API Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We are people helping people.

A career with us 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.

Together, we are stronger.

The MassMutual Data Engineering Group in the Enterprise Technology Experience Organization is seeking an outstanding API engineer to join our team. The successful Engineer will be expected to learn quickly new cutting-edge technologies, technical concepts, and complex problem spaces. The individual must possess a solid understanding of computer science fundamentals, including database and web-based API enabling business applications and usage at scale.

What great looks like for this role

The API Engineer will have an opportunity to design and develop API’s using REST, in Python, Node.js, Java and Scala to provide data integration functionality for the diverse financial and life insurance data. The incumbent will work with the different company business units to map and integrate disparate data from a variety of source systems using API microservices pattern.

Objectives of this role:

  • To develop API’s for the various data driven systems we have to help us transform the insurance industry.
  • Write tested robust code that can be quickly moved into production.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Working closely with a team of highly skilled data and API engineers to help connect and integrate web services across the enterprise.
  • Be self-supportive in collaborating with your peers to effectively deliver robust solutions for the business
  • Work seamlessly in an agile environment with engineers, product managers, business analysts, and designers to understand end-user requirements
  • Support-what-you-build, including monitoring, performance tuning, and responding to incidents

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Math or Computer Science
  • 5+ years of experience with full stack development, including application, API, testing, and automation experience using at least one of the following languages –

    Python, Java, Scala

  • SQL for database schema design (Vertica, Postgres, etc.)
  • Application security best practices
  • Software and system architecture
  • Open source web application frameworks (Node.js / Play etc.)
  • Unit test frameworks (scala test / mocha / junit / jasmine etc.)
  • Developing RESTful APIs and API Gateway integration (Kong / Apigee etc.)
  • Continuous integration server(s) (Jenkins / TeamCity / GoCD etc.) and continuous deployments
  • Cloud experience (AWS / Azure etc.)
  • Experience working in an agile environment and collaborating with the team to solve technical challenges using rapid and iterative development
  • Superior communication skills with the ability to work directly with business partners
  • Authorized to work in the US with or without sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience with full stack development, including application, API, testing, and automation experience preferred
  • Advanced proficiency in Node.js and/or Scala
  • Advanced Database design and administration
  • 2+ years’ experience with UI frameworks (React, Angular, Javascript)
  • Graduate degree is a plus
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We currently have 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.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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