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Lead Full-stack Engineer in Innovation

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

Northwestern Mutual (NM) has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for over 161 years. Our Innovation team is on a mission to accelerate innovation. We take great ideas from inside and outside of the company from evaluation to minimum viable product (MVP). This is an opportunity to lead the development of greenfield projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implements holistic solutions utilizing working relationships across the enterprise.

  • Designs, prioritizes, and executes high impact solutions across teams both within and outside their division.

  • Establishes, aggregates, and shares enterprise standards and best practices.

  • Mentors and guides junior engineers within respective division.

  • Solves complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgement and identify innovative solutions.

  • Leads technology solutions with notable risk and complexity; develops the strategy for solution execution.

  • Ensures production stability, monitoring, and root cause analysis is executed for their products.

  • Demonstrates technical leadership to team.

  • Establishes, aggregates, and shares team standards and best approaches within department.

  • Utilizes working relationships across teams within their division.

  • Assesses and provides solutions to system-wide architectural problems.

  • Overcome results-oriented challenges; brings a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience 6-8 years of professional experience required

  • Confirmed experience leading teams using modern engineering tools, languages, and practices.

  • Consistent track record of optimally crafting and delivering significant and impactful technology solutions.

  • Experience developing and leading solution delivery using agile methods.

  • Specialist for the organization in one or more technologies. Mentor for the team Optimally deals with ambiguity.

  • Recognized as the go-to specialist within the division or department.

  • Ability to optimally communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences in varying forms and levels of detail.

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view

  • Strong understanding of design patterns and architecture.

  • Full Stack Engineer with well-rounded skills across front end and server-side programming including DevOps automation and experience with Cloud infrastructure, preferably AWS.

Technologies/Skills:

  • Core Programming Skills – React / Redux, Nodejs, Javascript

  • DevOps and Build Automation – GitLab CI / Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, Terraform

  • Cloud – AWS (S3, Lambda, RDS, EC2, KMS, IAM)

Concepts:

  • Object oriented design patterns, Microservices Architecture, Event Driven Frameworks and Service Oriented Architecture

  • Experience with API Management Frameworks

  • Familiarity with both Batch and Real-time application patterns

  • Familiarity with Security Patterns/Frameworks like Secure SDLC, TLS and Secrets Management

  • Familiarity with Containers and Container Management (Kubernetes)

  • Familiarity with Business Rules Management and Document Management system.

Benefits:

  • 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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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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