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Job Description

Our team is searching for a Data Engineer to help support internal data working on a product-centric model. We offer products and services within Northwestern Mutual to support various initiatives!

This resource will:

Apply engineering standard methodologies in order to analyze, design, develop, deploy and support data pipelines.

Develop the data pipeline code using continuous Deployment and integration practices.

Participate in an Agile implementation and maintenance of development and release procedures.

Participate in Code Reviews and feedback to the team.

Explain technical solutions to technical teams.

Contribute to a collaborative work environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions.

Identify data quality issues and their root causes. Propose fixes and design data audits within the pipeline.


  • Bachelor's Degree with 1-3 years of professional experience.

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

  • Code Knowledge: SQL, Python, Apache Spark

  • 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.

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’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.