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Senior Backend Software Engineer- Financial Algorithm

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

What's the Role?

Within the FinTech space, our Blazewater Algorithm team works at the intersection of technology and financial modeling. In 2018, our small team of capable engineers sought to re-architect our core financial-planning algorithm from the ground up, utilizing functional programming in Scala to radically rethink how heuristics-based financial modeling can be implemented at scale. In 2020, we turned our attention to stochastic modeling of portfolio risk in a concurrent, highly-distributed cloud environment. Now, in 2021 we have expanded our vision to encompass increasingly sophisticated financial instruments, with a focus on precision, accuracy, and deep levels of plan customization and mathematical optimization. Currently, we are working to take that vision of developing the next generation of financial planning applications forward, along with an increased focus on making our current suite of applications more performant and feature rich We are looking for driven, financially-minded backend engineers with a passion for building a new class of planning software. We want to address the needs of an untapped market in personal finance!

Your background

  • Determined backend engineer with a track record of delivering high-quality software in the FinTech space and experience engineering complex systems

  • Experience working in an enterprise software environment (CI/CD, K8s, Docker, etc.)

  • Financial planning or modeling experience in an OO/FP programming language, particularly for the JVM

  • Bonus: Functional programming paradigms and design patterns (experience in Scala, Haskell, etc.), AWS experience, infrastructure-design/application architecture experience

  • BS/MS or higher in Computer Science or related field of study


  • Highly technical and hardworking fellow engineers. We care a lot about what we do and love new insights!

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Employee tuition reimbursement

  • Group Life and disability income insurance

  • Competitive benefits- medical/dental/vision, PTO, bonuses, and highly competitive salary



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