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Senior Software Engineer (Mainframe)

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?

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 Mainframe Software Engineer on our team you will analyze requirements and solutions, while coordinating work to ensure timely delivery. Serving a mainframe point of contact for business teams and representing your team’s companywide initiatives is a key component. You will also work with geographically distant teams presenting and helping with problem-solving. Grow your career with us!

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Apply mainframe engineering standard methodologies in order to analyze, craft and develop deploy and support software solutions, and/or infrastructure implementations/upgrades.

  • Develop software and systems on test driven development and continuous integration practices; establish monitoring and automation processes.

  • In a mainframe environment, you move between diverse tasks with cooperation and persistence, helping to bring out the best in those around you.


  • Experience and strength on mainframe technologies, specifically PL/I or Cobol, ChangeMan, CICS, JCL is a particular priority for this role.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • 5-7+ years of experience.

  • Experience with mainframe engineering standard methodologies to include analyzing, crafting, developing, and deploying and supporting software solutions and/or infrastructure implementations/upgrades.

  • Proven sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements.

  • Presenting technical solutions to technical teams and non-technical teams.

  • Specific technical requirements/platforms will vary (i.e. Front End, Back End, Cloud, .NET, Java, Python, etc.).

  • Familiarity with public cloud and associated technologies (AWS, Azure, Containerization)


  • 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


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!

W e 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.