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Date Posted: Nov 14, 2022

Location(s): Cary, North Carolina, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Position: Lead Software Development Engineer


Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary


Work Arrangement: Hybrid


Role Value Proposition:      

Design and implement large and complex technology projects on a global scale, applying product-centric technical expertise to navigate complex deployments with multiple systems and teams. Collaborate with Business and IT partners in the design and implementation of complex distributed applications. Contribute to the technical design and development of applications using existing and emerging technology platforms. Convert business problems into programming instructions. Design and code programs, create test transactions, and run tests as necessary. Monitor operating efficiency of existing application systems. Review, analyze, and modify programming systems, including encoding, testing, debugging, and installing for a large-scale system. Provide technical support to project teams throughout project lifecycle around technology platforms, solution design, security, debugging, profiling and performance tuning. Provide governance over development teams to ensure that standards and best practices are being followed.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Engineering Management (willing to accept foreign education equivalent) plus five (5) years of experience designing, implementing and deploying scalable and performant enterprise applications on a global scale. Specific skills/other requirements - Must also possess the following (quantitative experience requirements not applicable to this section): designing, implementing and deploying scalable enterprise applications on a global scale using Spring, Java, Graph Database (Hbase or Janus Graph) and Graph Traversal languages (Solr or Gremlin); implementing Microservices architecture on cloud computing platforms such as Azure; designing REST APIs using Open API specification; and automating containerized environments and infrastructure using Docker and Kubernetes.



Assignment Category

Full Time


Requisition #:



Business Category

Global Technology & Operations


Number of Openings



Contact Information

Submit resume to Ashley Lonsinger


Hiring Manager

Srini Ananth


“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.


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