Northwestern Mutual
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Milwaukee, WI

Data Engineer at Northwestern Mutual (Milwaukee, WI)

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At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.
Northwestern Mutual (NM) has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for over 161 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and leading-edge technology to best serve our clients.
Data is a critical driver of this approach, and a cornerstone for how NM engages with its customers. To help guide the effort, we are seeking a Data Engineer! Our team engages on multiple projects including creating a Unified Data Platform for NM.
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Apply engineering standard methodologies in order to analyze, design, develop, deploy, and support data and software solutions
  • Develop software using continuous deployment and integration practices
  • Participate in agile story authoring, sizing, and demo sessions for product features
  • Participate in an agile implementation and maintenance of source control and release procedures
  • Participate in code reviews and feedback to the team
  • Contribute to a collaborative work environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • 2+ years of experience in data engineering or related field
  • Experience with agile methodologies/DevOps environment
  • Familiar with database structures, theories, principles, and practices
  • Familiar with data integration patterns and tooling including ELT/ETL, Replication, Event Streaming, Virtualization to support batch and real-time data needs
  • Knowledge of data lake design and implementation considerations such as columnar storage formats (Parquet) and partitioning
  • Experience with languages such as Python, JVM (Java, Scala), SQL, Apache Spark, PySpark, Terraform
  • Experience with AWS technologies, S3, EMR, Lambda, Redshift, RDS, Databricks, Docker, Kubernetes, GIT, CI/CD
  • Proficient programming skills
  • Ability to explain technical solutions to technical teams
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction
  • Excellent teamwork, coordination, influencing, and communication skills
  • Understanding and awareness of regulations around the use of PII data
  • B.S. degree in related field

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W e 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.
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What are Northwestern Mutual Perks + Benefits

Northwestern Mutual Benefits Overview

Whether providing education assistance, competitive health benefits or time off for community service, Northwestern Mutual is committed to supporting employees so they can live their best lives. 

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Northwestern Mutual offers a pension plan for employees.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

An Insider's view of Northwestern Mutual

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We’re not afraid to explore or experiment. Everyone has a voice. You can really make an impact—especially with a fresh perspective.

Kedasha Kerr

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

NM has always been known for it’s culture. To this day, I have still not received a “no”, when asking a colleague for a lunch or coffee meeting. Networking was an invaluable part of my internship experience that allowed me to determine where I wanted to go within the Cyber Security domain.

Chester LeBron

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I started as an intern and worked my way up. Northwestern Mutual made it so easy to network and learn, then they empowered me to go out and achieve.

Chris Coleman

Regional Financial Consultant

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