Full Stack Developer



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024


Full Stack Developer, Sales & Distribution Architecture, Distribution Technology

Full-Time, Springfield, MA / Boston, MA / New York, NY

The Opportunity

As a Full Stack Developer on the Wealth & Distribution Technology Architecture team, you will work with a team of skilled and knowledgeable peers who cooperate to design and shape solutions across the sales & distribution value stream.

The Team

The Sales & Distribution Architecture team is a shared service that supports various support & delivery organizations that facilitate our two main distribution channels. Your peers lead with accountability, coaching, collaboration, creativity, and knowledge to design the solutions that enable meaningful business outcomes and technical modernization for high priority initiatives. Our team is inspired by the role that we play in shaping both business and technical strategies and the value that our partnership offers to the teams that we work with to deliver. We have a lot of demand and are growing as a result.

The Impact

The role involves staying updated on the industry and using that knowledge to make sure we are creating, designing, and developing solutions that align with our future business goals. As a Full Stack Developer, you’ll work with other experienced technology experts to deliver solutions that improve our business processes. In this role, like in all roles at MassMutual, you will show responsibility, flexibility, a commitment to being inclusive, a strong business sense, and courage, even in the most challenging situations. You will use your excellent communication skills, as well as your enthusiasm for learning, leadership qualities, resilience, and self-awareness.

In this role, you will be expected to:

  • Partner with Solution Architects & Development Teams to translate architecture to design/code-level execution.
  • Partner with development teams to provide hands-on guidance with design, development, testing, and deploying web applications using a variety of technologies, such as React, Node.js, MongoDB, GraphQL, etc.
  • Collaborate with developers, architects, product managers, and stakeholders to deliver high-quality products that meet user needs and business goals.
  • Optimize the performance, security, and scalability of the applications, using best practices and industry standards.
  • Research and learn new technologies and tools and share your knowledge and insights with the team.

Typical day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Strong partnership & collaboration with Solutions Architects
  • Contribute to governed architecture artifacts, including Solution, Decisions, Strategies and Roadmaps.
  • Hands-on collaboration with development teams
  • Project Team Meetings, status, planning, requirement reviews, etc.
  • Participation in Design & Code Reviews
  • Participation Architecture/ Design Decisions & Technology Evaluations
  • Awareness Industry Trends, Research, POC, Tools
  • Participation in Test Plan Reviews
  • Participation in Production Support Transition Reviews
  • Contribute to our architecture community by attending and participating in Architecture & Design Roundtables, Architecture Review Boards, and Solution Architecture Guild meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 8+ years of professional experience as a full stack developer, working on web applications in the financial services industry.
  • 1+ year strong knowledge and skills in front-end development, using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue, etc.
  • 1+ year strong knowledge and skills in back-end development, using Node.js, Express, MongoDB, GraphQL, RESTful APIs, etc.
  • 1+ year experience with cloud platforms, such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc., and DevOps tools, such as Git, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • 1+ year experience with testing frameworks and tools, such as Jest, Mocha, Chai, Cypress, etc.
  • 2+ years of experience in sales & distribution related business processes and technologies, including at least one of the following sub-domains: Marketing, Wealth Management, Distribution Management, Incentive Management (compensation, recognition), Broker Dealer Administration, Insurance Distribution.

Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS Certifications
  • 10+ design & development experience including frontend, backend, database, and Integration technologies preferred.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  • Passion for learning new technologies and keeping up with the latest trends in web development.
  • Strong knowledge of data modeling and ETL development including development patterns, and best practices
  • Strong collaboration skills with the ability to work in a team-based environment including employees, vendors, and third-party contractors.
  • Excellent mentoring skills and the desire to contribute to efforts beyond the scope of the day-to-day project work.
  • Proven ability to provide technical leadership and guidance to less experienced team members.
  • Experience in AWS cloud application design, development, and deployment.
  • Experience with event streaming and web service protocols like SOAP, REST, JSON, or Kafka
  • Experience with data development, including database design, modeling, ETL and scheduling.
  • General working knowledge of insurance data, investment data and /or financial data
  • Experience in working with and enabling integrations with vendor / SaaS platforms.
  • Can do attitude, with the ability to drive to success in both independent and group projects.
  • Able to be agile in thinking and approach to solve the problem at hand.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to deliver results quickly in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects.
  • Strong knowledge of data modeling and ETL development including development patterns, and best practices
  • Experience with one or more of the following platforms/technologies:
    • Vertica
    • Kong
    • Kafka
    • Salesforce
    • React / NeXTs
    • Springboot
    • Content Management Platforms / Search Engines
    • Needs Analysis / Financial Planning Software
    • DTCC
    • SAP
    • CI/CD Dev Ops
    • Kubernetes
    • Rafay (Kubernetes Management)
    • Snyk (Vulnerabilities Check)
    • New Relic (Application Performance Statistics)
    • SumoLogic (Application Logs Maintenance)
    • Jenkins
    • AWS
      • Secrets Manager
      • S3
      • RDS Database (Aurora PostgreSQL)
      • Route53
      • Terraform
    • Knowledge and experience unit testing using test driven development.
    • Knowledge and experience with Informatica Power Center or cloud (IDMC/IICS)
    • AWS developer and/or solutions architect certifications
    • Experience modeling and supporting an enterprise data warehouse .

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the Sales & Distribution Architecture team
  • Agile scrum meetings, as appropriate, to track and drive individual and team accountability.
  • Conduct technical troubleshooting, maintenance, and operational support for production code
  • 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


Salary Range:


At MassMutual, we focus on ensuring fair equitable pay, by providing competitive salaries, along with incentive and bonus opportunities for all employees. Your total compensation package includes either a bonus target or in a sales-focused role a Variable Incentive Compensation component.

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.

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.

If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need.

At MassMutual, we focus on ensuring fair, equitable pay by providing competitive salaries, along with incentive and bonus opportunities for all employees. Your total compensation package includes either a bonus target or in a sales-focused role a Variable Incentive Compensation component. For more information about our extensive benefits offerings please check out our Total Rewards at a Glance.