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Senior Software Engineer

Date: Nov 24, 2018

Location: 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.


Northwestern Mutual Investment Products and Services (IPS) is our company’s rapidly growing investment management business; building on our customers’ trust, IPS is a $135B 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 Engineering Manager, the Engineer is the cornerstone of our technology team. At the heart of the microservice-based systems we are building are high-visibility internal tools and frameworks that support our organization’s investment team and field force. As a member of the team, you will be finding innovative ways to enhance and extend the platform, creating a best-of-breed experience for our users, and interacting with large amounts of data in real-time. Be part of a growing team leading the company in innovation and quality.


The Engineer is responsible for:

  • Creating quality code
  • Looking at old things in new ways
  • Learning and developing skills
  • Increasing technical proficiency  
  • Working on and solving complex problems
  • Improving the organization


The ideal candidate loves to write lots code including the unit and automation testing that ensures it is continuously working. They get excited about things like continuous integration and continuous delivery as well as the inspection of code quality to detect bugs, code smells and security vulnerabilities from which we continuously learn from and improve our craft. They are driven to constantly make things better, in their own work and across the organization.


A great candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • 5+ years of hands-on, professional experience building distributed systems in a multi-language environment
  • Excellent object-oriented development skills, preferably with Java, data structures, Spring, RESTful web service, SQL
  • Experience building high-volume, high-availability systems
  • Knowledgeable of current software engineering trends, best practices and standards
  • Expertise writing and debugging Java applications
  • Experience with Github or Gitlab for source code management.
  • Experience with Unix environment (shell, scripting)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience developing and maintaining automated tests for various stages of a project’s lifecycle
  • Enjoy fast paced environments and working in teams
  • Analytical and detail oriented
  • Creative and motivated


Req ID: 23757
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Required
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 08/29/2018