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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.
The Actuarial Software Engineering team at Northwestern Mutual is responsible for creating and improving systems that ensure the company can meet its financial obligations to its customers, employees, and field representatives. These systems are financial in nature, centered on risk products and benefit plans, and based on the professional knowledge of the actuary. The applications are varied, generally are mathematical in nature, and involve working in close partnerships with technical peers and actuarial business experts. The initial assignment will be within our mainframe team, with a focus on retirement benefits systems, reserve valuation systems, and financial reporting systems. This is an excellent place to start within this group, will help you build a foundation of knowledge about our benefit plans and risk products, and from there you can either stay mainframe focused or grow into other business application areas and other technologies. Regardless, you'll be part of a team that plays a crucial role in ensuring this great company continues to do great things for its customers.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Work with subject matter experts and technical peers to translate business needs into software engineering projects
Leverage technical experience to develop, create, and implement software changes that meet business needs
Provide guidance and leadership to less experienced software engineers
Strive to continually improve our core systems, with a focus on delivering excellence to the business experts who rely on your work
Multiply the talent of your teammates by sharing your experiences and learnings and fostering a positive team focused atmosphere
Bachelor's Degree in technical field, or equivalent experience
5 years of professional experience in a software engineering or application development role
Experience developing solutions in team environment, with a focus on client needs
Capable of communicating well with technical peers and business side experts
Ability to perform peer reviews on design and resulting code
Solid understanding of system design patterns and architectural concepts
Mainframe focus initially with interest and ability to adapt to more modern tools if beneficial
Experience developing and supporting mainframe-based applications preferred
Experience with JCL, PL/I (Cobol Ok), SAS or similar 4th generation tool ideal
Experience with professional change management concepts and tools (e.g. ChangeMan, ServiceNow)
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to effectively communicate technical topics to both technical teams and non-technical teams
Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus
Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program
This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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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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Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. With more than $217 billion in assets, $26 billion in revenues and more than $1.5 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force. Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.2 million clients. People are the power behind Northwestern Mutual, and diversity makes us better. We are committed to reflecting and serving the marketplace. We do so by attracting and enhancing the engagement of those who bring their unique perspectives, ideas, and beliefs. At Northwestern Mutual, people matter. And you’ll be working for a company that’s consistently voted among the “most admired” in the nation.