Systems Engineer

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, us
Company: Northwestern Mutual
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-17 13:30:01


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.

We work in a fast-paced agile environment. We embrace out-of-box thinking, bold ideas, experimentation and the eagerness to continuously learn. We are not shy about trying new technologies and challenge our own ideas. We live by concepts of fail-fast, continuously deploy and automate everything.

In this position you will be an integral part of a newly formed Engineering team supporting Workstream Collaboration tools focused on enabling consistent workstream collaboration capabilities across the Enterprise. You will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology that will be highly visible to the Enterprise. Partnering with other engineering teams, you will be working to optimize and automate our tools for best possible results, and enable productivity in support of business objectives by:

  • Triaging multi intake streams of requests and work to be able to make decisions and complete the requests in a timely manner for users
  • Creating patterns of automation maintenance, monitoring, security and compliance using industry and enterprise best practices
  • Continuously improving patterns and workflow by collecting and responding to feedback and key metrics
  • Looking to automate/improve current processes
  • Partnering with other teams on emerging best practices, patterns and technology
  • Working with engineering teams to troubleshoot issues and improve sustainability
  • Experimenting with cutting edge technologies to find new ways of solving problems
  • Required Skills:
  • 2-5 years of professional IT experience
  • Experience with Workstream Collaboration concepts and tools (i.e. Jira, Jira Align, Confluence, Slack, Trello)
  • Experience with infrastructure automation tools or coding/scripting (i.e. Ansible, Terraform, Python, JavaScript, PowerShell)
  • Working knowledge of the AWS stack
  • Proactively learn emerging platforms and related technology
  • Ability to solve technical issues and enable/teach peers to be self sufficient.
  • Ability to solve ambiguous problems with little to no direction
  • Ability to articulate opinions to team members and share ideas
  • Experience with Agile methodologies/DevOps environment
  • Production support experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Preferred:
  • DevOps Practitioner experience
  • Experience managing infrastructure and deploying applications in a microservices architecture
  • Software development background, experience with at least one scripting language
  • If any of this excites you, we want to hear from you!

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