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MetLife Lead Software Development Engineer - Azure in Tampa, Florida

Job Location: Tampa, FL Alternate Location: Whippany, NJ

Role Value Proposition:

MetLife is leading the way in Digital transformation through accelerating growth and driving value with a focus on customers, world-class capabilities, and a holistic transformation. We are seeking a Lead Software Development Engineer to lead the technical delivery of MetLife Investments Digital and Data Platform. The ideal candidate will possess prior technical leadership experience in insurance/financial industry, strong development, communication, collaboration, and project management skills, also have hands-on experience in leading complex financial systems projects using cloud and on-prem technologies with ability to influence people across the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical and project leadership to a project team that is building foundational solutions using Azure Cloud platform for MetLife Investments functions.

  • Communicates recommended architectural vision, data strategies as well as cloud roadmap strategies and obtain buy-in from key internal stakeholders.

  • Collaborates with the product line architect to review solution design and roadmap.

  • Works closely with developers, analysts and business to build fully vetted solutions, ensures that new capabilities are implemented according to enterprise standards.

  • Leads project planning activities in an Agile SCRUM environment to define the milestones and activities within a comprehensive project plan to ensure project is on time and budget.

  • Prepares detailed requirements, technical and functional documentation

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or equivalent technical discipline.

  • 10+ years related information systems experience

  • 2+ years of Azure with deployment experience

  • Knowledge in Azure PaaS with components like Cosmos, Azure Data Factory, DataBricks, Data Lake/BLOB Storage, Azure Functions, LogicApps, ASE, ServiceBus, Event Hub, SQL PaaS, SQL DW, KeyVault etc.

  • 5+ years proven track record in .NET application development (C# or VB.NET) and Microsoft technologies including SQL Server

  • Experience in Data Platform Design Patterns and Restful services architectural design and development

  • Deep understanding of Service-Oriented Architecture

  • Agile & Waterfall methodologies


  • Experience with Agile SCRUM and Azure DevOps

  • Scala, Python, or similar

  • Experience with test-driven development and continuous testing

  • Exposure to information risk, security, PII, SOX and legal compliance requirements

  • Extensive experience with managing offshore teams and/or vendors

  • Master's degree

  • Microsoft certification in Azure Solutions Architect a big plus

Business Category

Global Technology – Investments Technology Data Management

Number of Openings


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