Director of Data & BI Platform Engineering at MassMutual

| Greater Boston Area
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Lead a team of professionals responsible for Building and Maintaining data Platforms for Analytics & Data Science, the platforms will need to meet the highest standards of availability and functionality. Team Leadership and mentoring a team of local and remote employees and contract associates.

Define and build availability and performance metrics for each platform.

Work on actively sunsetting non-strategic platforms. Maintain vendor relationships and actively negotiate contracts for scaling and adding functionality for platforms.

Meet the Team –Data Management & Delivery:

It is an exciting time at MassMutual! MassMutual is going through a Digital Transformation, continuing to be a leading customer-centric company. The Data Management & Delivery team, part of MassMutual’s new Data Engineering Organization, is comprised of highly skilled, collaborative problem solvers who are motivated to create innovative solutions that exceed the changing needs of our customers and move MassMutual –and the industry –forward. The team culture is collaborative, cross-functional, and uses old and new technologies combined with work/life balance.

Current Initiatives:

  • Enterprise-wide transition to a unified and governed strategic BI Platform
  • Expansion of Digital Operations footprint, and growing need for access to actionable data insights
  • Revitalization of analytics and reporting applications to support changing industry needs and expectations
  • Building our next generation data warehouse in AWS.

The Opportunity:

Are you highly analytical and like to solve complex problems? Would you describe yourself as a strong and collaborative leader? Would you want to be part of a team that encourages your growth, supports your ambitions, and makes it a priority for you to reach your goals? If yes, keep reading, this opportunity is for you!


To continue our digital transformation, we are looking for a strategic thinker and strong leader to join the Data Management & Delivery team that is tasked with implementing data strategies and developing platform target goals, aligning with overall company strategic initiatives. The Director of Data & BI Platform Engineering would need advanced knowledge of application, data, and infrastructure disciplines. Using technical and analytical skills, this role will lead a team of experienced individuals and direct on-shore & off-shore resources. Also, this role would be responsible for working independently and communicating effectively to provide feedback on policies, procedures, processes, and standards.

Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Lead technical teams of experienced professionals, including onshore and offshore vendors to build a platform that can be leveraged by Internal & external teams
  • Provide Technical Leadership to design and support an analytics data platform that is cost effective & scalable
  • Coach, develop, and staff the Enterprise Data Management & BI Platform
  • Create and own strategy to implement scalable, secure, and governed solutions/ tools at an enterprise-level to support business self-service
  • Build a process for solving technical issues that affect the reliability, accuracy and timeliness of the strategic Enterprise BI suite of tools
  • Resolve issues and concerns with our Technology Platforms & Processes.
  • Communicate transparency to senior and executive leadership around platform metrics
  • Prioritize work and allocate resources to meet customer demand
  • Innovate future state enterprise BI strategy and process, working within an Agile Process
  • Accountable for budgeting, project management, and road-mapping for platform development and implementation
  • Oversee platform security and governance as well as upgrades, customization, and innovation of analytics technical solutions
  • Maintain a positive relationship with internal & external customers of our services

Qualifications Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required (computer science preferred)
  • 10+ years of related experience managing Enterprise Business Intelligence platforms, database technologies, and visualization tools
  • 5+ years’ experience leading technical teams of staff & contractors to deliver large-scale projects in the analytics space, which require extensive collaboration across various groups in a matrix organization
  • Expertise in BI reporting platforms including MicroStrategy, Tableau.
  • Experience with capacity planning and software deployment using agile methodologies


  • 5+ years leading BI platform team(s)
  • Experience working with onshore and offshore vendors
  • Experience working with cross-functional business partners to collaborate on business requirements


  • 5+ years facilitating meetings and providing presentations to stakeholders and senior leaders.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


  • Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.
  • Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies. 
  • Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential. 
  • Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, and one brand.
  • Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

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

An Insider's view of MassMutual

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.


Digital Adoption Team Lead

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

You don’t think of insurance as a hotbed for innovation but the very nature of our organization, Digital Experience, is to reimagine how a 168-year old company does business with its customers. Our Design team takes pride in an inclusive design process with everyone invited to provide feedback, from Product to Engineering to QA.


Digital Lead - Design

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.


Digital Lead

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage my team to embark on ‘deep work’ at least once a week on a ‘meeting-free’ designated day. We have design reviews to brainstorm alternative ways to solve business problems from a software engineering point of view. We consider self-reflection and brainstorming to be fundamental components of creativity.


Head of Data Science Software Engineering

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

One of our projects is an application we built for our Investment Mgmt team called ViPER (Visualizing Investment Portfolio Enhanced Reporting). The application makes it easy to manage reports and get insights from Data Science models. Now with ~150 active users, it reflects how we’re using DS to facilitate data driven decision processes across MM.


Head of Data Science - Investments Domain

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.

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
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
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
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Life Insurance
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Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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

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