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Date: Mar 29, 2019

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202

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.


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.


Reporting to the Tech Lead, the Full-StackSoftwareEngineer  is the cornerstone of our technology team. We are building are high-visibility internal tools and frameworks that support our organization’s investment team and field force. As a member of the team, you will be finding innovative ways to enhance and extend the platform, creating a best-of-breed experience for our users, and interacting with large amounts of data in real-time. Be part of a growing team leading the company in innovation and quality.  


The Engineer is responsible for: 

  • Creating well designed, efficient, quality code 
  • Work collaboratively with other developers to review, test, debug code 
  • Looking at old things in new ways 
  • Learning and developing skills 
  • Increasing technical proficiency   
  • Working on and solving complex problems 
  • Improving the organization  


The ideal candidate loves to write lots of code including unit and automation tests that ensure their code is continuously working. They are excited by the ideas of continuous integration and continuous delivery as well as the inspection of code quality to detect bugs, code smells and security vulnerabilities from which we continuously learn from and improve our craft. They are driven to constantly improve and refine not only their own abilities but their organization as well. 


A great candidate will meet the following requirements: 

  • 3+ years of professional experience in high-level languages (JavaScript, Java etc) 
  • Experience building full stack web applications. 
  • Experience using modern font-end frameworks (React, Vue) 
  • Knowledgeable of current software engineering trends, best practices and standards 
  • Experience with Git or other source control management. 
  • Experience developing and maintaining automated tests 
  • Enjoy fast-paced environments and working in teams 
  • Analytical, problem-solving skills and detail oriented 
  • Creative and motivated 


Work efforts will center around new feature development driven by business priorities and modernization of legacy systems and applications. The team is responsible for integrations between NM and external strategic partners as well as nearly 50 distinct, in-house applications and systems.  Leading into the next several years, there is a heavy emphasis on building an integrated experience for our client and field users.  The developer will play an instrumental role in delivering this strategic vision. 


Engineers at NM are empowered to pick the right tools and technology stack to fit their needs. The team is using the following technologies to build software: NodeJS, React/Redux, ES6, Typescript, SASS, Webpack, Spring Boot, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Gitlab, Jira. 


Our Culture: 

  • Empowered Engineers 
  • Technical Curiosity 
  • Casual, Challenging and Collaborative Environment 
  • Best in Class Products 
  • Hackathons / Commitment to Innovation 
  • Conferences and Meetups 
  • Work/Life Balance 
  • Free lunch 



Req ID: 24818
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 3-5 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 02/28/2019