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Senior Engineer

Date: May 15, 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.



We are looking for a Senior Engineer to join our Digital Workplace team within the Investments and Financial Management space.  The role requires a dynamic agile engineering mindset, patience and persistence to solve complex problems, ability to get things done quickly but thoughtfully, and strong engineering skills.


What you’ll get to do:

  • Apply engineering best practices to analyze, design and develop deploy and support software solutions, and/or infrastructure implementations/upgrades.
  • Develop software and systems on test driven development and continuous integration practices; establish monitoring and automation processes.
  • In a DevOps environment, you move between diverse tasks with cooperation and persistence, helping to bring out the best in those around you.
  • Build day-to-day like a start-up - incrementally and iteratively - but with the security and resources of an enterprise budget
  • Collaborate in a deeply cross functional way with engineers and designers - roll up your sleeves and put your heads together to brainstorm requirements for features and solution through thorny bugs
  • Release to production early and often - you won’t be working on a product for a year before it sees the light of day; we believe in MVPs.
  • Get to know your end users - observe users firsthand working with the software, and field ideas and requests from them directly
  • Test and learn - You are empowered to work with our Analytics and UX Research experts to identify problems, formulate hypotheses, and experiment with solutions
  • Work with a talented, mission-driven, fun-loving team who values your input and your individuality


Who we’re looking for:

The ideal candidate will have experience with Markit EDM, which is a customizable package that largely uses Microsoft stack.  If the candidate does not have Markit EDM experience, they will need to have experience working with another software package that requires strong engineering skills (engineering patterns, design patterns, hands-on customizations, creating standards, etc.)


  • 4-5 years’ Markit EDM experience
  • Exposure to Cadis/Markit EDM architecture and solution designing.
  • Desired skills and experience in DG inbox, SQL, TFS, illustrator, inspector, constructor, porter, matcher, data flow, etc.
  • Experience in Cadis/Markit EDM web client configuration elements, pages, workflows.
  • Good understanding of Markit EDM best practices and solution diagrams.
  • Understand, define and develop Markit EDM solutions to satisfy project requirements, operational and client change request.
  • Strong experience/understanding of XML data models, supporting and developing end to end solutions using Markit EDM, relational databases and querying with SQL.
  • Strong MS SQL server (2012) and data model knowledge.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in data governance, data mastering and data stewardship.
  • Preferred knowledge in institutional investing across multiple domains and investment performance/risk analysis.
  • Previous experience in an Agile/Lean (SCRUM, Kanban, Scrumban, etc.) working environment a plus


Our Benefits:

  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, matching 401(k), pension program
  • Hackathons/Commitment to Innovation
  • Life Balance
  • Extensive Training Opportunities



Req ID: 25296
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 08/09/2017