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Lead Data Developer

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

At Northwestern Mutual (NM) we're changing the way people think about financial planning. We’re redefining and reinventing the industry and changing people’s financial lives with better experiences and better technology. We believe in building inclusive, and diverse workplaces, where every voice is heard. Come help us build for the future!

Who We Are:

NM has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for over 161 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and innovative technology to best serve our clients.

Data is a critical driver of this approach, and a cornerstone for how NM engages with its customers.


As a Lead Data Developer in Reporting Solutions, you will be responsible for architecting data solutions across operational business domains. You will work comfortably throughout the “full stack” of reporting functions, including ETL, report design and delivery, data governance, requirements design, and UX, and will help guide department strategy with a wholistic and technical understanding of Reporting Solutions functions.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop solutions using continuous deployment and integration practices.

  • Participate in Code Reviews and feedback to the team

  • Mentor technical members of the team.

  • Contribute to a collaborative work environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions.

  • Identify data quality issues and their root causes. Propose fixes and design data audits.


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 6-8 years of professional experience working with operations data including frontend (call center) and backend (processing) applications.

  • At least 6 years of professional reporting experience including ETL processes and report design.

  • Advanced skills in SQL Server and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

  • Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.

  • Strong understanding of Data Quality and Data Concepts.

  • Has or develops understanding of 4-6 subject areas/domains of data.

  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills.


Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!

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.