Quantitative Data Operations Engineer



Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

Quantitative Data Operations Engineer

Boston, Massachusetts Investment Management Job ID R13702

Quantitative Data Operations Engineer

Quantitative Investment Platforms and Developer Operations Team


Boston, MA, Springfield, MA or New York, NY

The Opportunity

As a Data Operations Engineer you will work in a fast paced, innovative, and collaborative environment on exciting technology directives. A Data Operations Engineer embodies a unique combination of both technical and people skills. Both emotional intelligence and the ability to solve complex problems and communicate effectively are key to success. Ideally, you have a strong background in Data Engineering as well as workflow orchestration and CI/CD pipelines. Additionally, it is preferred that you have robust experience in cloud platforms and system architectures.

The Team

As a Quantitative Data Operations Engineer, you will join the Quantitative Investment & Developer Operations team, part of MassMutual’s Investment Management organization. The Quantitative development team is comprised of highly skilled, financial industry savvy professionals who render collaborative and portfolio risk solutions to our portfolio managers. Team members demonstrate high levels of competence in the areas of resilience, accountability, agility, and are focused on continuous improvement and development. The team culture is collaborative, cross-functional, and fosters high performance results with an emphasis on encouraging a healthy work/life balance.

The Impact

Our ideal Data Operations Engineer is someone who is passionate about data and deploying solutions and workflow automations. You enjoy building data projects from the ground up and are equally comfortable working with business partners to understand requirements as you are developing and delivering robust solutions that meet the highest standards. Learning new technologies and working in the cloud excite you. You are team oriented and a strong communicator.  You will have impact through some of the below responsibilities:

  • Design, build and maintain complex ETL jobs that deliver business value.

  • Translate high-level business requirements into technical specs.

  • Ingest data from disparate sources into the various data stores.

  • Cleanse and enrich data and apply adequate data quality controls.

  • Provide insight and direction to guide the future development of MassMutual’s data platform.

  • Develop re-usable tools to help streamline the delivery of new projects.

  • Collaborate closely with other developers and provide mentorship.

  • Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies, processes and reference architectures.

  • Deploy reusable workflow & orchestration.

  • Work in an Agile development environment, attending daily stand-up meetings and delivering incremental improvements.

The Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Finance, Business or a related field.

  • 4+ years of experience in the IT, and/or finance industry

  • Understanding of ETL methodologies and proficient in tools via Python

  • Hands on experience developing with Python and advanced data processing using Python libraries & AWS services.

  • Experience working in a cloud environment and basic administration (e.g. AWS)

  • Experience in modeling and tuning relational databases (SQL Server/PostgreSQL) and NOSQL databases (Mongo)

  • Experience with GIT and code review/deployment & scheduling part of operations

  • Experience in relational databases (SQLServer/PostgreSQL) and NOSQL databases (Mongo)

  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM-specifically in Story/Acceptance criteria development

The Ideal Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related field

  • 7+ Years of experience in the IT and/or quantitative, investment or finance industry

  • Experience with troubleshooting and root cause analysis to determine and remediate potential issues

  • Good knowledge of orchestration and scheduling tools

  • Experience with data reporting (e.g. Micro strategy, Tableau, Looker) or via python libraries

  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to work in a rapid and iterative development environment

  • Experience delivering mobile apps and app store ecosystems

  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented individual who is capable of self-managing and multi-tasking in a fast-paced, demanding environment

  • Excellent communication, problem solving, organizational and analytical skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex information clearly and appropriately handle sensitive information

  • A Data-driven mindset and the ability to use quantitative tools and analyze unstructured feedback to inform the development of solutions

  • The ability to adapt to changing business priorities and a strong work ethic

  • Curiosity regarding emerging digital and technology trends can translate into excellent customer experiences

  • Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally and influence outcomes

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the Quantitative and ETX project teams

  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager

  • Access to mentorship opportunities

  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, Veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups

  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms

  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits


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.

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Salary Range: $99,800.00-$131,000.00 Apply