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Software Engineer - Modernizing Applications

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

This is a phenomenal opportunity within our engineering organization which supports our Investment, CRM, and Career Distribution business areas. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of Java and how it applies to various applications within our portfolio tied to our infrastructure. The work will be exciting and requires an individual who thrives in an environment where tasks change from day to day! Does this sound like you?

What you'll get to do:

Apply engineering methodologies to analyze, craft, develop, deploy and support software solutions, and/or infrastructure implementations/upgrades. You'll develop software and systems using TDD and continuous integration practices by establishing monitoring and automation processes with teamwork and persistence. Supply to the innovation of software solution development with minimal direction on large projects. Consult on right-sizing decisions, and services. Recognized as having expert knowledge and providing day-to-day leadership and mentorship to less experienced engineers.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Apply engineering standard methodologies in order to analyze and develop software solutions.

  • Develop software using established development and continuous integration practices.

  • Use established monitoring and automation processes.

  • Conduct code evaluation and participate in setting team standards.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 1-3 years professional experience required

  • At least 1 year experience with specific technical requirements/platforms (i.e. Java, JavaScript, .NET, Python)

  • Familiarity using continuous integration and deployment concepts

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

  • Strong technical skills

  • Understanding of your business domain

  • Ability to mentor new team members

  • Can communicate clearly to the business

Nice to have

  • Familiarity with mainframe environments

  • Experience with AWS, experience with virtualization and containerization

  • Experience with CICD concepts, and tools, branching strategies and demonstrating knowledge to assist in delivering an infrastructure as a product.

  • Solid grasp of traditional or cloud computing technologies including Networking, Compute, Storage, Development, Data, Operations, or Security.

Skills-Proficiency Level:

Agile Methodologies - Basic
Automation Processes - Basic
Cloud Technologies - Intermediate
Code Analysis - Intermediate
Containerization - Basic
Continuous Integrations - Intermediate
Continuous Learning - Intermediate
Deployment Strategies - Intermediate
Engineering Practices - Intermediate
Production Monitoring - Basic
Programming Languages - Intermediate
Root Cause Analysis - Basic
Software Development - Intermediate
System Architecture - Basic
Technical Communication - Basic
Technical Design Documentation - Basic
Technical Solution Development - Basic


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.

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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.