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Senior DevSecOps Engineer - Data Security

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

**This position is a hybrid position. On-site days will be required (M, T, W for Milwaukee; Thurs + one other day for NYC)

Northwestern Mutual is looking for enthusiastic technologists who want to grow their career in DevSecOps – Data Security. You’re the right fit if you love to solve problems and are always striving to learn new things. We need an experienced DevSecOps engineer who has a strong background in database systems across both on-premise and cloud technologies. We’re looking for self-motivated and self-driven engineers who are passionate about what they do and love cybersecurity. Your expertise in data security, DevSecOps practices, and cloud technologies will be instrumental in safeguarding our organization's sensitive information and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulation. In this position, you will work with cross-functional teams across a set of diverse technologies to manage data security and protection tools with an automation-first mindset. You will work in an agile and innovative environment, solving complex problems and collaborating with architects and engineers to ensure the safety and security of Northwestern Mutual's data.

Who is the ideal candidate?

  • Passionate about security

  • A team player who enjoys collaborating with cross-functional teams

  • A great communicator (written and verbal) with an ability to articulate complex topics in a clear and concise manner

  • Employs a flexible and constructive approach when solving problems

  • Proficient with development and scripting languages, Python and javascript preferred

  • Has strong knowledge of data security principles, encryption techniques, access controls, and secure coding practices

  • Experienced with Infrastructure as code concepts and tooling including Terraform and YAML

  • Continuously looking for opportunities to improve our processes and capabilities

  • Experienced working with application and engineering teams

  • A self-directed individual contributor

What you'll get to do:

  • Engineer solutions with a focus on automation to reduce manual and repetitive tasks

  • Guide and advise application and engineering teams in the area of Data Security

  • Manage day-to-day support of Data Security tools integrated into our on-premise and cloud database environments (relational & NoSQL)

  • Manage technical support of Data Security capabilities and respond to service and escalation tickets within service-level agreements

  • Design, implement, and maintain procedures, processes, and methodologies that support DevSecOps capabilities

  • Actively monitor, assess and recommend tactical and strategic initiatives based on new and emerging threats posing risk to our company

  • Stay apprised of current and proposed security changes impacting regulatory, privacy and security industry best practices

  • Manage remediation efforts after security assessment findings outline weaknesses requiring attention

  • Mentor other staff members to ensure consistency, quality and productivity of deliverables

Further impress us with:

  • Bachelor's or equivalent experience with an emphasis in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, MIS related field

  • 5+ years' experience in cloud and on-prem technologies (Systems administration of Unix/Linux/Windows, AWS PaaS databases, database activity monitoring)

  • 5+ years' experience in development, infrastructure, or cybersecurity

  • Understanding of applicable risk management frameworks from NIST and Data Security Maturity Model

  • Experience with CICD pipelines to automate application and infrastructure code deployments

  • Experience with workload orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes

  • Understanding of a wide-range of cybersecurity capabilities including data security, security engineering, identify & access management, incident response, logging & monitoring, and penetration testing

  • Relevant certifications from GIAC, ISC(2) and other recognized cybersecurity industry organizations


  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off

  • Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program, and more!

If any of this excites you, apply now!


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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additiona l information relating to location-based pay structures.

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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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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.