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Project Manager

Boston, Massachusetts Project Management Job ID R15016

Full-Time, Boston, Springfield or NYC, Fulltime, (Hybrid)

The Opportunity

The MassMutual Data Marketing and Distribution Team is seeking an outstanding Project Manager. This individual will help deliver innovative, data-driven products and enhancements aimed at transforming the insurance industry. The Project Manager will be expected to focus on meeting the needs of both external and internal customers, working closely with software engineers, data scientists, data engineers, product managers and other functional managers to successfully drive projects and process execution. In addition, the Project Manager will take on broader responsibilities, such as providing input to roadmaps for capacity planning or assisting in consolidating and prioritizing requirements from various groups. You must possess a solid understanding of Agile methodology and associated tools. The expectation of the Project Manager includes adept at problem solving, effectively communicating, and having structured thinking. The focus of the Project Manager will be on Generative AI and program and project management and program ownership in that space.

The Team

The Data Science team within the Enterprise Technology Experience organization works to build capabilities around business model exploration, process refinement and evolution, predictive analytics, and advanced statistical analysis. We do this with product-based work in small, high caliber teams.  The team is comprised of a combination of data scientists, data engineers, data analytics consultants, product managers, and software engineers. Culturally, we look for individuals with a strong inclination for learning and from a variety of backgrounds that challenge each other openly, regardless of level or role on the team. We operate using conceptual thinking, logic and data driven analysis. We embrace diversity in all of its forms, require respect and look to have fun.

The Impact:

  • Lead broad scope projects that have medium to long-term focus
  • Engage with all levels across the enterprise
  • Serve as a conduit of knowledge between functional and technical teams
  • Communicate regularly with individuals both within and outside of our team, managing relationships and expectations
  • Navigate ambiguity to deliver results
  • Develop plans for continuous service to support implementation of products
  • Act as a champion for data science capabilities by communicating their benefits and how they can be implemented
  • Provide consultation, business analysis, project management, and leadership on multiple projects of varying duration, size, and complexity
  • Motivate teams to work together, communicate, and deliver
  • Elicit, translate and simplify requirements
  • Document and organize acceptance criteria for user stories
  • Manage timeline, and scope throughout the course of all assigned projects
  • Lead project teams during all phases of the development life cycle including requirements gathering and analysis, design, build, pilot, implementation, and continuous service
  • Facilitate client and project team interactions including scrums, sprint planning, sprint retrospectives, sprint reviews, incident management and release management
  • Work with product managers to define improvements to business processes, assist decision-makers in gathering information to make decisions, and help quality assurance test solutions
  • Work with technical leads, product managers to plan, develop technical scopes of work and manage the execution of projects/product changes in response to requirements from our stakeholders
  • Be self-supportive in collaborating with peers to effectively deliver a robust solution for the business
  • Drive process within a matrix management setting
  • Educate peer on agile methodology
  • Be a servant leader

The Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4+years managing and driving the execution and delivery of complex technical projects
  • 4+ years of experience with agile methodology (Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, SAFE)

The Ideal Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, conflict management, coordination, and planning skills with cross functional teams
  • Skilled in applying judgment to balance process compliance with achievement of business objectives
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to assess a project's scope and the team's ability to execute
  • Outcome oriented with the ability to drill down from the big picture to process details
  • Ability to communicate objectives, plans, status and results clearly
  • Strong leadership skills and influencer
  • Ability to collaborate across diverse teams and organizations
  • Proficient with project management tools and techniques, such as JIRA, Confluence, Scrum and Kanban
  • Agile certification
  • Project leadership experience focused on engaging others in the delivery and execution of technical solutions and service deliverables
  • Solid grasp of software technologies and stacks.
  • Former technical experience is preferred, such as working with data science teams or experience developing and/or deploying predictive models

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the (Data Science Marketing and Distribution Team)
  • 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

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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.

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MassMutual will accept applications on an ongoing basis until such time as a candidate has been offered employment.

Salary Range: $121,800.00-$159,800.00 Apply

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