Quantitative Strategist

| Greater Boston Area

We are building a modern finance organization, where quantitative methods are employed to generate actionable financial insights. We seek an experienced Quantitative Strategist to join our team. As a strategist, you will be working alongside interdisciplinary teams, including certified public accountants, actuaries, product managers, business analysts, portfolio managers, and leaders throughout the organization, to identify and test hypotheses to improve the financial performance of MassMutual. Our team is intellectually curious. You will apply business logic and modern statistical methods, including machine learning and deep learning, to build predictive models. With these tools, Quantitative Strategists will analyze existing models and identify potential improvements, create tools to automate research, and improve visualization of complex data sets. You’ll join a team of innovative, collaborative, and resourceful people who think differently, think big, and persevere through all challenges.

Key role responsibilities

  • Partner with Corporate Finance and business unit functions to solve critical business problems using advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, including machine learning, in domains such as:
    • Capital optimization
    • Investment performance
    • Forecasting of sales and asset and liability stocks
    • Expense and resource optimization
  • Identify high value use cases and pragmatic approaches to generate financial insights
  • Assess solution options and algorithms to support analysis
  • Rapidly prototype and develop analytical models to identify insights and deliver predictions
  • Identify integration needed to operationalize insights into reporting or other planning/forecasting processes and tools
  • Work with data engineering and digital reporting teams to automate analysis, integrate and scale model

Required Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in statistics, applied mathematics, engineering, computer science or related field
  • Experience with finance concepts and sales, expenses, and income
  • Experience applying advanced analytical techniques to time series data
  • Experience with data analysis using R or Python (numpy, spark mllib, scipy, matplotlib, scikit-learn, pandas, etc.) programming languages
  • Extensive experience with using SQL to query and prepare data
  • Experience with common statistical, optimization, machine learning/deep learning techniques for classification, prediction and optimization
  • Experience working in an agile environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in a Quantitative Field of Study
  • Ability to navigate complexity and ambiguity and formulate innovative and practical next step
  • Ability to seek guidance and learn new skills from peers
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Entrepreneurial minded and driven self-starter
  • Experience with Vertica
  • Experience within the financial services industry

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Location

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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