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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?

The  Full Stack React/Node Senior Engineer  plays a critical role at Northwestern Mutual.  We are building high-visibility applications that support our organization’s rapidly growing retail investment business including providing solutions for our customers and our large nationwide sales force.  In addition, we develop and support microservices in an API Store to allow our internal consumers to interact with retail investment data.  This requires 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.  The microservices are deployed to an AWS cloud-distributed environment.

As a member of our engineering team, you will be finding innovative ways to develop resilient, sustainable, secure, scalable solutions to create an exemplary experience for our user base while being on a highly collaborative team that utilizes agile practices.  As a senior technology leader of the team you will have an expert level understanding of the full stack solutions, you’ll leverage your expertise in designing solutions, you’ll guide others during code reviews and other opportunities, and you’ll be a “go-to” resource on the team.

Required skills and experience:

  • Expertise developing microservice API’s building high-volume, high-availability, asynchronous distributed systems, preferably with Nodejs
  • JavaScript proficiency
  • 2+ years of Node.js experience or otherwise a willingness to learn advanced Node development
  • A minimum of one year of React UI development experience
  • Experience with cloud distributed systems, preferably AWS
  • Experience with JavaScript and React clean code development and unit testing practices utilizing testing tools such as Enzyme, Jest and/or Mocha
  • git code management with GitHub and/or GitLab
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • Static code analysis, preferably with SonarQube
  • Exceptional analysis and architecture / design skills

Not required, but nice to have:

  • Redux state management
  • SQL
  • Data modeling
  • Linux shell scripting
  • Java / Spring experience

Ideal candidate:

  • Detailed and organized, curious and persistent – eager to find solutions to complex business needs, and not afraid to dig into issues and resolve problems
  • Fast learner, self-starter, and curious with a strong desire to learn new things and a willingness to experiment
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and drive tasks to completion in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Strong sense of ownership and the drive to tackle cross-team projects
  • Willing to challenge others and drive innovation and creativity to come up with new ideas to improve quality, efficiency and delivery
  • Effective communication skills including the ability to explain and document technical solutions to both engineering peers and non-technical business clients
  • Strong interpersonal skills including working effectively with peers as well as with all levels throughout the enterprise
  • Willingness to mentor others
  • Experience in the financial sector is a plus


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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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