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Principal Architect

Date Posted: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 7981 Tampa, FL, US, 33647 Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Cary NC, Whippany NJ, or Tampa FL


Role Value Proposition:
The Candidate will report to the Chief Architect for Investments and provide technical leadership for applications, platforms, processes, and their integration into the cloud ensuring consistency with enterprise reference architectures as well as evolving them as needed.   The Architect will liaise with all Investments AppDev, LOBs, Enterprise security, infrastructure, and operational teams. The successful candidate will have a strong capability to connect investments concepts, devise technology solutions and communicate them to a broad set of constituents at all levels of the organization. You will be responsible for collaborating with product teams in an Agile Delivery Model utilizing third party SAAS and PAAS systems such as BlackRock Aladdin, State Streets PAM, dozens of asset class specific origination and accounting systems, Microsoft Azure PaaS inclusive of the full breadth of Azure components and more.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Developers, Infrastructure and Business personnel across all levels of the organization and synthesize disparate information into a viable architecture for the challenge at hand.
  • Jointly create 3-year roadmaps aligning LOBs strategic desires with enterprise reference architectures
  • Ensure solution follow the blueprint prescribed in architectures co-developed with App Dev teams.
  • Provide leadership in developing standards. Ensure architectural governance and best practices
  • As senior domain architect for Investments you will incorporate and advocate techniques enterprise wide 
  • Mentor teams through hands-on assistance with new technologies, techniques, and governance


Essential Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or related technical field (computer science, MIS, CIS, etc.) Superior written and verbal skills and ability to prototype technical ideas quickly to demonstrate effectiveness
  • Broad, deep understanding of cloud development, SaaS and PaaS integration utilizing APIs, Big Data services, Streaming Services, Full Stack DevOps Principles and Event Driven design.
  • 5 + years of experience in data architecture using relational / object modeling, and domain driven design.
  • 5 + years of experience of enterprise level infrastructure, platforms, middleware technologies, databases (relational and object oriented) and application servers
  • 3 + years of experience in a development role with a solid mix of the following related technologies: C#, .NET CORE, Service Oriented Architecture, REST, WebAPI, Spring, JSON, XML, ability to design and develop shared components and frameworks, OOA/OOP & design patterns, NOSQL (MongoDB, COSMOSDB).


  • Applied experience in Data Centric architectures; Capital Markets, Insurance or a related field where leveraging data is key to the success of the organization




Business Category
Enterprise Infrastructure & Architecture


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.



Requisition #: 122143