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Senior Software Development Engineer

Date Posted: Aug 26, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife is the leading provider of Group Benefits.  The Group Benefits organization is a diverse team of Application Developers, Architects, Configuration Analysts, Business Systems Analysts, Project Managers & Program Managers, all working towards the common goal of ensuring the customer is at the center of everything we do.  As a Sr Software Engineer in the Group Benefits Solutions Delivery organization in Cary NC, you will lead & mentor in software development activities on one or more projects of moderate to high complexity.  In this role you will be responsible for the successful completion of technical deliverables (including detailed technical design), software development, unit testing process and interacting with On-shore and Off-Shore teams & customers when needed. 


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Lead development of Technical requirements definition and design documentation for MGI (MetLife Group Insurance) Platform in the scope of full stack development, facilitates testing and training.  MGI provides a full range of group insurance sales & servicing capabilities.
  • Lead & mentor Application development activities on the MGI platform in the realm of migrating legacy business into the MGI platform and function as a full stack developer on the MGI Platform.
  • Become a subject matter expert to have a deep understand on the MGI Platform Application and Infrastructure framework and integration implementation and assist programs.
  • Work closely with Project Manager, architects, developers, Test team, business users/BAs and applicable outside entities (vendors and others)
  • Contribute to development of user guides, reference manuals, training materials and code release artifacts as appropriate
  • Works with Project Manager to ensure compliance to MetLife System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Provides estimates for Software work efforts on new projects and for on-going forecasting


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering or related field, or equivalent.
  • 5+ years Software Development experience
  • 2+ years of experience with a scripting language such as PowerShell.
  • Strong hands-on experience building enterprise-scale applications using cutting-end client-side and server-side technologies such as Java, Groovy, Spring boot, React JS, Angular 2, microservices, container technologies and NodeJS.
  • Experience in unit testing tools like Junit and SPOCK framework.
  • Skills with Data Models for both relational DB, and NoSQL DB like MongoDB.
  • Web development background using HTML5, Java, J2EE, Spring, REST API, and automation tools like Maven or Gradle and Gulp.
  • Design Patterns and Restful services architecture design.
  • Familiarity with any of the leading cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM.


  • Experience working in Financial Services, Insurance and/or Banking experience.
  • Experience in container and orchestration technologies like Docker Swarm and Kubernetes.
  • Experience in building serverless applications on any leading cloud platform.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools on any leading cloud platform.
  • Technical experience with integrating on-premise solutions with cloud-based solutions.
  • Certification from any of the leading cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM.
  • Familiarity with React JS, Red hat OpenShift.
  • Experience working in an agile delivery model; knowledge of SAFe framework.
  • Experience in any code quality tool like Sonarqube or ESLint.
  • Microsoft Suite of Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio (or other design tools) along with AGILE management tools like JIRA.
  • Proven CI/CD (GitHub/BitBucket/Bamboo/Jenkins/UCD/SonarQube) & DevOps/Lean experience, to ensure that a project adapts to a digital platform ecosystem.


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 $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.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


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 #: 118370


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh