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.
Junior Data Scientist | Data Science Development Program
Deadline to apply: October 15, 2020
Start date: Mid-June, 2021
To finalize application, you must also submit a portfolio of project
work. See below for more information.
What Great Looks Like In This Role
Our ideal teammate is someone who is a continuous learner who can
adapt and thrive in complex, uncertain and changing situations.
Someone who enjoys tackling complex tasks in a collaborative
environment is well-suited to a position on our team. Self-motivated
individuals comfortable working in a challenging, fast paced,
technical environment are highly encouraged to apply!
You Are Able To Demonstrate This Through
A track record of thinking outside the box, taking initiative, and
promoting innovation and change-making Ownership, commitment and
follow-through in achieving results in school or work projects
Managing priorities effectively and adapting quickly to achieve goals
Pursuing opportunities for continuous learning to develop new skills
About the Data Science Development Program
The Data Science Development Program (DSDP) trains junior team members
to become well-rounded data scientists within three years. The
development program includes high impact project work, mentorship from
senior data scientists, in-house training and workshops, and
sponsorship for graduate level coursework at the University of
Data Science Development Program Highlights:
High-impact project work: Junior data scientists work together with
MassMutual s data scientists to solve challenging problems in
operations, marketing, digital initiatives, security, and product
Interdisciplinary learning: In the DSDP, junior data scientists are
exposed to multiple fields within and adjacent to data science such as
data visualization, software engineering, and enterprise architecture.
Mentorship: Peer mentors and senior mentors across data science
domains are paired with each member of the DSDP
Training & Development: In-house workshops, tech-talks, seminars, and
team-wide learning challenges such as our annual Month of Code
are available to all development program members.
Academic coursework: Members of the DSDP engage in graduate-level
courses at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in computer science
and statistics according to an individually tailored development plan.
Volunteer & Community Opportunities: Team members have many
opportunities to volunteer throughout the year. Junior data scientists
volunteer at hackathons throughout the state, attend community data
events, speak at external talks, and participate in community data for
good efforts annually..
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 vibe. We hold weekly training meetings to
present technical ideas, new models, or interesting code libraries.
Junior Data Scientist Duties Include
Programming in R and Python
Data ingestion and data cleaning
Model building, testing, deployment, and maintenance Building
Presenting and explaining output
Executive presentations and discussions
Adherence to internal standards in data science Collaboration across
functions and business units
To finalize your application for consideration, all applicants must
submit a portfolio. For instructions, visit
We accept applications from early career professionals and graduating
students from undergraduate and graduate programs.
Bachelor s degree
Academic study or independent training in computational, quantitative,
or technical fields, such as computer science, math, physics, or
Working knowledge of Python, R, and SQL
Quantitative and technical skills in math and computer science
Community engagement, involvement, and volunteerism Demonstrated
leadership and change-making
Strong communication skills
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through 2020, with
priority consideration for applications received by Friday, October
*Ability to work in U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future
Enthusiastic about pursuing an interdisciplinary career in data
science, analytics, and technology Research and/or practical
experience in related fields
Demonstrated work experience through part time employment,
internships, or professional endeavors
Committed to Diversity and Inclusion
Our employees are the embodiment of the idea that we all are stronger
and better through our support for one another. By valuing people for
who they are, how they think, and what they bring to the table,
we ve become a stronger, more innovative company. We continue to
receive external recognition for our policies and programs that seek
to create a diverse and inclusive environment.
Americas Best Employer for Diversity Forbes (2019)
Score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive
Women (2018) Disability Equality Index (DEI) Best Place to Work for
Disability Inclusion (2019) Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index
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.
Location/Region: Amherst, MA