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Kubernetes Engineer

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

Northwestern Mutual is looking for a talented engineer to join our growing Kubernetes Platform team. The Kubernetes Platform team develops, maintains, loves, and appreciates all things containers. 

We enable hundreds of developers to harness the power of Kubernetes and the cloud to deploy outstanding apps and infrastructure on their own 1000s of times a day. This is a fun, fast-paced experience that exposes you to cutting-edge cloud technologies and encourages personal learning and development. 

What's the role?  

  • Write code to make using Kubernetes at NM secure, reliable, easy, and fun. 

  • Design and implement solutions to accelerate the business and our developers. 

  • Support large multi-tenant Kubernetes clusters running 1000’s of applications supporting 100’s of dev teams. 

  • Educate the development community on how to use Kubernetes and container services at NM. 

  • Partner with vendors and enterprise teams on emerging best practices, patterns and technology. 

  • Proactively learn emerging platforms and related technology. 

  • Solve complex technical issues and enable/instruct peers to be self-sufficient. 

  • Establish and maintain best practices as it relates to compliance, security, privacy and legal requirements. 


  • 1-3 years of professional IT experience. 

  • Experience with AWS Cloud Services (AWS Certified Preferred), and containerized applications and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes – CKA Preferred) 

  • Experience with monitoring and performance management/tuning of systems 

  • Experience with networking, Linux based platforms, and modern programming and scripting languages (Python, Go, JavaScript) 

  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code frameworks (Terraform, CloudFormation) 

  • Experience working with DevOps, CICD, GitOps, Agile methodologies. 

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and automation and how to apply it with services such as Gitlab CI, Jenkins, CodePipeline, or Circle CI. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Problem solver who enjoys learning on the job and thinking outside of the box. 


It's understandable if you do not meet every one of these criteria! Everyone has a different background and you will be working with a diverse team that can help grow your career. 

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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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.

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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.