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Senior Big Data Engineer

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

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


The Insights team is cloud-based in AWS. We are responsible for providing various data points to the Field, allowing Financial Representatives and their leaders to track product sales, their compensation, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) activities, and planning metrics through our Book of Business application. This is a great opportunity to grow with a valuable team that delivers numerous reports to the field. 

What's the Role?  

Primary focus of this Role is to design and implement bigdata applications on AWS platform. Own and Enhance multiple frameworks developed using Python, Scala and SQL integrated with Databricks. Will contribute towards platform stability, work with product and application teams to understand and analyze business needs to suggest best practices. This roles requires to be a team player, have vision towards platform growth for better customer experience and has ability to lead/ mentor other employees.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates technical leadership to team.
  • Establishes, aggregates, and shares team standards and best practices
  • Assesses and provides solutions to system-wide architectural problems
  • Develop and Support spark frameworks leveraged by application teams and business partners.
  • Build and host highly available applications on Kubernetes
  • Work on AWS platform and Automated deployments (CI/CD)
  • Partner with product and applications teams to understand the business needs for intake

A Great Candidate Will Meet the Following Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 5+ years of development experience in Big Data  applications with relevant tools
  • Strong expertise in SQL, Python or Scala, Shell scripting
  • Working experience on EMR, Spark or Hadoop environments
  • Experience with CICD tools like Jenkins, Gitlab or any other.
  • Ability to train/ mentor other teams.

Nice to Haves: 

  • Experience with Docker, Airflow, Kubernetes and Databricks is a huge plus
  • Experience with Kafka, Java or .NET is a plus
  • Cloud Implementation experience (Azure/ AWS) is a plus

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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.