Development

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

Welcome

Christine Pfeil, Program Director

The Data Science Development Program (DSDP) trains promising, recent graduates to become well-rounded data scientists at MassMutual over three years. Participation in the development program includes mentorship from senior data scientists, exposure to real world, high-impact data science projects, in-house training and workshops, and tuition sponsorship for graduate level classes at UMass Amherst. By the end of three years, junior data scientists should be capable of making independent and material contributions to data science efforts.

Program Highlights

Practical Industry Experience

Junior Data Scientists in the DSDP are fully immersed in high-impact data science projects for MassMutual under the direction of a senior data scientist. Junior data scientists work together with MassMutual’s data scientists to solve challenging problems in fields such as finance, operations, marketing, digital initiatives, and product development. We provide every member the opportunity to learn new methods and gain exposure to different facets of a large organization. Data science projects typically involve statistical data analysis, predictive analytics, modeling, and machine learning as well as developing web-based interactive visualization tools.

Challenging and Fun!

The MassMutual Data Labs in downtown Amherst consists of a dynamic team that is actively engaged in dozens of high-impact projects across the enterprise, frequently working remotely with teams based in Springfield, MA, New York, and Boston. Our environment and workspace reflects our dedication to innovation and learning, and has a collaborative, start-up culture. We hold weekly training meetings to present technical ideas, new models, or interesting code libraries. We also sponsor biannual internal data challenges with friendly competition and prizes.

Academic Rigor

Each member of the program completes a blended curriculum of Five College coursework, in-house workshops led by local faculty, online courses, and graduate-level study. The coursework is customized to address individual interests and guided by advisors. Typical coursework encompass upper-level computer science classes, such as machine learning, graphical models, natural language processing, and databases, and upper-level statistics classes, such as mathematical statistics, applied regression, multivariate analysis, and applied experimental design.


Data Engineering Development Program

While the Data Sciece Development Program (DSDP) is now in its fourth year, our new Data Engineering Development Program will launch in Boston in Summer 2018. If you have a background in data engineering are are looking to round out your professional and academic experience with hands-on training, high-impact project work, and the potential for long-term career opportunities with MassMutual, we want to hear from you! This two-year Data Engineering Development Program will offer full time employment with the option for tuition sponsorship for supplemental coursework. If you are interested in learning more, email dsdp-recruiting@massmutual.com. Please include your resume and information about your background, academic pursuits, and career interests.


DSDP Cohorts

Class of 2018


Hayley Carlotto

John Karlen

Freddie Sanchez

Debora Sujono

Grace Yoo

Class of 2019


Em Beauchamp

Lizzie Kumar

Jordan Menter

Martha Miller

Edward Pantridge

Karla Villalta

Class of 2020


Cheng-Yin Eng

Matthew Girard

Tom Jeon

Madison Laethem

Jeanie Lim

Isha Raut

Tam Tran The