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Senior Engineer-Linux/VMware

Date: Nov 24, 2018

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202 New York, NY, 10003 Denver, CO, 80222

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.

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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.


Looking for a person to join a dynamic team focused on building and supporting the next evolution of our Software Defined Data Center strategy. This person will work closely with both application developers as well as other infrastructure engineers to define automated solutions for traditional and cloud centric technologies.

If you are a motivated individual who likes solving complex problems, enjoys working in a fast-paced team, but can also focus on individual goals; Then we have an awesome opportunity for you!

Skills we are looking for: 

  • Solid understanding of VMware products (ESXi, Vcenter, vRA, etc.)
  • Strong history supporting Linux and Windows server
  • Experience programming in JavaScript and Python (Java a plus)
  • Knowledge with virtual networking in NSX a plus
  • Working knowledge of creating standard OS images
  • Experience supporting technologies in a large enterprise
  • Firm understanding of technologies such as Ansible, GIT, and Jenkins
  • Experience with OpenStack a plus



  • Fast learner and self-starter.  The people you will work with are incredibly talented and extremely willing to share knowledge and a helping hand, but you have to be willing to take ownership of the outlined goals and make things happen.
  • Work collaboratively on creative solutions with application developers and engineering teams.
  • Bring new ideas and new ways of solving problems to the team.
  • Must poses good communication skills and mentor junior team members.
  • Desire and ability to learn new technologies autonomously and build on your core knowledge base.
  • Ability to identify issues, support and provide real time solutions for them.
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to logically analyze and creatively solve complex issues independently
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry standards, technologies, methodologies and best practices
  • Exposure to scrum/agile practices preferred


Req ID: 24144
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 3-5 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 10/26/2018