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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.

You will be joining a high-profile, well-functioning team, working on the UI that our financial planners use to help service our clients. You will work closely with design and product to help craft solutions and build features to empower our financial planners. You will work with partner teams in the larger planning group to help create an amazing end to end experience. You will partake in and contribute to an open, collaborative culture where values are shared and performance is rewarded. You will be responsible for helping guide the technical architecture and design of our applications.


  • 2+ years of professional JavaScript experience
  • Abreast of current trends, best practices, and web standards
  • In-depth knowledge of JavaScript
  • Understanding of fundamental CSS paradigms and their applications
  • Familiarity with front-end CSS frameworks (Foundation, Bootstrap, etc.)
  • Experience with React/Redux/Sagas
  • Experience with JavaScript on the server (Express, Koa.js, etc.)
  • Experience with build tools (Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, etc.)
  • Experience with version control systems (Git, SVN)
  • Experience with Sass
  • Experience with automated unit and integration tests to support continuous delivery
  • Comfort with mobile-first responsive development strategies
  • Ability to collaborate with engineers, designers, product managers, and nontechnical team members

Bonus Points

  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with UI test automation (Webdriverio, Selenium, Ect.)
  • Familiarity working in a Unix environment
  • Experience evaluating third-party tools and frameworks
  • Active participant and contributor to the open source community 


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.