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Observability Engineer

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

To support our growing team, Northwestern Mutual is looking for a hardworking Observability Engineer to work with team members to achieve application performance. If you are an individual that is eager to learn and start growing your career this is the position for you.

What's the role?

As an Observability Engineer, you’ll be called upon to think strategically. You’ll work across functions and/or departments to understand the monitoring needs of the business, facilitating relationships between business clients and technical resources.

With a focus on Observability (metrics, logs and trace) you are tasked in developing monitoring applications and infrastructure, business services and processes, you will identify options, work to gain consensus on approach, develop requirements and related business rules, and work closely with business unit and technology subject matter experts to implement solutions for solving complex business challenges.

Confident, persuasive, and persistent, you will negotiate and connect with business clients, vendors, and employees to ensure expectations are managed and critical objectives are addressed. Upon solution implementation, you will drive organizational change management activities to promote adoption of the change and minimize impact to people and processes.

  • Build and improve domain capabilities and services while addressing a variety of technical needs & issues.

  • Analyzing performance and availability metrics, and deriving course of action to remediate issues and failures in coordination with team.

  • Participate in on-call support rotations.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Familiarity with modern development and scripting languages and Methodologies:

  • Configuration management: Ansible, Chef, Puppet

  • Ansible

  • Python, Shell

  • Version control systems: Git, Subversion, and Perforce

  • Work Tracking: Jira, Agile Practices


  • Tons of room for career growth! We are at the beginning and the team will be growing - leadership positions are there for the taking if you show the desire.

  • Highly technical and hardworking fellow test engineers. We care a lot about what we do and are very active in local meetups and love new insights.

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Employee tuition reimbursement

  • Group Life and disability income insurance

  • Medical/dental/vision, PTO, bonuses, and highly competitive salary


This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Certifications:

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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.