Lead Search Engineer (Sharepoint)
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 1 month ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.


  • Partner with product and client areas to understand business needs related to search and translate them into ridiculously easy experiences for our portal environments.
  • Drive engineering and architectural best practices in order to analyze, design and develop deploy and support software solutions, and/or infrastructure implementations/upgrades.
  • In a DevOps environment, you move between diverse tasks with cooperation and persistence, helping to bring out the best in those around you.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: (List in order of importance)

  • Works with minimal supervision on large, complex projects.
  • Contributes to the innovation of software solution development
  • Consults on right-sizing decisions, software solutions, and services.
  • Recognized as having expert knowledge.
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and coaching to less experienced professionals.


  • Experience with engineering best practices to include analyzing, designing, developing, deploying, and supporting software solutions, and/or infrastructure implementations/upgrades.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements.
  • Ability to explain technical solutions to technical and non-technical teams.
  • 4-8 years of experience.

SharePoint search skills

  • Content source/result source creation
  • Crawling/Integration techniques for external content sources
  • Search schema management
  • Display templates
  • Query rules
  • Managed Metadata
  • Refinement configuration
  • SharePoint Hybrid Search/ On-prem search topology configuration
  • SharePoint Search Analytics

Other technical skills

  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript (For search display templates)
  • SPFx (Needed when we decide to move search to modern pages)
  • PowerShell (SharePoint/PnP - useful for a variety of admin and reporting tasks)

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with Agile methodologies/Dev Ops environment.

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
4 to 8 years
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