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Sr Analytics Engineer

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

As a Senior Analytics Engineer, you will be part of the Data Science and Analytics team that supports enterprise data science efforts and exploring GenAI integration points. The goal of this team is to deliver end to end data science and artificial intelligence data products that drive business value. You will be working directly with data scientists, data analysts, project managers, and analytical engineer peers together as a unit to deliver to business partners. A successful candidate will have a robust background working with traditional database systems in SQL and has used python in a production fashion for ETL or data science model support. You will be required to dive in deep to complex business data domains and understand business relationships through the company’s legacy and cloud data environments to deliver a seamless data product to our data science teams, along with supporting a data science platform for ongoing business delivery. A successful candidate will be one who actively creates time to learn new things and enjoys being on the cutting edge of technology and does not shy away from experimentation.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead day-to-day work to acquire, analyze, combine, synthesize, and structure data with clear definitions and sources for analytical consumption

  • Consult with data consumers to identify meaningful datasets for analytical consumption

  • Lead day-to-day development of data products using continuous deployment and integration practices

  • Apply engineering best practices in order to analyze, design, develop, deploy and support data analytics products

  • Participate in agile story authoring, sizing, and demo sessions for product features                   

  • Lead code reviews and provide feedback to the team

  • Mentor junior engineers


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 4-5+ years of professional experience

  • 4+ years of professional experience in data acquisition, cleansing, feature engineering, debugging and software documentation, using modern languages and practices

  • Experience using continuous integration and deployment concepts

  • At least 3+ year experience with specific technical requirements/platforms will vary (i.e.  AWS data science and analytics cloud technologies such as S3, EMR, Spark, PySpark, RDS, JupyterLab, Sagemaker, etc., data warehouses suchas Redshift or Snowflake; and digital analytics tools such as Adobe Analytics and Heap)       

  • Proficiency navigating various types of database models and DBMS’s to create data sets for analytics and model training and development

  • Experience developing solutions using agile methods  

  • Experience with Testing or data accuracy/quality designs   

  • Strong Python and cloud compute skills

  • Strong SQL skills and background in ETL 

  • Deep understanding of distributed data systems and applications

  • Proficiency with data lake design and implementation considerations such as columnar storage formats (Parquet) and partitioning

  • Deep understanding of analytics, data science applications, and machine learning systems

  • Development of requirement driven data models such dimensional and relational

  • Deep understanding of the business domain and the meaning of the data in it to accurately identify key and associated data which can be extracted, transformed and loaded for effective consumption downstream

  • Develop the data flow so that data can be shared across the company with one source of truth being the goal

  • Understanding and awareness of regulations around the use of PII data 

  • Ability to provide thought leadership throughout the local scrum team 

  • Ability to explain technical solutions to technical teams and non-technical teams

  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Preferred: Experience with Agile methodologies, experience in DevOps environment, Experience with user adhoc tools: power bi, business objects, Tableau; Consulting experience


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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.

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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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