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Software Engineer (REMOTE - USA)

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

We are looking for a results-orientated and hardworking software engineer to join the Field Rewards team at Northwestern Mutual. You will be building new insurance compensation platforms that deliver value to our field force. The ideal candidate has a strong grasp of Object-Oriented Programming in Java and experience using the Spring framework. Engineers at NM are empowered to pick the right tools and technology stack to fit their needs. The team is using the following technologies to build software: Java, Spring Boot, Spring Batch, Maven, Docker, Kubernetes, Gitlab, Jira.

Skills required to be successful in this role

  • Java
  • Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Spring Batch
  • Maven or Gradle
  • Relational Databases (MySQL)
  • Writing & consuming RESTful APIs
  • Docker
  • Git
  • Linux/Unix & shell scripting (bash)
  • CI/CD experience (we use gitlabCI)
  • Automated testing: unit, integration, regression

Additional skills & experience that would help

  • Javascript, NodeJS
  • Kubernetes
  • Ansible
  • messaging technologies like IBM MQ, Kafka, Mule
  • AWS terraforming
  • Github or gitlab
  • ETL experience
  • Previous experience in the Financial Services sector (investments, insurance, banking, payroll systems)

Education / Experience

  • BS in computer science, engineering or an equivalent field


Within  first month , while working with engineers on the teams, be able to jump head-first into new applications and ask the appropriate questions / do the appropriate research to identify the general functions and behaviors of the system. Begin contributing to minor backlog items.

Within first  3 months , have proficient knowledge of the baseline applications and be able to take the reins around backlog items and appropriately spec and develop code to contribute directly to the GIT repositories. Be able to dive into the overall application distribution architectures and navigate the environments in which they run.

Within first  6 months , be able to navigate the full stack of the applications and supporting components, contributing directly to engineering discussions that affect the current and future state of the applications. Essentially, contributing to the team at your full capacity.


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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