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Senior Cloud Engineer

Date: Jun 29, 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. 

The Senior Cloud Engineer is a lead technologist who designs, develops, and evolves the cloud platform for Northwestern Mutual and its digital platforms.  Our cloud platform is a cloud-native environment that is based on AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Ansible and other open source platforms.  Our platform will be used to mission-critical workloads at a large scale and is currently used by 800 plus developers across 40 plus teams.

The Senior Cloud Engineer is a leader who promotes a mindset of continuous growth within the team as well as organizational culture.  Apart from being a cloud stalwart with deep expertise in AWS, Kubernetes, Infra as Code, Security by Design in Code, and Operationally Resilient Systems, you will also function as a role model for your peers in good behaviors and practices including architecture, documentation, release management, and end-user training.  In building these systems, you will enable our development community to be self-sufficient, agile, and be able to operate responsible consumers of the cloud.

The right candidate has the ability to work beyond common conflicts experienced to transform the organization.  In DevOps, you will work through opposing goals and constraining circumstances. Combined with the technical chops, you will need to possess the drive and interpersonal skills to constantly evolve the team, the platform, and revolutionize the business.



  • Architect solutions around AWS, Kubernetes, while addressing a variety of technical needs & issues including automation/self-service, security concerns around identity & access, data protection, CICD security, high availability, monitoring, scalability, self-healing, and effective cost postures
  • Lead the assessment and design of key enterprise efforts migrating to AWS. 
  • Communicate application design through architectural diagrams and flowcharts
  • Develop Infra as Code for AWS & Kubernetes services using Terraform, Lambda, Kubernetes native deployments, & Docker for the entire Lifecycle of application and infrastructure
  • Be a thought leader & drive innovation by scouting the market for new technologies



  • Strong architecture, planning, documentation and developer engagement practices are required
  • Expertise in AWS including advanced skills & experiences with account management, VPC management, IAM, network services, EC2, storage services
  • Expertise with common platforms such as RDS & management tools including Cloudwatch, CloudTrail, and AWS Config
  • Expertise in container technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes is expected for this role
  • Expertise in Infra as Code including Terraform, Python, JSON, and YAML
  • Ability to mentor, coach, and guide many team members. Project tracks may include 5-7 engineers at a time



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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.


Req ID: 25394
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Required
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 06/03/2019