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Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

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

To support our growing team, we are looking for a Senior Full Stack Engineer to work with our team. You're the right fit if you're the best and there's not a problem you can't solve! We need an experienced engineer who is passionate about writing client-side code and that won’t shy away from server side.

You will be working with a full stack agile team of JavaScript developers, building applications that are deployed to the cloud. You'll work very closely with our engineering group working on our AWS and Kubernetes platform and API's on the backend. These apps support the future development of the client and planner experiences for Northwestern Mutual.

Your general milestones are as follows:

Within the first month – while working with other engineers on the teams, be able to jump head-first into modifying apps and ask the appropriate questions / do the appropriate research to identify the general functions and behaviors of the applications you're working on.

Within three months – be able to pick up and work on any existing app and create new apps from scratch using the stack defined, contribute directly to technical discussions that affect the current and future state of the applications and technical stack used. Essentially, contributing to the team at your full capacity.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Fast learner and self-starter. The people you will work with are incredibly kind and extremely willing to share knowledge and a helping hand, but you have to be willing to take ownership of the outlined goals and make things happen.

  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision, yet actively interact with other team members in person or over the Internet (chat, video conference, email).

  • Work collaboratively on creative solutions with engineers, product managers, and designers.

  • Bring new ideas and new ways of solving problems to the team.


  • JavaScript ES6

  • React and Redux

  • Sass / Styled-Components

  • Node and Express

  • Familiarity with Docker and containerization

  • Good understanding of GIT and source code management

  • Familiarity with cloud providers like AWS and Azure is a plus

  • Familiarity with Authorization and Authentication is a plus

Education / Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree and 5 or more years of professional experience.


  • 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!



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.


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.