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Senior Machine Learning Engineer

John Hancock

John Hancock

Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

Working Arrangement


Job Description

The Opportunity

The US Segment Sales and Marketing Advanced Analytics team is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior ML Engineer with a strong focus on developing end-to-end data science solutions to accelerate and optimize sales efforts. In this role, you will collaborate closely with Data Scientists, BI Specialists, Sales and Marketing Leaders, and IT partners to complete AI and Advanced Analytics initiatives that will shape the future of our business. The team implements a wide range of traditional ML models as well as innovative LLM approaches. As an ML Engineer, you will lead the development and deployment of innovative approaches to optimize existing and new machine learning systems, unlocking their full potential to drive maximum business value.


  • Deploy machine learning models and applications on cloud platforms like Azure ML or Databricks, ensuring seamless integration, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Solve business problems by deploying LLM/ Generative AI solutions by using RAG, Azure AI Search and other techniques.
  • Design and develop scalable and efficient data storage solutions using Azure technologies such as Azure Data Lake, Azure Blob Storage, and Azure Synapse.
  • Continuously monitor and improve the performance of machine learning models through data analysis and testing.
  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams to plan, scope, implement, and sustain predictive analytics solutions.
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in AI technologies and methodologies, and evaluate their potential applications to improve our AI engineering processes.

What motivates you?

  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit.
  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile approach and enable business outcomes.
  • You thrive in teams and enjoy getting things done together.
  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters.
  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up.
  • You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone.

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor's (and at least 3 years of experience working in AI/ Data Science) or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related field
  • Hands on experience with Azure cloud tools, such as Synapse, Azure ML, AI Search, Kubernetes
  • Strong background with Python and SQL, experience using both for data analysis and orchestration. Experience with Java or C++ as well is preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in developing machine learning models using Python machine learning packages, Azure Databricks, and other Azure technologies
  • Experience with data visualization tools and techniques, such as Tableau, Power BI and PowerApps
  • Experience with DevOps practices and tools for machine learning model deployment
  • Experience working in Marketing or Sales related data domain, Insurance industry is a plus
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

What can we offer you?

  • A competitive salary and benefits packages.
  • A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.
  • A focus on growing your career path with us.
  • Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.

Our commitment to you

  • Values-first culture: We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.
  • Boundless opportunity: We create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.
  • Continuous innovation: We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.
  • Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.
  • Championing Corporate Citizenship: We build a business that benefits all partners and has a positive social and environmental impact.



About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact recruitment@manulife.com.

Salary & Benefits

The annual base salary for this role is listed below.

Primary Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Salary range is expected to be between

$102,200.00 USD - $189,800.00 USD

If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact recruitment@manulife.com for the salary range for your location. The actual salary will vary depending on local market conditions, geography and relevant job-related factors such as knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience, and education/training. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in incentive programs and earn incentive compensation tied to business and individual performance.

Manulife/John Hancock offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension/401(k) savings plans and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in the U.S. includes up to 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days, 150 hours of vacation, and 40 hours of sick time (or more where required by law) each year, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence.

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Company: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.)