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Manager, Software Engineering

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

Northwestern Mutual Wealth and Investment Management is our company’s rapidly growing investment management business; building on our customers’ trust, IPS is a $300B AUM “startup”, inspiring change across the organization. Our Technology unit is leading the way in redefining how technology is designed and used. In Wealth, we are reinventing ourselves, reinforcing our core values while embracing modern practices and ground breaking technologies, to enable our business to grow at an outstanding rate. We are looking for phenomenal people to help drive this transformation and shape our future.

Reporting to our Assistant Director, the Engineering Manager is the leader of a technology team. Our team is responsible for developing and supporting microservices within an API Store so that internal consumers can consume and interact with Wealth data. The team handles integration to third-party vendors and/or internal data stores as needed so that the back-end implementation is not exposed to the API consumers. Technologies used by the team include AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, and Node.js.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Foster a culture which promotes engagement and inclusion among team members. Become an organization that attracts and retains talent.

  • Provide technical leadership to the team. Understand the intricacies of the systems. Provide technical mentorship as needed.

  • Participate and assist with high-level design discussions.

  • Ability to be hands-on with the codebase.

  • Assess technical solutions being provided by engineers. Ensure best practices and standards are followed. Participate in code reviews as needed.

  • Focus on the big picture to ensure solutions are strategic and aligned with enterprise and department visions.

  • Ensure support processes are established, detailed, and followed.

  • Understand cloud technologies and assist the team with those technologies.

  • Provide resources with feedback and career coaching. Work with direct reports on development and career planning.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • 4-5 years of total professional experience required

  • 3-5+ years of experience working with modern engineering tools, languages, and practices (specifically in Node/JavaScript).

  • 1-2 years technical leadership with or without direct reports.

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

  • Experience developing and leading solution delivery using agile methods.

  • Capable of communicating between product, engineering, and the business.

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

  • Strong collaboration skills to ensure the team is working together even when they are not co-located.


  • 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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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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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.