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Principal Full Stack Software Engineer

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Date Posted: Sep 21, 2022

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

Company: MetLife

Role Summary:

We are seeking a Solutions Architect to lead the technical delivery of MetLife Investment Platforms. The ideal candidate will possess prior technical leadership experience in investments industry, strong development, communication, collaboration, and project management skills, also have hands-on experience in leading complex systems projects using cloud and on-prem technologies with ability to influence people across the organization. Solid understanding of informational processing fundamentals and best practices.  Provides technical expertise to product teams that are building foundational solutions using Azure Cloud platform. Collaborates with the product line architect to review solution design and roadmap. Enables product delivery through hands-on development and in collaboration with developers, analysts and business to build fully vetted products that ensures that new capabilities are implemented according to enterprise standards enabling enterprise caliber cloud data platforms.  Proven experience developing strategic system and architecture plans.   Leadership of the global Investments securities and derivatives trading teams with resources spread across Whippany, Cary, Tampa and India.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for design and implementation of scalable cloud solutions, using distributed application architecture and tools for customers. Drives and facilitates team design discussions and meetings across teams. Owns the technical relationship with key stakeholders and partnering teams.
  • Working with non-technical business partners and facilitating group discussion to understand business requirements and provide design solutions.
  • Individual contributor to work across teams, providing technical expertise on design while following the architecture guidelines. Excellent analytical, conceptual and troubleshooting abilities.
  • Responsible to partner across the broader Investments organization to share/leverage learning, help/participate in designing the future state roadmap and develop common cloud solutions that can be used across the department.


Position Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience as a solutions architect who will be engaged in analysis and development of strategic system architecture plans and execution of the same
  • 4+ years hands on experience developing applications using distributed architecture and 1+ year of experience of developing applications in the cloud
  • Proven experience in leading, guiding, and mentoring team members in architecting, designing, and planning out complex technical implementations
  • Ability to build, deliver and operate complex, cloud-based systems.
  • Solid understanding of information processing fundamentals and best practices
  • Proficiency with various database technologies and solutions, including both SQL and NoSQL
  • Knowledge in Azure PaaS with components like Cosmos, Azure Data Factory, DataBricks, Data Lake/BLOB Storage, Azure Functions, ServiceBus, Event Hub, SQL PaaS, Synapse
  • Deep understanding of Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Understanding with Microservices architecture and designing and implementing RESTful APIs
  • Experience with Agile software development (like Scrum or Kanban)
  • Experience with test-driven development and continuous testing
  • Full stack engineer with ability to write object-oriented, self-documenting, maintainable code
  • Experience around information risk, security, PII, SOX and legal compliance requirements.





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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.


The wage range for applicants for this position is [the more specific figure (for example (only): $80,000) or range within which the hiring manager reasonably expects to hire (for example (only): $70,000 - $85,000)]. The role is eligible for incentive compensation under the sales incentive plan for your position. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.


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.