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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.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates technical leadership to team

  • Defines technical requirements based on business requirements

  • Designs scalable and performant application architectures that meet business requirements

  • Establishes, aggregates, and shares team standards and best practices within department.

  • Utilizes working relationships across teams within their division.

  • Assesses and provides solutions to system-wide architectural problems.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 4-5 years professional experience required

  • 3-5+ years of experience working as a Full Stack Java Software Developer in an Agile environment

  • 3+ years experience with Spring Boot, Spring Batch, JUnit, SQL, ORM frameworks

  • 2+ years experience developing applications on AWS leveraging services such as SQS, S3 in a Infrastructure as Code environment

  • Strong understanding of web based application design, protocols and standards such as REST and SOAP.

  • Node/JavaScript/React experience a plus!

  • Experience working as a DevOps Engineer where full application lifecycle is at top of mind from development to day 2 operations such as monitoring and disaster recovery is a plus!

  • Demonstrated critical thinking, ownership mindset and continuous learning

  • Experience developing solutions using agile methods

  • Mentor for the team and department

  • Advanced skillset in one or more technical platforms such as AWS, Kubernetes, Containers

  • Capable of communicating between product, engineering, and the business

  • Manages own time to meet objectives

  • Ability to perform peer reviews on code and design

  • Solid understanding of design patterns and architecture


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.


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