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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?
We seek talented software engineers with a desire to build Northwestern Mutual’s future through modern software applications.
This Role
This position will be critical in helping us build our application using Java, Spring and modern software design principles.
This role will have three components:
Help us establish backend design patterns
Help us enhance and grow our existing components
Help us support, troubleshoot, and manage our application design and integrations
Technologies We Use:
DB2, Amazon RDS
Be a team player: contribute to our culture, invent new ways to address industry needs, criticize constructively, and help create a world-changing company
Write automated tests via TDD to foster effective, reusable, and flexible code
Build logic in isolated, independent, reusable components
Ability to tackle problems, independently and as part of a team
Debug and troubleshoot integration with new API’s
You know and care about modern software development and design tools and techniques
Make changes to and create data models for persisting application data
Skills & Requirements
A minimum of three years of professional web development or programming experience is required
Passionate about creating high-quality, flexible code
Strong java skills (2+ years experience), including understanding of Java APIs, such as Spring, Hibernate, log4j
Strong understanding of REST API principles and best practices
Proficient with Git
Familiarity with data structures and the ability to pick and use the right one for the task.
Experience with enterprise databases (Oracle, MS SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, or DB2)
Experience with using APIs including data CRUD operations, JSON data structures, authentication, and documentation
Ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently and within a team of diverse skills. Ability to receive and provide constructive feedback.
Major Plus
Modern Java experience
Basic understanding of design patterns
Proficiency in building modular applications
Knowledgeable on Microservices and/or Service-Oriented Architecture
Knowledgeable on security principles (OWASP)
Experience with AWS
Experience with Docker
Experience with Kubernetes
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 3-5
Licenses/Certifications: None


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.