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Mobile Engineering Manager

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

At Northwestern Mutual our mobile apps are a key component of our aim to create a remarkable client experience. Do you have a passion for elegant native mobile architecture and engaging apps? Join our team of dedicated mobile engineers as we build the tools to help our millions of customers achieve financial security and independence.
Our mobile development team is distributed across locations in Milwaukee, WI, New York City, NY and anchored by a core team in downtown Minneapolis, MN. We offer a casual, flexible work environment which we believe is essential for our engineers to develop the most creative solutions to demanding problems. Northwestern Mutual is investing heavily in its future and our executive team understands that success will require the help of the brightest mobile developers in the industry. Become a fundamental part of our growing team and help us shape the future!

Position is available for remote work anywhere in the USA.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and mentors a highly skilled, talented team of mobile Software Engineers

  • Owns areas of the mobile application development and related services, while directing the work of other team members

  • Coordinates strategies amongst partner product and development teams to ensure related technologies and products work together cleanly

  • Prioritizes and reduces technical debt and developer friction to ensure the NM mobile app is modern, fast, and easy to work with

  • Assesses the quality of releases through monitoring of incoming bugs and code changes to identify quality issues and trends

  • Provides performance reviews and coaching to help each team member grow personally and professionally

  • Participates in recruiting efforts for the team


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience

  • 6+ years of professional experience

  • At least 6 years of professional software engineering, debugging, analysis, and software documentation experience                                                                              

  • Professional experience deploying and supporting a mobile application in a public app store                            

  • 2+ years of experience managing, coaching and growing development teams

  • 3+ years of experience with either Android, iOS and/or cross-platform mobile frameworks

  • Experience leading agile software development teams

  • Advanced development and debugging skills

  • Deep knowledge of development patterns on either Android, iOS and/or cross-platform mobile frameworks

  • Able to identify proper architectural decisions and follow through on their implementation

  • Deep understanding of how a mobile application fits into the larger system's technology stack

  • Proven track record of product delivery and effective team building

  • Solid understanding of the key components in the life-cycle of shipping software: prioritization, scoping, estimating, developing, testing and QA, documentation, release management, and support

  • Strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals   

  • Full-stack development experience from front-end to web-services to API design and development

  • Demonstrated history of taking on tough challenges and seeing them through to completion

Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!

We a re 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.