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Senior Software Development Engineer - JAVA

Date Posted: Jun 30, 2019

Location: Galway, G, IE, H91 R6WF

Company: MetLife

Senior Software Development Engineer – JAVA


Job Location: Galway : Ireland


Role Value Proposition: 


Provides leadership in an AGILE & Dev Ops Methodology environment promoting teamwork and innovation. Design, develop, and implement applications leveraging data assets and follow the full systems development lifecycle (SDLC). Completes applications development by coordinating requirements, schedules, and activities; driving  team meetings; troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms. Work collaboratively with cross functional teams and delivers best in class customer interactions.



Key Responsibilities: 


  • Converts specifications about 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.
  • Conducts analysis of organizational needs and goals for the development and implementation of application systems.
  • Provides technical support to technical vendor resources
  • As appropriate:
    • Designs business prcess models.
    • Designs business rules and algrithms


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Degree (level 8) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or related field
  • 8 + years of related work experience of which some time was in a multinational environment
  • Minimum 5 years programming in one or more of Java, Spring, Hibernate, Jquery, Jasper, SSRS. 
  • Minimum 5 years of solid database design skills in relational databases such as MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, DB2 or AS/400 and solid experience with SQL and creation of DB objects including stored procedures, views, triggers etc.  



  • Experience in developing and consuming both windows and RESTful services.
  • Experience managing offshore teams an advantage
  • Experience working with Sales Compensation systems an advantage
  • Experience working with configuration based software packages an advantage
  • Experience working in an Agile environment with Engineering scrum teams is an added advantage.





Business Category

Global Technology & Operations


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 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.

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Requisition #: 107941