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Principal, Enterprise Architect, CI/CD

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

As a key member of the Enterprise Architecture team, you’ll be tasked with setting up a mechanism for defining and rolling out enterprise standards for Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment & SCM and for coordinating efforts to drive a consistent and appropriate use of automated testing and deployment across the enterprise.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide thought leadership on architecture and technology matters; ensuring that technology work is aligned to long-term strategic business interests with CI/CD and SCM
  • Assemble a cross functional coalition of technology partners to drive the creation of good governance and standards for CI/CD and SCM across all core technology platforms
  • Strategically balance diverse objectives for CI/CD and SCM to ensure the appropriate level of value, risk, and engineering autonomy
  • Ensure CI/CD and SCM practices are appropriately factoring in non-functional requirements (resiliency, security, code quality, etc.)
  • Drive value-centric buy vs. build considerations when evolving the CI/CD tool chain
  • Work closely with key partners, including enterprise quality, to define standards for automated testing; systematically prioritize where to rollout automated testing
  • Arrange rollout and promote standard methodologies, generate passion for adoption
  • Monitor and measure your impact through well-defined critical metrics

What we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years of leadership experience working in high powered engineering organizations with well crafted CI/CD, release management and automated testing practices
  • Validated ability working in sophisticated technology ecosystems; experience with large scale repository deployments
  • Proven record to collaborate with a broad range of technical partners; successful in providing leadership and delivering on outcomes in a large enterprise environment
  • Foundational understanding of both current and legacy technologies in areas like application platforms (e.g., cloud platforms, legacy platforms), CI/CD tooling and practices, integration patterns and automated testing.
  • Pragmatic judgement, able to know when to trade off short and long-term gains and help guide partners through these decisions while coaching them on the implications
  • Confirmed passion for automation; proficient and determined to find ways to automate and streamline processes and practices
  • Security-minded, experienced and outspoken on approaches to integrating security and compliance considerations into pipeline automation

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 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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