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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.

**No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!!**

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will develop integrated solutions, modernizing, consolidating and coordinating independently-designed applications to meet business needs. Partnering with Architecture and in keeping with development best practices, you will analyze business/functional specifications to deliver quality applications/systems while minimizing cost and optimizing maintainability. In converting high-level architectural design into detailed application design, you will provide estimates, evaluate software, make buy vs. build recommendations, and establish development environments. Working from project requirements, you will provide/validate estimates, create detailed development phase project plans, and prepare/maintain application/systems documentation. Above all, you are a strategic thinker; you take ownership of issues, moving between diverse tasks with cooperation and persistence to motivate and bring out the best in those around you.

Essential Skills for Senior Software Engineering Role:

  • The primary skill set: (note: if you don't have all of these skills, you must have the desire to learn these tools). 
    • Programming experiences either front end or back end with Java, Spring Framework, Python, XML, JSON, Java Script, Node.js, CSS, HTML5
    • Build and Testing tools – Gradle/Maven, Junit/Jest,  Kevlar/Cucumber
    • Cloud and DevOps experiences – AWS (RDS, S3, Lambda, CloudFront, EC2), REST APIs, Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Jenkins, Terraform, Packer, CICD
    • Repositories – Git, Gitlab/Github, Nexus/Artifactory, 
    • Strong understanding and experience in Databases, Data movement and  SQL (Python, Informatica, MSSQL server or similar ETL tool)
    • Application Servers – Tomcat, Apache,  IIS, Express

  • Having an agile mindset and working with Safe Principles, Scrum and tools like JIRA is required Support would also include vendor packages in this area.  Any knowledge with networking (system process/integration) or PC/LAN knowledge is a plus. 

  • Campus Event & Experiences is growing in the need for technical development and support with new vendors and technologies being driven by our Multiple Campuses in Milwaukee, Franklin, and New York. 


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 4-5 minimum years of professional experience required
  • At least 3-5+ year experience with specific technical requirements/platforms (i.e. Java, Spring Framework, Node.js or similar Java Script Framework, Python)
  • Experience with cloud and DevOps technologies (AWS, REST APIs, Containerization, CICD)
  • Strong understanding and experience in Relational Database technologies and SQL
  • Ability to Debug/Troubleshoot applications and infrastructure
  • Strong technical skills
  • Understanding of your business domain
  • Able to mentor new team members
  • Can communicate clearly to the business


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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.