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Senior Software Engineer, API Transformation

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

As a Senior Engineer on the ESS Engineering Enablement team, empower the technology organization to achieve delivery excellence through a trusted and collaborative partnership. By combining our expertise and experience with the unique needs and perspectives of our engineers, we drive innovative solutions to deliver measurable value.

In this role, you will be a champion for new Enterprise Architecture standards by engaging with the internal software engineering community.

About the role:

  • Lead and influence API lifecycle discussions.
  • Establish, aggregate, and share team standards and practices across department, including work with Jira, Jira Align, and Trello team tools.
  • Utilize working relationships across teams within their division.
  • Assess and provide solutions to system-wide architectural problems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues that may arise during the development and deployment of software projects.
  • Conduct thorough code evaluation to ensure compliance with established coding standards and best practices.
  • Mentor and provide guidance/support to junior engineers.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering or related field or equivalent experience
  • 4-5+ years of professional experience required in software development.
  • 4+ years of experience working with modern engineering tools, languages and practices.
  • Strong understanding of the API lifecycle from design to retirement.
  • Proficiency with building tools in Java, JavaScript, GraphQL, RESTQL.
  • Proven track record of successfully designing and delivering significant and impactful technology solutions.
  • Experience developing and leading solution delivery using agile methods.
  • Solid understanding of the organizations primary domains and business functions.
  • Capability for communicating between product, engineering, and the business.
  • Ability to successfully communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences in varying forms and levels of detail.


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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 additional 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.