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Lead Software Development Engineer

Date Posted: Sep 30, 2021

Location: Bridgewater, NJ, US, 8807

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

The Business Intelligence and Reporting team delivers detailed reports to our external customers and internal business stakeholders to support major decision-based processes at MetLife and its customers. In this role, your job will be to deliver quality results in the fields of application development, application enhancements, and performance improvements and stability. The associate must have attention to detail, be able to function in fast paced environment and have experience in Agile development and SDLC processes, web services, J2EE/ Java technologies to provide the best solution for the customer’s needs. This This role will be responsible for driving transformation in our digital capabilities to serve customers with emerging technologies.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive deployment and support of stable and scalable application solutions meeting the needs across US Group Benefits customers, business stakeholders, and key corporate functional teams
  • Contribute to collaboration/process improvements/Application Performance Optimization (code refactoring)
  • Lead End to End design and development and ongoing support for new capabilities in a digital/web application ecosystem for information delivery
  • Develop critical applications with hands on work in Java, Bamboo & Bitbucket, and serve as technical leader for developer teams to build deploy solutions per MetLife Change Management processes, including interaction with offshore team in India
  • Partner with architecture and data teams to drive the best strategic solution to deliver value
  • Contribute to collaboration/process improvements/Application Performance Optimization (code refactoring)
  • Develop and deliver communication to business/IT partners


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelors in Field (Computer Science, Engineering, etc.) 
  • 6+ years of experience SDLC with Java, J2EE technologies, REST APIs in Java
  • Prior development experience with integration with Business Intelligence tools, especially Cognos
  • Proven track record in delivering technical results to stakeholders
  • Experience in driving solution design from requirements and leading junior developers
  • Experience in waterfall and agile methodologies
  • Knowledge of application security protocol



  • Experience Insurance industry and/or reporting solutions
  • SDK development experience with Cognos
  • Background in Hibernate, Struts, Rational Application Developer (preferable)/Eclipse
  • Multi-threading experience
  • Working knowledge of Cognos V11


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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.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



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.



MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.



Requisition #: 119837