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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.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Apply engineering best practices 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.      


  • 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.

  • 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

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W e 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.

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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.