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Platform Engineer

Date Posted: Mar 15, 2019

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location:  Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition: 

The Integration Platform Engineer’s role is to provide design, engineering and implementation support of MetLife’s enterprise middleware integration platforms. Engineers support application requirements by designing and automating integration configurations. The Engineer will provide subject matter expertise across multiple integration technologies such as IBM Integration Bus (IIB), WebSphere Message Queue (WMQ), Cast Iron, and API Connect.  The Engineer will offer innovative solutions to enhance platform stability, usability and cost effectiveness as well as to leverage emerging technologies.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide design and technical support to application developers and operations support staff when required. This includes promoting use of best practices, ensuring standardization across applications and trouble shooting.
  • Design and implement complex integration solutions through collaboration with engineers and application teams across the global enterprise. 
  • Promote and utilize automation to design and support configuration management, orchestration, and maintenance of the integration platforms using tools such as Blade Logic, Perl, Python, and Unix shell.
  • Collaborate with senior engineers to understand emerging technologies and their effect on unit cost and service delivery as part of the evolution of the integration technology roadmap.
  • Investigate, recommend, implement and maintain middleware solutions using cloud, open source and container technologies.
  • Investigation of released fix packs, provide well documented instructions and script automation to operations for implementation in collaboration with Senior Engineers in support of platform currency


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Knowledge of operating systems (AIX, Linux, and Windows)
  • Knowledge developing scripts for automation (shell, Perl, PowerShell, Python, Java)
  • Eager to learn innovative technologies, able to work on its own and collaborate with team members and across teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to express / translate business needs into technology assisted solutions and the ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Highly motivated and eager to learn new technologies with the ability to work independently.


  • Experience in any of the following technologies - .NET, WAS, Liberty, IIB, MQ, API-Connect
  • Exposure to Docker and/or Kubernetes
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline.


Business Category

Platform Engineering


Number of Openings



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MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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.

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Requisition #: 107576 

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