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Date Posted: Sep 12, 2022

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

As a Solutions Architect you will be responsible for collaborating with the product development team and business and/or technical architecture at all levels to develop applications/solutions/systems by providing architecture guidance and, at times, hands-on technical coding/scripting support during all phases of agile SDLC. Responsible for E2E architecture and technical design across Compensation and Producer Management ART. Responsible for defining and communicating a shared technical and architectural vision, best practices in design, security and quality for Compensation and Producer Management ART. This role also provides SME support for DevOps adoption for other ART’s within MLH IT.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with customers, stakeholders and suppliers to establish high level solution intent models and documentation requirements.
  • Partner with Product management to contribute for the product vision and validate technology assumptions, define Nonfunctional Requirements (NFR's) and identify enablers.
  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Platform teams to identify shared capabilities and integrate into the solution.
  • Creation of architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms.
  • Plan and develop the Architectural Runway in support of new business Features and Capabilities
  • Drive the design, build, reuse and application of engineering patterns to be used by teams within the ART.
  • Planning and development of current and/or target state reference architecture artifacts for assigned domain which includes Principles Rules & Guidelines, Conceptual and Logical Domain Architectures, Domain Roadmaps
  • Participation in Agile Scrum sprint planning, artifact creation, sprint testing, regression testing, demonstrations and retrospectives, solution releases and any other responsibilities in the Scrum team that supports the goal
  • Identify and communicate risks (business, application, technical) associated with component or application implementation.
  • Create innovative solutions involving DevOps, DevSecOps, schedule, Cloud technologies, scaled methodologies, tools and solution components
  • Implement pipelines for continues Integration (CI) and Continues Deployment (CD) and continues testing (CT) and infrastructure automation.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Twelve plus years in full-stack software engineering, architecture or a combination
  • Understanding of one or more architectural disciplines, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Strong team player with the ability to interact with peers and senior management
  • Experience in Sales compensation and Producer Management products is plus.
  • Ability to build, deliver and operate complex, cloud-based systems using Azure.
  • Proficiency with .NET custom development using C# and ASP.NET MVC
  • Proficiency with, at least, one web language such as JavaScript, Typescript, PHP
  • Proficiency with various database technologies and solutions, including both SQL and NoSQL
  • Proficiency with modern web framework such as Node.js, AngularJS or VueJS
  • Effective interpersonal and consultative skills with strong oral and written communication skills



  • Advanced knowledge of multiple architecture disciplines
  • Cloud, Java, .Net, JavaScript, SOA, Mainframe
  • DevOps practices for CI/CD, release management, and automation using Azure DevOps
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Demonstrated engineering mindset with similar experience in IT or other related disciplines
  • Certification in Azure Solutions/ Azure DevOps





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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.


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