Head of Core Data Platform

| Greater Boston Area

At MassMutual, we’re passionate about helping millions of people find financial freedom and this passion has driven our approach to developing meaningful experiences for our customers. The Data Engineering team, part of MassMutual’s Enterprise Technology Experience 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.

To continue our cutting-edge work, we are hiring a Technical Strategic Manager to join our team.

What great looks like in this role

Our ideal Technical Strategic Manager has advanced knowledge of application, data, and infrastructure disciplines. You’ll use your skills to implement data strategies, build data flows, and develop conceptual solutions for our data management practice. You will lead a team of experienced individuals and direct on-shore & off-shore resources. You’re capable of working independently and communicating effectively to provide feedback on policies, procedures, processes, and standards. The team culture of working collaboratively, cross-functionally, using old and new technologies combined with the work/life balance provided by MassMutual are core reasons people enjoy working on the Data Engineering team at MassMutual.

Objectives of this role

  • Provide technical leadership on maintaining and developing our Cloud EDW Data Engineering Team
  • Provide a process for solving technical issues that affect the reliability, accuracy and timeliness of the EDW.
  • Provide Technical Leadership for our Data Injection Technology on the Cloud
  • Provide Technical Leadership for our Extract Load & Transform Technology on the Cloud
  • Provide Technical Leadership to build a platform that can be leveraged by Internal & external teams
  • Provide Technical Leadership to build a cloud data platform that is cost effective & scalable
  • Provide a process to prioritize work and allocate resources to meet customer demand.
  • Provide technical leadership in our Guild Process to oversee our future state EDW.
  • Provide technical & resource management leadership to front line staff under your preview.
  • Maintain a good relationship with internal & external customers of our services.

Daily and monthly responsibilities

  • Work with our Agile Guild Process to contribute to our future while engaging our staff
  • Works with our Technology Partners to evangelize the use of our Cloud Data Platform
  • Tend to your staffs needs to facilitate their ability to grow in their careers and contribute at a higher level to MassMutual’s goals.
  • Help resolve issues and concerns with our Technology Platforms & Processes.
  • Work with other managers to deliver projects for the MassMutual Business
  • Have a good understanding of what part we play in the success of MassMutual and keep it front and center with staff & consumers.
  • Have the ability to work side by side with staff to resolve issues and deliver on our promises.
  • Review Technical designs from team members and provide guidance on delivery of projects.
  • Help Team conform to SDLC Processes

Skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, computer science, information systems, or related field.
  • 15+ years experiences with Information Management Systems Like Teradata, Informatica PowerCenter, Informatic MDM, Messaging Technology, SDLC in the data management space.
  • Advanced knowledge of application, data and infrastructure disciplines.
  • 5+ year’s experience Leading Teams of Staff & contractors to deliver on successful projects in the information management space.
  • Experience with capacity planning, database scripting and package deployment.
  • Excellent knowledge of data warehouse, data mart, and data lake.
  • Experience working with business partners to collaborate on business requirements to develop an integrated data model.
  • 5+ years facilitating meetings and providing presentations to stakeholders and senior leaders.
  • Expert in Data modeling, data warehousing, dimensional modeling, data modeling for big data, and metadata management.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, organizational, and analytical skills required.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to present design of the solution to various stakeholders.
  • Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Experience in data management and design in the Life insurance and/or financial industries.

Preferred qualifications

  • Expert experience with Inmon and Kimball data modeling patterns.
  • Expert experience with data modeling tools such as Erwin.
  • Experience with backup, recovery, archiving and data security aspects of an EDW.
  • Experience with developing and implementing a testing and data validation approach from both a regression and project implementation perspective.
  • Experience with managing large scale development projects.
  • Understanding of enterprise and reporting modeling concepts, including dimensional modeling, snowflakes, slowly changing dimensions, schema on read, irregular dimensions, and surrogate, compound and intelligent keys.
  • Advanced degree in computer engineering, computer science, information systems, or related field.

A career at MassMutual means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

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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

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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.

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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.

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