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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 are strong, innovative and growing. 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.

You will be joining the Planning Experience Team in New York. This Team is responsible for the software platform that helps our financial representatives engage with their clients, run financial simulations that emphasize the value of products that NM offers. More specifically you will be part of the platform API team, which is responsible for the platform, data and APIs of our planning ecosystem.

We work in a fast-paced agile environment. We embrace out-of-box thinking, bold ideas, experimentation and the eagerness to continuously learn. We are not shy about trying new technologies and challenge our own ideas. We live by concepts of fail-fast, continuously deploy and automate everything. We believe in full ownership: our teams are responsible for all aspects of their software, from architecture and testing to production monitoring and performance optimizations.

As for technology, we believe in using the right tool for the job and espouse a microservices architecture. Our APIs are mostly written in Java or Kotlin using the Spring Boot framework. We use multiple data stores such as MongoDB, Redis and Amazon S3. We use RabbitMQ for messaging and run our services in Kubernetes on top of AWS.

Your role will include:

  • Be a vital part of API engineering team, participate in architecture, implementation and health of API services
  • Work in a highly collaborative environment with product, QA and design teams, share your ideas and help shape the future of the platform
  • Be responsible for and own feature development from early stages to production release and beyond
  • Be ready to mentor engineers and share experience and knowledge

Our expectations from you:

  • Solid experience with:
    • Building REST API using Java
    • Using and modeling data for non-relational databases (Mongo, Cassandra, etc.)
    • Using WEB technologies in general (HTTP Basics, Auth, OWASP, Web Performance, Caching)
  • Understanding of:
    • Docker and Kubernetes
    • Foundational AWS Services (IAM, EC2, S3, RDS)
  • Familiarity with:
    • Kotlin
    • Git, CI/CD, Unit Testing
    • NodeJS ecosystem


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.