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Lead Full Stack Software Engineer

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Date Posted: Jun 5, 2022

Location(s): Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife

Lead Full Stack Software Engineer

MetLife Investments IT is looking for a Lead Full Stack Software Engineer specialized in investment management Front Office and Middle Office system development. The candidate must demonstrate strong technical skills in enabling both privates and public asset sectors. The candidate is expected to have strong tracking record of leading technical design and development of cross functional, multiplatform application systems to solve complex investment management business problems.


Functional Responsibilities

  • Leads the technical design/development/integration of solutions using existing and emerging technology platforms. Responsible for front & back-end development in Investment Front Office and Middle systems for Public Fixed Income and Privates Capital asset class domains.
  • As a senior technologist on the product team, Leads the collection and documentation of user requirements as well as the development of user stories and estimates into technology solutions in collaboration with Product Owner
  • Influences business and IT leadership with emerging technology trends and capabilities that align to investment management FO/MO system portfolios.
  • Responsible for peer reviews of product designs and related code for value streams/products. Ensures code meets best practice guidelines set by application/platform vendor.
  • Ensures vendor applications/platforms are current on security and privacy mandates set by the MetLife security teams.
  • End-to-End responsibility of system availability and data availability to support business growth. Provide technology leadership and oversight for investigation and resolution of escalated production management incidents, problems, and service requests.
  • Identifies and implements operating efficiency solutions for product portfolio. Responsible for platform technology currency.
  • Responsible for ensuring disaster recovery, privacy and security are aligned to enable application/platform stability.
  • Offers technology thought leadership. Mentors technical staff. May lead a matrixed technical team


Required experience and key competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related fields 
  • 10+ relevant years of work experience in investment management technologies
  • 5+ yrs of hands on experience working with Public Fixed Income (e.g. Corporates, Govts, MBS, ABS, CMO etc) and/or Private Capital (e.g. Private Credit, Residential Whole Loans etc) Front / Middle Office Technologies
  • Deep understanding of investment management FO/MO business processes and asset classes
  • Demonstrated experience in investment  management platforms such as BlackRock Aladdin, Allvue or the like
  • Must have solid experience working with SAFe / Agile Delivery Model, DevSecOps and CI/CD pipelines, test automation technologies
  • Subject Matter Expert in .Net and/or Java technology suites, and SME in various Database technology, preferably SQL/Server and NoSQL
  • Experience in Cloud Computing including migration from on prem to Cloud, inclusive of several of the following: Azure Data Lakes, Synapse, Azure ML, and serverless, are a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills w/ ability to solve complex problems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as facilitation/influence skills, and ability to mentor junior developers
  • Highly motivated and thrive in an environment where problems are open-ended.
  • Excited about technology, have a strong interest in learning and playing with the latest technologies
  • Customer Service Orientation and strong teamwork
  • SAFe, Agile, and Technical Certifications in area of expertise, are a plus


Life, 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.


Requisition #: 124877




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 #: 124877