Web Developer - Early Career Intern Program Summer 2020

| Greater Boston Area

Why should I consider MassMutual?

At MassMutual, we are looking for and investing in students who will become tomorrow’s future business leaders. The MassMutual Early Career Internship Program is an 11-week summer internship in a diverse and established Fortune 100 Company, in which you will help solve business problems, develop both the professional and leadership skills needed to build a successful career, while having fun and building relationships that will last a lifetime. With internships in areas of Technology, Insurance Operations, Investment Management, and Marketing, you can explore the career path that is right for YOU!


What great looks like in this program:

Our ideal candidate is someone who is a continuous learner that can adapt and thrive in complex, uncertain and changing situations.

You are able to demonstrate this by:

  • Earning confidence and trust through ownership, commitment and follow-through in achieving results in school and/or work projects. 
  • Building a deeper understanding of how a business operates, specifically with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Managing priorities effectively and adapting quickly to achieve goals.
  • Self-driven in the pursuit of opportunities to develop new skills and perspectives through constant learning

Intern Program Highlights:

  • Meaningful Projects: Apply your knowledge and skills by participating in high profile projects in a respected and highly rated company. Take part in our collaborative work environment focusing on process improvements that help us better serve our customers, including both external and internal customers.
  • Corporate Learning & Development Programs: Participate in internal programs that allow you to develop professional skills and competencies such as Empower (leadership course), Products 101, 12 Inclusive Behaviors, Microsoft Excel training, etc.
  • Personalized Coaching: Receive career and leadership coaching specific to you and your development needs from our Early Career Program team.
  • Mentors: Be paired with professionals at MassMutual to learn about the business throughout several departments while utilizing your mentors as a sounding board to share and shape your ideas.
  • Networking Opportunities: Engage with the greater MassMutual community by being involved in networking activities and also our sessions set up as smaller group meetings with senior leaders in the company.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: MassMutual invests more than $20 million annually in organizations across the country to support communities and broaden their economic opportunity. Join colleagues within MassMutual and make a positive impact in the community!
  • Community: You will have the opportunity to work with talented interns across several departments in a highly-collaborative environment. Housing is also provided if needed, which adds to the community aspect of the program.

The Digital Experience team, part of MassMutual’s Customer Experience organization, is comprised of collaborative, cross-functional, product centric groups who like to have fun, challenge each other, and are energized to create innovative solutions that exceed the changing needs of our customers. We design, build, and support all of MassMutual’s customer-facing digital assets. To help us achieve our mission, we are hiring Web Developer Interns to join our team.

What great looks like in this role:

Our ideal Web Developer Intern candidate is team-oriented, possesses excellent communication skills and is skilled in modern JavaScript application development. You’ve built JavaScript applications that include unit testing and code quality, and you are intimately familiar with cross browser compatibility issues. You keep current with the latest JavaScript language features and know how to deliver solid applications into production environments. You’re also team-oriented and take a collaborative approach to working with others. With a flat leadership structure, the opportunity for flexibility within role, and development into other areas is a core reason most people desire to work in Digital Experience at MassMutual.

Objectives of this role:

  • 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
  • Learn and master new and emerging technologies and take initiative to offer technical direction and creative solutions
  • Build responsive web applications that provide best-in-class support for multiple browsers and mobile devices
  • Deliver and demo a finished project Daily and monthly responsibilities
  • Engage in collaborative environment with agile squads across the organization to develop highly interactive digital experiences on exciting technology directives
  • Develop complex software programming applications
  • Responsible for components of an application or sub-systems, such as sophisticated file management routines, large telecommunications networks, administrative and statistical software packages, performance evaluation and enhancements
  • Perform related duties as assigned or requested
  • Receives general supervision and is competent to work at a high level of all technical phases of software programming while working on own most of the time

Desired skills for this role:

  • HTML5: expertise in cross-browser design and implementations; expertise crafting pages with semantic markup; expertise in DOM manipulation; familiarity with W3C standards
  • JavaScript: expertise building single-page applications or progressive web applications; expertise building applications in one of: React, Vue, Angular, underscore, require; proficiency in ES6; proficiency with web bundlers, such as webpack or parcel; proficiency with package managers; proficiency with templating syntax, like ejs
  • Progressive Web App/Graceful Degradation: experience in implementations across devices, including: desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers
  • Git: expertise with workflow steps, including: branching, merging, rebasing, pull requests; working knowledge of reversion and alternative git flows
  • Docker: experience building images, Dockerfile syntax, secrets, volumes, and port binding; working knowledge of docker-compose
  • Virtualization: experience with virtual machines; one of: Vagrant, VirtualBox, Parallels, VMWare; experience mounting volumes and port binding
  • Agile: experience working in an Agile development environment; experience with an online planning system, such as JIRA, Trello, Pivotal Tracker, etc.

Preferred qualifications for this role:

  • Cloud Architecture: understanding of stateless/”12 factor” application principles
  • APIs: experience with RESTful APIs; understanding of API specifications, such as Swagger docs
  • Deployments: experience with “blue/green” (or “red/black”), rolling, or canary deployment strategies
  • Advanced React: experience with higher order components, and composition of components
  • Redux or Flux: experience with application data architecture
  • Webpack: experience customizing webpack configurations for multi target builds
  • Testing: experience writing unit, integration, integration and load tests; expertise with one of jest, mocha, chai, enzyme, and sinon; proficiency with cross-browser testing tools and/or platforms
  • Code Quality: experience with eslint, csslint
  • Continuous Integration: experience using pipelines to support continuous delivery; understanding of the value stream
  • Documentation: proficiency with technical writing; proficiency with markdown syntax; proficiency writing wiki pages for technical documentation including troubleshooting, tutorials, and reference material
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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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