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Senior Software Engineer

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

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?

This is a role that will be focused on application/batch modernization. From a technical perspective the person needs to be a "generalist" in order to act as the guide for an application team on bringing their application into AWS, using CI/CD, Terraform, Kubernetes. In addition to infrastructure/cloud experience they should have experience with a popular programming language/stack such as Java, C++/C#, JavaScript/NodeJS. Be able to speak well in front of a group of people, guide the team, ability to act as a consultant.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Containers, Infrastructure as Code, Proficient in at least 1 major programming language (Java, C++/C#, Python, JavaScript)
  • Experience with engineering best practices to include analyzing, designing, developing, and deploying and supporting software solutions and/or infrastructure implementations/upgrades.
  • Shown experience with integration of n-tier applications (i.e. REST, DNS, HTTP, SSL, Encryption, Authentication, Load Balancing)
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to explain technical solutions to technical teams and non-technical teams.
  • Creating patterns of automation for CI/CD, infrastructure deployment, maintenance, monitoring, security and compliance as well as partnering with other enterprise teams, using industry and enterprise standard methodologies.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Proactively learn emerging platforms and related technology
  • Ability to tackle complex technical issues and enable/teach peers to be self sufficient

Must Haves:

  • Experience with AWS. AWS Architect Associate or Professional level certifications
  • Experience with MuleSoft would be ideal
  • Hands on development experience with Java, Spring, C++/C#.
  • Strong knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment practices
  • Experience with popular monitoring/logging technologies such as ELK, Splunk or Dynatrace
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision, yet actively interact with other team members
  • Bring new ideas and new ways of solving problems to the team
  • Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements
  • Hands-on experience with scripting (bash, python preferred)
  • Hands-on experience with automation & scheduling technologies (Ansible preferred)
  • 5 years of professional IT experience with at least one OS/hosting platform (i.e. Linux, AWS, Kube, Docker)
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience 4-8 years

Our Benefits!

  • Highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program
  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • Extensive Professional Training Opportunities
  • Excellent Work/Life Balance
  • Hackathons/Dedication to Innovation


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.

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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.