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Sr. Director Software Engineering

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

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates technical expertise and leadership.

  • Leads the strategy and development of high impact solutions in the enterprise.

  • Leads talent strategy and development for division.

  • Organizes talent and manage budgets for optimal results.

  • Establishes business aligned goals and lead the division to meet goals.

  • Delivers operational excellence through the development of organizational strategies, engineering processes, and product quality standards.

  • Collaborates with the business to understand business needs, strategy, customer needs and market trends

  • Acts as ambassador and representative for Northwestern Mutual's technology organization in community and technology events.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 9-14 years professional experience required

  • 3-7+ years of experience leading engineering teams including:

  • Leading through multiple engineering teams and their respective leads.

  • Growing engineering skill sets in others.

  • Developing future engineering leaders.

  • Providing direct feedback and performance reviews.

  • Creating tech strategy and growing business relationships.

  • Deep technical knowledge and broad understanding of the business.

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

  • Solid understanding of design patterns and architecture.

  • Ability to influence teams, technology or business leaders on impactful issues and decisions.

Skills-Proficiency Level:

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