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Senior Data Engineer

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

Northwestern Mutual has embarked on an incredible transformational journey. We are revolutionizing our business capabilities with beautiful digital experiences for our employees, financial service advisors and our clients! This role will be based at our Milwaukee, WI campus.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Apply engineering standard methodologies in order to analyze, design, develop, deploy, and support data and software solutions

  • Proficient craftsman on Software and Quality Standards

  • Develop software using continuous Deployment and integration practices

  • Participate in an Agile implementation and maintenance of source control and release procedures

  • Participate in Code Reviews and feedback to the team

  • Sophisticated programming skills

  • Ability to explain technical solutions to technical teams

  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction

  • Outstanding analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills

  • Contribute to a collaborative work environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 4-5 years of professional experience

  • At least 4 years of professional software engineering, debugging, analysis, and software documentation experience

  • Code Knowledge: Python, JVM (Java, Scala),Apache Spark, SQL

  • Experience with Agile methodologies/DevOps environment.

  • Identify data quality issues and their root causes. Propose fixes and design data audits.

  • Basic understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices

  • Basic understanding of Data Quality and Data Concepts

  • Basic understanding of Data Integration Patterns and Tooling including ELT/ETL, EII, Replication, Event Streaming, Virtualization to support batch and real-time data needs

  • Has or develops understanding of 4-6 subject areas/domains of data

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

Required Certifications:

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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.


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.