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Senior Big Data Engineer

Date Posted: Sep 14, 2018

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  


Role Value Proposition: 

The Actuary, Risk and Treasury (ART) group is seeking an experienced big data engineer to help deliver new projects on Hadoop big data platform. This team is responsible for the development of a highly available, scalable and performance efficient data platform. This is exciting engineering work with a significant impact on delivering business goals.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Hands on lead Big Data engineer responsible for architecting and coding complex systems using Hadoop framework.
  • Understand business context to decisions made within and across groups.
  • Maintain a current understanding of industry and technology trends.
  • Contribute to the design and architecture of the project
  • Operate within Agile Development environment and apply the methodologies
  • Interface with other teams to incorporate their innovations and vice versa
  • Work in highly varying levels of abstraction from product strategy to high level technical design to detailed technical design to implementation.
  • Collaborate effectively with the team to deliver end to end, high-performing, highly reliable, scalable and operable solutions.
  • Conduct design and code reviews
  • Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources
  • Be passionate about solving customer problems and develop solutions that result in a passionate customer/community following



Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field. 
  • 5+ years of experience in Handling unstructured data / Big data / Data Warehousing on distributed system
  • Solid background in Java /Scala in Hadoop for data ingestion and data transformation.
  • Hands on experience with object oriented programming languages   
  • Experience with Hadoop
  • Experience working in an Agile/ Scrum environment



  • Data transport, Spark, Hive, HDFS
  • Familiarity with data access using HBase and Hive Familiarity with Shell scripting to port to Scala
  • Strong experience with ELT, specifically around data wrangling and transformation.
  • Any prior experience with Microsoft Azure and SSIS is a plus.
  • Experience designing and developing data ingestion and processing/transformation frameworks leveraging open source tools such as NiFi, Sqoop, Airflow, and Luigi
  • Experience working with investment applications
  • Experience working with off shore teams


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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