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Software Development Engineer II - COBOL, CL/CLLE and or RPG (IBMi, iSeries, As400))

Date Posted: Jun 18, 2019

Location: Galway, G, IE, H91 R6WF

Company: MetLife

Software Development Engineer II – COBOL, CL/CLLE and/or RPG (IBMi, iSeries, As400))


Job Location: Galway : Ireland


Role Value Proposition: 


Become part of the modern MetLife Global Technology Campus located in Galway, Ireland. MetLife offer an attractive benefit package alongside an Employee Reward and Recognition Program. Provides leadership in an AGILE Methodology environment, with emphasis on IBMi (iSeries, As400) involvement, 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, in an EMEA wide environment and delivers best in class customer interactions.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Independently delivering code fixes on production applications in a timely and effective manner. Interfaces with system designers to design, code, test and implement application programs.
  • Programming in a cross functional Minor Enhancement team to deliver small to medium features over a variety of application suites.
  • Writes documentation that describes installation and operating procedures.
  • Assists in developing application specifications. Participates in post-implementation reviews
  • Provide technical support to other technical teams and resources


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Degree (Level 8) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or related field
  • 5 + years of related work experience of which some time was in a multinational environment.
  • 3 years minimum programming in analysis, design, implementation and support of COBOL, CL/CLLE, and/or RPGLE.
  • COBOL (IBMi)/ and/or RPGLE based applications,  CL/CLLE (Control Language), producing clean and efficient code adhering to agreed coding and quality standards.
  • Proficiency in Query/400, SQL.
  • 3+ years working with relational databases such as DB2



  • Experience working in a Financial Services / Insurance sector is an added advantage.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment or as a Scrum Master with Engineering scrum teams is an added advantage.
  • Integrated File Structure and Web Interfacing.





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 #: 101482