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Lead Technical Program Manager

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


The Technology Program Management Practice is seeking hardworking, motivated, experienced program managers to come and join our team! Our team is responsible for owning the implementation of sophisticated, cross-cutting programs/projects that help drive the transformation that’s occurring across the enterprise.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

As a member of our team, you will be accountable for aligning one or more large, complex programs consisting of multiple efforts. In addition, you will be accountable for:

  • Making connections across teams and work streams to drive identification and facilitation of interdependencies.
  • Defining the program structure and creating a single, unified plan to deliver on the program objectives.
  • Driving for clarity on objectives, priorities and measures.
  • Identifying, assessing and mitigating program risks and issues, and removing impediments.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Prior program management experience
  • Good understanding of technical concepts and comfort in working closely with engineers
  • Intellectual curiosity - a desire to dig into the details, learn, ask questions, and become the “go to expert” on certain concepts and topics
  • An ability to work as part of a team and develop strong, trusted working relationships across engineering, product, and the business
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Effective oral, presentation, and written communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • A minimum of 9 years of professional experience.
  • A minimum of 7 years of project management experience in technology and/or business functions.
  • Experience with project management methodologies or SDLC (systems development life cycle)
  • Working knowledge of project management / agile tooling.
  • Experience in insurance is strongly desired

Our Benefits:

  • Highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • Extensive Professional Training Opportunities
  • Excellent Work/Life Balance
  • Hackathons/Dedication to Innovation


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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