern Mutual our mobile apps are a key component of our drive to create a remarkable client experience. Do you have a passion for elegant architecture and engaging mobile apps? We are looking for an experienced backend developer to join our team of dedicated mobile engineers as we build the tools to help our millions of customers achieve financial security and independence.

You'll work closely with the mobile engineers as well as partners in Test Engineering and other backend teams to build the services that support our mobile apps.


Our mobile development team is distributed across multiple locations including Minneapolis, NYC and Milwaukee. We offer a casual, flexible work environment which we believe is essential for our engineers to develop the most creative solutions to demanding problems. Northwestern Mutual is investing heavily in its future; our executive team understands that success will require the brightest mobile developers in the industry. Become a fundamental part of our growing team and help us shape the future.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • 2+ years of experience writing highly available microservices in a production environment

  • Outstanding software engineering experience with strong computer science fundamentals

  • Demonstrated passion to grow your skills

  • Professional experience with JavaScript, NodeJS, and Express

  • Familiarity with container-based development using Docker and Kubernetes on AWS

  • Tenacious self-starter attitude and determined problem solving ability

  • Collaborative team member who cares more about proper solutions than being right

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

  • Plus: You have experience or interest in building mobile applications.


  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off

  • Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program

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.