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Senior Software Architect

Date Posted: Mar 24, 2019

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition: 

The Senior Solution Architect defines and communicates the system and business capabilities, services, technologies, quality attributes and design required to implement a solution which represents an intersection of MetLife’s Business, Information, Application, Governance and Technology domains on behalf of a business partner. This team supports retirement income and property and casualty applications.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Participates in creating, analyzing and review of assigned architecture domain or solution architecture
  • Participates on matrixed team projects as assigned
  • Creates and maintains project, solution and enterprise architecture artifacts
  • Collaborates with other architects to ensure integrity of assigned domain or solution
  • Demonstrates a broad understanding of multiple technologies, reference architectures and business applications
  • Participates in the development of horizontal solutions for projects
  • Guides application development teams in validating and implementing proposed solutions
  • Reviews object and data models and the metadata repository to structure the data for better management and quicker access
  • Facilitates business data analysis, acquisition and access analysis and design, DBMS optimization, archiving and recovery strategy, load strategy design, security and change management


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 3+ years IT experience
  • 2 years application development and system development life cycle (SDLC) experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Effective interpersonal and consultative skills with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of one or more architectural disciplines, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Strong team player with the ability to interact with peers and senior management
  • Ability to understand, analyze and apply abstract architectural concepts and to work simultaneously on multiple projects of varying complexity



  • 1+ years of related architecture experience
  • Advanced knowledge of multiple architecture disciplines
  • Cloud, Big Data, Java, .Net, JavaScript, SOA, Mainframe
  • Demonstrated engineering mindset with similar experience in IT or other related disciplines


Business Category

Group Technology – Enterprise Infrastructure & Architecture


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 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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