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Lead Software Engineer - Bank Integration

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

What are we building?

We're building a new Payments Platform for Northwestern Mutual(NM) - Enterprise Payments Network (EPN) using the latest technologies on AWS. NM is introducing more Embedded Financial products to provide more value to customers and help them meet their financial goals. EPN platform will have several of those components built along with payment solutions. We're a year into our journey and there's a lot of new capabilities we need you to help us build. Tech stack and dev tools we are using are Node.js, Typescript, Kafka, DynamoDB, Lambda, Kubernetes, Postman, Kevlar, Cucumber... And How about an opportunity to do the assessment based on our needs and choose the appropriate tech stack to build these new components? Whoever take up this position will have a chance to influence those decisions. Does Banking-as-a-Service, Banking-as-a-platform or Embedded Finance excites you? This position is for you...

The EPN program has several agile-scrum teams that operate together as a part of a program organized using the Scaled Agile Frameworks (SAFe).  On your scrum team there will be engineers holding roles as scrum master, devops, QA, and leads.  There will also be a business analyst/product owner.  We have a testing group outside the teams as well that help us coordinate and test the larger platform and integrating teams.  There are also designers, architects, and program managers working outside the team to help build the runway of work coming to your team. 


This position is a Milwaukee corporate office position.  We are currently working entirely remotely due to covid.  Until it's determined to be safe this position will remain as a remote position, with office time voluntary.  As we've started thinking about what return to campus would be like we're going to go to a Tue/Wed/Thr in the office and Mon/Fri - locate for your day schedule.  

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implements holistic solutions utilizing working relationships across the enterprise.

  • Designs, organizes, 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.

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


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 6-8 years of professional experience required

  • 5-8+ years of experience leading teams using modern engineering tools, languages, and practices.

  • Proven track record of successfully designing and delivering significant and impactful technology solutions.

  • Familiarity with public cloud and associated technologies (AWS, Azure, Containerization)

  • Experience developing and leading solution delivery using agile methods.

  • Successfully deals with ambiguity.

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

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

  • Solid understanding of design patterns and architecture.

Skills-Proficiency Level:

Agile Methodologies - Advanced
Automation Processes - Advanced
Cloud Technologies - Advanced
Code Analysis - Advanced
Containerization - Advanced
Continuous Integrations - Advanced
Continuous Learning - Advanced
Cross-Functional Partnerships - Intermediate
Data Solutions - Intermediate
Deployment Strategies - Advanced
Engineering Practices - Advanced
Production Monitoring - Intermediate
Programming Languages - Expert
Resource Management - Intermediate
Root Cause Analysis - Advanced
Software Development - Expert
System Architecture - Advanced
Systems Architecture Design - Intermediate
Technical Communication - Advanced
Technical Design Documentation - Advanced
Technical Solution Development - Advanced
Technology Strategy Development - Intermediate

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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.