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MetLife Lead AI Data Engineer in Greenville, South Carolina

Role Value Proposition:

MetLife is the leading provider of Group Benefits. The Disability & Absence engineering organization is a diverse team of technologists, all working towards the common goal of ensuring the customer is at the center of everything we do. We are looking for a software engineer who loves technology and is excited by the opportunity to build an engineering culture. In this position you’ll have the opportunity to work on the AI foundations team to integrate AI capabilities with our platforms across multiple cloud solutions (AWS, Azure, and On-prem). You'll work on products that service our Disability and Absence customers - these customers span the Fortune 50, and some of most well recognized brands in the world.

Success will require good engineering skills building critical, secure and scalable products; beyond great engineering skills and experience you need to see the bigger picture, evaluate multiple options, communicate, educate and mentor other developers and partners. This role provides you an opportunity help grow an engineering organization and in the process build leadership and consulting skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Hands on development and setup of data pipelines, databases, and data sources to build ML and AI apps.

  • Develop architecture and solution designs to deliver capabilities and features.

  • Develop iterative plans and strategies. Estimate as part of release plan and iteration planning

  • Mentor, motivate, influence, drive innovation, and coach broader technical team. Provide technical and solution guidance to the team. Conduct design and code reviews for the team delivery.

  • Oversight of junior developer and vendor development work

  • Key participant in user story breakdowns, user story elaboration, and user story reviews

  • Help drive broader understanding of AI tools and technologies

  • Serve as an escalation point for deployments, and change oversight, enabling highly visible business priorities.

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining SRE runbooks, and being available to diagnose and resolve production issues.

Required experience

  • 8+ years hands on development of realtime and batch data pipelines.

  • Data pipeline development using ETL tools to collect, process and transform raw data

  • Database setup on Azure or AWS for structured and unstructured data- PostgreSQL, MongoDB, CosmosDB, etc.

  • Use of tools to store, process, and retrieve data - Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, API’s, data lakes

  • Expertise in programming languages and libraries - Python, Scala, PyTorch, NumPy, Pandas

  • 5+ years hands on DevOps skills. Prefer Azure DevOps otherwise similar alternate technologies is a must.

  • Hands on experimentation with prompt engineering, semantic search and GenAI

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles in software engineering.

  • 10+ years related work experience successfully delivered on large, complex projects with demonstrated technical leadership in delivery.

Preferred experience

  • BS/MS in Comp Science/IS.

  • Development of Semantic search using vector databases or similar solutions

  • Experience in structuring and creating training datasets for GenAI

  • Experience working in cross-functional, multi-location teams.

  • Experience in SAFe, Agile methodology, tools, and Agile integration with Waterfall.

Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!

About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, 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 individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s [1] #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!


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