Web UI Developer at MassMutual

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Web Developer

Boston or Springfield, Full-Time

Financial Planning and Analysis

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 Web User-Interface Developer to join our data management & architecture team, within Financial Planning and Analysis group under Corporate Finance. This team is composed of professionals with diverse backgrounds in consulting, technology and data analytics. This team has built a technology platform in Amazon cloud and is responsible for onboarding and transforming financial data from disparate source systems. The data management team aims to provide a trusted technology platform to MassMutual’s business leaders by organizing financial data in a well-governed manner to enable interactive analytics and to facilitate advanced data science models using innovative new technologies including data visualization, machine learning and natural language generation.

Why we need you.

We’re growing and our clients deserve the best. As a Web User-Interface Developer you’ll have an opportunity to work with the financial planning and analysis team to design an intuitive and user-friendly web user-interface to facilitate interaction between financial planners and data-driven forecast scenarios. The web application will be as part of our Amazon cloud-based data-management technology platform. The primary objective of the data-management platform is to onboard, process and serve MassMutual’s corporate finance data to enable MassMutual CFO data strategy. The Web UI developer is a core engineering role within the data management team of the CFO organization and is charged with designing & deploying a web application that will enable seamless interaction between forecast planners and the underlying data. The Web UI developer must bring a deep technical background, must be well-versed in Cloud (modern & full stack) technology, and should possess hands-on expertise in HTML, JavaScript, CSS and distributed-data-management technologies (Apache/open-source). The Web UI developer’s primary responsibility is to create an aesthetically appealing and intuitive user-interface that is extensible and scalable and meets Corporate Finance’s forecast scenario modeling requirements. 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.

What success looks like.

  • Work with the business and data management team to design a visually appealing user-interface that can function across multiple platforms
  • Create a responsive and functional user interface with a focus on complex interaction between forecast scenarios and underlying data
  • Ensure the web application operates ideally across a range of programs and platforms, including Microsoft and Apple products
  • Ensure the web application is extensible and adaptive for future mobile operating systems
  • Use appropriate graphic design software to create logos and help in branding
  • Conduct rigorous testing of the user-interface to ensure designs render correctly and functions and scales properly

Exhibit key MassMutual’s core competencies as below:

  • Business Acumen: Demonstrate business acumen and knowledge of the underlying domains of data that supports the financial dashboards and reports
  • Critical Thinking: Critically and logically evaluates performance benefits vs. academic approach in thinking of alternatives in building the application.
  • Execution/Results: Takes ownership of problems and stays on top of them until resolved. Makes quick decisions and keeps track of Technical Debts. Fosters a personal commitment to the work.
  • Engage and Inspire: Engage with the broader audience who consume data to continuously refine and enhance the underlying data model to suit various data-access patterns.
  • Collaborate: Conducts periodic reviews with the business community and encourages feedback towards continuous improvement
  • Learning: Constantly learns about industry best-practices around distributed-data-management technologies and applies that to the data consumption patterns.
  • Communications: Engages constructively with the dashboard & reports developers to help understand technology trade-offs.
  • Accountability: Earns confidence and trust by demonstrating ownership, commitment and follow-through in achieving results.
  • Agility: Manages priorities effectively and adapt quickly to achieve goals.
  • Courage: Speaks up when it matters, asks tough questions, makes decisions and/or admit when help is needed.
  • Development: Exhibits curiosity and pursue learning opportunities.

What your days and weeks will include.

  • Work with the business leads to integrate forecast scenarios and user interactions into the application.
  • Work with the data management team to integrate user-interface with the underlying data
  • Ensure the application is set up for high-availability 

The skills that make you a great fit.

Basic Requirements:

  • 8 years of experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in web user-interface development in the cloud
  • Hands-on experience in various architectural frameworks such as Microservices, MVC architecture, service-oriented-architecture (SOA)
  • Hands-on development experience for a minimum of 3 years in Java
  • Hands-on development experience for a minimum of 5 years in HTML, CSS and various flavors of JavaScript frameworks and libraries (React, Angular)
  • Hands-on experience in developing RESTful services
  • Hands-on experience for a minimum of 3 years in distributed-data-management technologies
  • Hands-on experience for a minimum of 5 years in advanced SQL
  • Hands-on coding experience in Python programming language
  • Experienced in enabling and supporting data analysts in complex data science projects
  • Deep proficiency in data architecture and data management principles – traditional RDBMS, MPP appliances, columnar repositories and distributed-data technologies
  • Experienced in agile & waterfall project-management methodologies
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Authorized to work in the US with or without sponsorship.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Degree in Computer Science
  • AWS cloud experience is preferred
  • Apache Hadoop (AWS EMR), Spark, and Vertica preferred

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    Location

    We currently have multiple Boston office locations and are excited to be building our new Boston Campus at 10 Fan Pier targeted to open 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
    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
    Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
    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.
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    Casual Dress
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    Job Training & Conferences
    Tuition Reimbursement
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    Promote from within
    Online course subscriptions available
    Customized development tracks
    Paid industry certifications

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    To learn more about our comprehensive benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf

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