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Software Development Engineer II

Business and Financial Operations



Cary, North Carolina, United States

Role Value Proposition:

MetLife is the leading provider of Group Benefits. The Group Benefits organization is a diverse team of Application Developers, Architects, Configuration Analysts, Business Systems Analysts, Project Managers & Program Managers, all working towards the common goal of ensuring the customer is at the center of everything we do. As a Software Development Engineer II in the Group Benefits organization in Cary NC, you will perform software development activities on one, or more projects, of moderate to high complexity. In this role you will be responsible for the successful completion of technical deliverables (including detailed technical design), software development, unit testing process and interacting with On-shore and Off-Shore teams & customers when needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform application development activities on the MGI (MetLife Group Insurance) platform, functioning as a full stack developer.
  • Develop technical requirements and design documentation for the MGI platform in the scope of full stack development, facilitates testing, and training. MGI provides a full range of group insurance sales & servicing capabilities.
  • Participate in migrating legacy business into the MGI platform
  • Become a subject matter expert to have a deep understand of the MGI Platform. This includes the application, infrastructure framework, integrations, implementation, and assist programs.
  • Work closely with project managers, architects, developers, test team, business users/BAs and applicable outside entities (vendors and others)
  • Contribute to development of user guides, reference manuals, training materials and code release artifacts as appropriate
  • Works with project manager to ensure compliance to MetLife System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Provides estimates for software work efforts on new projects and for on-going forecasting

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering or other related field, or equivalent demonstrated work experience.
  • 3-5+ years Software Development experience, or comparable business and technical experience, with significant Software Development Life Cycle knowledge and experience, or comparable methodologies
  • 2+ years of experience with a scripting language, such as PowerShell.
  • Strong hands-on experience with building enterprise scale applications using cutting-edge client-side and server-side technologies such as Java, Groovy, Spring Boot, React JS, Angular 2, microservices, NodeJS, container technologies like Docker.
  • Experience in unit testing tools like Junit and SPOCK framework.
  • Experience with Data Models for both relational DB like MySQL, MSSQL server, PostGres, DB2 and NoSQL DB like MongoDB.
  • Experience in web development using HTML5, Java, J2EE, Spring, REST API, Javascript, CSS, ReactJS, Angular and build and automation tools like Maven, Gradle and Gulp.
  • Experience in Design Patterns and Restful services architecture design.
  • Familiarity with any of the leading cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with focused attention to detail, as well as, demonstrated professionalism and time/task management skills; ability to establish strong relationships.


  • Experience working in Financial Services, Insurance and/or Banking experience is preferred
  • Experience in container and orchestration technologies like Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift.
  • Experience in building serverless applications on any leading cloud platform.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools on any leading cloud platform.
    • Technical experience with integrating on-premise solutions with cloud-based solutions.
  • Certification from any of the leading cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM.
  • Familiarity with ReactJS and react testing tools and libraries like jest and Enzyme.
  • Experience working in an agile delivery model.
  • Knowledge of SAFe framework.
  • Experience in any code quality tool like Sonarqube or ESLint.
  • Microsoft Suite of Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio (or other design tools) along with AGILE management tools like Azure or JIRA.
  • Proven CI/CD (Azure/GitHub/BitBucket/Bamboo/Jenkins/UCD/SonarQube) & DevOps/Lean experience, to ensure that a project adapts to a digital platform ecosystem.



Business Category

Group Benefits

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 #: 125954