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MassMutual Junior Data Scientist Data Science Development Program in Amherst, Massachusetts



Junior Data Scientist | Data Science Development Program

Amherst, MA

Deadline to apply: October 15, 2020

Start date: Mid-June, 2021

To finalize application, you must also submit a portfolio of project work . See below for more information.

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

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through 2020, with priority consideration for applications received by Friday, October 23rd

*Ability to work in U.S. without sponsorship now or 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

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)