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Date Posted: Jul 30, 2022

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

Company: MetLife

Position: Principal Software Engineer


Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary

Alternate Job Location: Not Applicable : Not Applicable


Key Responsibilities: Set up big data development strategies and best practices to ingest large volumes of data within service level agreements (SLAs). Develop core product strategy using standardizing tools and components so that global adoption of common products can result in overall cost effectiveness of the platforms. Establish platform governance via data-flow-diagrams and system design reviews for new initiatives and existing programs. Set up standards and best practices for advance emerging platform features for artificial intelligence, machine learning, advance analytics, cloud data warehousing and metadata management. Define processes to evaluate tools and vendors with rationalization across data and analytics and drive consistency. Educate senior leadership with platform book of work for ongoing feedback, business alignment, building alliances and delivery. Lead global communication across various lines of businesses and technology partners to constantly monitor, collect, review and roadmap business requirements and related technology solutions. Serve as an escalation point for development issues and platform tooling decisions spanning across multiple lines of businesses. Partner across organizations within data and analytics, engineering, architecture and operations in developing frameworks strategy for all steps of data lifecycle from data acquisition to data delivery.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (willing to accept foreign education equivalent) plus twelve (12) years of experience performing software design and development. Specific skills/other requirements (quantitative experience requirement not applicable to this section) -- must possess the following: developing, designing and operating application development platforms with Hortonworks or Cloudera distributions and Cloud (Azure) eco-systems; developing frameworks strategy for end-to-end data lifecycles across traditional data warehouses, relational databases, business intelligence reporting and big data analytics; performing complex data analytics using Spark Scala, HBase, Hive, SOLR and Graph (Titan or Janus) with Gremlin; monitoring and road-mapping business requirements and real-time streaming technologies using Storm or Flume, and Kafka; building proof-of-concepts with new tools and technologies, driving pilots and product evaluations; and developing and operating complex and highly integrated system designs with near-real time data processing and sub-seconds SLA. Eligible for employee referral program.


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Data Management RUN 34135


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Contact Information:

Submit resume to Nicole Kirsch,



“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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