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Sr. SDET - Managed Investments

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

This opportunity is an excellent way to be a part of the technology teams that are passionate about delivering data and decision-making solutions to the investment professionals who manage Northwestern Mutual’s $282 billion general account. The general account is invested across various public and private fixed income and equity asset classes with the goal of generating outstanding risk-adjusted returns while preserving the company's exceptional financial strength. This time-tested strategy fundamentally supports our best-in-class product value and ability to deliver lifelong financial security to its policyowners and clients.

You will be a part of a key, groundbreaking initiative striving to reimagine the investment lifecycle and deliver modern solutions to improve the investment decision making process. You will participate in realizing the technology for all use cases and will have a visible impact in building a brand-new digital platform for Managed Investments. If you are looking for an opportunity to build the future and play an active role in a strategic area of our company, this is an opportunity for you!

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Apply testing best practices to development process for software solutions.
  • Build well-rounded testing strategy for the data platform.
  • Build and maintain automated testing frameworks.
  • Identify and create test data through automation.
  • Influence team members through lean agile leadership.
  • Mentor on software craftsmanship and quality standards.
  • Develop and integrate tests using continuous deployment and integration practices.
  • Participate in agile implementation and maintenance of source control and release procedures.
  • Participate in code reviews and feedback to the team.
  • Mentor technical members of the team.
  • Contribute to a collaborative work environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions.
  • Identify data quality issues through automation. Propose fixes and design data audits.
  • Translate technology trends into scalable solutions for the Managed Investment domain.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 4+ years of professional experience.
  • At least 3 years in software engineering, TDD, debugging and testing.
  • Ability to work with different programming languages like Python, Java, and SQL.
  • Experience with agile methodologies/DevOps environment.
  • Fundamental understanding of testing principles and test automation.
  • Displays a strong passion for data quality and data concepts.
  • Strong understanding of data Integration patterns and tooling including ELT/ETL, EII, Replication, Event Streaming and Virtualization to support batch and real-time data needs.
  • Experience with both on-premises and cloud-based data architecture.
  • Strong understanding of all integration testing points – data source to bronze to silver to gold.
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of data stores, both operational and analytical.
  • Previous experience with data warehouses, data lakes, RDDBMS, and NoSQL stores, such as: MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Snowflake, Databricks, Redshift.
  • Provides a Strong Agile Lean Servant-Leader Model.
  • Outstanding analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills.


This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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