Job TitleAssistant Director of Engineering at Northwestern Mutual
BioNicole started her career as a developer working on large, monolithic applications following the waterfall model of software development. Eager to help other development teams avoid the inefficiency of this model she had experienced first-hand, she joined Northwestern Mutual as a CICD engineer. Since then, Nicole has championed bringing DevOps culture and principles to application teams she supported, giving frequent trainings on CICD to help bring legacy applications into a more modern state. She now manages the CICD Engineering team, which is responsible for enabling access and visibility to DevOps Metrics, creating tools and capabilities to ensure compliance and security within CICD pipelines, and helping mature and evangelize DevOps and CICD across the organization.