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Senior Software Engineer - Full-Stack

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

Are you a highly skilled and passionate engineer who thrives on solving complex problems? Do you have a knack for writing elegant code and a deep understanding of software architecture? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join the NM Digital Platform Experience team at Northwestern Mutual.

At Northwestern Mutual, we provide real-time, highly available, and exceptional search capabilities for our Field and Home Office users. Our team handles over 5 million requests per month, making our work crucial to the success of our organization. Additionally, we provide a privacy workflow for the Field, enabling them to request and obtain permission to access client records. We also manage a compliant document management system for electronic documents used by our policy owners, Field, and home office teams.

As a senior full stack engineer, you will play a key role in developing and maintaining our critical systems.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designing and implementing robust, scalable, and high-performance software solutions that meet business requirements and align with best practices and industry standards
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to gather requirements, define technical specifications, provide solutions to system-wide architectural problems while ensuring successful delivery through continuous improvement
  • Writing clean, efficient, and maintainable code, while adhering to coding standards and guidelines, ensuring consistency and efficiency in software development processes
  • Debugging and troubleshooting complex issues, ensuring the stability and reliability of our applications
  • Taking ownership of backlog items and actively contributing to the git repositories, driving the progress of projects and delivering high-quality code
  • Demonstrating technical leadership to the team and multiplying their talent through positive mentorship, sharing knowledge and best practices to foster their professional growth

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 4-6+ years professional experience required
  • 4+ years of experience working with modern engineering tools, languages
  • and practices
  • Familiarity with the Spring Framework and JUnit
  • Working knowledge of front-end components and frameworks like React, NodeJS, Typescript, Next.js, and Jest
  • Strong knowledge of Linux (CentOS), terraform and AWS services such as Aurora, S3, SQS, MSK, Kinesis, and DynamoDB
  • Experience writing queries and performing analytics with OpenSearch
  • Proficiency in developing cloud-based, dockerized applications and microservices
  • Experience in writing and debugging multithreaded Java applications

Why Join Us:

  • Empowerment: At Northwestern Mutual, engineers have the freedom to choose the right tools and technology stack that best fit their needs
  • Collaboration: You will work alongside talented engineers, product managers, and designers in an agile-like environment, fostering creative solutions and innovation
  • Growth Opportunities: We encourage continuous learning and provide opportunities for professional development, allowing you to expand your skills and advance your career
  • Impactful Work: Join a team that handles millions of requests per month and plays a crucial role in providing exceptional experiences for our users

Our Benefits!

  • Collaborative team first environment
  • Tons of room for career growth.
  • We offer highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program
  • We provide tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • We provide extensive Professional Training Opportunities
  • We offer an excellent Work/Life Balance
  • Hackathons/Dedication to Innovatio n

If you are a fast learner, self-starter, and passionate about making a difference, we want to hear from you. Apply now to join our team of top-tier engineers and contribute to the success of Northwestern Mutual.


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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.

Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!

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.