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Sr Systems Software Engineer - FinOps

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?

The Northwestern Mutual FinOps team works with engineers and finance to analyze and optimize cloud and on-prem systems for maximum business value. We create tools that collect, store, and package data to help our customers make data-driven decisions when they need it, where they are. Our customers are anyone and everyone from an engineer pushing code all the way up to senior leadership, who expect focused reporting that is curated just for them. Many of the tools and processes have never been done before anywhere, so if you like pioneering and blazing new trails, the FinOps team might be a good fit for you!

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate technical leadership by mentoring junior engineers.
  • Proficiency in DevOps and Agile principles
  • Basic knowledge of FinOps practices and 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
  • Drive ambiguous work requirements to positions of clarity
  • Design and build database schemas and perform ETL
  • Transform and analyze data from AWS CUR
  • 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)

Bring you best! What this role needs:

  • 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), 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, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Experience with relational databases (PostgreSQL, mySQL)
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code frameworks (Terraform, CloudFormation)
  • Experience working with FinOps, 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
  • Experience with Unit Testing
  • Experience with Linux and Windows. Understanding how to install, configure and manage. Very comfortable with CLI

Our Benefits!

  • Collaborative team first environment
  • Tons of room for career growth.
  • We offer highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program
  • We provide tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • We provide extensive Professional Training Opportunities
  • We offer an excellent Work/Life Balance
  • Hackathons/Dedication to Innovation


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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 additiona l 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.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


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.