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Director - Developer Platforms & Automation Engineering

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Date Posted: Jan 19, 2023

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife


Location: 100% remote/virtual.


Role Value Proposition: 


The Developer Platform organization is a diverse team of technologists, all working towards the common goal of ensuring the customer is at the center of everything we do. In this case, the customers are our fellow developers. This is an exciting role to be part of a cross-functioning team committed to delivering innovative solutions to complex problems. Driven by passion and purpose, we are looking for you to join us as a Director of Software Engineering, to help deliver on that vision.


As a Director of Engineering (Developer Platforms & Automation), you will be managing full-stack software engineers on a fast-paced team building and running systems that are customer-first, leveraging modern technologies, innovative design, and integrations across the entire software stack. You will have an opportunity to impact every part of the system, foster and cultivate your curiosity and fill a critical role enabling the team to focus on delivering amazing technology and customer solutions.


Key Responsibilities:

• Manage one of the key technical teams within the Developer Platform.

• Engage key partners and stakeholders on roadmap, strategy, and delivery of product features.

• Interface with key stakeholders, technologists, and senior management.

• Analyze, design, and drive solutions for major components and features of platform


• Responsible for developing Platform & Cloud Automation (using tools like Terraform) for ensuring a repeatable and automated way for platform consumption

• Ensures that application blueprints and patterns are created for standardized and easy consumption by development teams

• Mentor and lead software engineers.

• Responsible for managing finances related to project deliverables.

• Manage product backlog, user expectations, and requirements scope.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: ­­ 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering, or related field.
  • 10+ years’ experience in software engineering with building enterprise scale distributed Applications, and with Cloud Platforms & Automation.
  • 8+ years’ managing full-time or offshore engineers.
  • 6+ years’ experience with one object-oriented programming language such as Java, C#, etc.
  • 6+ years’ experience with one web language such as JavaScript and/or TypeScript.
  • 3+ years’ experience with SQL and/or NoSQL databases (document-based).
  • Ability to build, deliver, and operate complex cloud-native systems.
  • Experience with cloud service providers such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google.
  • Proven Agile, Lean, DevSecOps/DevOps knowledge and experience.



  • Background working in Financial Services, Insurance and/or Banking experience.
  • Hands-on technology driver who is motivated to create innovative solutions to unique problems.
  • Willingness to adopt and evangelize modern technology and key process improvements within the technology department.
  • Background working with mobile and/or hybrid web applications.
  • Proficiency with modern UX/UI design principles, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Proficiency with Cloud Platforms and Automation tools like Terraform and Ansible/Chef
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with focused attention to details.
  • Excellent professionalism and time/task management skills with ability to establish strong relationships.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to apply analysis to actionable insights.
  • Proven cross-functional leadership skills to motivate and inspire the team.


Business Category:
Global Technology & Operations


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.


The wage range for applicants for this position is $103,400 to $174,100. This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including health benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms. 


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.

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