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Technical Lead Annuities

Company: MassMutual
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

This is a role for a Technical Lead, Senior Engineer, that brings experience in standard web architecture delivery and management. The lead will be accountable for technical delivery, engineering excellence and quality design for a newly established team within the Annuity & LTC Technology Organization. The primary role and responsibilities will be to work with Architects, Business Analysts and other Technical teams to design and develop enterprise applications/APIs in the Annuities Line of Business.Execution and Delivery

  • Delivery is a critical success factor for this role. You will need to lead up to two team, with developers in the United States and in remote offshore locations.
  • Lead the team through technical roadblocks, contributing technical development and design skills to the team.
  • Effectively lead the team to translate and breakdown business and design requirements into engineering tasks, partnering closely with the Solution Architect / Business Analyst / PO.
  • Guarantees the delivery. Overcomes obstacles. - Raise any risks identified/impediments/roadblocks to project management and work through the mitigation/resolution.
  • Lead the operationalization of new technology build through production and oversight of maintenance and issue remediation of the APIs/Applications
  • Leads by example. Assists the teams he/she works with to make sure all individuals working on a build understand the goal, design and deliverables. Willing to be challenged and work through those differences.
  • Ask critical questions of the team to ensure some research has been done. Push on team to do investigation------ Programmers would come back w/ options and recommendations.Technical Design & Development
    • Provide technical expertise and leadership throughout the lifecycle - design, development, implementation, testing, documentation, and operation of systems and/or applications & integrations.
    • Build complex system components integrating appropriate technologies as needed (e.g. creation, processing and consumption of Restful API endpoints)
    • Lead the design of database schema, query and aggregate data.
    • Expertise in understanding of algorithms and data structures (core SE concepts such as sorting, inserting sort, merge sort etc.)
    • Provide ongoing product support and maintenance to systems, with proven ability to think critically and componentize issues. Support other team members when they are stuck in debugging.
    • Help others problem solve in team to resolve complex issues
    • Analyze performance requirements & performance of current APIs/Applications and actively remediate tech debt with those.
    • Assist in production setup, monitoring and roll out to partners
    • Keep current with technology by spending at least 25% of time programming.Software Engineering Excellence
      • Accountable for enforcing use of SE Excellence principles in the teams being managed.
      • Writing or reviewing software system documentation and ability to share knowledge is a must
      • Produce high quality work, that can be used to guide the work of other engineers, in order to lead by example.
      • Guide the enhancements of our code libraries through code reviews that conveys a strategic vision.
      • Focused on quality of the code and guide the team to use those principles- leveraging unit testing frameworks, reusable code design, clear documentation, pair programming, code reviews.
      • Shift Left mentality - work side by side with Software Testers to ensure speed of delivery & quality of the final product
      • Build mindset of building excellence - avoid developing one person silos on the code (share knowledge)
      • Contribute to the creation of content used to train other engineers on the use and organization of our libraries and frameworks in order to encourage reuse and consistency.
      • Lead appropriate documentation, following SE principles to ensure knowledge is transitioned.Leadership
        • Mentor and guide the development efforts of other team members
        • Develop collaborative partnerships with internal partners
        • Presenting to leadership and stakeholders and supporting coordination of technical decisions.
        • Onboarding new team members to ensure they can get up to speed.
        • Mentoring junior developers:
          • Performing Code reviews--- prior to QA
          • Conducting Training session
          • Documentation of standards / best practicesThe skills that make you a great fit.
            • 8 or more years of experience with designing and implementing complex solutions
            • Bachelor's Degree in an engineering field
            • Experience in Insurance/Finance Industry (Annuities experience is nice to have)
            • Leadership - We need a leader with team spirit and someone who can coach others to be better.
            • Experience partnering with SDETs and automation of testing, believing in the fact that quality is accountability of the team and not just QA.
            • Critical Thinking - Open to support current APIs/Applications & guide teams as needed
            • Agile Delivery - Comfortable with agile delivery/methodology (grooming, story pointing, acceptance criteria, definition of done). Lead by example of following these practices
            • Able to implement processes and troubleshoot to continue to improve operational stability
            • Ability of standup services from scratch and deploy through non-prod and prod regions
            • Experience with generating technical documentation
            • Java Web applications --- RESTful Services
            • Experience in developing REST services using Java
            • Experience in development using AWS services
            • Spring Framework knowledge and experience
            • DevOps experience (preferred)
            • Experience and understanding of Kubernetes (preferred)
            • Kafka Streaming Producer/Consumer development experience (preferred)
            • Development experience in Node.js, Python, ReactJS (nice to have)
            • Ability to work east coast hours.Target job salary $106,000.00 - $185,500.00 USD Annual#LI-BO1
              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.

Keywords: MassMutual, Springfield , Technical Lead Annuities, IT / Software / Systems , Springfield, Massachusetts

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