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Platform UI Engineer

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

The Platform UI Team builds the foundation of the developer UI tooling experience at the heart of the Product practice at NM. We build the common UI utilities used to help developers deliver consistent, accessible, and cohesive experiences in our advisor platform and home office experiences.

On this team, you can expect to work on high-value, high-visibility projects that empower the rest of our engineering teams to ship more efficiently, with more consistent, accessible, and responsive products.


On any given day, you can expect to…

  • Contribute to the ecosystem of applications, libraries, tools, and artifacts that comprise the Platform UI developer experience at NM
  • Collaborate with visual designers to create, document, and express composable UI elements in several environments (Figma, HTML/CSS, React) leveraging system foundations and patterns (requires 4+ years of experience).
  • Maintain and create CI/CD pipelines and build scripting we use to publish and deploy our tooling
  • Write visual-regression, unit, and integration tests to ensure system stability
  • Document and evangelize best practices for markup semantics, accessibility, responsiveness, React architecture, and general component usage
  • Provide support to UI engineering teams
  • Partner with external teams to create shared tools and library integrations
  • Create and perform code reviews & API proposals for your peers


  • Excellent written/spoken communication skills
  • An open, proactively collaborative attitude
  • A systematic approach to problem-solving
  • Mastery over semantic, responsive, cross-browser, accessible HTML/CSS
  • Comfortable writing REST and GraphQL requests
  • Familiar with Docker containerization
  • Ability to devise straightforward API choices given complex and parallel use-cases
  • Understanding of advanced React concepts like context, controlled/uncontrolled behavior, hooks, and state management
  • Control over JavaScript concepts, especially manipulating and operating on data structures
  • Comfortable working in the Browser ecosystem, including concepts like the DOM and CSS’s cascade
  • Proficient with Git and the Command Line
  • Track record collaborating directly with designers and non-tech partners
  • Have worked with visual design concepts like typography, color, spacing, shape & form

Big ++’s

  • 4+ years of experience with contributing to OSS
  • 4+ years of experience writing NPM tooling
  • Familiar with Kubernetes
  • Familiar with WAI ARIA for accessibility standards and best practices
  • Familiar with Markdown, Semantic Versioning, Conventional Commits, etc
  • Experience maintaining CI:CD pipelines
  • Proficiency with Sass or Styled Components

Things we value

  • Curious minds and an appetite for learning
  • Passion for the craft
  • Proud of your work, but not precious
  • Strong opinions, loosely held
  • A collaborative mindset, thick skin, and a great sense of humor
  • A personality that thrives in an agile/nimble environment
  • Willingness to take risks and fail (and fail again. And again)

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Please note that this 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 additional 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.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


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.