Northwestern Mutual
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Milwaukee, WI

Sr. Systems Software Engineer at Northwestern Mutual (Milwaukee, WI)

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Employer Provided Salary: $73,570-$105,100 Annually
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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.
What's the role?
We are seeking a passionate Sr. Systems Softwa Engineer who will support systems infrastructure, hardware, and software, including analysis, planning, design, development, implementation, provisioning, upgrade and day-to-day operations. Applying established best practices, you will take charge of build decisions to achieve strategic objectives in the areas of service management, risk management and project delivery. You will: execute Detail Design tasks and build associated deliverables; consult on services; provide functional analysis and oversight for incident management; establish monitoring and automation processes to increase efficiencies. Advocate for and ensure application performance and availability to meet business needs, including firefighting, monitoring, application checkouts, and engagement with high priority incidents and problems - 24/7. A strategic thinker, you move between diverse tasks with cooperation and persistence, helping to bring out the best in those around you.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leverage relationships with Development, Infrastructure, Product, and other Application Support stakeholders to deliver and improve effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Includes initial implementation, upgrade of infrastructure and software solutions and processes with the objective of keeping the business operating.
  • Accountable for providing functional analysis, coordination for major problem and incident management.
  • Responsible for using engineering best practices and an understanding of business needs to improve infrastructure and systems software solutions and services to reduce ongoing maintenance costs and improve scalability and reliability.
  • Accountable for short and long term planning, health checks, software and hardware patching, security, performance analysis, and tuning in order to maintain performance and availability of services.
  • Accountable for establishing proactive monitoring and automation processes to increase efficiencies.
  • Security approach with a good understand of risk assessment.
  • Accountable to serve as an escalation point to deliver reliable systems by aligning with ITIL Service Management methodologies for incident, problem, change, release, and knowledge management.
  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities by motivating team members and influencing them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Support effortless customer experience and effective use of Self Service, Community and Knowledge Management for users, front line support, and our teams.

Bring your best! What this role needs:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field OR a significant amount of directly-related work experience
  • 3-5 years professional experience required
  • Knowledgeable professional operations, software engineering, debugging, analysis, testing and software documentation experience
  • Familiarity using continuous integration and deployment concepts
  • Proven experience with specific technical languages, tools and platforms (Python, API, PowerShell, Git, AWS, Java) *Python and API preferred
  • Knowledge of Operations and Customer Service processes and workflows
  • Proficient programming skills
  • Possess an application support and customer-centric mindset and attitude, along with a passion for learning and building on core business knowledge and technical base.
  • Able to work with minimal direction
  • Experience in customer support role (tech or non-tech) / helping resolve people's issues.

Our Benefits!
  • Collaborative team first environment
  • Tons of room for career growth.
  • We offer highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program
  • We provide tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • We provide extensive Professional Training Opportunities
  • We offer an excellent Work/Life Balance
  • Hackathons/Dedication to Innovation

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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.
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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
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
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free daily meals
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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