Innovation & Technology

Helping build the future at Northwestern Mutual

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A space to innovate

Cream City Labs is a two-floor, 22,500-square-foot innovation space located on our downtown Milwaukee campus. Open to all employees, Cream City Labs is a dedicated space for innovating, experimenting and nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset throughout the organization.

Designed to drive serendipitous connections, Cream City Labs is a destination for cross-functional collaboration and inspiration. With a dedicated event space, it is also a key way to engage with the Milwaukee tech and startup community.


We're helping build the future at Northwestern Mutual, working with employees and teams across the enterprise and financial representatives and staff in the field to build on a strong and stable history and improve what we do and how we do it. By accelerating innovation, bringing outside-in perspectives of emerging tech, and looking at the disruption taking place across industries, we show what is possible. And by training that same outside-in lens on shifts in the broader marketplace, we show what is desirable for our current and future clients.

We collaborate and consult with internal and external stakeholders, including the startups we invest in through Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, to leverage key learnings for our business. And we provide the methods, talent and financial resources to test and validate ideas before committing greater resources within the company.

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We are committed to doing what’s right – for our clients, employees and our communities. Tech enables us to deliver on those promises. We build digital products that put our clients in control of their financial security and deliver them through a frictionless experience. Our engineering excellence creates technology that is not only innovative, secure and reliable, but also reimagines traditional processes and makes finance accessible anywhere.

As a “Tech for Good” company, we aim to enrich the lives of our clients and people, as well as the communities we work in, by providing access to tech training and career opportunities – especially to those in underserved communities. We're creating a tech ecosystem that will last for years to come through our work with the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute, a groundbreaking partnership with industry and academia that will transform our world through the power of data science and our founding membership in the Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition.



People are our priority. The impact on our clients’ lives drives our work, but we know it begins by putting our people first. With opportunities ranging from Engineering and Security to Data and Analytics, you can grow your career alongside curious, ambitious, innovative talent. Learn more about our tech careers.

Our people make it possible

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