Test Engineer at Northwestern Mutual

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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?
You will be joining a high-profile, well-functioning team, working on the financial planning software used to help service our clients. Specifically, the backend applications of the software.
Your day to day will consist of identifying defects, workflow improvements, leading test environments and deployments. In addition to this, working as a technical, hands-on Test Engineer, your job is to participate in the project teams that consists of manual and automation testing.
Under the mentorship of a Test Engineering Manager and a team with a established process. Your role will be that of a "full-stack" Test Engineer. This team is seeking someone who has a strong appreciation and skill in manual / exploratory testing with the capability of writing automated tests.
Your general landmarks are the following:
  • Within the first two weeks, jumping head-first into an ongoing project and ask the appropriate questions / do the appropriate research to effectively construct test cases and understand what needs to be done in terms of integration / regression testing and eventual deployment.
  • Within one month, understand how our automation framework (node.js) works and be able supply to our automation tests.
  • Within two months, discuss high-level functionality and infrastructure of entire website. You should understand all basic user flows and how the technology behind it works.
  • Within three months, be able to build out entire features using our current automation test infrastructure (written in node.js) and be a domain professional and the in and outs of the projects you are working on. Being integral to the scrum teams as they build out features for the financial planners. Ability to be self-sufficient with minimal direction and the ability to suggest process improvements.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:
  • Validated results of delivering and process improvement (with references).
  • Proficiency of JavaScript with a testing demeanor.
  • Experience on testing methodologies applied to web applications or rest/API services
  • Can move quickly and lead projects. Everyone here is exceptionally kind and very 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.

Nice to Haves:
  • Experience working in an Agile environment and how work is completed
  • Working proficiency of node/JavaScript
  • Experience with test automation (UI or API)
  • Experience working with microservices

Benefits:
  • Whip-smart team that is very friendly and always willing to lend a hand.
  • Tons of room for career growth. Test engineering team especially is growing rapidly.
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Outstanding Benefits

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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

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. 

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Northwestern Mutual offers a pension plan for employees.
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Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
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Free Daily Meals
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Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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