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Senior Software Development Engineer

Date Posted: May 10, 2019

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  


Role Value Proposition: 

At Global Sales & Servicing (GSSP) Core Platform, our mission is to build the next generation digital sales and servicing platform for MetLife, and to help deploy it worldwide. We have developed a world-class, cloud-native, multi-tenant platform to enable digital channels such as online, mobile, call center and other emerging channels such as intelligent assistants. The platform leverages cutting-edge, open source and proprietary technologies to create a highly configurable system that can be adapted to individual market needs quickly, and at a low cost. The platform runs in a fully containerized, elastic cloud environment, and is designed to scale to serve millions of users.


Here at MetLife we are seeking a Senior Software Development Engineer to lead the technical delivery of a complex and highly visible project in the Global Sales and Servicing Platform. The ideal candidate will possess prior technical leadership experience in insurance industry, strong development, communication, collaboration, and project management skills. Also have hands-on experience in leading complex financial systems projects using internal and external data in advanced analytics with ability to influence people across the organization.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Converts business problems into programming instructions.
  • Designs and codes programs; creates test transactions and runs tests; revises as necessary.
  • Conducts analysis of organizational needs and goals for the development and implementation of application systems.
  • Monitors operating efficiency of existing application systems.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and modifies programming systems, including encoding, testing, debugging and installing for a large-scale system.
  • Maintains records to document program development and revisions.
  • Provides technical support to technical vendor resources.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: ­­



  • Bachelor's Degree required 
  • Minimum 3+ years of design and development experience
  • Strong understanding of CS fundamentals, Object Oriented Design, algorithm design and Data Structures.
  • Strong Web Application development experience preferably using Spring, Java, Node.js and JavaScript.
  • Experience with modern web technologies and techniques such as HTML5, CSS3, ECMAScript 2016, CSS preprocessors (SASS, Less), JavaScript transpilers (Babel, TypeScript), and JavaScript build tools (Broweserify, WebPack, Gulp, Grunt)
  • Experience in Solution Design, Data modelling, REST API design
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills



  • Master’s Degree in computer science or technical discipline or equivalent.
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Highly-motivated and thrive in an environment where problems are open-ended.
  • Enjoy engaging in passionate discussions with people and letting the best ideas rise to the top.
  • Understanding of container and orchestration technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Swarm etc.
  • Excited about technology, have a strong interest in learning and playing with the latest technologies.
  • Working independently and able to manage large scale projects



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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