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Software Development Engineer I - JAVA

Date Posted: Aug 1, 2019

Location: Galway, G, IE, H91 R6WF

Company: MetLife

Software Development Engineer I – Configuration 


Job Location: Galway, Ireland


The Global Technology & Operations group (GTO) is a diverse team of engineers, developers, business analysts, and project managers with the freedom to create innovative solutions to address core business challenges within MetLife. GTO’s strategy is to deliver a differentiated customer experience and increase MetLife’s operating leverage.


Design, develop, and implement applications leveraging data assets and follow the full systems development lifecycle (SDLC). Working collaboratively in an AGILE & Dev Ops Methodology environment


Key Relationships:

Reports to: Technical Lead – Manager SDE

Direct Reports: N/A

Other Key Stakeholders: Plan Organization, Test Organization, IT Project Managers, Sub-Regional CIO, Head of IT Operations


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in design, coding and testing of computer programs for projects
  • Assist with preparation of test cases
  • Assist in preparation of documentation for test and run procedures; assist in preparation of change tickets
  • Assist in preparation of knowledge transfer session documents for operations
  • Assist in analysis and debugging of computer programs
  • Configure business rules using packaged software (examples include IBM SPM, VUE etc.)


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Degree in Computer Science (Level 8), Information Systems, Software Engineering or related, or 4 years equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years development experience in one or more of the following: Asp.Net, C#,  MS SQL
  • MS Office: Word, Excel, Power Point and Access
  • Desire to build a career around configuration based software packages (familiarity with IBM SPM, VUE or similar packages an advantage)


Key Competencies:

  • Information capture
  • Process management
  • Problem solving
  • Priority setting
  • Functional/nonfunctional, performance and regression testing
  • Lean & process improvement
  • Communication





Business Category

Global Technology & Operations


Number of Openings



Contact Information

Eileen McNicholas


Hiring Manager

Pat Leahy


Employee Referral Award



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 #: 104333