Kafka Data Engineer



Data Science
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Do you want to be part of a team that encourages your growth, supports your ambitions and makes it a priority for you to reach your goals? Is helping people part of who you are? At MassMutual, we help millions of people find financial freedom, offer financial protection and plan for the future. We do this by building trust with our customers by being knowledgeable problem solvers and prioritize their needs above all else. We Live Mutual.



What great looks like for this role:

Our ideal Advanced Data Engineer is a collaborative leader skilled in designing and constructing highly scalable data management systems. You’re also committed to data integrity, are highly analytical, and can work on multiple projects at once. You’ll use your skills to develop, monitor, and manage data systems across our platform. Additionally, you will act as a mentor to junior team members and coach them on best practices and engineering standards. The team culture of working collaboratively, cross-functionally, using new technologies combined with the work/life balance provided by MassMutual are core reasons people enjoy working on the Data Engineering team at MassMutual.

Objectives of this role:

  • Design, construct, install, test and maintain highly scalable data management systems.
  • Ensure systems meet business requirements and industry practices.
  • Design, build, and maintain a high-performance streaming and messaging platforms to support the enterprise.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and maintain a high-performance streaming and messaging platforms to support the enterprise.
  • Create messaging standards for our messaging platforms.
  • Develop tools and processes to support the platform.
  • Create custom software components and analytics applications.
  • Work across departments and business units to define patterns and data needs.
  • Translate high-level business requirements into technical specs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering.
  • 2+ years of experience with designing and building data platforms.
  • 2+ years of experience with streaming/messaging platforms (Kafka, MQ, RabbitMQ, etc)
  • 2+ years of experience creating producer and consumer applications with Kafka
  • 2+ years of coding and scripting (Python, Java, Scala) and design experience.
  • Expertise in tuning and troubleshooting streaming/messaging platforms.
  • Experience with ELT methodologies and tools.
  • Strong data integrity, analytical and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Authorized to work in the USA with or without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience creating producer and consumer applications with Kafka
  • Experience with KStreams and KSQL
  • Experience with designing an automating deployment process (CI/CD)
  • Basic knowledge of database technologies (Vertica, Redshift, etc)


Why Join Us.

We’ve been around since 1851. During our history, we’ve learned a few things about making sure our customers are our top priority. In order to meet and exceed their expectations, we must have the best people providing the best thinking, products and services. To accomplish this, we celebrate an inclusive, vibrant and diverse culture that encourages growth, openness and opportunities for everyone. A career with MassMutual means you will be part of a strong, stable and ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits. And your voice will always be heard.

Recognized as a 2020 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.

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.