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Senior Full Stack API Engineer

Date Posted: Mar 26, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

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.  We are seeking a Full Stack API Developer in the US Application Development Shared Services department to help support the continual technical innovation of the organization.  The full stack API developer role requires knowledge in various aspects of developing integration middleware, with a heavy emphasis on understanding the business drivers for technical solutions.  As a member of the Shared Services organization, you will be in a position to influence multiple facets of the overall organization, including integrations, document management, and application security.  An ideal candidate should be prepared to think critically about what is being built and why, believe that the best product is one that supports our customers, and is constantly looking to grow and learn.


Key Responsibilities:

As a full stack API developer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Function at all levels of the SDLC, both Agile and Waterfall, covering activities such as requirements gathering and management, code development, platform integration, and software testing
  • Manage the full lifecycle of APIs, including: the development and testing REST APIs, the analysis and implementation of non-functional requirements such as performance, stability, and security, and the creation REST API specifications and documentation
  • Work closely with technical teams (internal and vendor) to gain in-depth knowledge of system architectures and coordinate integration of functionality
  • Collaborate with product teams, vendors, and industry organizations to understand all aspects of business processes, as well as troubleshooting integration connectivity with external partners
  • Support product sustainability by creating clear documentation at all levels, from high-level strategies, to integration design patterns and technical specifications
  • Ensure ongoing risk management of applications by engaging in security reviews (such as security flaw remediation and threat modeling) and by creating / automating security tests within a CI/CD pipeline


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Five or more years of experience with general enterprise level application integrations, e.g. ESB and SOA architectures with at least three years of direct experience in the development of REST APIs and technologies such as XML, JSON, YAML
  • Experience in Agile methodology
  • Experience in risk analysis and management methodologies as they relate to software engineering and integrations
  • Detailed knowledge of life insurance / workplace benefits data elements and structure
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Management, or related field



  • Experience with IBM API management tools, such as WMB, IIB, and API-C
  • Experience with DevOps methodologies in a CI/CD stack implementing containerized microservice solutions (Docker with Kubernetes)
  • Experience with Cloud-native solutions on IaaS / PaaS solutions – preferably Azure


Business Category

US Application Development – Group Benefits


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 #: 116711


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh