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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.

** No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

As an Engineering Manager for the Risk Servicing area within our Insurance Advocacy and Client Experience group, you will lead the technical design and solution delivery supporting applications used by our Home Office staff. 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.

  • Mentor, guide, and coach engineers within their division for technical and leadership growth.

  • Recruit, hire, and onboard talent within respective department, ensuring the right mix of talent within team.

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

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


  • 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.

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

  • Experience developing and leading solution delivery using agile methods

  • Project Management experience

  • Experience with Jira (desired)

  • 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

  • JavaScript/NodeJS/React

  • Cloud technologies (AWS)

  • GitLab

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Java, JavaScript, React, NodeJS, HTML

  • Experience with GitLab (desired)

  • CI/CD experience

  • DevOps experience

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

  • Container orchestration (preferably: Kubernetes)


  • 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.