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Principal Software Engineer

Date Posted: Feb 11, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife is the leading provider of Group Benefits.  The Group Benefits Solutions Delivery organization is a diverse team of technologist, all working towards the common goal of ensuring the customer is at the center of everything we do.  As Principal Software Engineer in the Group Benefits Solutions Delivery organization in Cary NC, you will be responsible for leading technical design and development of cross functional, multiplatform application systems to solve complex business problems. The role will be a highly visible hands-on technology driver supporting the digital platform and enablement by creating innovative solutions in support of the unique products being envisioned for the business. Drive adoption and evangelizing new technology and key process improvements within the technology department.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Establishes, communicates and drives a complex set of integrations between MetLife SOR’s (system of record) and the digital Platform.
  • Establish and foster relationship with our strategic partners (Arch, IT functional end to end team, Technical teams) that support infra and end to end technology solution & building for MetLife digital platform
  • Support the e2e Functional technical team that implements the digital capabilities. Partner with teams to drive and enable MetLife digital transformation and its connected dependencies
  • Responsible for the managing finances related to project deliverables. Provides estimates for work efforts on new projects and for on-going forecasting
  • Administers, directs, motivates and develops key staff, maximizing their individual contribution, their professional growth and their ability to function effectively with their colleagues as a team.
  • Work closely with the Enterprise Architecture team to ensure the solution & design are is in alignment with MetLife IT roadmap when required.
  • Own all operational metrics and Manage the development process and methodology to deliver tech requirements on time and with a high degree of precision and quality.
  • Manage user expectations and requirements scope. Participates in fit/gap analysis of functional requirements
  • Work closely with Project Manager, architects, developers, testing team, business users/BAs and applicable outside entities (vendors and others)


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Strong hands-on experience in NodeJS, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, REACT, Remix, MongoDB and Microservices.
  • 10+ years’ experience in Software Development and strong technical experience with building enterprise scale distributed applications.
  • Strong record of success in driving excellent customer experience and Net Promotor Score (NPS) through digital transformation
  • Strong Agile, DevOps/Lean experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with focused attention to details, as well as, demonstrated professionalism and time/task management skills; ability to establish strong relationships.
  • Significant Software Development Life Cycle knowledge and experience, or comparable methodologies
  • Microsoft Suite of Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio (or other design tools)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering or related field
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to apply analysis to actionable insights



  • Adobe analytics and content management
  • Omni-channel technologies
  • Experience in using application logging and monitoring tools like AppD/Splunk
  • Background working in Financial Services, Insurance and/or Banking experience
  • Strong Technical experience with software that are enabled via cloud-based solution
  • Systems analyst skills and technical background to support review of technical proposals for IT projects and systems


Business Category

Group Benefits – Application Development


Number of Openings



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 $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth 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.


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.


Requisition #: 116105


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