Technical Lead (Lead Software Developer) (Greater Boston Area, MA)

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The Opportunity 

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? Do you want to work on applications that impact MassMutual's customers? Do you want to explore new technologies that reach thousands of MassMutual customers and financial professionals? Do you want to build new applications and find innovative ways to enhance existing ones?

The Team

At MassMutual, we're passionate about helping millions of people find financial freedom and this passion has driven our approach to developing highly interactive experiences for our customers. The Digital Experience team, part of MassMutual's Enterprise Technology & Experience organization, designs, builds, and supports the company's digital assets for customers and financial professionals.

Digital Experience is composed of collaborative, diverse, cross-functional teams who like to have fun. We challenge each other and are energized to create innovative solutions that exceed the changing needs of our users. We are committed to including diverse perspectives and fostering an inclusive culture – it is foundational to how we work. 

To help us achieve our mission, we are looking for experienced full stack developers, who will be key technology decision makers for an agile squad and endeavors to deliver high quality web applications to the cloud at scale. Candidates will aspire to have a balance of writing great code, coaching junior developers, and providing strong technical leadership for their group. 

The Role and Your Impact

As a Technical Lead at MassMutual you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide the technical vision for products, stay current of technical standards, and safeguard the integrity of the application environment

  • Architect and develop features for a suite of apps with the latest web and cloud technologies

  • Exemplify and encourage best software engineering practices within the team

  • Coach and contribute to the ongoing skill proficiency for developers on the squad and the organization

  • Play the role of Team Solution Architect with the assistance of the Enterprise Architecture and assistive teams

  • Provide estimates, and help to envision creative solutions to technical challenges

  • Drive toward the effective utilization of the latest technologies, partnering with business stakeholders across the team, as well as experts in other areas including data science to achieve goals and bring about creative solutions

  • Collaborate with other DX and ETX teams in an effort to identify dependencies and drive the delivery of projects and features

The Qualifications

An Ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • 6+ years of proven delivery of publicly available Web applications;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to collaborate in an agile team environment with engineers, product owners, testers, business analysts and groups outside of the team

  • Expertise in front-end development using CSS, HTML, JavaScript frameworks and libraries; with solid experience in object-oriented and functional programming

  • Proficiency in React/Redux for front-end development, and Node.js or Java Spring for REST API development

  • Experience in RDBMS Databases such Postgres and NOSQL databases such as MongoDB

  • Expertise in GIT, its branching and merging strategies such as Gitflow and CI/CD technologies such as Jenkins and GitHub actions

  • Understanding of Behavior Driven Development and associated tools for testing

  • Experience in AWS technologies and Kubernetes with Docker;

  • Expertise in the latest architecture patterns including Clean Architecture, MVVM, SOLID and DRY principles

  • Bachelor's degree in fields including computer engineering, computer science, and/or information systems

The Development Opportunities

  • Professional Development Days – As an organization that prioritizes learning and growth, we are committed to providing resources and time for professional development. In addition to MassMutual's tuition reimbursement program and support for attending conferences, Digital Experience team members receive a week and a half each year to focus on their own learning and development. 

  • Career Progression – We understand that you want opportunities for career progression and recognition for your growth and development. Our engineering roles have a career progression framework that outlines the criteria and qualifications for promotion. 

  • Learning Communities – Belong to a community where you engage in peer-to-peer learning.  We have guilds, where you focus on best practices, the latest technology or leadership skills.  We also have diversity, equity, and inclusion learning groups to further our inclusive culture that values our differences.

  • Access to Mentors - As part of DX, you will be paired with a mentor who cares about your development and helps you learn the skills to advance your career. In addition, you will be surrounded by smart, supportive teammates who value constant learning. 

The Culture

 

“Live Mutual” is reflected across every aspect of MassMutual's organization, including its culture. Employees support and care for each other, just as they do the company's policyholders. They look out for one another's well-being, and are dedicated to candid communication, a forward-thinking mindset, and a non-negotiable commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here's what you can expect as a part of our team: 

 

  • Work/Life Balance - We celebrate having a life outside of work. What happens in life shapes you as a human. We want to know the real you. 

  • Focused one-on-one collaboration time with your manager 

  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, Veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups 

  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry-leading pay and benefits 

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.
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Location

We're excited to have our new campus opened at 10 Fan Pier in Boston's Seaport Neighborhood and to welcome our Boston based employees to come to campus on a voluntary basis.

An Insider's view of MassMutual

What's something quirky about your company?

Unique to MassMutual is that the cyber security mission parallels our corporate mission; to help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. Working in Cyber Security is fascinating because you must stay ahead of the threat actors and it's meaningful because you are solving problems that protect our employees and customers.

Lisa

Head of Cyber Business Risk

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

Lead Architect

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. https://www.massmutual.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/foundation
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
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
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
Mental Health Benefits
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
Game Room
Fitness Subsidies
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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