Development

Our Data Engineering Development Program offers a unique industry leading program that combines high-impact industry experience with hands-on training, mentorship, and coursework.

Welcome

Mary Ellen Sullivan, Program Director

Data engineering is an evolving discipline, and we have an opportunity to identify and develop talent that aligns with MassMutual’s unique data engineering environment. Through the Data Engineering Development Program, we develop the unique skills required for this complex work through a hybrid approach that combines industry experience with academic training.

Program Highlights

Learning & Development

The Data Engineering Development Program invests and supports learning and development for motivated junior talent eager to learn and grow at a dynamic company like MassMutual. We believe that we never stop learning and growing, and that the workplace is a unique platform for rapid growth, where we can directly apply the skills we learn.

Hybrid Approach

The Data Engineering Development Program (DEDP), based in Boston, MA, is a hybrid experiential learning program that combines custom academic coursework with hands-on industry experience. The program offers a combination of in-house training, graduate coursework, mentorship, and participation in high-impact projects alongside senior data engineers. At the completion of the fifteen month program, participants will be capable of contributing to major data engineering efforts across the company. Are you a recent graduate or junior software engineer? Join us! Learn how to apply below.

What is a Data Engineer?

Data engineers are software developers that are keen in developing systems around data, making sure those systems scale and perform, that the data is consistent, uniform, recoverable and reliable, and finally, that it is minable. We build scalable platforms for the collection, management, and analysis of data.

Technical Skills

  • Build and maintain data structures and databases
  • Design data processing systems
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Mining
  • Comprehension of distributed systems
  • Comprehension of Software Development Principles
  • Algorithms Design
  • Analyze data and enable machine learning
  • Model business processes for analysis and optimization
  • Design for reliability, security and compliance


Who are we looking for?

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with backgrounds in computer science, database design, or related fields and are enthusiastic about pursuing a career in data engineering. We are looking for highly collaborative individuals who are great team players.

We are looking for individuals who are comfortable working in a challenging, fast paced environment and are extremely self-motivated. Our business challenges are often complex, so we are looking for individuals who are comfortable wrangling with unstructured, difficult problems and are comfortable thinking outside the box and taking initiative. Those who enjoy tackling complex tasks in a collaborative environment are well-suited to a position on our team.

We accept applications from both early career software engineers and from students from a Computer Science Bachelor's program.


How to Apply

Step 1: Apply here by April 15th

Step 2: Submit the following materials to dedp@massmutual.com

  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation; one must be an academic reference
  • Personal statement: Discuss your motivation for pursuing the MassMutual DEDP. What impact would you like to have in your workplace, community, and world through the field of data engineering? Please limit to one page.
  • Research and Technical experience: 1 to 2 examples that provide information about your research and practical experience. Examples should include evidence of technical proficiency, such as:
    • Relevant code snippets (that may support your prior research or projects)
    • Relevant class projects
    • Evidence of open source contributions
  • Academic Transcript

  • Questions?: Email dedp@massmutual.com