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Associate Frontend Engineer, Design Systems Engineering

Date: Jul 18, 2019

Location: New York, NY, 10003

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

The FX Design Systems Engineering Team is at the heart of the engineering practice, building the UI toolkit that's used to bind our advisor platform together. This platform is used by our financial reps every day in order to be at the center of our Clients' financial lives. 


On this team, you can expect to work on high-value, high-visibility projects that empower the rest of our engineering teams. As a result, the engineering teams are able to ship more efficiently, with more consistent, accessible, responsive products. 



On any given day, you can expect to… 

  • Contribute to the NPM packages that make up the FX Design Systems
  • Collaborate directly with visual designers to create reusable UI Components (vanilla HTML/CSS, React, and Web Components)
  • Create visual regression tests to ensure stability
  • Document the components to provide guidance on semantics, accessibility, responsiveness, and general usage
  • Provide support to engineering teams that are consuming the design system 



  • Excellent written/spoken communication skills
  • An open, proactively collaborative attitude
  • Experience with writing semantic, responsive, cross-browser HTML/CSS
  • Confidence with JavaScript concepts, especially manipulating and operating on data structures
  • Knowledge of the Browser ecosystem, including concepts like the DOM and CSS's cascade
  • Comfortable with Git and the Command Line 

Big ++'s:

  • Familiar with visual design concepts like typography, color, spacing, shape & form
  • Have experimented with ReactJS, especially writing your own components
  • Experience writing NPM packages and Semantic Versioning
  • Have experimented with SVG
  • Familiar with Markdown


Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now! 

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.


Req ID: 25437
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 0-2 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 06/10/2019