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Machine Learning Engineer (Cybersecurity)

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**This position is a hybrid position. On-site days will be required (M, T, W for Milwaukee)

The Machine Learning engineer is responsible for helping to advance the state of security at Northwestern Mutual using Large Language Models, frameworks, and best practices. The candidate will be part of a small team aimed at rapidly iterating on new ideas to generate proof of value of AI within the security space at NM. Candidates should be experienced in python and modern DevOps practices to develop metrics-driven results.

In this role, the candidate can expect to:

  • Engineer machine learning solutions with a focus on automation using Python, Torch, and Gitlab to reduce manual/repetitive tasks

  • Implement and maintain pipelines and software dependencies for model delivery

  • Develop monitoring and performance telemetry to ensure expected capabilities

  • Monitor, assess, and recommend tactical and pivotal initiatives based on new and emerging threats posing risk to our environments

  • Stay apprised of current and new machine learning frameworks, models, and best practices for

The ideal candidate is:

  • Passionate about DevOps and machine learning

  • A standout colleague and enjoy collaborating with cross-functional teams

  • A great communicator (written and verbal) with an ability to articulate complex topics in a clear and concise manner

  • Employs a flexible and constructive approach when solving problems

  • Continuously looking for opportunities to improve our processes and capabilities

  • Proficient with development and scripting languages, Python preferred

  • Experience working with application and engineering teams

  • A self-directed individual contributor

Bring your best! What this role needs?

  • Bachelor’s degree, Associate's degree or equivalent experience with an emphasis in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, MIS or related field

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in software engineering or DevOps engineering

  • Knowledgeable about DevOps and automation practices and architecture

  • Knowledge of common Python and machine learning libraries

  • Experience with CICD pipelines to automate application and infrastructure code deployments

  • Experience with workload orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes or Docker

  • Experience working with LLMs and Azure Cognitive Services a plus

  • Relevant certifications from GIAC, ISC(2) and other recognized cybersecurity industry organizations a plus

Our Benefits!

  • Tons of room for career growth.

  • We offer highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program

  • We provide tuition reimbursement, PTO, and Holiday Pay

  • We provide extensive Professional Training Opportunities

  • We offer an excellent Work/Life Balance


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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.

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