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Sr. Systems Engineer

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

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

What’s the role?

Northwestern Mutual is looking for Sr. Systems Engineer! We are looking for an Engineer who is experienced in Window Servers and VMware. This individual will develop, maintain, and complete disaster recovery/ duplication strategies, and work multi-functionally with vendors and enterprise teams on emerging standard methodologies, patterns and technology. We are also looking for someone who can help manage and solve complex problems, while being able to guide peers.


  • Develop, maintain and execute on disaster recovery / redundancy strategies.

  • Subject Matter Expert of one or more technology Domains

  • Proactively learn emerging platforms and related technology.

  • Ability to tackle complex technical issues and enable/guides peers to be self sufficient.

  • Establish and maintain standard processes as it relates to compliance, security, privacy and legal requirements.

  • Anticipate deviations from standard practices and find practical ways to move forward.

  • Closely follow industry trends relevant to your domain and understand how to apply them to your work as appropriate.

  • Break down sophisticated problems into smaller, more manageable ones, and help others to do the same.

  • Understand what tools are available and useful for your domain, how they work, and the sorts of situations and problems for which they're useful. Use them effectively and guide them to your teammates.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 4+ years professional experience

  • 5 years of professional IT experience.

  • 5 years experience with at least one OS/hosting platform.

  • 5 years experience in performance tuning of application stacks.

  • 3 years experience with Cloud based PaaS and SaaS. Platforms and integration points to On Prem infrastructure.

  • 5 years experience with virtualization, containerization, and monitoring and performance management of systems.

  • 5 years experience with Scripting development.

  • Understanding of networking knowledge.

  • 3-5 years experience with Identity Platform and tools.

  • 2 years experience with modern development and scripting languages.

  • Experience with CICD concepts, and tools, branching strategies and demonstrating knowledge to assist in delivering an infrastructure as a product.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills within area of expertise, and solid troubleshooting in adjacent domains.

  • Solid grasp of traditional or cloud computing technologies including Networking, Compute, Storage, Development, Data, Operations, or Security.

  • 4 years of proven ability in one of the following (VMware, Linux, Windows) administration and configuration.

  • Experience with multiple delivery methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall.

Skills-Proficiency Level:

  • Agile Methodologies - Intermediate

  • Application Performance Management - Advanced

  • Application Platforms - Intermediate

  • Client Communications - Advanced

  • Cloud Technologies - Intermediate

  • Containerization – Basic

  • Continuous Learning - Expert

  • Engineering Practices - Intermediate

  • Infrastructure Automation - Advanced

  • Infrastructure Development - Advanced

  • Monitor System Performance - Intermediate

  • Negotiation - Intermediate

  • Programming Languages - Intermediate

  • Script Development - Advanced

  • Scripting Languages - Intermediate

  • Strategic Thinking - Intermediate

  • Technical Communication - Advanced

  • Technical Solution Development - Intermediate

  • Technology Change Management - Advanced

  • Technology Roadmap - Basic

  • Troubleshooting - Advanced

  • Vendor Management - Basic

  • Virtualization - Advanced


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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.