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Support Engineer - Financial Planning

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 believe relationships are built on trust.  That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

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.

What's the role?

To support our growing team, we are looking for a Support Engineer to provide technical leadership to a team to drive application performance and availability to meet business needs, including on-call support, firefighting, monitoring, application checkouts, and deep engagement with all high priority incidents and problems

Financial Planning experience required and needed to help support proprietary applications.

  • Apply customer and engineering standard methodologies in order to analyze, design, develop, deploy and support software/monitoring solutions to drive strong performance and high availability to meet/exceed customer expectations.

  • Own and drive Customer engagement workflow, including technical analysis and resolutions for escalated incidents, service requests, and problems.

  • Champion for technology needs of business users, promote effective presence in business areas, proactive monitoring for issues impacting users, and drive cross-team engagement for long term resolution of issues

  • Create effortless customer experience via partnering to create an effective use of Self Service, Community and Knowledge Management for users, Tier1, and our teams.

  • Responsible for knowing the latest and promoting enterprise standards, customer success and industry standards, technologies, methodologies and best practices

  • Build and maintain relationships across Development, Infrastructure, Product and other Support partners to deliver and improve the team's effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Participate in product planning, sizing, for application features to meet business needs and user expectations. Consult on right-sizing decisions, software solutions, and services design as a primary Voice of the Customer;

  • Conduct code evaluations and contribute to the innovation of software solution development for legacy functionality

  • Coach and mentor employees to deliver continuous improvement, and develop their professional skills and capabilities

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field OR a significant amount of directly-related work experience

4-5 years of professional experience required

  • At least 4 years of professional operations, software engineering, debugging, analysis, and software documentation experience

  • Experience executing projects and efforts in variety of specific and broad SDLC methods (ie Kanban, SCRUM, waterfall, agile, etc)

  • Demonstrated understanding of application support and customer service industry standards, methodologies, best practices, and tools

  • Ability to explain technical solutions to technical and non-technical teams

  • Possess a support and customer-centric mentality and demeanor, along with a passion for learning and building on core business knowledge and technical base.

  • Problem-solving skills, ability to deal with ambiguity, sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements

  • Familiarity of Northwestern Mutual products, servicing, applications, systems and infrastructure.

  • Experience in customer support role (tech or non-tech) / helping resolve people’s issues.

  • Experience with DevOps processes and methodologies

  • Experience with Agile methodologies

  • Financial Planning experience and/or designations/certifications

If any of this excites you, we want to hear from you!

Benefits:

  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off

  • Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program, and more!

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

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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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