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Jr. Data Scientist- Data Science Development Program

MassMutual Amherst, MA
  • Posted: September 28, 2019
  • Full-Time

Junior Data Scientist | Data Science Development Program
Amherst, MA
Start date: June 15, 2020
What Great Looks Like In This Role
Our ideal teammate is someone who is a continuous learner who can adapt and thrive in complex, uncertain and changing situations. Someone who enjoys tackling complex tasks in a collaborative environment is well-suited to a position on our team. Self-motivated individuals comfortable working in a challenging, fast paced, technical environment are highly encouraged to apply!
You Are Able To Demonstrate This Through

  • A track record of thinking outside the box, taking initiative, and promoting innovation and change-making
  • Ownership, commitment and follow-through in achieving results in school or work projects
  • Managing priorities effectively and adapting quickly to achieve goals
  • Pursuing opportunities for continuous learning to develop new skills and perspectives
About the Data Science Development Program
The Data Science Development Program (DSDP) trains junior team members to become well-rounded data scientists within three years. The development program includes high impact project work, mentorship from senior data scientists, in-house training and workshops, and sponsorship for graduate level coursework at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Data Science Development Program Highlights:
High-impact project work: Junior data scientists work together with MassMutual's data scientists to solve challenging problems in finance, operations, marketing, digital initiatives, security, and product development.
Interdisciplinary learning: In the DSDP, junior data scientists are exposed to multiple fields within and adjacent to data science such as data visualization, software engineering, and enterprise architecture.
Mentorship: Peer mentors and senior mentors across data science domains are paired with each member of the DSDP
Training & Development: In-house workshops, tech-talks, seminars, and team-wide learning challenges such as our annual "Month of Code" are available to all development program members.
Academic coursework: Members of the DSDP engage in graduate-level courses at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in computer science and statistics according to an individually tailored development plan.
Volunteer & Community Opportunities: Team members have many opportunities to volunteer throughout the year. Junior data scientists volunteer at hackathons throughout the state, attend community data events, speak at external talks, and participate in community data for good efforts annually..
About Us
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, and has a collaborative, start-up vibe. We hold weekly training meetings to present technical ideas, new models, or interesting code libraries.
Junior Data Scientist Duties Include
  • Statistical analysis
  • Programming in R and Python
  • Data ingestion and data cleaning
  • Model building, testing, deployment, and maintenance
  • Building visualizations
  • Presenting and explaining output
  • Executive presentations and discussions
  • Adherence to internal standards in data science
  • Collaboration across functions and business units
Committed to Diversity and Inclusion
Our employees are the embodiment of the idea that we all are stronger and better through our support for one another. By valuing people for who they are, how they think, and what they bring to the table, we've become a stronger, more innovative company. We continue to receive external recognition for our policies and programs that seek to create a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Americas Best Employer for Diversity Forbes (2019)
  • Score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2019)
  • National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2018)
  • Disability Equality Index (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion (2019)
  • Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index Company (2018)
Application Instructions
To finalize your application for consideration, all applicants must submit a portfolio. For instructions, visit
We accept applications from early career professionals and graduating students from undergraduate and graduate programs.
Minimum qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Academic study or independent training in computational, quantitative, or technical fields, such as computer science, math, physics, or statistics
  • Working knowledge of Python, R, and SQL
  • Quantitative and technical skills in math and computer science
  • Community engagement, involvement, and volunteerism
  • Demonstrated leadership and change-making
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States, with or without requiring sponsorship, both now and in the future
Preferred qualifications
  • Enthusiastic about pursuing an interdisciplinary career in data science, analytics, and technology
  • Research and/or practical experience in related fields
  • Demonstrated work experience through part time employment, internships, or professional endeavors



Amherst, MA
01004 USA

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