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Sr Systems Software Engineer- DevOps

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

We're strong and growing.  In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.
We invest in our people.  We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.
We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.
At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust.  That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company over 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate technical leadership by mentoring junior engineers

  • Proficiency in DevOps and Agile principles

  • Apply engineering standard methodologies to analyze and develop software solutions

  • Leverages established coding standards, best practices, and automation capabilities to develop solutions to support our users

  • Identify technical problems and develop software solutions and automation capabilities

  • Have the technical skill to review, verify, and validate the software code developed in the project

  • Strive for continuous improvement and build continuous integration and continuous development pipeline (CI/CD Pipeline)


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • AWS or Docker or Kubernetes Certification Preferred

  • At least 4 years of working experience

  • 5+ years of professional IT experience

  • 3+ years experience with AWS Cloud Services (AWS Certified Preferred), Azure, and containerized applications and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes – CKA Preferred)

  • 5+ years experience with monitoring and performance management/tuning of systems

  • 5+ years experience with networking and Linux based platforms

  • 5+ years experience with modern programming and scripting languages (Python, Node.js, etc.)

  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code frameworks (Terraform, CloudFormation)

  • Experience working with DevOps, CICD, GitOps, Agile methodologies

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and automation and how to apply it with services such as Gitlab CI, Jenkins, CodePipeline, or Circle CI

  • Understanding of certificates, firewalls, vulnerability management, authentication, and authorization

  • Experience with Unit Testing

  • Experience with test driven development is a plus

  • Experience with Linux and Windows. Understanding how to install, configure and manage. Very comfortable with CLI

  • Experience negotiating and collaborating with vendors including Zoom and Microsoft to resolve complex integration issues

  • Self-led individual who is transparent with their work by ensuring they are consistently documenting

  • Capable of multitasking on projects and are comfortable presenting progress as a part of a scrum team

  • Understands the importance of being a team player

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Please note that this 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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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.