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Senior Systems 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 believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual!


We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.


We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.


We care. We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Be proficient in DevOps and Agile principles

  • Identify technical problems and apply engineering standard methodologies to analyze and develop software solutions

  • Leverage established coding standards, best practices, and automation capabilities to develop solutions to support our users

  • Have the technical skill to review, verify, and validate the software code developed in our projects

  • Strive for continuous improvement in our products and in how we work

  • Demonstrate technical leadership by mentoring junior engineers

  • Challenge the status quo


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of professional IT experience

  • 3+ years experience with AWS Cloud Services, containerized applications, and container orchestration (AWS, Docker, or Kubernetes Certifications preferred)

  • 5+ years experience with monitoring and performance management/tuning of systems 

  • 5+ years experience with modern programming and scripting languages (Python, JavaScript, etc.)

  • Experience with Unit Testing

  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code frameworks (Terraform, CloudFormation) 

  • Experience working with DevOps, CICD, GitOps, and Agile methodologies

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and automation using services such as Gitlab CI, Jenkins, CodePipeline, or Circle CI

  • Understanding of certificates, firewalls, vulnerability management, authentication, and authorization

  • Experience with Linux and Windows including how to install, configure, and manage workloads on both. Very comfortable using CLI.

Our Benefits!

  • Highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities

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

  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off

  • Extensive Professional Training Opportunities

  • Excellent Work/Life Balance

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Please note that this is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.

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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.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


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.