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Software Engineer III (Full Stack)

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Northwestern Mutual (NM) has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for 165+ years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and groundbreaking technology to best serve our clients!

Join our growing team in the Managed Investments division, which supports real estate investment applications. We seek a strong full-stack software engineer skilled in React, JavaScript, Node.js, Python and SQL. Experience integrating vendor software and building integrations is desired. You will build and support systems used by the NM Real Estate team, so you should have investment experience or a strong desire to learn more about this complex and exciting field.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • On our team, you'll understand business requirements, perform data analysis, and design and implement high-quality software solutions.

  • Applies engineering standard processes to analyze and develop software solutions.

  • Develop software using established SDLC processes, such as CI/CD, Code Review, Monitoring, Automation, and practices.

  • Recommends efficiencies to current established development and continuous integration practices.

  • Participates in setting team standards and work using agile methodology.

  • Conducts detailed code evaluation to ensure compliance with established coding standards and best practices.

  • Contributes to technical discussions and decision-making processes within the team.

  • May tackle a mentoring role and provide guidance and support to junior technical talent.

  • Support and improve existing legacy applications by troubleshooting issues, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing necessary changes.


  • 4-5 years of professional production application development or programming experience working with modern engineering tools, languages, and practices.

  • 2-3 years proficiency with JavaScript, React, and Node.js

  • At least 3 years of experience in SQL or other query languages.

  • Strong understanding of engineering principles, design, and standard methodologies.

  • TDD using Jest and/or unit test libraries.

  • Able to collaborate and mentor new team members.

  • Can communicate clearly with technical and business partners.

  • Evolving analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.

  • Production experience on AWS using serverless patterns and/or EKS, CI/CD using GitLab, Kubernetes, and deployment using CDK concepts is a plus.

  • Production experience with Snowflake and other cloud data technologies is a plus.

  • Understanding the Investment management business domain is a plus.


  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off

  • Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus

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


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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting 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 additiona l 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.