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Lead Software Engineer in Test

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Date Posted: Nov 5, 2022

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

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition:

This is a technical hands-on role, executing the responsibilities of a Lead Software Dev Engineer in Test for Disability Evolution. Lead SDETs is responsible for partnering with application developers and product owners, contributing to the overall planning and design, participating in code reviews, defining test scenarios, designing and implementing test automation frameworks. Should be able to select best automation design patterns, automating test cases by leveraging the existing frameworks, preparing/generating the required test data in automated way, and setting up the test infrastructure to run tests in CI/CD pipeline, executing tests in parallel and multi-thread fashion to reduce the overall cycle time and producing reports/dashboard in real-time. Should be able to assist/mentor junior resources.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze complex software features, and build effective automation test strategies and script design
  • Build useful tools, frameworks, and test setup to use for developing tests effectively; the goal is to minimize manual testing and for the team to write automated tests for the product
  • Programmatically write UI & API functional, Integration and Performance tests
  • Define, Implement and Enhance Continuous Testing & Continuous Integration Pipeline Jobs to execute automated test scripts
  • Prepare track specific Test Scenarios, Test Cases and Automated Functional and Performance Test Scripts
  • Other Responsibilities include Track level Test Data and Test Environment strategy , Defects Reporting-Analysis-ReTest -Closure,  Production incidents analysis and continuous improvement implementation from test, data and requirements coverage perspective
  • Coordinate with all partner teams to ensure quick issue resolution for production incidents and enhancements and support biweekly/monthly PROD releases and major releases


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Experience testing large scale distributed web, mobile and cloud native applications, webservices or RESTful APIs.
  • Demonstrated experience in test framework design and development  and integrating with CI/CD systems - with reliable and repeatable test results
  • Hands-on experience in using Web, Mobile an Big Data automated testing frameworks and tools such as Selenium, WebDriver, Protractor, Cucumber,  Appium, Query Surge, TOSCA, SOA Test, Microsft  AzureDevOps  etc.,
  • Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills
  • Experience with one or more of Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Python
  • Experience in using code repositories like Git, JIRA, Confluence, or similar tools
  • Experienced in Scaled Agile or Scrum software development methodologies
  • Experience with mocks/stubs, and build virtualized assets using Service Virtualization tool such as Parasoft, LISA
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, reporting, analytical and problem-solving skills



  • 10+ years of IT experience as a  Enterprise/SaaS Test Automation Architect/SDET
  • Hands-On Experience as a Programmer/Software Engineer
  • Insurance/Finance Industry Experience
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) model Experience/Exposure
  • Test Data Management Process/Tools
  • Exp in Continuous Integration/Testing/Delivery/Deployment and SecDevOps Culture/Tools/Implementation
  • BA Degree






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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, 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 [the more specific figure (for example (only): $80,000) or range within which the hiring manager reasonably expects to hire (for example (only): $70,000 - $85,000)]. The role is eligible for incentive compensation under the sales incentive plan for your position. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare 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.


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh