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2019 MetLife Graduate Technical Program

Date Posted: Jan 19, 2019

Location: Galway, G, IE, H91 R6WF

Company: MetLife

Graduate Program Opportunities 2019


Job Location: Galway, Ireland  


Role Value Proposition

MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 100 million customers over 150 years. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. It operates in nearly 47 countries worldwide and has approximately 50,000 worldwide employees.


MetLife’s Global Technology & Operations division is home to over 7,000 employees; 2,400 of whom are located in the GTO hub in Cary, North Carolina.  Our EMEA GTO hub is based in Galway with a total headcount of 200 when fully recruited. Together our engineers, developers, business analysts, and application maintenance & support are committed to working together to deliver a world-class customer experience by leveraging cutting-edge technology.



As a global company, MetLife seeks creative and innovative minds who are interested in advancing their technical skills and professional development. Early-in-career professionals are encouraged to apply for our Professional Program to gain real-world experience working on different technical projects that will touch the lives of our millions of customers.


Program Description

Strengthen technical skills & develop business acumen

Build a network of peers and mentors

Learn first-hand about our culture and business

Work on projects that will have a direct customer impact

Present your projects to an audience of peers, managers and senior leadership


Career Tracks

Application & Software Development

Quality Assurance

Application Maintenance & Support


Application and Software Developers are responsible for the design, development, and implementation of applications that enable MetLife to provide the best products and services to our internal and external customers. Associate Software Development Engineers may gain exposure to the following, depending on their specified role and team:

  • Software Development Life Cycle including: requirements analysis, development, testing
  • Development languages such as: Java, HTML, .NET or C#
  • Mainframe development
  • Mobile application development
  • IT Architecture (SOA), standards, procedures and policies


Testing Analysts  ensure quality assurance and control via testing of application and infrastructure changes. The overall group is responsible for testing to ensure delivered code or infrastructure changes meet quality standards and end-user requirements. They are responsible for the compliance of the testing component of the end-to-end system development life cycle process.

  • Designs and documents testing and results
  • Basic and may include multiple applications
  • Assists team as individual contributor


Application Maintenance & Support   maintains applications in the production environment and identifies and implements solutions to optimize operating efficiency of production systems and processes.

  • Assists in day-to-day production management activities including the investigation and resolution of incidents, problems, service requests and working assigned queues – general supervision
  • Assists with break-fix coding and/or scripting and maintains records to document break-fix code changes
  • Assists in gathering of metrics and data analysis around performance and cost



  • Ability to commence in June 2019
  • Completed a minimum of a Level 8 Bachelor's degree program at an accredited college/university
  • Students academically involved in computer science, information technology, information systems, computer engineering, math, business administration, or related field
  • Less than 12 months working experience within the IT area


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong technical curiosity and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Excellent problem solving and analysis skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Relevant campus involvement, work experience, and/or community service experience


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 proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

In order to apply for this position, you need the proper work authorization to work in the country where the position is located and not require relocation assistance.

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Requisition #: 103489