Data Software Engineer at MassMutual

| Greater Boston Area
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Our Enterprise Data Analytics Platform (EDAP) is designed to explore and extract insights that our customers depend upon. Being the primary source for analytics, our customers both internal and external depend upon us to provide accurate, real-time, and fault tolerant solutions to their ever-growing data needs. The Enterprise Data Analytics Platform builds highly performant scalable analytics solutions varying from data storage systems to computation and serving solutions. We utilize a plethora of open source and industry accepted technologies for our big data problems such as Apache Spark, Apache Storm, Amazon Web services, and Apache Kafka.

We are looking for a skilled Software Engineer with an eye for building and optimizing distributed systems to join our team. From data ingestion, processing and storage, to serving and scale, we work closely with other engineers and product management to build consistent and highly available systems that tackle real world data and scale problems.

This role is scoped as an individual contributor.

Responsibilities:

• Focus on the development of cloud computing infrastructure, and help build, distribute, scale and optimize these technologies

• Designs and implements cloud scale distributed data-focused Data Analytics Platform, services and frameworks including solutions to address high-volume and complex data collection, processing, transformation and reporting for analytical purposes

• Writes code and unit tests, works on API specs, automation, and conducts code reviews and testing 

• Develop scalable, robust, and highly available services related to our data platform

• Implement new features and optimize existing ones to drive maximum performance

• Owns technical aspects of software development and identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies. 

• Identifies continuous improvements for service availability

• Evaluates and recommends tools, technologies and processes to ensure that the services that the team provides achieve the highest standards of quality and performance

• Debugs and troubleshoots problems in data flow, lineage, transformation and other stages of the ETL pipelines. 

• Collaborates with other peer organizations (e.g., Business Analyst, Data Modeler, QA, SRE, technical support, etc.) to prevent and resolve technical issues and provide technical guidance.

• Work in Agile development environment. Attend daily stand-up meetings, collaborate with your peers, prioritize features, and work with a sense of urgency to deliver value to your customers


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years of meaningful experience
  • A strong level of curiosity paired with the ability to get things done.
  • Strong algorithms, data structures, and coding background.
  • Experience with software engineering standard methodologies (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design document)
  • Java or Scala or other programming experience 
  • Strong in SQL 
  • Experience building products using 1 of the following distributed technologies: 
  • ** Relational Stores (i.e Postgres or MySQL or Oracle) 
  • ** Columnar or NoSQL Stores (i.e Vertica or Redshift or Cassandra or DynamoDB) 
  • ** Distributed Processing Engines (i.e Apache Spark or Apache Storm or Celery)
  • ** Distributed Queues (i.e Apache Kafka or Kinesis or RabbitMQ)
  • Has worked with systems processing large amounts of data 
  • Has worked with partner data scientist, data analysts and other domain experts to understand their needs and be able to develop solutions 
  • Experience working with AWS or similar cloud platform technologies
  • Authorized to work in the United States with or without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science preferred
  • 8 years of meaningful development, experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of open source/industry standard data processing, storage, and serving technologies.
  • Ability to take proactive, problem-solving/troubleshooting approach to identifying the root cause of issues and solving problems
  • Working with Data Warehousing is a plus
  • Experience with source control systems, Git preferred
  • Must be able to quickly grasp the platform/application overarching design and ensure development is executed in accordance with the present design
  • Ability to drive change through persuasion and consensus
  • Experience in Financial/Insurance industrial

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Location

We currently have two Boston office locations at both 470 Atlantic Ave and One Marina Park.

An Insider's view of MassMutual

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a Product Owner, I spend most of my time collaborating with others across different business units. On any given day, I could be spending time brainstorming design concepts of upcoming features with our design team or assisting them with presenting these concepts to outside users as part of our user testing process.

Ryan

Digital Product Owner

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful people on my team are: passionate, curious, receptive, and engaged. Each team member is expected to be passionate about the work that they do, and the domains in which they practice. They are always solving unique problems and must be curious about finding new solutions.

David

Digital Lead

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We work in an open floor plan, so there is a lot of opportunity for networking across roles, teams and levels. Everyone is very friendly and welcomes the opportunity to get to know other people on the floor.

Kristina

Digital Product Manager

What are MassMutual Perks + Benefits

MassMutual Benefits Overview

At MassMutual, employees have the opportunity to earn a competitive salary and bonus, enroll in an
array of benefits, and participate in programs and services that support healthy lifestyles, assist them
in building financial security for themselves and their families and help them live well-balanced lives.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift, Matching Time and Volunteer Time Off Programs.
Partners with Nonprofits
Every year, MassMutual and the MassMutual Foundation invest more than $20 million focused on advancing economic opportunity.
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
More than half of our Board of Directors are comprised of women and people of color, making it one of the most diverse groups in the industry.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A health care flexible spending account (FSA) allows employees to save money on a before-tax basis for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses, subject to IRS limits.
Disability Insurance
For details on short term and long term disability insurance please visit https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Dental Benefits
Basic Dental covers preventive and basic restorative care; Major Dental covers all that Basic covers, plus restorations and orthodontia (limits apply).
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
To learn more about our Health and Welfare Benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Life Insurance
For more information about our Life Insurance Benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
In addition to our 401(k), MassMutual a cash balance plan that provides an account-based pension benefit based on accruals of pay credits and interest credits.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift and Matching Time Programs.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Dependent care flexible spending account to allow you to set aside before tax dollars to pay for certain eligible child care expenses.
Generous Parental Leave
Leave for birth mothers of 18 weeks of fully paid leave. Non-birth mothers, fathers and adoptive parents eight weeks of fully paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting, are available in many departments across the company.
Family Medical Leave
Caregiver leave: Up to two weeks paid leave to care for a loved one. Bereavement Leave: 15 days of paid time off to grieve the loss of a loved one with the employee defining who the loved one is.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays: 9 fixed and 1 floating. Vacation: starts at 19 vacation and personal days per calendar year, with increases at 5-year service intervals.
Paid Volunteer Time
Three days of paid time off is available to employees annually to give back to their communities, by sharing their time and talent with a cause close to their heart.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Occasional illness: up to 5 days per calendar year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

To learn more about our comprehensive benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf

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