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Boston / Massachusetts
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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.



Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual.   We are people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals.  Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business.  We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

Together, we are stronger.

The MassMutual Mobile engineering team in the Enterprise Technology Experience Organization is seeking an outstanding backend engineer to join our team.  The successful Engineer will be expected to learn quickly new cutting-edge technologies, technical concepts, and complex problem spaces. The individual must possess a solid understanding of computer science fundamentals, including database and API/Microservice/cloud enabling business applications and usage at scale.

What great looks like for this role

The Engineer will have an opportunity to design and develop API’s using REST, Node.js & Java to provide data integration functionality for the diverse financial and life insurance data. The incumbent will work with the different company business units to map and integrate disparate data from a variety of source systems.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Working closely with a team of highly skilled data and API engineers to help connect and integrate web services across the enterprise.
  • Build out Node.js and Spring Boot based Microservices
  • Implement AWS cloud-based infrastructure systems to support continuous delivery and integration pipelines (Docker, Docker Swarm, and Jenkins. Kubernetes).
  • Design and build out our infrastructure for scalability, using techniques such as serverless components (e.g. AWS Lambda
  • Operate infrastructure systems to support enterprise data science and analytics capabilities, including streaming and real-time analytics (Kafka, Spark Streaming, and Snowplow)
  • Be self-supportive in collaborating with your peers to effectively deliver robust solutions for the business
  • Work seamlessly in an agile environment with engineers, product managers, business analysts, and designers to understand end-user requirements
  • Support-what-you-build, including monitoring, performance tuning, and responding to incidents

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have rich experience in developing RESTful APIs and Microservices
  • 5+ years of experience with full stack development, including application, API, testing, and automation experience
  • 2+ years’ experience with UI frameworks (React, Angular, Javascript)
  • Open source web application frameworks (Node.js / Play etc.)
  • Experience working in an agile environment and collaborating with the team to solve technical challenges using rapid and iterative development
  • Superior communication skills with the ability to work directly with business partners
  • Authorized to work in the US with or without sponsorship
  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience with full stack development, including application, API, testing, and automation experience preferred
  • SQL for database schema design (Vertica, Postgres, etc.)
  • Unit test frameworks (scala test / mocha / junit / jasmine etc.)
  • Advanced proficiency in Node.js
  • Advanced Database design and administration
  • Continuous integration server(s) (Jenkins / TeamCity / GoCD etc.) and continuous deployments
  • Graduate degree is a plus

Why Join Us.

We’ve been around since 1851. During our history, we’ve learned a few things about making sure our customers are our top priority. In order to meet and exceed their expectations, we must have the best people providing the best thinking, products and services. To accomplish this, we celebrate an inclusive, vibrant and diverse culture that encourages growth, openness and opportunities for everyone. A career with MassMutual means you will be part of a strong, stable and ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits. And your voice will always be heard.

Recognized as a 2019 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.

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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