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MassMutual’s ETX Platform Transformation organization is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Technical Lead to join a new and growing team. In this role, you will be responsible for all facets of test management related to the delivery of technical migrations for a large complex strategic initiative.

The ideal Systems Consultant candidate will have experience in multiple project lifecycles: waterfall, agile or mixes. The candidate should have the ability to work with some ambiguity, is detail oriented, organized, and is excellent in the engineering practice. It is essential that you are team-oriented, possess excellent communication skills, and has previously led testers in a highly technical setting. 


Execution and Delivery

  • Lead the team through technical integrations, roadblocks, contributing technical development and design skills to the team. This includes ensuring that all systems impacted by a project are identified, appropriate interfaces between components, and is the liaison between project team and architecture
  • Monitor mainframe application performance and issues including root cause analysis, including mainframe application and data migrated to distributed/cloud platforms.
  • Support technical releases and ensure all technical documentation meets initiative objective and audit controls including technical specification, testing approach, performance, business requirements, deployment activities and post deployment warranty period
  • Ability to collaborate/partner with internal business, technical stakeholders as well as vendor partner staff
  • Partner with Project Managers in understanding the level of agility and adoption of delivery methodology; coaching other team members in doing so
  • Support organization strategy as it relates to legacy applications migrations.
  • Accountable to ensure all interfaces are included in the design.
  • Accountable to the Project Manager for communicating status, issues and risks related to technical deliverables.
  • Working within project planning constraints, communicating any identified project risks and issues to the project manager accordingly
  • Effectively lead the team to translate and breakdown business and design requirements into engineering tasks for effective project planning.
  • Drive resolution of technical issues that arise throughout project, along with appropriate risk mitigation plans.
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership to design, development, implementation, testing, documentation, and operation of systems and/or applications that support Mass mutual applications/platforms & integrations.
  • Help others problem solve in team to resolve complex issues
  • Assist in production setup, monitoring and roll out to partners
  • 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.
  • Leverage unit testing frameworks, reusable code design, clear documentation, and code reviews.
  • Presenting to leadership and stakeholders and supporting coordination of technical decisions. 
  • Collaborates with team members, architects, and other IT resources to create and execute thorough technical test strategies, detailed test plans, and scenarios in accordance with the team.
  • Work with team to adhere to or adjust testing schedules and targets on the project as needed for project changes
  • Ability to work with all levels and facets of an organization.
  • Drives non-functional requirements (i.e: security, application controls, performance) across interfaces working with architects, designers, developers and production support specialist.
  • Partner with test manager to ensure test execution plans are comprehensive and all systems dependencies are recorded as well as assigning with triage and resolution of project testing defects.
  • Lead project implementation deployment which includes liaison to environment/release manager to ensure code and data migrations occur as needed, project RFCs, tracking of implementation activities, and migration tasks
  • Attend technical training to acquire more knowledge of technical procedures and applications.
  • Remain knowledgeable of current technology and carry out research to identify new trends that can be used to achieve maximum results

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering field
  • 8 or more years of experience with designing and implementing technical solutions
  • Must have experience using Cobol, CICS, DB2, VSAM and current programming languages
  • Experience in structured software development and/or Object Modeling Design
  • Experience in GitHub or equivalent Source Control Management 


  • Able to implement processes and troubleshoot to continue to improve operational stability
  • Experience with generating technical documentation (ie. tech project plans
  • Insurance industry experience
  • DevOps experience
  • Fair knowledge of AWS or other public Cloud components/services.
  • Mainframe and legacy modernization experience using Micro Focus solutions is a plus.
  • Comfortable working in ambiguity, capable of establishing and growing functions and teams from the ground up
  • Proficient with project management tools and techniques, such as Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Project, Scrum and Kanban
  • Familiarity with data and analytics processes including ETL, data governance, and reporting
  • Experience working with technology vendors and managing supplier relationships
  • Experience with policy administration platforms at all stages of application and product development lifecycles


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What are MassMutual Perks + Benefits

MassMutual Benefits Overview

At MassMutual, employees have the opportunity to earn a competitive salary and bonus, enroll in an
array of benefits, and participate in programs and services that support healthy lifestyles, assist them
in building financial security for themselves and their families and help them live well-balanced lives.

Volunteer in local community
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift, Matching Time and Volunteer Time Off Programs.
Partners with nonprofits
Every year, MassMutual and the MassMutual Foundation invest more than $20 million focused on advancing economic opportunity.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Employees can either attend the in-person all-hands meeting, watch live via Zoom, or watch the recording. All employees are invited to submit questions.
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting, are available in many departments across the company.
Remote work program
In addition to two remote days per week, MassMutual offers employees four full remote weeks of their choice per year.
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
More than half of our Board of Directors are comprised of women and people of color, making it one of the most diverse groups in the industry.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A health care flexible spending account (FSA) allows employees to save money on a before-tax basis for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses, subject to IRS limits.
Disability insurance
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Dental insurance
Basic Dental covers preventive and basic restorative care; Major Dental covers all that Basic covers, plus restorations and orthodontia (limits apply).
Vision insurance
Health insurance
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Life insurance
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Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Our general medical travel benefit covers abortion-related travel.
Financial & Retirement
In addition to our 401(k), MassMutual a cash balance plan that provides an account-based pension benefit based on accruals of pay credits and interest credits.
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift and Matching Time Programs.
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Dependent care flexible spending account to allow you to set aside before tax dollars to pay for certain eligible child care expenses.
Generous parental leave
Leave for birth mothers of 18 weeks of fully paid leave. Non-birth mothers, fathers and adoptive parents eight weeks of fully paid parental leave.
Family medical leave
Caregiver leave: Up to two weeks paid leave to care for a loved one. Bereavement Leave: 15 days of paid time off to grieve the loss of a loved one with the employee defining who the loved one is.
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
MassMutual offers many opportunities for family events, from group volunteer experiences and chances to attend Red Sox games to business resource group-sponsored outings like annual pride parades.
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays: 9 fixed and 1 floating. Vacation: starts at 19 vacation and personal days per calendar year, with increases at 5-year service intervals.
Paid volunteer time
Three days of paid time off is available to employees annually to give back to their communities, by sharing their time and talent with a cause close to their heart.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Occasional illness: up to 5 days per calendar year.
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Hardship benefits
320 hours of caregiver leave to take of loved ones when it matters most.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
MassMutual's wellness wallet is a stipend available to all employees, and can be used for myriad wellness-related purchases, including home-office purchases.
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services

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