MassMutual Financial Group Data Science Project Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

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Description

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THE TEAM:

The Advanced Analytics & Data Science team works to build capabilities around business model exploration, process refinement and evolution, predictive analytics, and advanced statistical analysis. We do this with project-based work in small, high caliber teams. The team is comprised of a combination of data scientists, data engineers, data analytics consultants, and product managers. Culturally, we look for individuals with a strong inclination for learning and from a variety of backgrounds that challenge each other openly, regardless of level or role on the team. We operate using conceptual thinking, logic and data driven analysis. We embrace diversity in all of its forms, require respect and look to have fun.

THE JOB:

The MassMutual Data Science Team in the Customer Experience Organization is seeking an outstanding Project Manager. This individual will help deliver innovative, data-driven products and enhancements aimed at transforming the insurance industry. The Project Manager will be expected to focus on meeting the needs of both external and internal customers, working closely with data scientists, data engineers, product managers and other functional managers to successfully drive projects and process execution. In addition, the Project Manager will take on broader responsibilities, such as providing input to roadmaps for capacity planning or assisting in consolidating and prioritizing requirements from various groups. You must possess a solid understanding of Agile methodology and associated tools. The expectation of the Product Manager includes adept at problem solving, effectively communicating, and having structured thinking.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

•Lead broad scope projects that have medium to long-term focus

•Engage with all levels across the enterprise

•Serve as a conduit of knowledge between functional and technical teams

•Communicate regularly with individuals both within and outside of our team, managing relationships and expectations

•Navigate ambiguity to deliver results

•Develop plans for continuous service to support implementation of products

•Act as a champion for data science capabilities by communicating their benefits and how they can be implemented

•Provide consultation, business analysis, project management, and leadership on multiple projects of varying duration, size, and complexity

•Motivate teams to work together, communicate, and deliver

•Elicit, translate and simplify requirements

•Document and organize acceptance criteria for user stories

•Manage budget, timeline, and scope throughout the course of all assigned projects

•Lead project teams during all phases of the development life cycle including requirements gathering and analysis, design, build, pilot, implementation and continuous service

•Facilitate client and project team interactions including: scrums, sprint planning, sprint retrospectives, sprint reviews, incident management and release management

•Work with product managers to define improvements to business processes, assist decision-makers in gathering information to make decisions, and help quality assurance test solutions

•Work with technical leads, product managers to plan, develop technical scopes of work and manage the execution of projects/product changes in response to requirements from our stakeholders

•Be self-supportive in collaborating with peers to effectively deliver a robust solution for the business

•Drive process within a matrix management setting

WHAT YOU WON’T DO:

•Design strategic roadmaps

•Large amounts of computer programming

•Manipulation of large data sets

•Sit in solitude at your desk

WHAT YOU NEED:

•Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree Preferred)

•2+ years managing and driving the execution of complex projects

•Excellent interpersonal communication, conflict management, coordination, and planning skills with cross functional teams

•Skilled in applying judgment to balance process compliance with achievement of business objectives

•Strong organizational skills and detail oriented

•Ability to assess a project's scope and the team's ability to execute

•Outcome oriented with the ability to drill down from the big picture to process details

•Ability to communicate objectives, plans, status and results clearly

•Strong leadership skills and influencer

•Ability to collaborate across diverse teams and organizations

•Proficient with project management tools and techniques, such as JIRA, Confluence, Scrum and Kanban

•Agile certification or experience

•Project leadership experience focused on engaging others in the delivery and execution of technical solutions and service deliverables

•Solid grasp of software technologies and stacks.

•Former technical experience is preferred, such as working with data science teams or experience developing and/or deploying predictive models

Ranked No. 93 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2018) and recognized as a 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.

CORE VALUES

Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

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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.

At MassMutual, we’re fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it’s the only way forward.

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• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2018)

• Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2018)

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• Military Friendly Employer (2018)