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Data Science Development Program- Junior Data Scientist

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Junior Data Scientist - Data Science Development Program
MassMutual
Program Highlights
MassMutual is seeking junior data scientists to join the MassMutual Data Science Development Program (DSDP) in Amherst, MA. This three-year program provides a unique, industry-leading experience in data science for top performing and promising candidates. 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.
Participation in the multiyear 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 or other coursework at UMass Amherst.
At the conclusion of the development program, those who have successfully completed a series of data science milestones and have a proven track record of independently executing data science efforts will be offered a position with MassMutual, with the option of transferring to either our New York or Boston offices.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Academic Coursework
Junior Data Scientists in the DSDP take graduate level classes or certificate coursework at UMass Amherst while working full time to supplement their development and project work and some choose to pursue a part-time graduate degree. Only those up to the task of balancing rigorous coursework with challenging project work should apply.
Who We Are Looking For
As the data science team at MassMutual, we solve unique and challenging problems with fun, engaging, and forward-thinking people.
We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join as junior data scientists in our Data Science Development Program.
Qualified candidates have backgrounds in computer science, statistics, mathematics, or related fields and are enthusiastic about pursuing a career in data science.
We are looking for individuals who are comfortable working in a challenging, fast paced environment and are extremely self-motivated. Data science projects are often complex, so we are looking for individuals who are comfortable wrangling with unstructured, difficult problems and are comfortable thinking outside the box and taking initiative. Those who enjoying tackling complex tasks in a collaborative environment are well-suited to a position on our team.
We accept applications from both early career professionals and from graduating students with demonstrated work experience through part time employment, internships, or professional endeavors.
We offer full benefits and above-market compensation.
Qualifications:
?Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics or related discipline
?Solid quantitative, statistical, computational and technical skillsWorking proficiency in at least one programming language such as R, Python or SQL
?Demonstrated work experience through part time employment, internships, or professional endeavors
?Research and/or practical experience in related fields
?Ability to provide evidence of technical proficiency that could form the basis of fundamental data science skills
?Ability to take graduate level courses concurrent with a full-time work schedule
?Ability to function well in unstructured environments, working with challenging problems
?Self-motivated, enthusiastic learner
?Ability to work and contribute in a collaborative work spaceStrong communication skills
?Leadership and community involvement
Qualified individuals will have solid training in quantitative and statistical methods and are comfortable in one or more programming languages. Additionally, qualified individuals will be able to provide compelling evidence of independently executed data science project work or research.
Timeline:
?Application Deadline: Oct 12, 2018
?Full-time positions start June 10, 2018
To complete your application you must also submit a portfolio by following the instructions at http://datascience.massmutual.com/development/apply
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.
? 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2018)
? National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2018)
? Disability Equality Index? (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2018)
? Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2017)
? Military Friendly Employer (2018)


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