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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.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer/Team Lead to join our team within Insurance Operations.

Our team is responsible for the systems that perform validation of information on client applications, creating new client records, identifying any missing client data, and preparing the application for Underwriting.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates technical leadership to our team.

  • Establishes, aggregates, and shares team standards and standard methodologies within the department.

  • Provides critical thinking, with an ownership attitude and continuous learning.

  • Represents the team in department-wide forums.

  • Understands the strengths/weaknesses of team members, identifies developmental needs

  • Assesses solutions to system-wide architectural problems.

  • Ability to perform peer reviews on code and design.

  • Proven understanding of design patterns and architecture.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 4-5 years professional experience required.

  • 4-5+ years of experience working with modern engineering tools, languages and practices.

  • 4-5+ years of experience with Java

  • Expertise in backend development (e.g., PostgreSQL, Java Spring Boot, Kubernetes, Docker, Kafka).

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • Proven critical thinking, ownership attitude and continuous learning.

  • Experience developing solutions using agile methods.

  • Mentor for the team and department.

  • Advanced abilities in one or more technical platforms.

  • Capable of presenting between product, engineering, and the business.

  • Manages own time to meet objectives.

  • Ability to perform peer reviews on code and design.

  • Proven understanding of design patterns and architecture.

Demonstrating capability and proficiency in the below skills:

  • Adaptive Communication

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Application Performance Management

  • Application Security

  • Software Development


  • 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 additiona l 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.