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Data Engineer

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

About the team:

Northwestern Mutual's investment objective is to generate outstanding risk-adjusted returns while maintaining a well-balanced and diversified portfolio to preserve the company's exceptional financial strength. This time-tested strategy fundamentally supports our ability to deliver lifelong financial security to its policy owners and clients.

Managed Investments brings in about 40% of NM’s revenue. We use a complicated set up of systems that talk to each other with a combination of legacy and new systems/applications.

About the Data Engineer role:

  • Apply engineering standard processes in order to analyze, design, develop, deploy and support software solutions.
  • Develop software using continuous Deployment and integration practices.
  • Participate in an Agile implementation and maintenance of source control 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.

Required Technology Skills and Experiences:

  • 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, 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.
  • Hard-working and able to work with minimal direction
  • Proficient programming skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Snowflake


  • 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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Please note that this is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.

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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.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


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.