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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.

Northwestern Mutual (NM) has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for over 161 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 leading-edge technology to best serve our clients.

The Field Learning Software Engineering team at Northwestern Mutual is responsible for creating and improving systems that ensure the company's field representatives are trained and prepared to meet the evolving needs of existing customers and potential customers. These systems provide the learning ecosystem to engage our financial representatives with best practices, product rollouts, and practice opportunities. The applications are varied and involve working in close partnerships with technical peers and business partners. You’ll be part of a team that plays a crucial role in ensuring this great company continues to do great things for its customers.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Applies engineering best practices in order to analyze and develop software solutions.

  • Develops software using established development and continuous integration practices.

  • Utilizes established monitoring and automation processes.

  • Conducts code evaluations.

  • Participates in setting team standards and best practices.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 3-5 years professional experience required

  • Familiarity using continuous integration and deployment concepts

  • At least 3+ years professional experience with NodeJS

  • At least 1+ year professional experience with ReactJS, HTML5, CSS

  • Familiarity with public cloud and associated technologies (AWS, Azure, Containerization)

  • Strong technical skills

  • Understanding of your business domain

  • Able to mentor new team members

  • Can communicate clearly to the business

Nice to Have:

  • Full-stack developer experience.

  • Cloud (AWS) development experience

  • Containerized development experience (Docker/Kubernetes)

  • Experience designing microservices

  • MySQL or another relational database experience

  • NoSQL or another non-relational database experience

  • Experience working on a Scrum/Agile team

  • Experience with DevOps processes and tools to build and deploy application

  • Familiarity with SCM tools (GitLab)

  • CI-CD tools (GitLab CI)

  • Experience with TDD practices and browser test automation

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We a re 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.