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Software Engineering Manager

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.

As an Engineering Manager on our team in SRC Servicing, you will lead the technical design and solution delivery supporting applications used by Field and Home Office. These applications are used for servicing the in-force policies and require working closely with our product managers and business partners to align and prioritize work.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will provide technical leadership to an engineering team.

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

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

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

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

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 4-5 years of professional experience required

  • 1-2 years technical leadership with or without direct reports

  • 4-5 years of experience working with modern engineering tools, languages and practices.

  • Experience with Java, Spring, HTML

  • Experience with GitLab (desired)

  • Proven track record of optimally crafting and delivering significant and impactful technology solutions.

  • Experience developing and leading solution delivery using agile methods

  • Capable of presenting between product, engineering, and the business

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

  • Ability to collaborate with multi-functional teams.

Technologies We Use:

  • Java

  • Spring Boot

  • JavaScript/NodeJS/React

  • Cloud technologies (AWS)

  • GitLab

Nice to haves:

  • CI/CD experience

  • DevOps experience

  • Familiarity with database technologies

  • Abreast with modern architecture patterns to guide the team to target state

  • Workflow engines (like Flowable, Activiti, Camunda)

  • Container orchestration (preferably: Kubernetes)

  • Infrastructure scripting (preferably: Terraform)


  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off

  • Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program


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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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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.