Lead Solutions Engineer

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Northwestern Mutual
Agile, Analytical Skills, Architecture, CSP, Data Architecture, Developer, Development, Foundation, Java, Micro, MySQL, mysql, Project, Python, Release, Research, Security, Software Engineer
Full Time, Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description




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.





The Lead Solutions Engineer is the business whisperer taking ambiguous ideas and turning them into beautiful software products that deliver business value upon release. The Senior Solutions Engineer is a rock star, someone who lives and breathes software development and makes a living identifying problems, evaluating alternatives, while clearly communicating the tradeoffs so the outcome is the right fit now and in the future for both the business and technology organization at Northwest Mutual. The ideal candidate will be a thought leader, contributing to technology and product roadmaps while continuing to refine the hands-on skills required to design and develop solutions to achieve business goals. The Lead Solutions Engineer will be a leader, guiding projects and project teams to desired outcomes.




Responsibilities :
  • Understand and align development to the business and technology strategy
  • Evolve software products to exceed needs and expectations of the consumer
  • Deliver technology products that yield immediate business value
  • Collaborate as part of a high-performing team and strengthen the NM tech community as a whole
  • Understand development costs and resourcing, compliance, security and risk


Skills :
  • Eat, sleep, breathe development (java, python, etc)
  • Better delivery than Dominos (CI/CD expert, PjM skills)
  • More renown architecturally than Frank Lloyd Wright (enterprise architectural designer)
  • Knows Cloud better than the sky
  • Plays well with others





What you ll do every day:
  • Design, implement, deploy and support new web-based applications and web services using server technologies stacks that include Java, MySQL and AWS services.
  • Define and implement REST Web Services for exposing personal financial services for managing financial accounts, payments, investment portfolios, credit products
  • Execute end-to-end software development and deployment in an agile environment that greatly values CI/CD.
  • Define and develop cloud-native distributed systems and container orchestration platforms using micro service and serverless architectures.
  • Be a thought leader with respect to product architecture and integration
  • Keep abreast of industry trends & standards
  • Build and maintain high quality tests along with feature development
  • Communicate effectively with technical & non-technical resources
  • Train and mentor teammates and other (x-dept) Software Engineers





What kind of person should you be?
  • As a Software Engineer, you pride yourself on your problem-solving and analytical skills

  • You have the ability to quickly learn unfamiliar systems & code bases

  • You can handle the most stressful situations calmly

  • You often suggest ideas for new applications that can improve operations

  • You're self-motivated

  • Your ability to debug & triage complex problems is outstanding

  • You have the ability to assess maintainability & long-term impacts of design choices

  • Work well independently or as part of a team

  • Yourself. Integrity is paramount





What skills do you need?
  • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Java environments
  • Professional CSP Experience (AWS preferred) with services such as EC2, S3, and RDS
  • OSWAP-minded developer, experienced with static and dynamic code analytical tools (Blackduck, etc)
  • Experience in building modern distributed applications or micro services preferred
  • Proficiency in Relational / non-relational databases and data architecture
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills





Req ID: 24645
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Required
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
Licenses/Certifications:
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 01/18/2019



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 : 24645

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