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Lead Software Development Engineer

Date Posted: Jun 19, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Position: Lead Software Development Engineer


Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary

Role Value Proposition:      

Drive forward the technical delivery of a complex and highly visible project in the Global Sales and Servicing Platform. Provide technical leadership to a project team building sophisticated framework to be used on Cloud platform for sales and servicing functions. Communicate recommended architectural vision, customer data protection strategies as well as cloud roadmap strategies and obtain approval from key internal stakeholders. Work with developers, analysts, and the business to build fully thought through solutions to implement new features according to specification and resolve bugs. Provide content and review documentation for releases and new features. Lead project planning activities in an Agile SCRUM environment to define the milestones and activate within comprehensive project plan to ensure that the project is on time and within budget.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Technology (willing to accept foreign education equivalent) plus ten (10) years of experience designing and developing software using Java and Spring framework. Specific skills/other requirements (quantitative experience requirement not applicable to this section unless otherwise stated) -- Must possess the following: performing solution design, data modelling, and REST API design using Java/J2EE, Groovy, JavaScript, or CSS (10 years); implementing solutions using Microservices, Spring Boot, Groovy, Handlebars, and packaging application; building Asynchronous Messaging systems using RabbitMQ to provide queuing; performing data storage using MongoDB, HBASE, and cache activities using Redis; supporting complete web application lifecycle on Cloud platform in Azure PaaS components AKS and Storage for global sales and servicing functions; automating application deployment, scaling, and management using Docker, Kubernetes, or Swarm container and orchestration technologies; leading project planning activities in an Agile SCRUM environment; and providing vendor resources training and reviewing work products prepared by team and vendor consultants. Must possess the following certifications: Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) certification; and IBM AIX certification.

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Business Category

Global Technology & Operations


Number of Openings



Contact Information

Submit resume to Ashley Lonsinger


Hiring Manager

Nick Nguyen


“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 $659.6 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. 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.   


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.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


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 #: 117400


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