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Director & Actuary

Date Posted: Oct 12, 2021

Location: Bridgewater, NJ, US, 8807 Buenos Aires, AR Hong Kong, CN Kuala Lumpur, MY Kuala Lumpur, MY Buenos Aires, AR Kuala Lumpur, MY Dublin, IE Kuala Lumpur, MY Remote, US, 0

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : New Jersey : Bridgewater 

Alternate Job Location: Buenos Aires || Argentina : Buenos Aires : Buenos Aires || Argentina : Buenos Aires : Ciudad autónoma de Buenos Aires || Hong Kong : Hong Kong Island : Cityplaza || Hong Kong : Hong Kong Island : Hopewell Center || Hong Kong : Hong Kong Island : Taikoo Place || Ireland : Dublin : Dublin || Malaysia : Malaysia : Malaysia, Open to any location in the world


Role Value Proposition:


This is a role in Global Actuarial Modeling (GAM) working on Data Science. GAM is a part of Actuarial Resources which sits within Finance Management Group (FMG). GAM is responsible for delivering robust and scalable actuarial modeling solutions in accordance with enterprise & regional objectives.


GAM plays a crucial role in generating accurate and timely numbers which become part of our overall financials. These financials are submitted to various external and internal stakeholders like the SEC in USA, other regulators, senior management and MetLife’s board. Our financial results are key to measuring performance against targets and company strategy, as well as in shaping the strategy for future. GAM’s work generates key analyses helping business to review the performance from different angles and in taking necessary actions.


The GAM Director Data Science is responsible for developing tools, systems and processes in GAM utilizing various data analytical techniques such as machine learning and partnering with the MetLife Data Science team.  The role will have a matrix accountability for the PathWise development team in GAM to have oversight of all Python coding work within the team.  This is a new position and the aim of the bring new capabilities to Actuarial Resources through the utilization of new tools and ways of working.  The role will require an innovative thinker with excellent knowledge of Python as well as actuarial modeling and experience studies to bring new capabilities to GAM and to the company.  The position will report to the SVP Global Actuarial Modeling and will be a member of the GAM Leadership Team as well as having a matrix reporting accountability to the AVP Data Science Delivery in the Data Science team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the MetLife Data Science team to identify projects and initiatives which can bring significant improvements to actuarial modeling using the tools from data science
  • Have oversight of all Python development work in GAM, including PathWise development, and ensure work is done in a robust and scalable framework.
  • As part of the GAM leadership team be a voice for innovation in the company and demonstrate ways to enhance processes by utilizing new tools and ways of working.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Either an experienced actuary with past work in modeling and systems development or an experienced data scientist.
  • Good knowledge of Python and other programming languages
  • History of implementing innovative solutions and making changes to systems
  • Beneficial
    • Qualified actuary
    • Past work on experience studies
    • Advanced degree in data science or computer science


Leadership Competencies:

  • Motivates People – Gains people commitment to achieve business objectives through clear communication of the company’s vision and flexing leadership styles to inspire high performance.
  • Creates Partnerships – Authentically builds trusted relationships and collaborates across global, diverse and multi-functional teams to successfully drive business objectives.
  • Seizes Opportunity – Seeks new opportunities and ways to create balanced business growth while improving operational capabilities.
  • Drives Results – Sets aggressive goals and is accountable for continuously driving improved performance, leading change and ensuring high standards.

Key Relationships:

  • Reports to: SVP Global Actuarial Modeling
  • Key Stakeholders: Data Science VP, GAM Regional Leaders



Business Category

Global Actuarial Modeling


Number of Openings




At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



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MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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Requisition #: 120664