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

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

As a Data Engineer on the Data Operations team, you will apply engineering standard methodologies in order to analyze, design, develop, deploy and support software solutions! We are an internal customer facing group and interact with multiple departments regarding their data.

This resource will develop software using continuous deployment and integration practices and participate in an Agile implementation and maintenance of source control and release procedures. There will also be code reviews to incorporate feedback from the team into our processes.

Looking for an individual who can explain technical solutions to technical teams and who will contribute to a collaborative work environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual difference. We are motivated to improve both our individual and team contributions!

Need a resource who can identify data quality issues and their root causes as well as propose fixes and design data audits. Does this sound like you?


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 1-3 years of professional experience.

  • At least 1 year of professional software engineering, debugging and software documentation experience.

  • Code Knowledge: Python, DataBricks, Privacera, JVM (Java, Scala),Apache Spark, SQL.

  • Experience with Agile methodologies/DevOps environment.

  • Awareness of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.

  • Awareness of Data Integration Patterns and Tooling including ELT/ETL, EII, Replication, Event Streaming, Virtualization to support batch and real-time data needs.

  • Has or develops understanding of 1-3 subject areas/domains of data.

  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction

  • Proficient programming skills.

  • Customer Implementation

Skills-Proficiency Level:

Agile Methodologies - Basic

Application Platforms - Intermediate

Data Auditing - Basic

Data Integrity - Intermediate

Data Privacy - Basic

Data Quality - Basic

DevOps - Basic

Domain Expertise - Basic

Engineering Practices - Intermediate

Integration Patterns - Basic

Programming Languages - Intermediate

Root Cause Analysis - Basic

Software Debugging - Basic

Software Documentation - Basic

Software Engineering - Intermediate

Strategic Thinking - Basic

Technical Communication - Intermediate

Written Communication - Intermediate


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.