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  • Posting Location: Bridgewater, New Jersey

  • Posting Location: Cary, North Carolina

  • Posting Location: Tampa, Florida

  • Posting Location: Whippany, New Jersey

Country
United States
Working Schedule
Full-Time
Work Arrangement
Hybrid
Travel Required
10%
Relocation Assistance Available
Yes
Posted Date
08-Mar-2024
Job ID
1549

Description and Requirements


The AVP, Software Engineering & Infrastructure role is responsible for the overall strategic direction and leading the organization to evolve and modernize the CS product engineering discipline and platform as a hands-on leader, influencing all aspects of delivering modern cloud based, hybrid and SaaS integrated solutions. This CTO-like role will collaboratively ensure the effectiveness of Application Development and Infrastructure Engineering teams to agilely deliver solutions through the advanced use of DevOPs automation tools, realizing full CI / CD from inception to final product. They will holistically look at developer productivity, modernizing legacy applications/platforms/infrastructure, and DevSecOp practices.  This will all be done by providing engineers with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and tools to drive DevSecOps, CI/CD, Test Automation, Site Reliability and Performance engineering into the respective product teams as well as managing the lower environments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning, incorporating emerging technology trends and industry standards to define the CST vision and strategy for DevSecOps, CI/CD, Test Automation, Site Reliability and Performance engineering, Performance testing, Test Data Management, Lower Environment management, Developer productivity.
  • Serve as a strong change agent and a visionary leader with the ability to lead and inspire technology professionals to succeed in a fast-changing market, keeping the team focused on breakthrough strategies and tactics to best leverage the resources of the company.
  • Own AI opportunities to advance deployer productivity, including opportunity identification, portfolio modernization, pilot launching and outcome measurement.
  • Create and lead a de-centralized governance model, including tools, for DevSecOps, CI/CD, Test Automation, Site Reliability and Performance engineering, Performance testing, Test Data Management, Lower Environment, and Developer Productivity management.
  • Set targets for development and growth of engineers in professional development with feedback from product development team leaders.
  • Set up interaction and knowledge sharing processes among engineers.
  • Participate in solving complex process challenges that require the highest competency level as an expert with consultation with the product organization.
  • Participate in thought leadership and vendor relationships.
  • Ensure compliance with Architectural and Security guidelines/governance.
  • Partner with Audit, Application Security and Architecture to plan through potential risks associated with product and/or processes.
  

Position Requirements

  • BA/BS in Comp Science/IS/Engineering or relevant field with a solid understanding of performance or operational excellence concepts.
  • 15+ years of IT or relevant technical experience, of which 10 should be at a senior management level.
  • 5+ years of experience in digital transformation utilizing Azure IaaS & PaaS technologies and DevOps tools such as Azure DevOps, Sonar, veracode, JFrog, Azure resource manager.
  • Experience as an inspiring leader who has led a global team of technologists through superior communication skills and strong leadership skills required to continually drive the team to deliver technology solutions, with leading edge capabilities, enabling business value and transformation for superior business impact.
  • Client service mindset with proven ability to communicate complex concepts to a range of senior business stakeholders. Must have a track record of elevating technology at the most senior levels in an organization and partnering as a trusted peer to the business.
  • Demonstrated front-end and backend application expertise, software development or leadership of software development teams preferred, bringing familiarity with many of the latest technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience leading the introduction of new technologies and standards into an evolving systems environment (e.g., cloud-based applications and infrastructure, SaaS, user vs. maintained applications, mobility applications, security) including new ways of working via citizen development.
  • Hands-on leadership experience and technical depth across the critical functions of a technology organization including creating and managing product development environments development, customer facing technical environments, and business applications.
  • Deep knowledge of Corporate Legal, e-Discovery, operational process improvement, Employee Experience and other corporate processes and the standard (and emerging) industry IT solutions including cloud, DevOps, Agile, AI, Data Analytics, Big Data.
  • Deep understanding of the data domain and the power of utilizing data solutions to drive velocity and deep analytics.
  • Deep understanding of build patters across various technologies such as Java, .Net, Angular, Python, SQL, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS and azure technologies.
  • Worked on process engineering encompassing SOX, SSAE18, GDPR and other regulatory protocols.
  • Demonstrated experience building strong technical teams with a solid business acumen.




The salary range for applicants for this position is $154,700 to $206,300.
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!
Equal Employment Opportunity/Disability/Veterans

If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at accommodations@metlife.com. This information will be held in confidence and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the application process.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.
$154,700 to $206,300