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Sr. Software Development Engineer

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Date Posted: Aug 10, 2022

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition

MetLife always is in search of top talent who are driven by the purpose of providing excellent customer experience, ready for new challenges, and always focused on providing simplified solutions to complex problems. The Retirement and Income Solutions area in MetLife is growing and the IT Technology team is looking for energetic and motivated system development engineers who are forward-focused, not afraid of experimentation, and a team player. In this role, you will be responsible for working with Business and Technical teams to develop features and user stories, code, review test plans develop scripts for test automation.  Your work will make an impact on how MetLife fulfills its promises to the customer and you will have excellent opportunities to interact and contribute to the organization's success.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The position involves the development, enhancement, implementation, and maintenance of application software utilizing mainframe-based technologies. It involves the support of both batch and online processing as well as the development of real-time APIs to and from interfacing partners using newer middleware technologies like zOS Connect. As part of the development lifecycle, the candidate will work with business partners on gathering requirements, documenting user stories, develop code, and execute and support testing procedures that include, but are not limited to, unit testing, integration testing, quality assurance testing, create automated test scripts and end-user acceptance testing. The candidate will follow MetLife’s defined release management processes to deploy the code to various test and production regions and monitor post-deployment activities.

The candidate will also assist with the gathering and verification of non-functional requirements, review of architectural design changes, participate in structured walkthroughs and technical reviews, adherence to MetLife coding standards, and producing efficient, reusable code. 

MetLife uses an Agile approach to the software development lifecycle and the candidate will be expected to work in this manner in collaboration with local team members as well as onshore and offshore vendors participating in typical Agile delivery practices and ceremonies.



  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent experience.


Skills and Experience Needed:

  • 7+ years of hands-on mainframe application development experience working with COBOL, DB2, CICS, JCL, SQL, and VSAM.
  • Strong working knowledge of version and revision control tools like Git, CHANGEMAN.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and debug both online and batch using tools like IBM Debugger.
  • Experience in developing REST and SOAP APIs using technologies like zOS Connect and IDz.
  • Experience with mainframe DevOps, Scrum Framework, and SAFe Agile methodologies.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and be able to work in an open, collaborative environment to support both individual and team objectives.
  • Experience working in an onshore-offshore model should be able to mentor, guide, and lead a small offshore team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Preferred Skills:

  • SAFe Certified.





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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.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



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 #: 126480


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