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Senior Data Management Engineer

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 are looking for a Senior Metadata Management Engineer passionate about Data Management, specifically reference data, to join our team! Our team provides critical data management expertise and services to various areas across the organization. The role requires a multifaceted agile mentality, patience and persistence to solve complex business problems, and strong data management skills. You will work to achieve the following goals:

  • Mature enterprise data management capabilities

  • Implement and manage new enterprise metadata management and data quality solutions for reference data

  • Develop metadata management standards and policies

  • Consult and advise external teams on how to meet specific business unit data management goals

  • Provide data management shared services for enterprise data assets:

  • Contribute to data modeling education and training programs for the company

  • Deliver mentorship on data modeling tooling and practices

  • Assist data modeling users with access, standards and processes

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Work with a passionate, hardworking, respected team with deep domain expertise and enterprise savvy to build out the next generation of enterprise data management capabilities

  • Collaborate with engineers and architects across several enterprise organizations to identify data management solutions

  • Build and mature data management capabilities for several top-tier data platforms and services

What skills you'll need to be successful:

  • A solid foundation in core data management including direct experience with: data modeling, data governance, metadata management and data quality

  • Solid grasp of DMBoK concepts and domains (CDMP certification desired)

  • An architecture approach with the ability to translate business capabilities into technology solutions

  • Experience with industry standard data modeling, metadata management, and data quality technologies


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field

  • 7+ years demonstrated ability in data engineering/data architecture with a focus on data management

  • Experience architecting and building data management solutions to meet enterprise level goals and objectives

  • Experience with different operational, BI, and analytical technology implementations (on-prem/cloud, structured/unstructured data, operational/DW/data lake implementations) is a plus

  • Preferred CDMP certification

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while still being part of the team

  • Experience with Agile methodologies/Dev Ops environments

  • Experience with Reference data and data modeling is desired


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

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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.


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