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Lead Data Scientist – Investments 799 views

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

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

Position Summary


MassMutual’s Advanced Analytics group is seeking an exceptional, highly motivated, and self-directed data scientist. In this role, you will perform data-driven research, problem-solving, and algorithm development through the systematic application of mathematics, statistics, and computer science as well as cutting edge data technologies. The results of this work manifest themselves in a variety of ways, including interactive visualizations, presentations, publications, web applications, predictive algorithms, and APIs.

This is an opportunity to join a small but growing high performing team with diverse backgrounds in applied math, computer science, and physics that have been tasked with developing, maintaining, and extracting knowledge from a strategic data asset. Their work revolves around studying fundamental and high impact business questions that directly impact the direction of the company and industry at large.

Overall Responsibility

  • Set strategy and assume a leadership role in the investments domain expertise
  • Develop roadmaps for projects and services, data, and technology
  • Oversee operations of algorithm and system deployments
  • Partner with executive leadership to ensure alignment of data science initiatives and company strategy
  • Lead projects and research initiatives
  • Develop algorithms and predictive models, create prototype systems, visualizations, and web applications
  • Design and analyze experiments
  • Assemble data sets from disparate sources and analyze using appropriate quantitative methodologies, computational frameworks, and systems
  • Disseminate findings to non-technical audiences through a variety of media, including interactive visualizations, reports, and presentations
  • Mentor junior team members

Candidate Requirements

  • 2+ years Investments Experience Required
  • 7+ years working with data and relevant computational frameworks and systems
  • 7+ years developing probabilistic models and machine learning algorithms
  • Proficient level of understanding in the following areas and an expert in at least one: machine learning, probability, and statistics (esp. Bayesian methods), natural language processing, operations research
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and willingness to learn new concepts, methods, and technologies
  • Expert in data analysis using R or Python (NumPy, scipy, matplotlib, sci-kit-learn, pandas, etc.) programming languages
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS/Javascript, d3.js and web application frameworks (Flask, Django, Play!, etc.)
  • Knowledge of NoSQL systems, Hadoop/map-reduce, Spark, Hbase, etc.
  • Experience in database design and SQL
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Outstanding communication skills (publication history a plus)

Education – M.S. or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline (Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, etc.) is required

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