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Sr Director Solution Engineering

Date: Aug 12, 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. 

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company more than 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.

 

Northwestern Mutual Investment Products and Services (IPS) is our company’s rapidly growing investment management business; building on our customers’ trust, IPS is a $150B AUM “startup”, driving change across the organization. Our Technology unit is leading the way in transforming how technology is designed and used. In IPS we are reinventing ourselves, reinforcing our core values while embracing modern practices and cutting-edge technologies, to enable our business to grow at an unprecedented rate. We are looking for great people to help drive this transformation and shape our future.

 

Reporting to the VP of Solution Engineering, the Director of Solution Engineering is building the tools for our investment teams and field force to better service our clients. As a director, you research, experiment and build teams that work on the latest technologies to find better, more scalable ways and more agile ways to compete. 

 

The Director is a true industry expert and brings out of the box solution experience and leading teams to deliver the “full-stack” of innovative, aligned, quality products.

 

The Director is responsible for:

  • Delivering on the strategy
  • Innovating the engineering approach
  • Leading and mentoring engineers
  • Interpreting business requirements
  • Technical problem solving
  • Optimizing development

 

The ideal candidate will be obsessed with technology, cloud and big data.  A winning personality is critical to develop the camaraderie and collaborative relationships, namely working with Product Managers and Business Analysts.  Finally, a security mindset is required to protect intellectual property and shareholder value.

 

A great candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Development, cloud and data expertise
  • Agile / DevOps
  • Seven to ten years of industry experience delivering resilient, scalable applications in a secure manner
  • Having built and grown teams in a complex, ambiguous environment
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and detail oriented
  • Creative
  • Independent
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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: 25888
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
Licenses/Certifications:
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 08/12/2019