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Manager, Product/Platform Development

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Date Posted: Nov 10, 2022

Location(s): Greenville, South Carolina, US, 29607

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : South Carolina : Greenville

Alternate Job Location: Not Applicable : Not Applicable

Work Arrangement: Hybrid


Role Value Proposition:

MetLife is the leading provider of Group Benefits. The Disability Technology organization is a diverse team of technologists all working towards the common goal of ensuring the customer is at the center of everything we do.  As a Manager, you will be responsible for end-to-end, long-term lifecycle and technical direction of IT product development teams including multi-phased initiatives from original concept through final implementation and maintenance: creating plans, schedules, estimates; allocation of resources; and status sharing in an Agile environment. You will also work closely with our Product and Design teams to help shape the solutions that we deliver to our customers. You will have an opportunity to impact every part of the system, foster and cultivate your curiosity, and fill a critical role enabling the team to focus on delivering amazing technology and customer solutions.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Product Manager/Owner key technology advisor
  • Create an application roadmap that allows the product to deliver value in the short and long term
  • Manage the overall technical implementation across the Product portfolio 
  • Help identify risks and removes barriers from Development teams to increase CI/CD, Test Automation, and Integration of Production Management
  • Establish and enforce best practices in code control, code reviews, unit testing, DevOps, and application maintenance
  • Ensure secure, high code quality across the entire team
  • Identify risk and mitigation
  • Support and drive audits to conclusion
  • Utilize Agile software development metrics, maintenance metrics, and KPIs to help optimize product delivery
  • Manage financials and budgets
  • Manage resources (hiring, development, engaging talent, utilization)
  • Vendor accountability


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:  


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 8+ years in full-stack software engineering
  • 3+ years in leading/managing a team of technologists
  • Cross functional leadership: organize, motivate, and lead those both within and outside of the team
  • Experience in managing effective teams through development opportunities, recognition, and feedback for both onshore and offshore teams
  • Ability to build, deliver, and operate in a complex environment
  • Hands on development experience or exposure to:
    • JAVA/J2EE, SQL (PL/SQL), XML, HTML, shell scripts and the following frameworks/technologies: Spring, AngularJS, Node js, AWS
    • Mainframe systems development with some of the following: COBOL, XML, CICS, JCL, SQL, VSAM, Changeman, File Manager, TSO, FTP, Fault Analyzer, Xpediter
  • Experience with integration tools such as WebSphere Message Broker, and MQ
  • Experience with the following or similar databases: DB2, UDB, Oracle, MongoDB
  • Experience with activities, tools, and techniques for converting business requirements and logical models into a technical application design.
  • DevOps practices for CI/CD, release management, and automation using Azure DevOps
  • Git-based repositories such as GitHub, Bitbucket, and/or Azure Repos
  • Awareness of Identity, Access Management, and AppSec best practices
  • Knowledge and ability to apply secure coding standards used to prevent security vulnerabilities



  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field



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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, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”      


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.


The wage range for applicants for this position is [the more specific figure (for example (only): $80,000) or range within which the hiring manager reasonably expects to hire (for example (only): $70,000 - $85,000)]. The role is eligible for incentive compensation under the sales incentive plan for your position. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.


Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina