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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.

What's the role?

We are looking for a senior software engineer to join our team. You will be responsible for leading the technical design, development and management of software services and applications that deliver the learning experience for our financial representatives. This also includes handling back-end integrations to third-party vendors, internal data stores, and the implementation of internal logic such as business rules and data access controls.  Deployment environments include both internal environments and AWS cloud.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

1) Apply engineering best practices in order to analyze, design and develop deploy and support software solutions, and/or infrastructure implementations/upgrades.

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

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

You will have the opportunity to make a difference that drives change. You will be working with latest technologies and utilizing best practices for developing applications in a dynamic agile environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Must have -

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 6-8 years professional application development experience required
  • 5+ years of professional experience working with Java or NodeJS
  • 1+ years of professional experience working with ReactJS, HTML5, CSS
  • Containerized development experience (Docker/Kubernetes)
  • Full-stack developer experience
  • Experience with CI/CD tools (GitLab CI)
  • Familiarity with SCM tools (GitLab)
  • Cloud (AWS) development experience
  • Experience with DevOps processes and tools to build and deploy applications
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, ownership mindset and continuous learning
  • Experience developing solutions using agile methods
  • Capable of communicating between product, engineering, and the business
  • Ability to perform peer reviews on code and design
  • Solid understanding of design patterns and architecture

Nice to have -

  • Experience designing microservices
  • MySQL or another relational database experience
  • NoSQL or another non-relational database experience
  • Experience with TDD practices and browser test automation

•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


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.