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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.

Northwestern Mutual (NM) has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for 165+ years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and groundbreaking technology to best serve our clients!

As a Senior Software Engineer on our team you will be involved in all stages of the software development lifecycle within the New Issue Insurance Administration engineering team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and maintain critical applications required to process new/modified insurance applications taking them through data validation and set-up, underwriting approval, insurance contract generation and setting them up for servicing.

  • You will be an expert in building front end and back-end application components and APIs to support development and improvement of cloud-based solutions.

  • Experienced in agile software development cycle from Jira epic refinement, estimation, Jira task creation, design, feature delivery and implementation.

  • Build and maintain Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment pipelines to increase speed of implementing a new feature and the ability to compete in the marketplace.

  • Assesses and provides solutions to system-wide architectural problems.

  • Document solution options and specifications in Confluence, build and complete user stories via Jira, and collaborate with team members and stakeholders via Slack

  • Researches and embraces new technology solutions and ways to build technical capabilities.

  • Participates in pager rotation to provide support for Production Environment

Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, Computer Science, or a related field, plus 6 years of experience as a software developer or related occupation.

  • 6 years of experience must include 2 years with each of the following:

  • Cloud technologies and CICD pipelines

  • Experience in NodeJS, React

  • API development

  • Experience on relational databases such as SQL Server, Oracle or MySQL

  • Visual Basic .Net/ C# or Java/Springboot

  • Performing peer reviews on code and design

  • Technical Leadership experience or aptitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled working in full software development life cycle from feature refinement to implementation and support

  • Technical Expert in object-oriented design methodology and advanced programming skills in one or more high-level programming languages (e.g., Node JS, React, C++,C#, Java, etc.)

  • Hands-on development of highly distributed, cloud-based micro-service environments

  • Passion for coaching and mentoring less experienced team members

  • Strong test engineering skills, Automation tools such as Kevlar

  • Highly motivated, self-learner, and technically inquisitive

  • Proven critical thinking, ownership approach, and continuous learning.

  • Adaptability and flexibility plus ability to work with incomplete information.

  • Data Encryption/Decryption tools and defect tracking tools including Jira


  • 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

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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.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


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.