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Senior Project Lead II

Date Posted: Jun 26, 2019

Location: Cary, NC, US, 60502

Company: MetLife

Job Location:     Cary NC                               


Role Value Proposition: 

As a Senior Project Lead II in the RIS IT organization in Cary NC, you will lead project teams in the planning and implementation, and you are accountable for delivery of medium to large size projects. This will be both leading SDLC through traditional project management methods and through agile methods as MetLife evolves the agile maturity of project teams.


Key Responsibilities:  


  • Works independently, manages and oversees the full system development process to lead and manage IT program teams (virtual, matrix) for efforts medium to large in size, duration and complexity and applies program and project management processes (including managing stakeholder expectations, communications, status reporting, budget management, schedule management, performance reporting, etc.) to an IT program.  Owns Project / program issue resolution and risk management.
  • Develop and manage accurate, reliable, and realistic project plans and schedules, estimates, resource plans, recovery efforts, governance, project meetings, and status reporting. Manage budget and timelines to ensure critical projects are delivered on time and on budget. 
  • In an environment evolving in its agile maturity, act as a Scrum Master and/or Release Train Engineer responsible to leverage various agile frameworks, including Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe, depending upon team or program constraints, collaborating with Product Owners, and facilitating agile events as needed, such as planning, sprints, stand-ups, and retrospectives.  
  • Builds and maintains effective on-going communications and relationships between the IT project team and management to ensure that the IT project is completed in a manner that satisfies project objectives.
  • Can assist in developing vendor statements of work, deliverables and SLAs.   Ensures vendor performance and that deliverables meet contract specifications and SLAs.
  • Identifies and coordinates interdependencies to ensure timing and alignment of releases, hardware, and resources.
  • Follows MetLife’s approved SDLC and project management methodology, ensuring that all required steps are followed, all required deliverables are produced, all approvals are obtained, and projects are delivered on time and within established budget.



Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field
  • 10+ years related work experience delivering IT solutions using Software Development Life Cycle methodologies (i.e.: Waterfall, Iterative, Agile, etc.)
  • 6+ years project / program management experience
  • Proficient with SDLC, Project Management and Agile practices, Communication, Interpersonal skills, Financial and Risk Management, Leading managing / distributed global teams and/or vendors
  • SAFE Agile experience and demonstrable experience leading technical teams through the change from Waterfall to Agile methodology
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, organizational skills and understands what it takes to deliver software with exposure to large-scale systems
  • Experience working with Project Portfolio Management tools, preferably Clarity.
  • Proficient with office automation tools (MS Office Suite of Products-Intermediate skills-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)




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 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.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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