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New York New Full Time Posted: Tuesday, 13 March 2018
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At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care. We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.

This position has been classified as an Access Person, which will require the reporting of your personal securities transactions.

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.

LearnVest is redefining the American approach to personal finance. Our planners leverage financial technology to create simple, affordable, realistic plans for anyone who wants to feel confident about their money and optimistic about the future.

Since launching in 2010, LearnVest has been one of the premier financial technology companies in the country, helping thousands of people make progress on their financial goals. LearnVest was acquired by Northwestern Mutual in 2015 and is now scaling its technology and personal finance approach to help millions of people across both the LearnVest and Northwestern Mutual brands.


You will be building internal and platform-wide microservices and applications using technologies such as React, Angular, Koa, Express, Docker, and Kubernetes to name a few. You will work with a small team developing these applications and tools to be used across our planning platform and by other development teams. Your contribution will benefit many other applications within the organization. As a member of our Engineering Department, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with engineers from across the company in bi-weekly tech talks and meetups where we discuss the latest technologies, techniques, and how to apply them to real-world applications.

In being a part of this team, you will be to taking part in building a next-generation platform for our CFPs. You will be joining a group of highly skilled and motivated engineers, working within an Agile workflow and implementing best practices. The role requires having attention to detail, a passion for exploring emerging technologies, and excellent communication skills.


  • 4+ years of professional web development experience
  • Abreast of current trends, best practices and web standards
  • In-depth knowledge of JavaScript, including experience with Node.js
  • Adept at problem-solving
  • Familiarity with Front End frameworks (React, Angular, etc.)
  • Experience with build tools (Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, etc.)
  • Experience with version control systems (Git)
  • Experience with automated unit and integration tests to support continuous delivery
  • Experience working in a Unix environment including bash scripting
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with engineers, designers, product managers, and non-technical team members
  • Experience with debugging and analytics developer tools
  • Familiarity with web application security best practices
  • Familiarity with application monitoring


  • Collaborate with members from product, design, and other engineering teams in order to develop and maintain web applications and services
  • Working with internal services
  • Participate in collective architectural decision-making and technical research
  • Develop and maintain tests for various stages of the code's lifecycle

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with Go or interest in learning
  • Experience with Jenkins
  • Comfort with mobile-first responsive development strategies
  • Active participant and contributor to the open source community


  • Fully stocked snacks, beer fridge, cold brew kegs, frequent catered lunches, company dodgeball team, and whiskey hours
  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • Highly competitive compensation that includes base salary plus bonus
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, Matching 401(k), pension program

Req ID: 22561
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 3-5 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 03/13/2018

New York New, United States of America
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
3/13/2018 4:55:18 PM

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