MassMutual Financial Group Manager Data Ingest Engineering Group in Boston, Massachusetts

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The MassMutual Data Engineering Group in the Customer Experience Organization is seeking an outstanding individual to lead and manage the Data Ingest Engineering Group in Data Engineering.

The successful candidate will lead and expand a team implementing ingest pipelines to large scale data solutions based on ecosystems ranging over a wide range of persistence platforms such as Vertica, Postgres, Spark and cloud-based storage layers and infrastructure. The members of the team work with fellow engineers and enterprise stakeholders to develop and maintain ingest pipelines on our enterprise data and analytics platform among other backend systems.

The successful applicant will be expected to quickly learn new cutting-edge technologies, technical concepts in complex problem spaces. Current projects include:

  • The design and implementation of the MassMutual enterprise data catalog and metadata management system

  • The design and implementation of the enterprise data platform, a very large data processing and analytics system.

  • Working with the different company business units to map and integrate disparate data from a variety of source systems

  • Support data ingest pipeline development from and to a variety of database systems

  • Advanced distributed analytics workflows on Hadoop/Spark

  • Building pipelines to clean, prepare, and enrich data and ultimately integrate into a consolidation layer presented to customers and enterprise stakeholders.

  • Working closely with a team of highly skilled data scientists to analyze and develop predictive data products that advance and transform MassMutual’s businesses.

The applicant must possess a solid understanding of computer science fundamentals, including object-oriented and or functional program design, and deep understanding of data engineering and development methodologies.

Major Accountabilities

You will be expected to:

  • Manage, build and expand the data ingest engineering group

  • Collaborate on decisions around technology selection, standards around building data processing pipelines, and implementations of such pipelines

  • Work with a team to develop creative and scalable solutions to difficult technical problems

  • Be self-supportive in collaborating with your peers to effectively deliver robust solution for the business

  • Stay current on other trends and technologies in the field and be a force for disseminating that information throughout the organization

  • Be a hands-on manager who writes tested, robust code that can be quickly moved into production


  • 10+ years of related hands-on experience building large scale software and data systems

  • Sound experience managing a mid-sized team of data engineers specializing in developing, deploying and maintaining data ingest pipelines

  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science or relevant discipline (the position is flexible, but salary will be commensurate with experience)

  • Experience designing and implementing creative solutions to difficult data access problems

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong understanding and practice of agile software development processes

  • Experience writing solid unit and regression tests, and debugging in collaboration with a large software development team

  • Strong experience with Python, Scala, Spark and Hadoop

  • Experience with distributed data processing and management systems

  • Experience working with relational databases, specifically Postgres and Vertica

  • Experience in AWS cloud technologies and stack

  • Pluses

  • Experience using containers such as Docker, docker-machine and docker-compose

  • Experience with using code coverage tools

  • Experience in the insurance and financial industries

About Data Engineering

The Data Engineering Group is at the core of a broad and diverse data engineering community within MassMutual — members of the group are responsible for formal as well as informal influence on data architecture issues within this community of highly driven and top performing individuals.

The Data Engineering Group is a team of world-class senior engineers and architects. The team supports the MassMutual community at the enterprise level, providing them with cutting edge software and data management solutions. All members of the team are committed to empowering data scientists with groundbreaking data and information systems tuned to enable and facilitate data analytics and machine learning to advance and transform MassMutual’s businesses.

About MassMutual

In the world of financial services, it’s all about working with an established, highly respected company based on demonstrated indications of quality and performance. Who you choose to work with matters. Consider Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Founded in 1851, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company is at the center of the MassMutual Financial Group, a diversified financial services organization. Key subsidiaries include OppenheimerFunds, a leading mutual fund family; Babson Capital Management and Baring Asset Management, providers of specialized global investor services; and Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers which offers real estate equities. MassMutual has a broad portfolio of products and services including life insurance, mutual funds, money management, trust services, retirement planning products, worksite, annuities, disability insurance and long-term care insurance. MassMutual products are distributed through a nationwide network of trusted and knowledgeable financial professionals who think in terms of long-term commitment to meeting individual clients’ needs. Since 1851, MassMutual has made business decisions based on customer needs. Our mutual structure, along with our long-term business approach, has helped keep us strong. This strength means we will be here when our customers need us most. Together, we help people secure their futures and protect the ones they love.

MassMutual has maintained some of the highest financial strength ratings in any industry, and is committed to maintaining a position of preeminent financial strength by achieving consistent, long-term profitable growth. In total, MassMutual's worldwide insurance in-force was $ 579 billion at the end of 2014, and assets under management were $651 billion, up 2%, reaching its highest point in history. MassMutual is ranked 94 on the 2015 Fortune 500 list and was again honored by Working Mother magazine as one of its “100 Best Companies”. DiversityInc for the fourth consecutive year, named MassMutual one of its “25 Noteworthy Companies” and for the first time as one of its “Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees”.


We pay competitive base salaries and we reward performance. Our salary structure is commensurate with experience. In addition, you will be eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program including medical insurance and 401(K).

Ranked No. 77 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2017) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.


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Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

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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.

At MassMutual, we’re fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it’s the only way forward.

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• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2017)

• DiversityInc Noteworthy Company (2017)

• Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2017)

• Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2017)

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