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Senior Full Stack Developer

| Greater Boston Area

At MassMutual, we’re passionate about helping millions of people find financial freedom and this passion has driven our approach to developing highly interactive digital experiences for our customers. 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 Full Stack Developers  to join our team.

What great looks like in this role

Our ideal Full Stack Developer candidate is team-oriented, possesses excellent communication skills, and is skilled in all levels of web architecture and application development. You’ve developed multiple tiered web applications in the past, and are intimately familiar with web technologies. You know how to integrate 3rd party tools and agents to monitor performance and defects, and you deliver your products by following the best practices in continuous delivery.

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 these goals.  

  • Learn and master new and emerging technologies and take initiative to offer technical direction and creative solutions.

  • Own all aspects of a product’s technical implementation, and can advise, mentor, and coach other developers and/or consumers of the product.

Daily and monthly responsibilities

  • Develop specifications of extremely complex software programming applications

  • Responsible for components of an application or the overall operating system or complex 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 the highest level of all technical phases of software programming while working on own most of the time

  • May act as Project Leader

Skills and qualifications

  • Over 7 years experience with 5 of the following:

    • Web Stack: expertise in HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript

    • Testing: experience testing systems with mock services/service virtualization

    • Cloud Architecture: expertise building stateless/”12 factor” applications

    • Continuous Integration: experience building pipelines to support continuous delivery; experience designing and modeling the value stream

    • Git: expertise with workflow steps, including: branching, merging, rebasing, pull requests; expertise in reversion and alternative git flows

    • APIs: expertise building RESTful APIs; proficiency publishing API specifications, such as Swagger docs

    • Scripting Languages: expertise in system scripting languages, such as bash, Python, or Ruby

  • Over 5 years experience with 4 of the following:

    • Docker: experience running containers, managing volumes, managing images, docker-compose, swarm mode

    • Virtualization: experience with virtual machines; familiarity with building images with packer

    • Application Logging: expertise with application logging, including: log shipping, centralized aggregation, exploration tools (Splunk, ELK, etc)

    • Caching: expertise with using caching systems for performance: CDNs, page caching, object caching, query caching, etc.

    • Cloud Deployments: extensive experience with cloud deployment systems, such as Elastic Beanstalk, ECS, Fargate, Cloud Foundry, Heroku; expertise operating zero downtime deployments via “blue/green” (or “red/black”), rolling deployments, or canary releases

    • Security: experience with modern security patterns and practices, such as OAuth2, OpenID Connect, and jwt tokens

    • DNS: experience with controlling naming services for public and private networks; experience with round-robin, aliases, and common names

  • Over 3 years experience with 2 of the following:

    • Application Monitoring: experience with systems for monitoring system performance (AppDynamics, New Relic, AppNeta, etc)

    • Defect Detection: experience with systems for automatically detecting defects (Sentry, etc)

    • Database Deployments: experience deploying database system and content updates with zero downtime

    • Mentorship: experience mentoring junior developers on advanced concepts; experience championing new technology

  • 2+ years experience with technical writing for any of these types of documentation:

    • Troubleshooting/How-To articles

    • Tutorials

    • Reference material

  • Authorized to work in the United States with or without sponsorship

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with CSS frameworks (e.g. Sass, Less)

  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Backbone.js, ReactJS, Redux)

  • Experience with unit test frameworks (e.g. mocha, chai,

  • Experience collaborating with a team of programmers with varying skill sets

  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to work in a rapid and iterative development environment

  • Superior communication skills with the ability to work directly with business partners

 

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Aha!Management
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Location

470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

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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