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Lead Software Development Engineer - Java & Cloud

Date Posted: Sep 1, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition:

MetLife is the leading provider of Group Benefits.  The Group Benefits Solutions Delivery organization is a diverse team of technologist, all working towards the common goal of ensuring the customer is at the center of everything we do.  As a Lead Software Engineer in the Group Benefits Solutions Delivery organization in Cary NC, you will be responsible for leading technical design and development of cross functional, multiplatform application systems to solve complex business problems. The role will be a highly focused on technology driver supporting the digital platform and enablement by creating innovative solutions in support of the unique products being envisioned for the business. Drive adoption and evangelizing new technology and key process improvements within the technology department. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Establishes, communicates and drives a complex set of integrations between MetLife SOR’s and the digital Platform. 

  • Monitors operating efficiency of existing application systems.  

  • Support the e2e Functional technical team that implements the digital capabilities. Partner with teams to drive and enable MetLife digital transformation and its connected dependencies 

  • Provides estimates for work efforts on new projects and for on-going forecasting 

  • Administers, directs, motivates and develops key staff, maximizing their individual contribution, their professional growth and their ability to function effectively with their colleagues as a team. 

  • Work closely with the Enterprise Architecture team to ensure the solution & design are in alignment with MetLife IT roadmap 

  • Monitors operating efficiency of existing application systems. 

  • Manage the development process and methodology to deliver tech requirements on time and with a high degree of precision and quality. 

  • Manage user expectations and requirements scope. Participates in fit/gap analysis of functional requirements 

  • Conducts analysis of organizational needs and goals for the development and implementation of application systems. 

  • Work closely with Project Manager, architects, developers, Test team, business users/BAs and applicable outside entities (vendors and others) 


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:  


  • Strong hands-on experience with technologies like NodeJS, Groovy, Java/Jscript, ReactJS, Remix, Angular, MongoDB and Microservices 

  • Provide technical support throughout project lifecycle around technology platforms, solution design, security, debugging, profiling, performance tuning, data modelling, and REST API design 

  • 7+ years’ experience in Software Development and strong technical experience with building enterprise scale distributed web and mobile applications. 

  • Proven CI/CD (AKS/GitHub/BitBucket/UCD/SonarQube), Agile, DevOps/Lean experience to ensure that project adapts to digital platform ecosystem 

  • Microsoft Suite of Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio (or other design tools) along with AGILE management tools (Azure Devops/JIRA)  

  • Proven record of success in driving excellent customer experience and Net Promotor Score (NPS) through digital transformation  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with focused attention to details, as well as, demonstrated professionalism and time/task management skills; ability to establish strong relationships. 

  • Strong Software Development Life Cycle knowledge and experience, or comparable methodologies 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering or related field 

  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to apply analysis to actionable insights 


  • Skills using application logging and monitoring tools like AppD/Splunk 

  • Experience with Adobe analytics and content management and/or omni-channel technologies 

  • Background working in Financial Services, Insurance and/or Banking 

  • Technical experience with software that are enabled via cloud-based solution 

  • Systems analyst skills and technical background to support review of technical proposals for IT projects and systems 


Business Category 

Group Benefits 


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 $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven 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 #: 116443


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh