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Technical Architect

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

To support our growing team, we are seeking an experienced Technical Architect. This role will provide the individual with the ability to perform architectural analysis of application and technical services to identify risks and gaps that may impact the resiliency and recoverability of assessed applications and technical services, provide guidance on DR plan creation, conduct DR testing, drive architecture oversight of various project implementations as well as.

This position will primarily focus on application and technology analysis, testing, planning and roadmap activities. We believe the ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • Enterprise Disaster Recovery methodologies and best practices

  • Modern Technology platforms, architectures, and patterns (Mainframe, WebSphere, Windows, AWS, and hyper converged infrastructure)

The main focus of work will be around:

  • Technology resiliency testing (High Availability / Disaster Recovery/ Chaos and Resiliency testing)

  • Business Process Disaster Recovery testing (partnering with other team members)

  • Mainframe failover testing (consultative as part of core project team scope: scenario and testing coordination)

  • Infrastructure Disaster Recovery gap remediation plan creation. (Service level)

We are looking for:

  • 4-5 years of professional experience required

  • Experience in Enterprise Architecture

  • Experience participating in orchestrated enterprise planning methodologies (e.g. SAFe.)

  • Experience with Enterprise Technology planning software (e.g. AgileCraft.)

  • Knowledge of Disaster Recovery

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Computer Science, MIS, Business, or related field; or work experience beyond the minimum required

  • Familiarity with enterprise technologies, including compute, storage, database, middleware, virtualization, firewalls, VPN, and load balancers

  • Knowledge in methods used in performing risk analysis

  • Optimally interact with business and IT units to provide end to end disaster recovery solutions

  • Effective at balancing multiple projects, efforts, and priorities concurrently

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills in order to work with all levels within the business and IT organizations

  • Familiarity with Agile methodology Information systems, systems audit or business analysis with a proven knowledge of platform and infrastructure component

  • Experience with creating and maintaining Power BI Dashboards

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of industry standard disaster recovery planning techniques and technologies, including NIST and ISO 22301/27031

You're the right fit if you love to tackle problems and are always aspiring to learn new things. We are looking for a self-motivated and self-driven individual who is passionate and loves technology.

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


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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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.