DevOps Engineer

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Northwestern Mutual
Software, Engineer, Web, Java, JavaScript
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

To support our growing team, we are looking for a Software Engineer: You're the right fit if you're the best of the best and have yet to meet a problem you couldn't solve, the kind of programmer that stays up late until you find that perfect bit of code that works. We need someone that loves to write elegant code but more than that, is passionate about making things work. We need a coder who's eager to grow but already sees things through the eyes of an architect - someone who keeps the big picture in mind no matter the task. We need a developer that always codes with performance, scalability, and concurrency in mind. We need a hacker who reads code like a book and enjoys digging into unfamiliar source, and we'd love if you were someone who can debug another's code as easily as you can debug your own. We need an engineer who is not afraid to dive into shell scripts, config files and virtual machines and whatever else is needed.

This position involves work specifically around back end services development and systems within a cloud based environment, as well as work within Amazon Web Services (AWS) ecosystem providing infrastructure buildout, and other capabilities.

Your general milestones are as follows:

  • Within the first month - while working with engineers on the teams, be able to jump head-first into new applications and ask the appropriate questions / do the appropriate research to identify the general functions and behaviors of the system. Begin contributing to minor backlog items.
  • Within three months - have proficient knowledge of the baseline applications and be able to take the reins around backlog items and appropriately spec and develop code to contribute directly to the GIT repositories. Be able to dive into the overall application distribution architectures and navigate the cloud environments in which they run.
  • Within six months - be able to navigate the full stack of the applications and supporting components, contributing directly to engineering discussions that affect the current and future state of the applications. Essentially, contributing to the team at your full capacity.


  • Fast learner and self-starter. The people you will work with are incredibly kind 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.
  • Technical, must enjoy getting your hands dirty above and beyond the Java platform.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision, yet actively interact with other team members in person or over the Internet (chat, video conference, email).
  • Work collaboratively on creative solutions with engineers, product managers and designers in an agile like environment.
  • Bring new ideas and new ways of solving problems to the team.

Education / Professional Experience

3+ years professional development experience in high-level languages (JavaScript, Java, etc.).

Experience writing/debugging automation technology (Ansible, Terraform, Packer) with Amazon Web Services ("AWS").

Experience writing, maintaining and securing CentOS, Alpine linux based hosts and AWS services with latest security best practices.

Working knowledge developing cloud based, dockerized applications and microservices.

Working knowledge of front end components and frameworks such as React and Node.

Experience working with Elasticsearch.

Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client's interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!

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: 24878
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 0-2 years
Licenses/Certifications: Not Applicable
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 03/21/2019

Company Information

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. And we want you to grow with us.

We invest in our people.

We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their careers, and, in turn, our business. Movement around the company is encouraged and we help our people build meaningful, long-term careers.

Be part of building our future.

We’re expanding our campus in downtown Milwaukee overlooking Lake Michigan. The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons will include a state-of-the-art employee Learning Institute, and will feature a natural light-filled, 21st century work environment. This signature development reinforces our commitment to job growth, attracting top talent and drawing new business to Milwaukee. 

Enjoy Milwaukee.

Located on beautiful Lake Michigan, Milwaukee offers a perfect balance of big city and small town living. Home to Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival, Milwaukee has a thriving music scene, a celebrated annual film festival and vibrant performing arts community. Professional sports teams include the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and other major teams. And outdoor family fun is easy here. An extensive urban bike path network links our lakefront parks, beaches and other recreational hotspots. 

More Reasons To Join Us

  • 7,000+ workforce split across two campuses
  • Merit and incentive programs
  • Cash balance pension and 401(k) match
  • Health insurance and flexible spending accounts
  • Life and disability income insurance
  • Competitive paid time off
  • Employee tuition reimbursement
  • Career and leadership development programs

Life/Work Balance

  • Alternative work schedules
  • Onsite breakfast and lunch
  • Onsite credit union
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Onsite health clinics for employees and their families

“When I started at Northwestern Mutual over 30 years ago I did not intend to stay with one company for my full career. I soon realized that I could grow my career and skills by moving around the company. I have worked in over seven departments, and I have gone on to sponsor large transformational efforts.” 
- Terese Capizzi

Dice Id : 10204338
Position Id : 545744200

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