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Java Software Engineer

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

What's the role?

We’re looking for a Java Engineer to build the next generation of digital tools (back-end components) in support of our company’s strategic objectives. As a member of our team, the role requires an agile engineering mindset, patience, and persistence to tackle complex problems, ability to get things done quickly but thoughtfully, and strong engineering skills.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain services and APIs

  • Participates in setting team standards and best practices within department

  • Uses working relationships across teams within their division

  • Translating business and technical requirements into solutions

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 2-4+ years professional experience required

  • 2-4+ years of experience working with modern engineering tools, languages, and practices

  • Proven experience, at least 2 years, with developing server-side applications with Java and Spring/Spring boot developing REST API endpoints

  • At least 2 years experience with SQL

  • Modern cloud environment experience. Experience with both on-premises and cloud-based data architecture. Preferable with AWS cloud platform, Docker, and Kubernetes

  • Working knowledge of modern deployment and build tools and practices – CICD and DevOps 

  • Experience creating unit test using jUnit Jupiter, Mockito

  • Experience with repository tools such as Git for repo management

  • Demonstrated critical thinking, ownership mindset, and continuous learning

  • Manages own time to meet objectives

  • Ability to perform peer reviews on code and design

  • Able to mentor new team members

  • Can communicate clearly to both the business and your engineering peers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with enterprise databases like DB2

  • Working knowledge of data engineering practices

  • Experience with BPM or BRM methodologies and software

  • Understanding of design patterns and architecture

Ideal candidate:

  • Detailed and organized, curious and persistent – eager to find solutions to complex business needs, and not afraid to dig into issues and resolve problems

  • You're the right fit if you're a great team player and there isn't a problem you can't solve

  • Fast learner, self-starter, and curious with a strong desire to learn new things, constantly improve, and a willingness to experiment

  • Able to deal with ambiguity and drive tasks to completion in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills including working effectively with peers as well as with all levels throughout the enterprise

  • Willingness to learn new technologies/applications and easily adapt to changing priorities

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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.