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New York, NY

Principal Architect at Northwestern Mutual (Greater NYC Area, NY)

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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.
The Principal Architect will be focused on providing overall strategic and execution leadership across the Planning Experience technology organization. You will be architecting, designing solutions and leading their implementation. The Principal Architect is responsible to be a coach/mentor/teacher to engineers and drive the strategy definition and execution of the technology products areas needed to drive NM's digital transformation.
  • Strong AWS Cloud experience
  • Strong Java experience
  • Lead Architect experience
  • Review and Identify Short, Mid-Term Technology Trends
  • In Collaboration with The Enterprise Architecture, Assess Technologies Fit with CD's Portfolio
  • Lead Technology Proof of Concepts
  • Provides Technical Expertise and Leadership to Develop Integrated Solutions Spanning Business, Operating Systems, Applications and Platforms
  • Work Cross Functionally (business, product, infrastructure, security, governance) To Develop Plans Addressing Technical Debt and Improve Processes
  • Providing Expertise and Guidance in Architecture, Design and Application of Industry Standards in the implementation of innovative technology solutions
  • Participate to evaluate Vendor Solutions/Approaches and Make Recommendations
  • Collaborate Across NM to Define and Socialize Roadmaps
  • Provide Thought Leadership and Mentorship To engineers
  • Communicates Effectively with all Levels of leadership
  • Contribute to The NM Technology Brand internally and externally

Related Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Minimum 12 Years' Experience in Highly Technical Roles Covering Multiple Areas Required
  • Deep Hands-On Knowledge of Application Development, Operation and Support Practices
  • Deep Hands-On Knowledge of Either Web/Cloud/Web Service Based Technology, APIs Or DevOps Concepts; Appropriate Professional Designation Preferred; Prior Experience Leading/coaching
  • Mentoring engineering teams

Prior Experience:
  • Successfully Designing and Developing Java, JavaScript, Python or Node Application
  • Designing and Developing Cloud and On-Prem Applications in Large Scale, Highly Transaction or Mission Critical Environments
  • Prior Knowledge of Application Containers, Ci/Cd Concepts a plus
  • Lead Architect
  • Chief Architect

Special Skills Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent Decision-Making Capabilities
  • Excellent Organization, and Team Collaboration Skills
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Excellent Facilitation, Collaboration, Negotiation, and Presentation Skills; Comfort with Ambiguity, Frequent Change, Or Unpredictability
  • Strong Team Leadership Skills
  • Solid experience working with cross functional teams

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New York, NY

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
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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

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