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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.

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. 

What’s the Role?  

As a full-stack engineer, you’ll help us build a modern application platform, on top of AWS and Kubernetes, that hosts our user-facing apps. Our clients are your fellow engineers, building microapps, dashboards and UI to service the financial representatives and home office users at Northwestern Mutual. Help build the gateways, identity, and data microservices that hundreds of apps depend upon. You will be immersed in the vast breadth of modern and legacy tools and technologies to get the job done, such as AWS Cloud infrastructure, NGINX, Lua, NodeJS/TypeScript, Front-end web development, and a robust CI/CD pipeline. As a senior engineer, you will work in an agile and innovative environment, solving complex problems, and collaborating with both architects and designers to deliver the platform. 


Bring Your Best! What this role needs:  

  • Ability to analyze, design, develop, and deploy web apps and microservices hosted within AWS Cloud Infrastructure 

  • Strong JavaScript experience building backend NodeJS micro-services (TypeScript a plus) 

  • Confident with Nginx and app servers (Open Resty & Lua is a plus) 

  • Familiarity with Computer Networks (DNS, routing, firewalls) 

  • Familiarity with OSI stack 

  • Comfortable with Unit Testing and Integration Testing and Best Practices 

  • Experience with RDMS & KV stores 

  • Experience working in AWS. Experience building robust and easy to consume RESTful APIs

  • Self-motivated and driven. A team player that effectively works well with other engineers, product owners, and non-technical roles

  • 5+ years of development experience 

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements.

What you’ll get to do:  

  • Build day-to-day like a startup – incrementally and iteratively – but with the security and resources of an enterprise budget. 

  • Release to production early and often – you won’t be working on a product for a year before it sees the light of day; we believe in MVPs. 

  • Work with talented, mission-driven, fun-loving team who values your input and your individuality

  • Using a modern tech stack, deliver a high value enterprise account servicing platform used by more than 20k users across the field and home office

Further impress us with:  

  • AWS experience with platform services

  • Advocate of test-driven development, with experience using unit testing frameworks such as Jest

  • Experience designing and implementing product admin systems

  • Familiarity with DevOps (Docker, Kubernetes, Git, Ansible/Terraform) 

  • Strong front-end tool belt (such as React/Redux, TypeScript ES6, Webpack, Saas) 

  • Knowledge of engineering best practices, including analyzing, designing, developing, deploying, and supporting software solutions and infrastructure

  • Knowledge of Insurance and Investment account domain (Life Insurance products, Annuities, Long Term Care, Disability Insurance, Investments) 

Our Benefits:  

  • Highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities

  • Medical/Dental/Vision, matching 401 (k), and pension program

  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off

  • Extensive Professional Training Opportunities

  • Excellent Work/Life Balance

  • Hackathons/Commitment to Innovation

Whenever this 2021 nonsense is over:  

  • Great in-office snacks  

  • Class-A Building in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District, including a bike room, and sweeping views of the Hudson

  • Hybrid work week


Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!

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.