Lead Full Stack Software Engineer

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Date Posted: Sep 14, 2023

Location(s): New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary 

Work Arrangement: Hybrid

Role Value Proposition

MetLife is the leading provider of Group Benefits.  The MetLife Group Benefits Sales and Underwriting team is looking for an experienced Lead Software Engineer in a full stack developer capacity.

As a Lead Full Stack Engineer on the team in Cary, NC, you will be responsible for leading technical design and development of cross functional, multi-platform applications that solve complex business problems. The role will be a highly visible hands-on technology driver supporting platform product development by creating innovative solutions, as well as driving solutions that modernize, stabilize, and support the growth of our portfolio. You will interact with Agile Delivery Team, senior Business and IT Leaders, and IT partners, providing technical support throughout the project lifecycle.  Focus will include solution design, security, development, debugging, profiling, and performance tuning. You will engage with multiple concurrent teams and provide governance to ensure that standards and best practices are followed.

We are looking for an energetic and motivated system development engineer who is forward-focused, creative problem solver, not afraid of experimentation, and a team player who enjoys working in an Agile Delivery Model. Your work will make an impact on how MetLife fulfills its promises to the customer, and you will have excellent opportunities to interact and contribute to the organization's success.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead the technical design/development/integration of solutions using existing and emerging technology platforms.
  • Develop modern digital microservices on cloud our Underwriting and Group Compensation Platforms as part of an Agile scrum team. This role has focus on building API layer in Java Spring Boot and Node.js. 
  • Partner across MetLife development teams to craft end to end technical solutions
  • Participate in fit/gap analysis of requirements, help manage user expectations and provide options, develop technical designs, conduct peer code reviews, write code
  • Working in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software
  • Agile Sprint planning, including estimation, user story breakdown, user story review & feedback
  • Deployment support
  • Create and update necessary technical documentation
  • Support diagnosis and remediation of production issues
  • Diagnose, document, and correct/upgrade technical debt
  • Mentor, motivate, influence, drive innovation, and coach broader technical team. Offer technology thought leadership and mentor junior technical staff members.
  • Work effectively in a matrixed organization to diagnose issues, solve problems, and deliver solutions



  • 5+ years’ experience in Software Development and strong technical experience with designing & building enterprise scale web based applications
  • 5+ years of distributed systems development with some of the following: Java, Java Sprint Boot, React/Angular/Web Components, NodeJS, RestAPI services
  • Experience with no-SQL, DB2 or similar relational databases
  • Azure or AWS cloud experience.
  • Experience with agile methodologies, and tools like JIRA or Azure DevOps
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with focused attention to details, as well as, demonstrated professionalism and time/task management skills; ability to establish strong relationships. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related field 



  • 5+ years’ experience in Software Development and strong technical experience with designing & building enterprise scale applications
  • Experience driving DevOps adoption
  • Experience in test-first practices, including Test Drive Development (TDD) and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)
  • Experience creating strategy and process for managing Continuous Delivery Pipeline using tools like: Subversion, Git, BitBucket, Bamboo, Jenkins, UCD, Nexus, Artifactory, Gradle/Groovy
  • Experience instrumenting and using monitoring tools such as Splunk and AppDynamics
  • Experience in working within Financial Services, Insurance and/or Banking institutions.

Assignment Category

Full Time



Business Category

Global Technology and 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, 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.


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.


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