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Principal Enterprise Architect

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

Northwestern Mutual (NM) has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for over 161 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and leading-edge technology to best serve our clients. To help guide the collaborative effort, we are seeking a Principal Enterprise Architect.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Applies industry leading and ground-breaking best practices in order to analyze and develop software solutions.

  • Designs, coordinates, and executes high impact solutions across the organization.

  • Mentors, guides and coaches engineers within division for technical and leadership growth.

  • Develops strategies, writes proposals and pitches them across the enterprise for new architectures, systems and approaches.

  • Influences technical, business and product leadership to overcome cultural, product or technical challenges.

  • Represents Northwestern Mutual's technology organization in community and technology events.

  • Recommends product, process or service improvements Leads technology solutions with notable risk and complexity; develops the strategy for solution execution

  • Acts as a practitioner, mentor, advisor, or influencer based on the need and the situation.

  • Cultivates network and talent pipeline by attending and presenting at meetups, conferences, and tech events.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 9-14 years of professional experience required

  • 8-10+ years of experience leading teams using modern engineering tools, languages, and practices.

  • Financial Services experience in delivering technology solutions for Policy Administration (New Business, Servicing, Claims) systems across Life/Annuity/DI/LTC Insurance Products is helpful.

  • Proven track record of optimally developing strategy, establishing design and completing the delivery of large and sophisticated enterprise systems.

  • Success working in a matrix environment.

  • Mentor for the team and department positive relationships with multiple business and technology partners.

  • Recognized specialist in the regional area in one or more technologies OR specialist in most core systems of the enterprise

  • Thrives in ambiguity Requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions

  • Ability to optimally communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences in varying forms and all levels of detail.

  • Strong understanding of design patterns and architecture.

  • Ability to influence teams, technology or business leaders on impactful issues and decisions.

  • Enterprise Architect with well-rounded skills across front end and server-side programming including DevOps automation and experience with Cloud infrastructure, preferably AWS.

Technologies/Skills:

  • Core Programming Skills – Java / Springboot / Springbatch, React / Redux, Nodejs, Javascript

  • DevOps and Build Automation – GitLab CI / Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, Terraform

  • Cloud – AWS (S3, Lambda, RDS, EC2, KMS, IAM)

Concepts:

  • Object oriented design patterns, Microservices Architecture, Event Driven Frameworks and Service Oriented Architecture

  • Experience with API Management Frameworks

  • Familiarity with both Batch and Real-time application patterns

  • Familiarity with Security Patterns/Frameworks like Secure SDLC, TLS and Secrets Management

  • Familiarity with Containers and Container Management (Kubernetes)

  • Familiarity with Business Rules Management and Document Management systems

Benefits:

  • 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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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.

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

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

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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 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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