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MetLife Lead Architect in United States

Lead Architect

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Bridgewater, Cary, Greenville


New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina


United States

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Description and Requirements

MetLife is the leading provider of Group Benefits. The Employer Case Set Up 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. As a Lead Architect in the Case Set Up organization, you will be responsible for leading technical design and development of cross functional, multi-application, hybrid-cloud platform to solve complex business problems. The role will be focused on ensuring the rich technical solutions are architected and delivered, increasing the maturity of our Group Case Set Up platforms. This role will be responsible for driving development delivery - technical decisions, best practices, and end to end design from development to post-production support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of complex functionality spanning AWS, Azure, and on-prem integrations across Informatica, WMB, homegrown API’s, internal data platforms, and digital delivery channels

  • Hands on work with requirements, application architecture, design, code, code-reviews, CI/CD, deployment, and trouble-shooting prod issues

  • Participates in capability, feature and user story refinement, help manage user expectations and provide options, develop technical designs, conduct peer code reviews, develop code as necessary.

  • Drive new best practices and look for continuous improvements in the delivery process

  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture and Solution architecture on roadmaps and architecture runway.

  • Diagnose and solve for technical debt in existing solutions

  • Provides estimates for work efforts on new projects and work with teams on sizing features and user stories

  • Mentor, motivate, drive innovation and develop existing team’s technical capabilities.

  • Drive development process improvements and ensure delivery quality

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 5+ years’ experience in Software Development and strong technical experience with building enterprise scale distributed and cloud or hybrid-cloud applications, with development experience with JAVA (Spring, React or Angular), SQL, Shellscripts, API’s, and a variety of databases.

  • 2+ years hands-on application architecture and design experience.

  • 2+ years' experience with AZURE or AWS using various solutions.

  • Strong Knowledge of JavaScript ECMAScript features, and hands-on experience with ES6+ Hands-on experience with NodeJS tooling such as Webpack, Linting, Rollup, Prettier and etc…

  • Solid understanding of Component based architecture and Modern Web platform features – Shadow DOM encapsulation, DOM Events, Template Literals, Constructable Stylesheets and FetchAPI

  • UI Application State Management and Lazy loading techniques

  • Experience with NodeJS servers for API development such as ExpressJS, KoaJS or FastAPI

  • Good understanding of containerization and Twelve-Factor Methodology

  • Experience instrumenting and using monitoring tools such as Splunk

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with focused attention to details, professionalism and time/task management skills, and ability to establish strong relationships.

  • Prior experience leading development teams as application architect and/or development manager

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering, or related field


  • W3C Web Components development experience

  • Experience developing using Google Lit Element or Microsoft FAST Design libraries.

  • Usage of Storybook for components development and demos

  • Background working in Financial Services, Insurance and/or Banking

The wage range for applicants for this position is $114,000 - $152,000.

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#AllTogetherPossible ( . Join us!

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