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Senior Mainframe Engineer - Application Development Support

Date: Jul 5, 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.

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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.


What's the role? 

Looking for a person to join a team focused on supporting the infrastructure needed by mainframe application developers to support NM’s legacy systems. 

The emphasis for this position is extensive knowledge of mainframe programming to support highly complex custom common components, most written in PLI  

Seeking an accomplished mainframe systems programmer with knowledge and a passion for infrastructure and integration.


Bring Your Best!  What this role needs: 

  • Mainframe Developer Tools Program Products - Installation, Maintenance and Support
  • Mainframe Developer Tools Administration and Programming
  • Language Environment (LE) Configuration and Tuning
  • APA
  • Fault Analyzer
  • zConnect for restful API
  • IDz and Debug Tool
  • PLI / Cobol
  • Programming skill to support of customized infrastructure components
  • Omegamon or similar monitoring

SMPe for various program product support

  • Performance and Capacity
  • Possesses good project management skills



  • 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 product owners and other mainframe teams.
  • Bring new ideas and new ways of solving problems to the team.
  • Must possess 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.
  • Work collaboratively on creative solutions with engineers in a team setting.


Req ID: 25446
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 11/07/2018