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Software Engineer

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Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company - One Northwestern Mutual Way, Franklin, WI 53132

Job Title: Software Engineer

Job Description: The Software Engineer at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Franklin, Wisconsin will support the critical applications that support life insurance application processing and contract generation. Collaborate with product, engineers, and designers in order to enhance and modernize top tier technical applications. Apply understanding of software life cycle and design patterns to understand the technical features being built. Utilize development skills, impact analysis, using tools for debugging, compiling, merging and unit testing. Practice Agile Methodologies to implement Technical Application requirements. Focus on technologies to provide efficient solutions. Collaborate with an engineering team and responsible for monitoring live systems, fixing bugs, writing new features, maintaining documentation, participating in planning sessions and mentoring junior engineers. Collaborate in a deeply functional manner with engineers and business to brainstorm requirements for features and solution through difficult defects. Analyze technical solutions and provide estimates for feature implementation. Explain technical solutions to both technical and non-technical teams and apply experience architecting the design solutions. Work on monitoring the applications including Post Approval mainframe batch jobs and application. Develop the code for new features such as Contract Modernization and new life insurance products. Develop Mainframe REST services for the Spec pages for the Contract Modernization project. Hold sessions for Junior Engineers for mentoring purposes evaluating work on engineering processes and application development. Work with engineering leaders in improving CICD for mainframe, re-writing code to enable better unit testing. Explore new tools from IBM and other companies to see how they can be used to improve code maintainability.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, or a directly related field, plus three years of software development work experience. The three years of experience must include three years of experience with each of the following: (1) mainframe technologies, including PL/1 or COBOL, DB2 and ANSI SQL; (2) JCL and IMS and tools, including XPEDITOR, Changeman, Endevor, FileManger, and Intertest; (3) mainframe CICS web services; (4) applying knowledge of Software Engineering and Algorithms Design Principles; and (5) analyzing, designing, developing, deploying and supporting software solutions or infrastructure implementations or infrastructure, implementations, and upgrades.

Interested candidates send resume to catalinaguzman@northwesternmutual.com. Reference code 210 in the subject line.

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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