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MassMutual Senior Web Developer in Boston, Massachusetts

At MassMutual, we’re passionate about helping millions of people find financial freedom and this passion has driven our approach to developing highly interactive digital experiences for our customers. The Digital Experience team, part of MassMutual’s Customer Experience organization, is comprised of collaborative, cross-functional, product centric groups who like to have fun, challenge each other, and are energized to create innovative solutions that exceed the changing needs of our customers. We design, build, and support all of MassMutual’s customer-facing digital assets.

To help us achieve our mission, we are hiring Web Developers to join our team.

What great looks like in this role

Our ideal Web Developer candidate is team-oriented, possesses excellent communication skills and skilled in modern JavaScript application development. You’ve build JavaScript applications that include unit testing and code quality, and you are intimately familiar with cross browser compatibility issues. You keep current with the latest JavaScript language features, and know how to deliver solid applications into production environments.

You’re also team-oriented and take a collaborative approach to working with others. With a flat leadership structure, the opportunity for flexibility within role, and development into other areas is a core reason most people desire to work in Digital Experience at MassMutual.

Objectives of this role

  • Drive toward the effective utilization of the latest technologies, partnering with business stakeholders across the team, as well as experts in other areas including data science to achieve goals

  • Learn and master new and emerging technologies and take initiative to offer technical direction and creative solutions

  • Build responsive web applications that provide best-in-class support for multiple browsers and mobile devices

  • Mentor other developers on technologies and techniques in JavaScript application development

Daily and monthly responsibilities

  • Engage in collaborative environment with agile squads across the organization to develop highly interactive digital experiences on exciting technology directives.

  • Develop complex software programming applications

  • Responsible for components of an application or sub-systems, such as sophisticated file management routines, large telecommunications networks, administrative and statistical software packages, performance evaluation and enhancements

  • Perform related duties as assigned or requested

  • Receives general supervision and is competent to work at a high level of all technical phases of software programming while working on own most of the time

Skills and qualifications

  • 8 years Web Development experience

  • HTML5: expertise in cross-browser design and implementations; expertise crafting pages with semantic markup; expertise in DOM manipulation; familiarity with W3C standards

  • JavaScript: expertise building single-page applications or progressive web applications; expertise building applications in one of: React, Vue, Angular, underscore, require; proficiency in ES6; proficiency with web bundlers, such as webpack or parcel; proficiency with package managers; proficiency with templating syntax, like ejs

  • Progressive Web App/Graceful Degradation: experience in implementations across devices, including: desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers

  • Git: expertise with workflow steps, including: branching, merging, rebasing, pull requests; working knowledge of reversion and alternative git flows

  • Docker: experience building images, Dockerfile syntax, secrets, volumes, and port binding; working knowledge of docker-compose

  • Virtualization: experience with virtual machines; one of: Vagrant, VirtualBox, Parallels, VMWare; experience mounting volumes and port binding

  • Agile: experience working in an Agile development environment; experience with an online planning system, such as JIRA, Trello, Pivotal Tracker, etc.

  • Authorized to work in the United States with or without sponsorship

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred qualifications

  • Cloud Architecture: understanding of stateless/”12 factor” application principles

  • APIs: experience with RESTful APIs; understanding of API specifications, such as Swagger docs

  • Deployments: experience with “blue/green” (or “red/black”), rolling, or canary deployment strategies

  • Advanced React: experience with higher order components, and composition of components

  • Redux or Flux: experience with application data architecture

  • Webpack: experience customizing webpack configurations for multi target builds.

  • Testing: experience writing unit, integration, integration and load tests; expertise with one of jest, mocha, chai, enzyme, and sinon; proficiency with cross-browser testing tools and/or platforms

  • Code Quality: experience with eslint, csslint

  • Continuous Integration: experience using pipelines to support continuous delivery; understanding of the value stream

  • Documentation: proficiency with technical writing; proficiency with markdown syntax; proficiency writing wiki pages for technical documentation including troubleshooting, tutorials, and reference material

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