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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.

Are you a hard-working servant leader with experience leading a successful team and delivering innovative solutions? We are looking for an experienced manager who will lead a team of full-stack engineers. You will be responsible for delivering a brand-new, modern UI and supporting microservices, that together deliver a world-class UX and technical experience. You will bring out the very best in your team, and will partner closely with UX designers, lead engineers, SME's, testers, business analysts and product owners to craft software that our end-users love. You will manage a team of high-performers, and will be responsible for ensuring they are engaged, challenged, and growing in their careers.

What will your day-to-day look like?

You will prioritize and scope work, estimate complex deliverables, manage projects, groom the backlog, drive and define team-level metrics, remove impediments, advance urgent issues, review code, and manage interactions with other development teams. You will ensure work you're doing meets end-user needs, quality standards, and delivery timelines.

You will be empowered by a mature interpersonal structure, supported by business and technical SME's, infrastructure and data experts, program managers, and senior leaders. This team is comprised of both contractors and full time employees. Your team will build cloud-based and hybrid solutions primarily using React and Node.js, demonstrating a variety of mature and automated code-quality and testing suites, CI/CD tools, and monitoring frameworks. These include GitLab, Jest, Cypress, Terraform, Flyway, SonarQube, Checkmarx, Dynatrace, New Relic, and Selenium.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides technical leadership to team.

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

  • Mentors, guides and coaches 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.

  • Lead initiatives with different kinds of technology stacks including .NET, C#, Java and Full stack Development.


  • 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.

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

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

  • Leads the team through strong collaboration.


  • 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.