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Java Senior Software Engineer

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

The Actuarial Software Engineering team at Northwestern Mutual is responsible for creating and improving systems that ensure the company can meet its financial obligations to its customers, employees, and field representatives. These systems are financial in nature, centered on risk products and benefit plans, and based on the professional knowledge of the actuary. The applications are varied, generally are mathematical in nature, and involve working in close partnerships with technical peers and actuarial business experts. This assignment will be on a team that develops software providing key product information to the actuarial business experts and other enterprise Engineering teams. You’ll be part of a team that plays a crucial role in ensuring this great company continues to do great things for its customers.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with subject matter experts and technical peers to translate business needs into software engineering projects

  • Leverage technical experience to develop, create, and implement software changes that meet business needs

  • Provide guidance and leadership to less experienced software engineers

  • Strive to continually improve our core systems, with a focus on delivering excellence to the business experts who rely on your work

  • Multiply the talent of your teammates by sharing your experiences and learnings and fostering a positive team focused atmosphere

  • Participates in setting team standards and best practices.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • 4 - 5 years of professional experience in a software engineering or application development role

  • Ideal candidate would have experience with Java, Javascript, Linux and C 

  • Strong desire to develop an understanding of the business domain.

  • Capable of communicating well with technical peers and business side experts

  • Solid understanding of system design patterns and architectural concepts

  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to logically analyze and creatively solve issues independently.

  • Familiarity using continuous integration and deployment concepts.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with immediate team members, other Tech areas, and clients in other departments.

  • Mentor for the team and department


  • 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

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We a re 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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