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Software Development Engineer II

Date Posted: Jul 26, 2019

Location: Galway, G, IE, H91 R6WF

Company: MetLife

Software Development Engineer II – Java 


Role Value Proposition: 


At MetLife, we are looking for a candidate to provide leadership in an AGILE & Dev Ops Methodology environment promoting teamwork and innovation. We currently design, develop, implement and support applications leveraging data assets and follow the full systems development lifecycle (SDLC).  We complete application development by coordinating requirements, schedules, and activities; driving  team meetings; troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms. We work collaboratively with cross functional teams to deliver best in class customer interactions.



Key Responsibilities: 

Are you interested in the design and coding of complex problems?

Have you a drive to do test driven development (TDD) and run tests to find errors and revise programs?

Do you have the mindset to work in a DevOps world and provides support as required on production applications?

Do you have a passion for interfacing with system designers to design, code, test and implement application programs?

Candidates will assist in developing application specifications and participate in post- implementation reviews of both application development content and process plus the support model to maximize and share learning.

The candidate will write documentation that describes installation and operating procedures.

Candidates shall provide technical support to technical vendor resources

As appropriate we:

Design and code business process models.

Design and code business rules and algorithms.


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 JEE based applications, producing clean and efficient code adhering to agreed coding and quality standards
  • Proficiency in Java, Spring, Hibernate, Web Services,  jQuery, JavaScript required.
  • 3 years minimum of solid database design skills in relational databases such as MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle or DB2 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 working in an Agile environment or as a Scrum Master with Engineering scrum teams is an added advantage.
  • Experience working with Sales Compensation systems an advantage
  • Experience working with configuration based software packages an 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.

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 #: 104327