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(Kubernetes) Systems Software Engineer III

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

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

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual!

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care. We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.

Bring your best!

What's the role?

This is a hybrid position and will require being onsite at our downtown Milwaukee office on M, T, and W OR onsite at our NYC office on Thurs and 1 other day.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate technical leadership within the team

  • Proficiency in DevOps and Agile principles

  • Apply engineering standard methodologies to analyze and develop software solutions

  • Leverages established coding standards, best practices, and automation capabilities to develop solutions to support our users

  • Identify technical problems and develop software solutions and automation capabilities

  • Have the technical skill to adequately review the software code developed in the project

  • Strive for continuous improvement on all aspects within the team and build continuous integration and continuous development pipeline (CI/CD)


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • AWS or Docker or Kubernetes Certification Preferred

  • 2-4 years of Kubernetes administration

  • 3+ years of professional IT experience

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

  • 3+ years' experience with monitoring and performance management/tuning of systems

  • 3+ years' experience with networking and Linux based platforms

  • 3+ years' experience with modern programming and scripting languages (Python, JavaScript, etc.)

  • 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

  • Understanding of certificates, firewalls, vulnerability management, authentication, and authorization

  • Understanding of Unit Testing

  • Experience with Linux and Windows. Comfortable with CLI

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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

Our Benefits!

  • Highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program

  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off

  • Extensive Professional Training Opportunities

  • Excellent Work/Life Balance


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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.