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Vice President, Cloud & DevOps Engineering

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?

Northwestern Mutual is searching for a Vice President of Cloud and CICD engineering to continue our business acceleration journey. At Northwestern Mutual the Cloud is a key to enabling the delivery of customer facing digital capabilities with high agility, quality, and high rate of iteration. The role of the Cloud and CICD platform is central to ensuring that we can deliver highly responsive applications built upon innovative platforms that accelerate time to value and client/field engagement and productivity.

A key underpinning to achieve this agility and productivity in the software development lifecycle is a Cloud and CICD platform that is highly automated and simplified, enabling safe, reliable, and efficient use by a large software engineering organization. This vital leadership role will help inform the strategy, facilitate cross functional alignment, and promote an engineering culture that ensures that the benefits of cloud computing platforms are fully realized in our digital acceleration initiatives.

Our most successful candidate will exhibit the following proficiencies: accountability for high quality, value-driven work that drives business outcomes; placing the user in the center of decision making; teaming up and collaborating for speed, agility, and innovation; embracing continuous learning, being curious, embracing ambiguity, voicing opinions; and taking personal accountability.

Bring your best! What this role needs:

  • 10+ years’ experience as a leader in Infrastructure, Application Development with extensive Cloud computing background

  • Advanced skills and knowledge in building cloud platforms, leveraging public cloud and container ecosystems

  • Excellent proficiency in a variety of platforms including databases, machine learning, modern runtimes, cloud native architectures and paradigms, continuous build, testing, and deployment platforms

  • Creating high degree of satisfaction and efficiency in the developer experience by ensuring that levels of automation, innovation, training and feedback are serving the stated and unstated concerns and needs of our software engineering teams.

  • Enterprise cloud adoption expertise

  • Demonstrated ability to form relationships, gain confidence and work collaboratively with colleagues and leaders at all levels across the company to identify and resolve issues

  • Experience with and adopts agile methodologies

  • Strong negotiation and decision-making skills, and ability to execute in ambiguous conditions or circumstances

Beyond base salary, NM offers the following benefits; pension, 401k, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision, FREE lunch, annual bonus opportunity, and much more!


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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