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Software Engineering Manager - Backend/API (Mobile team)

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

At Northwestern Mutual our mobile apps are a key component of our aim to create a remarkable client experience. Do you have a passion for elegant native mobile architecture and engaging apps? Join our team of dedicated mobile engineers as we build the tools to help our millions of customers achieve financial security and independence.

Our mobile development team is distributed across locations in Milwaukee, NYC and anchored by a core team in downtown Minneapolis. We offer a casual, flexible work environment which we believe is essential for our engineers to develop the most creative solutions to demanding problems. Northwestern Mutual is investing heavily in its future and our executive team understands that success will require the help of the brightest mobile developers in the industry. Become a fundamental part of our growing team and help us shape the future!

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides technical leadership to team.

  • Establishes, aggregates, and shares team standards and best practices across department.

  • Mentors, guides and coach's engineers within their division for technical and leadership growth

  • Recruits, hires and onboards talent within respective department, ensuring the right mix of talent within team.

  • Ensures production stability, monitoring, and root cause analysis for their products.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 4-5 years of professional experience required

  • 3-5+ years of experience working with modern engineering tools, languages and practices.

  • 2-3 years of management experience leading software engineering teams, having managed 4 or more direct reports.

  • Experienced facilitating 1:1's, doing performance management/360 reviews and proving feedback to team.

  • Proven track record of successfully designing and delivering significant and impactful technology solutions.

  • Experience developing and leading solution delivery using agile methods.

  • Capable of communicating between product, engineering, and the business.

  • Ability to successfully communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences in varying forms and levels of detail.

  • Leads the team to collaboration.

  • You have professional experience with JavaScript, NodeJS, and Express You are familiar with container-based development using Docker and Kubernetes on AWS

  • You are an outstanding software engineer with strong CS fundamentals

  • You possess a solid understanding of the key components in the lifecycle of shipping software: prioritization, scoping, estimating, developing, testing and QA, documentation, release management, and support.

  • Mobile (iOS or Android) experience preferred

Skills-Proficiency Level:


Agile Methodologies - Intermediate
Automation Processes - Intermediate
Cloud Technologies - Intermediate
Code Analysis - Intermediate
Containerization - Intermediate
Continuous Integrations - Intermediate
Continuous Learning - Intermediate
Cross-Functional Partnerships - Intermediate
Data Solutions - Basic
Deployment Strategies - Intermediate
Engineering Practices - Advanced
Production Monitoring - Basic
Programming Languages - Advanced
Resource Management - Intermediate
Root Cause Analysis - Intermediate
Software Development - Advanced
System Architecture - Intermediate
Systems Architecture Design - Basic
Technical Communication - Intermediate
Technical Design Documentation - Intermediate
Technical Solution Development - Intermediate
Technology Strategy Development - Intermediate

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W e 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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