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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 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.

This is a hybrid position. Will require onsite days (M, T, and W) at our downtown MKE office.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Cumulative of prior level plus the following:

  • Proactively monitor to prevent and resolve application system performance bottlenecks.

  • Proactively ensure SLAs are maintained and systems are built for sustainability.

  • Understand the technical concepts necessary to do your job effectively and be aware of industry trends in your domain.

  • Consider and build for many different use cases but avoid over-engineering.

  • Determine where to find answers and grow your own knowledge both with and without guidance.

  • Manage systems and services in both on-premises and cloud environments.

  • Develop and maintain documentation for systems and processes.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to systems and infrastructure.

  • Collaborate with other members of the IT team to ensure systems and infrastructure are secure, reliable, and scalable.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 1-3 years of professional experience required

May include:

  • 3 years of professional IT experience

  • 3 years experience with at least one OS/hosting platform

  • 3 years experience in performance tuning of application stacks, OSs, DBs Etc

  • 3 years of experience with Cloud-based PaaS and SaaS platforms and integration points to On-Prem infrastructure

  • 3 years of experience with virtualization and containerization

  • 3 years experience with monitoring and performance management of systems

  • 3 years experience with Scripting development (PowerShell)

  • Networking knowledge

  • 3 years experience with Identity Platforms and tools

  • Exposure to Infra as Code concepts and tooling Experience with CICD concepts, and tools including GIT, branching strategies, and leveraging knowledge to assist in delivering an infrastructure as a product.

  • Experience with modern development and scripting languages

  • In-depth knowledge of immediate systems you work on and some knowledge of adjacent systems. (ie. SCCM, Windows, Intune, Group Policy).

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills within area of expertise.

  • Understanding of high-availability concepts.

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

Our Benefits!

  • 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, PTO, and Holiday Pay

  • We provide extensive Professional Training Opportunities

  • We offer an excellent Work/Life Balance


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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 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.