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Senior Backend Software Engineer - Notifications

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:

We're looking for an experienced engineer to help design and deliver an enterprise Notification platform to our Clients and Financial Representatives. In this role, you have the potential to bring immediate value to our clients by building systems that communicate via Push to Mobile, SMS, Email and Web, and Live Chat. You will be immersed in the vast breadth of modern tools and technologies to get the job done, such as AWS Cloud infrastructure and platform services, data visualizations, NodeJS micro-services, Front-end web development using React/Next, and a robust CI/CD pipeline. As a senior engineer, you will work in an agile and innovative environment, solving complex problems and collaborating with architects and designers to deliver the platform.

What You Will Do:

  • Build day-to-day like a start-up—incrementally and iteratively—but with the security and resources of an enterprise budget.

  • Release to production early and often—you will not be working on a product for a year before it sees the light of day; we believe in MVPs.

  • Work with a talented, mission-driven, fun-loving team who values your input and your individuality.

  • Develop on a modern tech stack in a micro-service architecture to enhance the high-value enterprise Notification Platform.


  • Ability to analyze, design, develop, and deploy web apps and micro services hosted within AWS Cloud Infrastructure.

  • Strong JavaScript experience building backend NodeJS micro-services and responsive React web applications.

  • Experience building robust and easy to consume GraphQL APIs.

  • Experience building robust and easy to consume RESTful APIs.

  • Self-motivated and driven team player that effectively works well with other engineers, product owners, and non-technical roles.

  • 5+ years of development experience.

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements.

  • Ability to educate and mentor other engineers.

Impress Us With:

  • AWS experience with platform services (SNS, SES, SQS, Lambda, DynamoDB).

  • Experience designing and implementing notification services.

  • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes (k8s), SQL, Git, Ansible/Terraform.

  • Knowledge of engineering best practices; including analyzing, designing, developing, deploying and supporting software solutions and/or infrastructure implementations/upgrades.

  • A drive to continue to learn and mentor other team members.

Our Benefits:

  • Highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, matching 401(k), pension program.

  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off.

  • Extensive Professional Training Opportunities.

  • Excellent Work/Life Balance.

  • Hackathons/Commitment to Innovation.

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W e 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.