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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’re looking for an experienced JS engineer to help us build the next generation of financial planning tools for our clients. The role requires an agile engineering attitude, patience and persistence to tackle sophisticated problems, ability to get things done quickly but thoughtfully, and outstanding technical skills. Do you enjoy coding or read tech blogs in your spare time? Is your meme game strong? Then we want to hear from you!

What are we looking for?

  • Technical excellence: JS expertise (Node, React), HTML/CSS mastery, proficiency with CSS-in-JS (styled-components, emotion) and build tools (Webpack, Parcel).

  • Effective communicator: can easily explain concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Great teammate: mentors fellow engineers and leads cross-team initiatives.

  • Autonomous: identifies problems and seeks solutions independently.

  • Strong sense of ownership: takes pride in their craft and responsibility for issues that may arise.

  • Nice to haves: background with large enterprise projects and designing system architecture, familiarity with analytics tools (Adobe Analytics, New Relic, Heap), understanding of Docker & Kubernetes, hands-on experience with GraphQL server and client, acquainted with infrastructure-as-code (Terraform).

  • Experience: 5+ years

Why Northwestern Mutual?

  • We offer highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, matching 401(k), pension program

  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off

  • Extensive Professional Training Opportunities

  • Excellent Work/Life Balance

  • Hackathons/Commitment 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.


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.