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IT, IT Infrastructure Services, Engineering Team, Application Infrastructure Engineering Lead, GG11

Date Posted: Jul 16, 2021

Location: Tokyo, JP

Company: MetLife

Job Summary

Plans and leads deployment of applications, associated tools and best practices with an initial focus on Containers platform by SWARM and K8S, and CI/CD by Atlassian tool stacks and Azure DevOps. Provides technical leadership and design, development, implementation and consulting to the organization to improve end-to-end delivery speed. Responsible to plan, lead, document and integrate complex tool software and features strategies and solutions with related technical groups. Conducts complex problem prevention, resolution and integration planning.




  • For straightforward problems, designs solutions including security, availability and performance
  • Plans and executes broad resolutions to recurring problems and regulatory changes
  • Troubleshoots issues after escalation on within technical area of responsibilities
  • Handles moderately complex communication with technical and business partners outside engineering group
  • Function tests new solutions and tool releases and fixes, including compatibility testing and documentation of steps and issues.
  • Performs advanced tests and documents best practices, including plans upgrade and path deployments
  • Partners with application development, operations and customers to identify needs, opportunities and solutions, for example using advanced features
  • Acts as a point of contact for global teams to ensure local and global best practice align
  • Establishes and updates local standards and best practice within own technical area
  • Partners with application development and security teams to modernize policies, rules and processes


Requirements (Experience, Skills, Education)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline and 10 or more years work experience in IT.
  • 6 years or more experience within content management as a developer, administrator, engineer, consultant or a middleware technologist in WebSphere, Containers and Bamboo
  • Communicates effectively within the engineering team and with other technical and business teams
  • Has the motivation and ability to carry out complex problem-solving to resolution.
  • Has the aptitude for planning, implementing and debugging software and related tools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Japanese.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to effectively convey concepts to business and technology peers as well as senior management.
  • Highly motivated to learn new technologies and evaluate its application in MetLife Japan.
  • Well organized and able to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple large, complex projects in a team setting as a facilitator and team member.
  • Must have certification or equivalent experience on designing, building, configuring and managing Container platform and CI/CD platform
    • Docker Swarm and DTR 
    • Azure kubernetes service
    • Bamboo, Bitbucket, Artifactory, 
  • Must have hands on experience with designing, building, configuring, integrating and managing key components of fully automated tool stack
    • Version control software (e.g. Bitbucket)
    • Binary Repositories (e.g. Artifactory)
    • CICD (e.g. Bamboo)
    • Vaulting service
    • Testing (e.g. jUnit)
  • Must have experience designing, building, configuring and managing Apache and other opensource based middleware
    • Apache HTTP Server
    • Apache Tomcat
    • NGINX



English: Advanced/Intermediate

Japanese: Advanced