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Senior Project Lead

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Date Posted: May 12, 2022

Location(s): Raleigh, NC, US, 27606 Clarks Summit, PA, US, 18411

Company: MetLife

Senior Project Lead

Location: Raleigh/Cary, NC or Clarks Summit, PA

Hybrid role:  3 days in office, 2 days work from home


Job Summary:   This position is responsible for a wide range of IT functions supporting Retail Life and Annuity IT and Business teams.   The candidate will be responsible for managing IT related projects, oversight of communication plans, and act as a liaison between Retail IT and Enterprise teams to lead activities on mixed matrix projects.  This individual will leverage their experience to execute and deliver projects and programs that are aligned with business needs.  The role requires extensive collaboration with various IT teams throughout the organization.


Functional Responsibilities: 

  • Leads planning, organizing, and implementing of large and/or complex application delivery projects. 
  • Manages medium and/or large application delivery projects. 
  • May act as program manager on multiple project activities. 
  • Follows approved SDLC and project management methodology, ensuring that all required steps are followed, all required deliverables are produced, and all approvals are obtained. 
  • Accountable for directing work effort of staff assigned to project or program. 
  • Owns project/program issue resolution and risk management. 
  • Manages and oversees the full system development process, and turnover to production. 
  • Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project planning, tracking and analysis. 
  • Maintains regular contact with clients. 
  • Coordinates and reports on project progress and accomplishments. 
  • Provides technical and analytical support and guidance to project team members. 
  • Assists in developing vendor statements of work, deliverables, and Service Level Agreements. 
  • Performs related duties as assigned or requested.


Supervisory Responsibilities: 

Lead project staff members. 

Project staff members may span multiple functions and teams. 

Provides input to management on staff performance. 

Reviews work products from team and vendor consultants.




  • Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years of experience in IT function with focus on project management, change management, delivery, support
  • Outstanding presentation, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience working in a large organization and ability to work across diverse remote teams and build effective relationships
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office suite and other project management related tools
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of project management practices
  • Experience in production support, application development, infrastructure or technology operations
  • Understanding of organizational development and/or change management methodology
  • Flexible, agile and adaptable to change


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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.



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.



Requisition #: 125604


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh