Software Development Lead

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Date Posted: May 21, 2023

Location(s): Brighton, GB

Company: MetLife

UK Software Development Lead

Job Location: Hybrid, Brighton office two days per week, remaining three wherever you like within the UK


We are a company driven by a solid set of principles (see below) and purposes such as diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our working culture provides flexibility and naturally a ‘hybrid’ working model as standard. We are part of the Women in Finance Charter, an initiative set up by the UK’s HM Treasury. We want to benefit from the many positives that come by having a more diverse working culture throughout all levels of seniority and lines of business. Our workforce enjoys excellent benefits, including private healthcare, a brilliant pension, and a host of other benefits to ensure you and yours are kept safe and protected.


MetLife Success Principles

  • Build Tomorrow – We change and innovate for sustained performance
  • Win Together - We collaborate and empower each other to succeed
  • Own It - We deliver for our customers


You’ll be joining a business that is expanding, cares about the community and the environment. You will get a 9% pension as standard, increasing to 13% company max contribution (plus your 4% = a 17% pension). You can also get up to 31 days holiday, hybrid working, life assurance - employee, income protection, private medical insurance, mortgage advice, gadget cover, life assurance - partner, critical illness, travel insurance and dental cover.


Role Value Proposition: 


The UK Software Development Lead will design, develop and implement solutions, based on a set of standards and processes which establish consistency across the enterprise data, reduce risk, and promote efficiencies in support of the organization’s goals and objectives.


The UK Software Development Lead will act as a servant leader for multiple development projects and support services. The UK Software Development Lead will facilitate the adoption, implementation and sustainability of Agile and DevOps processes, principles, and practices in an inclusive way.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Participate in the collection and documentation of user requirements as well as the development of user stories and estimates
  • Participates in technical design, development, implementation and maintenance of application systems. Responsible for front or backend development, with an understanding of both.
  • Participate in peer reviews of solution designs and related code
  • Work closely with Architecture team on Solution Architecture Design and provide technical and design guidance on a day-to-day basis to their Agile Delivery Model teams.
  • Work in close collaboration with offshore and local teams
  • Participates in the investigation and resolution of production management incidents, problems, and service requests.
  • Identifies innovative solutions to technical challenges
  • Motivate and develop staff, maximizing their individual contribution, their professional growth and their ability to function effectively with their colleagues as a team.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Strong team player and ability to learn quickly  
  • Proactive work style
  • Delivery focused
  • Customer service focused
  • Proactive and motivated
  • Builds trusted relationships and collaborates across global, diverse and multi-functional teams to successfully drive business objectives. 



  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or related field
  • 2+ years' experience in a similar role
  • 5+ years of related work experience with a focus on .Net applications, solid database design skills in relational databases such as MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle or DB2 and solid experience with SQL and creation of DB objects including stored procedures, views, triggers etc.
  • Working knowledge of Agile development methods/techniques
  • Best practice application maintenance and support policies
  • A security orientated mindset for software development


  • Experience working in an Agile environment with Engineering scrum teams is an added advantage.
  • SAFe certified or other Scaled Agile frameworks: Scrum Alliance CSM or CSP certification, PMI’s Agile Certified Professional (ACP) 
  • Ability to work with applicable collaboration tools that drive an end-to-end delivery of product through persistent teams. 
  • Experience in tools such as Visual Studio, TFS, Azure DevOps, Git, CI/CD, Jenkins
  • Experience in developing and consuming both windows and RESTful services.


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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 is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

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