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Senior Platform Infrastructure Engineer

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

We're looking for an experienced engineer who will apply engineering standard methodologies to improve and modernize our Enterprise Search platform(s) utilized by the organization’s critical business applications. The role requires an agile engineering mentality, patience and persistence to resolve sophisticated problems, ability to get things done quickly but thoughtfully, and dig deep into technology. In a DevOps environment, you will move between diverse tasks, focusing on test driven development and continuous integration practices, while helping to bring out the best in those around you.

A typical day for this role would involve the following types of responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Analysts, Architects and Developers building platforms

  • Review of metrics, performance and security to improve the platforms

  • Define the pipelines (Query and Index) for our Search platform

  • Research and Develop engineering approaches that satisfy architectural design requirements

Minimum Technical Skills:

  • Experience with PowerShell

  • Familiarity with networking concepts

  • Familiarity with cloud services and applicable uses

  • Familiarity with how to deploy infrastructure in AWS

  • Familiarity with containerization such as Docker, Kubernetes

  • Preferred, but not required:

  • Experience with Python or other similar Scripting languages

  • A familiarity with Search Engines and User Interface applications that interface to them (e.g. Lucidworks, Microsoft Search, and SharePoint Classic Search experiences)

General / Interpersonal skills:

  • Be a quick learner; Ability to plan, do, check and adjust

  • Deliver on commitments

  • Able to work across the organization

  • Coach and mentor other team members. Excellent teammate.

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Experience working in a scrum team using agile methodologies and tools (e.g. Jira)

  • 5-7 years of proven experience

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.


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