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Head of Digital Engineering Asia

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Date Posted: Nov 4, 2022

Location(s): Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, MY

Company: MetLife


Position Summary:

This is a senior-level role responsible for providing leadership, vision and direction for the software engineering organization. It is responsible for end-to-end, long-term lifecycle and technical direction of IT product/platform development teams including multi-phased initiatives from original concept through final implementation and maintenance in an Agile environment. This role will also oversee the implementation of software engineering initiatives in Asia and is responsible for championing best practices and ensuring initiatives achieve business outcomes.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Driving architecture selection, software design, execution and operations at the solution level.
  • Lead, coach and develop team members to achieve business objectives and provide quality delivery of project rollout.
  • Champion best practices and modern software development methods and tools.
  • Leads the technical design and development of applications using existing and emerging technology platforms. Partner with Product Family Executive in LOB/Region on Technology strategy aligned to business.
  • Collaborate with IT and business leaders to develop short- and long-term strategic plans.
  • Build strong working relationships with business leaders to ensure software engineering teams meet expectations and contribute to achievement of business goals.
  • Support and facilitate innovative and experimental software development work to test new ideas, within bounded cost and time frames.
  • Responsible for peer reviews of solution designs and related code for complex solution portfolio
  • Responsible for investigation and resolution of escalated production management incidents, problems, and service requests. Communicates with Product Executive of status
  • Influences business with emerging technology trends and capabilities that align to Solution portfolio.
  • Ensures the team has the technical competencies to meet the product capability needs aligned to the customer.
  • Enable productivity by fostering cross-team communication, empowerment, and accountability.
  • Partners with Audit, Application Security and Architecture to plan through potential risks associated with product and/or processes.


Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent
  • Should be an expert in DevSecOps, Application design, development and architecture.
  • Proven ability in cloud native technologies.
  • Expert in Secure design and coding practice, DB development tools.
  • Good knowledge of agile practices
  • Keen to explore/drive different new digital solutions and innovation ideas for potential opportunities in driving sales, improving operation efficiency and customer experience
  • Good attitude and growth mindset, agility.
  • Self-motivated and passionate about new digital technologies and associated trends.
  • Eagerness to learn about new and unfamiliar technologies.




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.



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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.



Requisition #: 121866