At MetLife, we’re a purpose-driven company that helps our customers build a more confident future.
Raleigh-Durham, NC

Lead Full Stack Software Engineer (Mobile Developer) at MetLife (Raleigh, NC)

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Employer Provided Salary: $99,300-$152,300 Annually
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Location: Cary, NC (Primary) or Bridgewater, NJ (Secondary). Hybrid work arrangement. (In office 3 days per week. Remote 2 days per week.)
Role Value Proposition:
Play a key role in the technical delivery of the organization's Developer Platform team to support a highly configurable system that can be adapted to individual market needs at a low cost. The team is a diverse group of technologists, all working towards the common goal of ensuring the customer is at the center of everything we do.
As a Lead Full Stack Engineer on the team in Cary, NC, you will be responsible for leading technical design and development of cross functional, multi-platform application systems to solve complex business problems. The role will be a highly visible hands-on technology driver supporting our platform product components by creating innovative solutions in support of the unique products being envisioned for the business. You will interact with technical staff, senior business, and IT partners around the world, providing technical support to project teams throughout the project lifecycle around technology platforms, solution design, security, debugging, profiling, and performance tuning. You will engage with multiple concurrent teams and provide governance to ensure that standards and best practices are followed.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead the technical design/development/integration of solutions using existing and emerging technology platforms.
  • Responsible for both front and back-end development within the Developer Platform suite of products which includes web, mobile and other emerging channels. Hands on codling is a must.
  • Working in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software.
  • Provide technical and work guidance to a team of SDE's, Consultants and/or offshore resources.
  • Manage user expectations and requirements scope. Participates in fit/gap analysis of functional requirements.
  • Work closely with project managers, architects, developers, testing team, business users/BAs and applicable outside entities (vendors and others).
  • Lead the collection and documentation of user requirements as well as the development of user stories and estimates into technology solutions in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Offer technology thought leadership and mentor junior technical staff members.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
  • 8+ years' experience in Software Development with strong hands-on experience in performing the following:
    • Build enterprise scale distributed applications with extensive SDLC knowledge and Agile methodologies.
    • Design and create web or mobile applications using a variety of modern programming languages (JavaScript/TypeScript) and open-source technologies.
    • Implement applications using NodeJS, ReactJS, React-Native and/or other open-source technologies.
    • Drive best practices and engineering excellence.
    • Azure or AWS cloud experience.
    • Work with various APIs and third-party libraries.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related field
  • Experience of working with configuration-based applications and/or metadata driven frameworks is a plus.
  • Have experience with at least one other programming language like Swift, .NET or Java.
  • Have knowledge of good UX design principles and patterns.
  • Have knowledge of HTML5, CSS/CSS3 and comparable languages.
  • Proficiency in prototyping tools such as Sketch, InVision, etc.
  • Experience in working within Financial Services, Insurance and/or Banking institutions.

Business Category:
Global Technology & Operations
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.
The wage range for applicants for this position is $99,300 to $152,300. This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including health 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.
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What are MetLife Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Our employee-led networks support families; LGBTQ+; diverse abilities; veterans; multiculturalism; generations; women; Black professionals, Latino professionals and Pan Asian professionals.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
In addition, employees who work at least 1,000 hours in a 12-month period become eligible to participate in the Retirement Plan after their first year of employment and after they have reached age 21.
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours

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