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Lead Software Engineer (Wealth & Investment Management)

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

Unlock Your Potential with Northwestern Mutual

Company Overview: Dive into the heart of financial empowerment by joining Northwestern Mutual, a leading force in the industry, committed to guiding individuals and businesses towards financial security. Within the Enterprise Solutions Delivery department, you'll be at the forefront of groundbreaking technology solutions, collaborating with a brilliant team to redefine the landscape of wealth and investment management.

Team Description: As a Solution Lead, you'll play a pivotal role in the Wealth & Investment Management Applications & APIs Delivery team. This dedicated team is accountable for the development and maintenance of innovative user applications and APIs. These tools empower our Home Office and Field Financial Representative, enabling them to provide unparalleled financial services to our clients.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Engage in Collaborative Innovation: Partner with stakeholders to deeply understand business requirements, transforming them into scalable and secure technical solutions.

  • Architect Tomorrow's Solutions: Design and architect software solutions with a forward-thinking approach, prioritizing performance, scalability, and seamless integration. Your work will be grounded in industry and enterprise best practices.

  • Lead from the Front: Dive into development and software engineering tasks while guiding the team towards delivering top-tier solutions. Your hands-on leadership will set the bar for excellence.

  • Champion Continuous Improvement: Drive initiatives aimed at enhancing efficiency, quality, and overall team performance. Your keen eye for optimization will shape our future success.


  • Academic Excellence: Hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field.

  • Seasoned Expertise: Boast 6-8 years of experience in software development and solution architecture.

  • Architectural Prowess: Showcase strong expertise in solution architecture, backed by a proven track record of delivering complex, scalable systems.

  • Technical Proficiency: Demonstrate proficiency in software development languages such as JavaScript (Node, React, NextJS), TypeScript, CSS, or Python, coupled with experience in modern frameworks and technologies.

  • Communication and Leadership: Possess exceptional communication and leadership skills, fostering effective collaboration with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.


  • Competitive Compensation: Enjoy a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement and generous paid time off.

  • Pathways to Growth: Access opportunities for professional development and growth, with support for training programs and certifications.

  • Inclusive Culture: Thrive in a supportive and inclusive work environment that values diversity and encourages collaboration.

  • Impactful Work: Seize the chance to make a meaningful impact by contributing to innovative solutions in the wealth and investment management space.

Join Us in Shaping the Future: If you're a highly motivated self-starter driven by a passion for solution architecture and leading dynamic teams, seize this thrilling opportunity to join a renowned financial services company. Be part of Northwestern Mutual's dedicated team, spearheading innovation and delivering exceptional financial solutions. Apply now and embark on a journey of growth and impact with us.


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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.