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DevSecOps Engineer II - Data Security

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

**This position is a hybrid position. On-site days will be required (M, T, W for Milwaukee; Thurs + one other day for NYC)

Northwestern Mutual is looking for enthusiastic technologists who want to grow their career in DevSecOps – Data Security. You’re the right fit if you love to solve problems and are always striving to learn new things. We need a DevSecOps engineer who has a background in database systems across both on-premise and cloud technologies. We’re looking for self-motivated and self-driven engineers who are passionate about what they do and love cybersecurity. Your knowledge in data security, DevSecOps practices, and cloud technologies will be instrumental in safeguarding our organization's sensitive information and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulation. In this position, you will work with cross-functional teams across a set of diverse technologies to manage data security and protection tools with an automation-first mindset. You will work in an agile and innovative environment, solving complex problems and collaborating with architects and engineers to ensure the safety and security of Northwestern Mutual's data.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor's or equivalent experience with an emphasis in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, MIS related field

  • 1-3+ years' experience in cloud and on-prem technologies (Systems administration of Unix/Linux/Windows, AWS PaaS databases, database activity monitoring)

  • 2-5+ years' experience in development, infrastructure, or cybersecurity

  • Proficiency with development and scripting languages, Python preferred

  • A self-motivated and driven teammate that effectively works well with other engineers, product owners, and non-technical roles.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Understanding of applicable risk management frameworks from NIST and Data Security Maturity Model

  • Experience with modern DevOps development practices

  • Experience with CICD pipelines to automate application and infrastructure-as-code deployments

What you'll get to do:

  • Engineer solutions with a focus on automation to reduce manual and repetitive tasks

  • Guide and advise application and engineering teams in the area of Data Security

  • Operationally support Data Security tools integrated into our on-premise and cloud database environments (relational & NoSQL)

  • Assist with technical support of Data Security capabilities and responding to service and escalation tickets within service-level agreements

  • Actively monitor, assess and recommend tactical and strategic initiatives based on new and emerging threats posing risk to our company

  • Stay apprised of current and proposed security changes impacting regulatory, privacy and security industry best practices

  • Implement remediation efforts after security assessment findings outline weaknesses requiring attention

Further impress us with:

  • Your passion for all things security

  • Your ability to employ a flexible and constructive approach to solving problems

  • Knowledge of data security principles, encryption techniques, access controls, and secure coding practices

  • Experience automating and improving manual processes

  • Experience with workload orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes

  • Relevant certifications from GIAC, ISC(2) and other recognized cybersecurity industry organizations


  • 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, and more!

If any of this excites you, we want to hear from you!


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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting 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 additiona l 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.