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Front-End Software Engineer

Date: Jun 27, 2019

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202

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

Northwestern Mutual Investment Products and Services (IPS) is our company’s rapidly growing investment management business; building on our customers’ trust, IPS is a $135B AUM “startup”, driving change across the organization. Our Technology unit is leading the way in transforming how technology is designed and used. In IPS we are reinventing ourselves, reinforcing our core values while embracing modern practices and cutting-edge technologies, to enable our business to grow at an unprecedented rate. We are looking for great people to help drive this transformation and shape our future. 

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Engineer is the cornerstone of our technology team. At the heart of the microservice-based systems 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-building new features and modernizing our existing code base. 

 

The Engineer is responsible for:

  • Creating quality 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 code including the unit and automation testing that ensures it is continuously working. They get excited about things like 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 make things better, in their own work and across the organization.

 

A great candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • 5+ years of hands-on, professional experience building web-based systems in a multi-language environment
  • Excellent development skills with modern front-end technologies preferably with HTML 5.0, JavaScript, CSS, Sass, RESTful web service, SQL
  • React.js experience is required
  • Experience building high-volume, high-availability systems
  • Knowledgeable of current software engineering trends, best practices and standards
  • Expertise writing and debugging applications
  • Experience with Gitlab for source code management
  • DevOps and CI/CD delivery expertise using Jenkins or GitLab CI, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Implementing and operating in the cloud is(especially with reference to AWS)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience developing and maintaining automated tests for various stages of a project’s lifecycle
  • Enjoy fast paced environments and working in teams
  • Analytical and detail oriented
  • Creative and motivated

 

 

 

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: 25140
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Required
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
Licenses/Certifications:
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 04/30/2019