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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.

This is a hybrid position if local to NYC, Milwaukee, or Franklin, WI. Remote is ok if outside those areas.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate technical leadership by mentoring junior engineers

  • Proficiency in DevOps and Agile principles

  • Apply engineering standard methodologies to analyze and develop software solutions

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

  • Identify technical problems and develop software solutions and automation capabilities

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

  • Strive for continuous improvement and build continuous integration and continuous development pipeline (CI/CD Pipeline)


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • AWS or Docker or Kubernetes Certification Preferred

  • At least 4 years of working experience

  • 5+ years of professional IT experience

  • 3+ years experience with AWS Cloud Services (AWS Certified Preferred), and containerized applications and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes – CKA Preferred) 

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

  • 5+ years experience with networking and Linux based platforms

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

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

  • Experience working with DevOps, CI/CD, GitOps, Agile methodologies

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and automation and how to apply it with services such as Gitlab CI, Jenkins, CodePipeline, or Circle CI

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

  • Experience with Unit Testing

  • Experience with Linux and Windows. Understanding how to install, configure and manage. Very comfortable with 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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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.