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Senior Cloud Platform Engineer, Azure

Date: May 16, 2019

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202 New York, NY, 10003

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.

 

What's the role?

As a Senior Cloud Platform Engineer, you are proficient with Azure cloud-based infrastructure, and demonstrate a strong background of system engineering, architecture and design practices.  The prime candidate will be a driven self-starter with the desire to learn independently as well as the drive to share your knowledge as a part of a team and grow others.  You will work on our Cloud Platform team and operate in a startup environment with an agile mentality, deliver quickly, and then improve on design and implementation.  You will partner with application and infrastructure teams to ensure proper function and enablement of the enterprise MS Azure public cloud capability for NM.  In addition, you will develop, support, and continually improve automated cloud platform, software development and release processes.  This includes analysis, design, development, implementation, and continued evolution of modern software-defined infrastructure, application patterns, software, and technology solutions.  You will work with the Azure public cloud provider in the day to day development, support and monitoring of NM Azure public cloud.  A strategic thinker, you move between diverse tasks with cooperation and persistence, helping to bring out the best in those around you.

 

About the Cloud Platform Team - The Northwestern Mutual public cloud platform experience is a multi cloud native environment that is built on AWS, Azure, Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Ansible and other open source projects.  Our platforms are multi-tenant environments utilized to run mission-critical workloads at enterprise scale and are currently used by thousands of developers across hundreds of teams.  

 

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

 

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in software development environment.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ programming experience in any combinations of these technologies - HTML, Apache, Node JS,IIS, XML, Java, .NET, JSON is highly preferred.
  • Excellent application design/development knowledge and application infrastructure knowledge.
  • Strong working knowledge of RESTful and SOAP web services
  • Ability to translate business and technical requirements into conceptualized solutions
  • 3+ years of experience designing and supporting Azure environments, including IaaS and PaaS
  • Microsoft Azure Certification (MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure or equivalent; Azure Solutions Architect Expert or equivalent)
  • Hands on experience using the Azure administration portal & Azure CLI.
  • Demonstrable experience deploying enterprise workloads to Azure
  • Optional but highly desired: knowledge of at least one other cloud hosting solution in addition to Azure (e.g. AWS).
  • Proficiency with PowerShell, Python, or other scripting languages
  • Hands-on experience with one or more configuration management systems such as Ansible.
  • Experience designing and supporting enterprise core services as well as cloud deployments of these services.
  • Working and integration with technology and business teams.

 

Req ID: 25308
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
Licenses/Certifications:
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 05/16/2018