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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.

At Northwestern Mutual, we embrace cutting-edge technologies to enable our business to grow at an unprecedented rate and are looking for great people to help drive this transformation.

We are seeking experienced, agile developers with a desire to build Northwestern Mutual's future through modern software applications. You're the right fit if you're a great team player and there isn't a problem you can't solve.

You will be working on a team building new features and maintaining an application that our Financial Representatives will use for showing Life Insurance illustrations to clients. This team is located in Downtown Milwaukee.


  • Provides technical leadership within a software engineering Scrum team, leading by example and coordinating the activities of others on the team as well as dependencies with other teams.

  • Contributes to ensuring a high standard of reliability, performance and production stability in applications and services owned and supported by the team.

  • Contributes as assigned to refinement of features allocated to the team, as well as solution definition and decomposition into stories.

  • Leads engineering efforts as assigned, ensuring features are completed and deployed by dates committed to in quarterly Program Increment (PI) planning, and overcoming challenges as needed.

  • Takes initiative to identify and advocate opportunities for continuous improvement.

  • Partners with peer engineers across Illustrations to avoid silos and achieve outcomes optimized for the larger engineering team and the needs of the business.

  • Contribute to an inclusive culture within the team, models company values and behaviors, and encourages collaboration and respect for diverse perspectives.

  • Establishes and promotes standards and best practices within the team.

  • Maintains and exercises influence across all of Illustrations and with partner teams outside of Illustrations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • 5-8+ years professional software development experience required

  • Advanced skill and understanding of web development using JavaScript, Node.js, and Webpack

  • Demonstrated critical thinking, ownership mindset and continuous learning ability

  • Capable of effectively communicating with product, engineering, and business stakeholders.

  • Manages own time to meet objectives.

  • Ability to perform peer reviews on code and designs.

  • Shown understanding of design patterns and software architecture principles.

Further impress us with:

  • Experience working with micro-front end development

  • Experience working with AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, or S3 Buckets

  • Experience working with Linux

Our Culture:

  • Empowered Engineers

  • Technical Curiosity

  • Casual, Challenging, and Collaborative Environment

  • Outstanding Products

  • Hackathons / Dedication to Innovation

  • Conferences and Meetups

  • Work-Life Balance

  • Free Lunch


  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off.

  • Highly competitive compensation that includes base salary plus bonus.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program, and more!


This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Certifications:

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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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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.