Northwestern Mutual
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Asst Dir Systems Software Engineering

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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.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set a compelling vision for the team, measure and adapt to results through quantitative and qualitative measures of value, outcome, velocity, engagement, and satisfaction
  • Develop and strengthen the team through training, mentoring, and coaching
  • Clarify objectives and remove obstacles and barriers that prevent the team and organization from achieving results
  • Develop, implement, and promote agile/lean standards including the use of tools and automation
  • Active participant in setting standards and engineering best practices for an engineering domain
  • Active participant in setting technical roadmap and technical vision for a broad set of technology subject areas


  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, MIS or related field; or related work experience beyond the minimum required
  • 9-14 years of professional experience required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience planning, coordinating and managing activities of others as direct reports or project teams
  • Experience leading engineers
  • Experience with engineering full software development lifecycle standard processes including requirement gathering, design, testing, architecture, security, compliance, implementation and support
  • Minimum 3 years' experience planning, organizing and managing activities of others as direct reports or lead of specific project tracks, product teams
  • Ability to bring together the work of many teams and individuals into a cohesive, achievable plan that aligns with goals and deadlines
  • Ability to break down sophisticated problems into smaller, more manageable ones, and help others to do the same
  • Ability to coach less experienced engineers, along with assigning stretch assignments, and develop development plans with reports
  • Experience with:
  • Networking and Linux based platforms
  • Modern programming and scripting languages (Python, Go, JavaScript)
  • Performance tuning and operations of application stacks, OSs, DBs, etc.
  • AWS Cloud Services (AWS Certified) and containerized applications and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes - CKA Preferred)

Our Benefits!

  • Highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program
  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • Extensive Professional Training Opportunities
  • Excellent Work/Life Balance!

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We a re 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
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Northwestern Mutual offers a pension plan for employees.
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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