Solution Architect: Site Reliability Engineering

| Greater Boston Area

Who We Are – MassMutual

At MassMutual, we help millions of people find financial freedom, offer financial protection, and plan for the future. 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. We do this by building trust with our customers by being knowledgeable problem solvers and prioritize their needs above all else. We Live Mutual. MassMutual was named a Top Place to Work in 2019 according to The Boston Globe and No. 84 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies.

The Opportunity 

Are you a creative thinker and strong problem solver? Would you describe yourself as someone who is constantly analyzing every change for its risk and what its impact could be down the road, not just today. Are you passionate about technical leadership and solution design? If yes … keep reading, this opportunity is for you!

Meet the Team – Site Reliability Engineering 

It is an exciting time at MassMutual! MassMutual is going through a Digital Transformation, continuing to be a leading customer-centric company. The Site Reliability Engineering team is comprised of highly skilled 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 the work/life balance.

Job Description

Description

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Do 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? Is helping people part of who you are? At MassMutual, we help millions of people find financial freedom, offer financial protection and plan for the future. We do this by building trust with our customers by being knowledgeable problem solvers and prioritize their needs above all else. We Live Mutual.

If this sounds like a fit, we’re looking to hire a Director of Cloud Operations to join our Site Reliability Engineering team.

Why we need you. 

We’re growing and our clients deserve the best. As a Solutions Architect you will have an opportunity to drive technical design within a team who is supporting all aspects of MassMutual’s delivery and operational efforts within MassMutual’s Cloud Environments. 

In this role, as well as all roles within MassMutual, you will demonstrate accountability, agility, a dedication to be inclusive, a strong business acumen, and will show courage, even in the most difficult situations. We also highly value strong communication skills, a passion for learning, leadership traits, resilience and self-awareness.

Description

Key Responsibilities 

Site Reliability Engineering Solution Architecture, design and estimation

  • Engaging with internal customers to understand Application Design and relevant Cloud Infrastructure and deployment needs: Focus on scalability, security and reliability in solution design.
  • Create and Design templates, tools and accelerators for deployment/infrastructure for development teams
  • Architectural responsibility for choosing correct contemporary architectural patterns for solving business problems
  • Plan technical design including non- functional requirements: Security, performance, deployment frequency, scalability, monitoring etc.
  • Accountable for Architecture Snapshot, Solution Design, Prototyping (where applicable), design and code reviews, non-functional support.
  • Drive modern technical solutions utilizing our current technology stack such as AWS, Azure Kubernetes, Jenkins, Terraform.
  • Work collaboratively across the multiple teams to recommend solutions, resolve delivery challenges and technical issues.
  • Actively participate in technology evaluations, designs and reviews

Site Reliability Engineering Strategy 

  • Passion for staying up to date of new and emerging technologies, providing technical strategy & direction while offering creation solutions
  • Problem solving mindset to remove roadblocks and technical challenges
  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture to define strategies, architecture, tools, technology and processes
  • Regular involvement solving difficult technical issues while participating in resolution both short and long term

Leadership

  • Driven desire to mentor junior team members and set appropriate team culture
  • Foster a fail fast development culture with a focus on problem solving and learning
  • Experience driving solutions for a broad Cloud portfolio focusing on core SRE/ DevSecOps principles

Skills & Experience

  • Clear understanding of Cloud Operations and Site Reliability Engineering
  • Agile/DevOps mindset to empower organizational change
  • Deep understand of Infrastructure on premise as well as in the Cloud with a focus on AWS and Azure
  • Experience developing containerized solutions with Kubernetes and Swarm
  •  Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to create and present concwepts and recommendations to Senior Leadership
  • Knowledge of architecture and application design patterns
  • Big picture strategic thinking looking at long term sustainability, innovative mindset
  • Ability to work in a rapid and iterative development environment.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as with globally distributed teams
  • Deep understanding of Infrastructure as Code

Basic Qualifications

  • 10 + years hands on development experience in infrastructure design
  • 5 + years of Cloud based development 
  • Deep understanding of the SDLC lifecycle
  • AWS or Azure Architect certification (both preferred)
  • Hands on experience designing containerized solutions using Swarm and Kubernetes
  • Experience working with Cloud Operations and designing automated solutions to manual tasks
  • 3+ Years working with Site Reliability Engineering or DevOps teams

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Technology we use

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Location

We have two Boston office locations at 470 Atlantic Ave and One Marina Park. We are building our new Boston Campus at 10 Fan Pier target opening 2021

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.

Kristina

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.

Maria

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.

David

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.

Mike

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.

Jasmine

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.

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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